A GREAT START IS KEY TO EARNHARDT’S YEAR

For Dale Earnhardt Jr., the 2009 season was one of the most frustrating and trying times of his ten-year career. With only two top 5s and five top 10s, the third generation racer was forced to face harsh criticism from the media, fellow competitors and even his loyal fans. The downward spiral seemed to begin right from the start of the season during the Daytona 500.One of the stronger cars in Daytona, Earnhardt was penalized for pitting outside his box and was held one lap by NASCAR. With rains ...

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SAMPLE QUESTIONS FROM NASCAR DRIVER’S LICENSE TEST

Traveling at speeds of up to 200 mph in heavy traffic requires skill, guts and passing driver's ed. With the start of the season less than a month away, a few drivers are scrambling to renew their NASCAR Driver's Licenses. Here are samples from the 2010 NASCAR Driver's License test. 1. Going into Turn 2 at Bristol, you have been involved in a minor collision, do you:a. report the incident to a NASCAR officialb. exchange insurance information with the other driverc. put him in the wall in Tu ...

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DRIVER SUES NASCAR, CLAIMS HE WAS CALLED ‘POSTER BOY FOR THE KU KLUX KLAN’

Scene Daily is reporting that Michael Rodriguez, a former Drive for Diversity candidate, is suing NASCAR because he believes he was rejected from the program for looking too white. TMZ also is reporting this story, but it looks like TMZ ripped off its story from Scene Daily. Anyway, the lawsuit is pretty inflammatory. Rodriguez, who is of Puerto Rican and European descent and reportedly has fair skin and blue eyes, alleges that a NASCAR or Access Communications employee said that he was “t ...

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NASCAR JOURNALIST STEVE WAID LOOKS FORWARD

Alan Kulwicki stood in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. And he was only standing, with no purpose, no destination and no focus. Anyone who knew Kulwicki would say this was not like him. He always had drive in everything he did. It was December, around 1990, and the NASCAR Cup Series was in town for the annual championship banquet. Beat writer Steve Waid asked him what he was doing. “Nothing. Nowhere to go,” replied Kulwicki. “Ever seen Times Square?&rdqu ...

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PUNCHIN’ IS RACIN’

Jockeys Smack Each Other During Race - Watch more Funny VideosNo, that's not Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin fighting each other on horseback. Get real. Everyone knows the only NASCAR drivers who are jockey-sized are Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne. Bobsled wardrobe malfunction (Break)NASCAR's problems are clearly the media's fault (From the Marbles)Guy starts whites-only basketball league (Can't Stop The Bleeding)Your first skiing 360 (Made Man)List: World's most valuable sports franchises (MoonDo ...

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