DEAR DENNY HAMILIN, FROM ANOTHER GUY WITH A REPAIRED ACL

I made the lunge like I had countless times in the past. The volleyball speeding towards me was just a little out of reach… for a split second. I could get there. I always have.For four straight years my summertime volleyball games were fun, a nice workout, and a good mid-week relief from working on racecars constantly. My skills at the sport had improved and I met some new friends outside the Northeast pit area circles. This particular day featured a simple picnic pickup game in my paren ...

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OBAMA WHITE HOUSE TO ENLIST NASCAR FOR ANTI-TEXTING CAMPAIGN

Hey, you know how much you like it when the government tells you what to do? Well, the Obama administration is enlisting NASCAR in its latest campaign designed to help you become a better American. The target in this case is texting and driving. Per U.S. News & World Whatnot: "NASCAR has been in discussions ... for a possible distracted driving component in a campaign. This is still early stage, and a timeline for completion is still not yet confirmed," says the insider. The magazi ...

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10 WORST PAINT SCHEME FAILS

 This is not the first time I've done a bad paint scheme gallery. These are paint schemes that I found to be hideous from teams that should know better - the deep-pocketed organizations that have the resources to do it right but still manage to screw it up. '57 Chevy schemes (various teams)Every so often, some overpaid marketing genius comes up with an idea so bad that instead ending up in some graphic artist's recycle bin, it infects multiple teams. Although celebrating the 50th anniver ...

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NEWMAN NEEDED FOUR LAPS FOR PHOENIX WIN

If one thing was learned from the finish of Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at the Phoenix International Raceway, it was how a team wins a Sprint Cup Series race these days has changed dramatically. Kyle Busch led 113 laps, Jimmie Johnson led 113 laps and Juan Pablo Montoya led 104 laps, yet none of them celebrated in victory lane. Ryan Newman led only four laps on the night, took two tires in the end and was able to break a 77-race winless streak.  As the laps clicked away, it ...

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FAILED ALL-STAR CAMPAIGNS

While some drivers automatically qualify for the All-Star Race (past champions and race winners from 2009-10), a few notable drivers are on the outside looking in. The winner of the popular vote gets a ticket to the dance, while the losers will console themselves in the knowledge that most all-star games suck.Several of the biggest names in racing (Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo Montoya, Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle) have struggled in the early voting. As of April 9th, the top 10 drivers in the Sprint ...

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