HAMLIN FIGHTS PAIN, BEATS COMPETITION

After a complete washout in Texas over the weekend, the Samsung Mobile 500 finally got underway Monday afternoon. The 500-mile event around the Texas Motor Speedway saw teams take the green flag with very little practice, a green race track and many unknowns surrounding the new rear spoiler. Another unknown on the minds of many in the garage was how long Denny Hamlin would stay in the car. Weeks removed from surgery on the ACL in his left knee, Hamlin admitted to still being in pain, but the Joe ...

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RAINOUTS CAUSE TEAMS HEADACHES

NASCAR's top-tier hauler drivers started out on a few-week long odyssey around Easter. For some it is still ongoing.The Nationwide tour headed west in early April from the Charlotte area to their annual event over the holiday weekend in Nashville. There are a few that haven't been home yet and will not see home for a while. Racing in Music City then doubling back to Charlotte only to head west again to Phoenix is an option. Well-equipped teams have second transporters that are put into play o ...

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KIM BURTON PHOTOS

 Kim Burton, wife of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff, gets the gallery treatment this week. I think it's fair to say that many fans - myself included - pull for Jeff Burton at the end of races, just to see how his wife will react. Kim gets a little emotional sometimes. And we have no problem with that. Always nice to see someone getting fired up out there.    Related links:Jordan Fish photosKatie Kenseth picsIngrid Vandebosch mega-galleryDeLana Harvick photosMiss Sprint Cup ...

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TEXAS RACE POSTPONED TO MONDAY

The Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The Cup Series race has been rescheduled for noon ET Monday and will be broadcast on Fox. You can follow all of the action at work by going home and watching the race on your TV.  ...

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TOP TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR NASCAR DRIVERS

NASCAR drivers are notorious for their unusual tax deductions.  While people often ask how much NASCAR drivers make, the real question is what do they get away with on their taxes.  With help from the IRS public records, here are the most unusual deductions on NASCAR driver returns this year.  1. Elliot Sadler – Deducted Miles Commuted to Work (25,000+ miles)Sadler deducted all the miles logged behind the wheel of the #19 Ford Fusion as “miles he commuted to work.&rdqu ...

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