NASCAR LOOKING FOR BOOST FROM DANICA & JUNIOR? (IT MIGHT WANT TO KEEP LOOKING)

SI.com's Tom Bowles throws a big, wet blanket on the exciting new "boys, have at it" era by pointing out that 9 of the 16 races this season have been won by two drivers -- Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin. Fear not. Help is on the way. Writes Bowles, "NASCAR's next hope for a momentum boost now lies in a risky proposition: hoping racing's duo of Most Popular Drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick, experience summer stock car success." So we have that to look forwa ...

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THE VIEW FROM KEVIN HARVICK’S PIT BOX AT POCONO, WHERE DELANA WORE HER FIRESUIT

LONG POND, Pa. _ As NASCAR has progressed over the years, so too has the technology available to crews both on and off the track. Perhaps no one thing has changed more in recent years that the information at the hands crew chiefs and engineers on race day. Pit boxes have evolved from simple carts that carried tools to the pit lane into high-tech command centers. Today’s crew chiefs have more information at their fingertips than ever before, but in the end it still comes down to common know ...

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LOL RACE PICS: JIMMIE’S GOLDEN HORSESHOE AND JEFF’S RECKLESSNESS WIN THE DAY

Jimmie Johnson really does a golden horseshoe up his behind. And Jeff Gordon has been doing a solid Sam Hornish Jr./David Stremme impersonation lately. It all added up to one huge bummer of a race on Sunday. Unless you were these guys.Props, as always, to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Jimmie 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 ...

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AMBROSE’S MISTAKE WAS HEARTBREAKING

Marcos Ambrose was looking pretty good. He led late in the Cup Series race in Sonoma, CA and looked like the only thing that could beat him was himself. He did.Jimmie Johnson was strong which is simply a case of ‘rounding up the usual suspects.’ And during every road course race a solid driver with a road racing background shows his talent. Visions of Cinderella’s shoe fitting an upset winner, or at least a first-time winner, start dancing through fan’s minds.Johnson ...

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AMBROSE MISTAKE WAS HEARTBREAKING

 Marcos Ambrose was looking pretty good. He led late in the Cup Series race in Sonoma, Calif., and looked like the only thing that could beat him was himself. He did. Jimmie Johnson was strong which is simply a case of ‘rounding up the usual suspects.’ And during every road course race a solid driver with a road racing background shows his talent. Visions of Cinderella’s shoe fitting an upset winner, or at least a first-time winner, start dancing through fan’s ...

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