PENNSYLVANIA 500 ODDS

Where is Jim Grey and the Boys and Girls Club when I need them?After picking up a 30/1 winner in the form of Jamie McMurray at Indianapolis last week, I’m down a mere 75 fake dollars in my quest to pick race winners every week. So I’ve decided to use the most clichéd sports parody of the last month and take my talents to Pocono, where I correctly picked Denny Hamlin to win earlier this year.Unlike that former Cavalier who won’t get mentioned in this column, I don’t ...

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RUBBIN’ IS NOT RACING

“Have at it, boys” is a good theory. Gradual bump-drafting enforcement and driving scrutiny by NASCAR increased over the years and brought a sense of sterility into the sport. Before any officials’ judgement became commonplace, “have at it boys” already was the attitude. It just didn’t have a clever name. This does not mean we need complete anarchy and a glorified demolition derby every time the Cup officials throw the green flag. Auto racing is self-policing. ...

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NASCAR SHOULD NAME DRIVERS

When NASCAR penalizes drivers, it should name who they are and state why they have been penalized. SI.com's Tom Bowles writes that such openness in other sports leagues ensures that governing bodies don't "cross the line between firm discipline and terrorizing its participants."  Update: ESPN is reporting which drivers were recently fined.  Unnamed sources tell ESPN that Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were the drivers who were fined. Makes sense. Each has made crit ...

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LOL RACE PICS: NEVER-START AND PARK

Tip of the hat to LOL Race Pics.  Related links:Elvis CheeriosRun, Danica, RunThe PledgeBlame GordonJimmie's golden horseshoe and Jeff's recklessness win the dayJimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley WorldI'm Tony Stewart ... Ting!Kyle is the new BobDrink responsiblyThe Incredible CarlWhat Carl Edwards saidDanica Patrick ...

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ROUSH HOSPITALIZED AFTER PLANE CRASH

Team owner Jack Roush was hospitalized Tuesday evening after being involved in a plane crash in Oshkosh, Wis. Roush, 68, was able to walk away from the wreckage (video below) and was transported to the local hospital. The latest reports have Roush listed in serious but stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries."There are injuries. Possible surgery," Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith told The Associated Press. "But he walked out of the plane." The incident ...

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