NEWMAN’S THOUGHTS ON BRAD & CARL

Last weekend’s incident between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide Series event at Gateway International caused quite the stir throughout the NASCAR nation. At a time when NASCAR could use all the attention it can get, these two certainly helped in that respect. Back on the job after a weekend away from the track, most drivers were asked their opinion on the situation, regardless of not being involved. With how tight knit the NASCAR community is and how important saf ...

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TONY STEWART’S INFAMOUS KISSES

Tony Stewart's Brickyard kiss of Miss Sprint Cup revealed a disturbing trend. What started as a sweet kiss tradition has turned infamous on the lips of Tony Stewart.  When NASCAR officials said 'Have At It,' they didn't foresee the indiscriminate kissing rampage Stewart has conducted on unsuspecting NASCAR personalities, celebrities, politicians and public officials.  There is no telling where he will next strike (although Victory Lane at the Brickyard is likely).  The following p ...

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MARTIN INSISTS HE WILL DRIVE NO. 5 IN 2011

NASCAR’s silly season is always full of twists and turns, but this year is more complicated than most. Earlier in the year, it was announced Kasey Kahne would leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of 2010 and would be driving the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. The current driver of the No. 5, Mark Martin is slated to drive the car for the 2011 season, while Kahne will have to find a ride for one year before climbing behind the wheel of the No. 5. Once the announceme ...

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BRICKYARD 400 ODDS

He was a Cougar before Eva Longoria made it cool.He was a Mellencamp before most of us were born.He was a Cougar Mellencamp when he became famous enough to force the record company to add his real last name.John “Insert whatever name you want right now” is the pride of Indiana, where the Brickyard 400 just so happens to be this Sunday. He also sold a song to Chevy for one of the most overplayed set of commercials ever. And with me down a fake 325 dollars, I needed some American music ...

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I HAVE NO INTEREST IN ‘YOUNG GUNS’

In keeping track of various forms of auto racing around the country, I see a trend becoming more and more commonplace -- very young drivers.There have always been young drivers. A new hot shoe to challenge the established veterans. Many great rivalries have been brewed from this recipe. I refer to really young drivers, the kind that are too young to acquire a legal learner’s permit, but for some reason are old enough to scorch the track in a late model.And there isn’t a token young t ...

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