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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PUNCHING’S RACIN’

Jockeys Smack Each Other During Race - Watch more Funny VideosNo, that's not Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin out there fighting each other on horseback. Everyone knows the only NASCAR drivers who are jockey-sized are Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne. Bobsled wardrobe malfunction (Break)Conan walks from NBC with $47 million (Screen Junkies) ...

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NASCAR MEDIA TOUR: BEHIND THE SCENES

This week, the racing media descends upon Charlotte for the annual NASCAR Media Tour. I was fortunate to attend this event twice. While most fans know this tour is a chance for teams to tout the possibilities of 2010, things do happen behind the scenes. Here is a glimpse behind the curtain. Everyone is winning the 2010 Sprint CupWe all know Jimmie Johnson is taking home his fifth straight title this year. Still, it’s newsworthy to hear Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards explain w ...

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