COULD RACE CARS ONCE AGAIN LOOK LIKE FACTORY MODELS? IT COULD HAPPEN

Will Sprint Cup cars once again resemble factory models like they did in the old days? At last Friday's Nationwide race, the new Dodge Charger and new Ford Mustang hit the track for the first time and NASCAR brass was paying attention. Wasn't it nice to see cars that did not look like the rest of the field? At least in the Dodge Charger's case? Maybe you should let NASCAR know how you feel: fanfeedback@nascar.com.  New cars rolled out in Nationwide (SI.com) ...

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LOL RACE PICS: THE PLEDGE

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FORD HAS NOT WON IN 21 RACES

Roush Fenway Racing can't shake its bad mojo. The last Ford win came Nov. 1, 2009, at the bi-annual Talladega crapshoot. That's 21 losses in a row. Other than that, everything's great. NASCAR Power Rankings (SI.com)  ...

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RICHIE EVANS HONORED AT DAYTONA

The 400 miles the Cup cars ran Saturday night at Daytona featured close racing, plenty for crashed racing machines and a winner, Kevin Harvick, who is making his claim for the championship. Beyond those typical headlines, there was an effort that honored one of the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees. A driver regarded as one of the best the sport of stock car racing has ever seen, Richie Evans. Evans was a nine-time champion in NASCAR’s modified division including his final eight in cons ...

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HARVICK WINS WILD COKE ZERO 400

There were not that many cars left to beat, but Kevin Harvick and his Richard Childress Racing No. 29 Chevrolet were able to survive a Green-White-Checkered finish to win the annual 400-miler at the Daytona International Speedway. After an hour and a half rain delay, Bobby Labonte – who was making his 600th career start – gave the command to fire engines. With the field set by owner points, Harvick led the 43-car field to the green and at the end the night it was the No. 29 that powe ...

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