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WATKINS GLEN BRINGS OUT RACING EFFORTS OF START AND PARKERS

Looking at the finish of the Watkins Glen Cup race brings about an unusual look to the box score. And the look was good.When the results are posted week to week, the same cast and crew of names occupy the bottom positions. The same drivers and the same teams trying to survive and build a racing operation pull out of the event early. The expense is minimal and the prize money gives a better profit margin than running all the laps. The whole book keeping bottom line originates from a lack of spons ...

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JEFF GORDON HAS SON

The NASCAR baby boom continued on Monday when Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed son Leo Benjamin to the world. Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson became fathers this year and Juan Pablo Montoya's wife Connie their third baby last month. The Gordons also have a 3-year-old daughter, Ella.  Jeff Gordon welcomes baby boy to family (SI.com) ...

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MONTOYA FINALLY GETS THE WIN

Frustration and tough breaks have plagued the No. 42 team of Juan Pablo Montoya and crew chief Brian Pattie over the last few weeks, but Sunday on the road course in Watkins Glen the pair was able to dominate the day and seal the deal to score the win. Going into this weekend’s event, the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team had three front row starts in the previous five races, yet they failed to finish better than 16th and recorded three DNFs. With most people in the garage looking at Montoya a ...

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HOW TO COPE WITH A NASCAR BREAKUP

Dear Atlanta Motor Speedway,  Getting dumped is always painful, especially if you're a prominent southern motor speedway and a major motor sports governing body just broke up with you to spend more time at other tracks. Don't wallow in self pity. So what if NASCAR doesn't want to race on your track and took away a Cup race in the spring?You've spent the last 50 years hosting two NASCAR events a year and France is willing to throw it all away for some sluty track in Kentucky. Oh how quickly ...

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