Crash Video of the Week: Bristol 1999

What with all the talk recently about both the quality of last Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the inevitable comparisons being made between Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Sr., it seems appropriate to take a look back at one of the more memorable finishes in recent NASCAR history.There are those who will tell you that the reconfigured Bristol demands real racing, and that the beating, bumping, and banging that so many fans seem to enjoy wasn't, in fact, "rea ...

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Bowyer vs. Burton: And the Oscar Goes To …

Someone over at Richard Childress Racing is working the whole Let's get our guys on TV thing hard. Really, really hard. And while Clint Bowyer did an admirable job portraying himself in this week's episode of The Biggest Loser, he came across a little stiff -- word is, even his mother thinks that teammate Jeff Burton plays himself way better.But, points to Bowyer's PR peeps who put him out there in both a sponsor-emblazoned firesuit and Corvette. Maybe Burton would have been recognized if ...

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Kenny Wallace is a Race-Car Driver

Kenny Wallace understands how fortunate he is that he plays well on TV. He even appreciates the opportunity to share his accumulated NASCAR knowledge and love of the sport with the viewing audience. But, according to a story at SceneDaily.com, Herman also wants you to know that he's not just another pretty face. He is, apparently, "first and foremost" still a race car driver.In related news, the sky is now yellow. ...

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You Say ‘Kyle Busch,’ I say ‘Megan Fox’

So, I'm over at Jayski's this morning, cranking through today's Articles/Columns/Story/Blog Links Page. After calling my therapist to work through my disappointment at once again finding no links to ALT, I realized I was still quietly suicidal. And then it hit me ...If it weren't for the Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs to fire his cousin stories, or the Racing at Bristol sucks stories or the Kyle Busch doesn't suck stories, there wouldn't be much to talk about today. Or maybe ...

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Will the Busches Make History at Martinsville?

Remember, just a few short weeks ago, between California and Vegas? All those stories we read about how Matt Kenseth was seeking to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win the first three races to start a season? How'd that work out?Kenseth, of course, blew an engine on the pace lap or some such and was on his way back to Carolina by about Lap 17. So, now, we're told that the Busches, who equalled a record set more than 50 years ago by the Flock and Thomas brothers ...

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The Media Comes to Bury Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 I was once an esteemed member of the Media, so I hesitate to take shots at the institution ... well, okay, so maybe I wasn't really esteemed, but, I was definitely a member of the Media. Anyway, my point: Five races in, I'm dumbfounded by the Fourth Estate's willingness to heap scorn on Dale Earnhardt Jr. and bury the No. 88 team.If, as some writers do, you establish Kyle Busch, the driver Earnhardt replaced at Hendrick Motorsports, as the barometer, Jr. comes 15th in ...

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Monday Movers and Losers

Bristol isn't quite as random as playing the lottery, but it is a crapshoot. And, if ordinarily, you expect mayhem at Bristol -- pure, unadulterated chaos, with a helmet or a heat shield thrown in for good measure -- Sunday didn't quite live up to that hype (sigh). Still, it did help shake up the points race, rewarding some and penalizing others. MoversJeff Gordon: The Driver Formerly Known as The Kid didn't move up, he didn't move down, and he didn't end his 32-year winless str ...

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Kyle Busch: Just What NASCAR Needs

Sunday's Food City 500 was uncharacteristically characteristic. That is, if the race lacked the drama, intrigue, and anger most NASCAR fans associate with Bristol Motor Speedway, it was just another piece of data for the Kyle Busch kicks some serious ass file. And whether it was a result of Busch's unparalleled ability or the track's recent reconfiguration, that the race more closely resembled something you might find at California or Vegas -- virtually all of the race's nine caution ...

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Say Goodnight, Travis Kvapil

It would appear the rumours of the demise of Travis Kvapil's No. 28 team were not greatly exaggerated. According to reports, the team has suspended operations and Roush Fenway Racing, which runs the team with Yates Racing, will attempt to place affected employees elsewhere in the organization.And as deflating as the news is for Kvapil -- running largely unsponsored in 2008, he and his team finished a respectable 23rd in points; good, but not good enough to attract sponsors -- the devil is ...

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LiveBlogging Mayhem: Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch took no prisoners, burying the field and leading 378 laps on his way to his second win and third top-three finish in five races. Pole sitter Mark Martin, who needed a good day to avoid falling out of the top 35 in points, finished sixth, moving to 31st overall. Jeff Gordon finished fourth and will hold onto first place overall.22 Laps InFirst car, Sterling Marlin, goes a lap down. Now, things should get interseting, as slower traffic slows the leaders. Quiet start though.. ...

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