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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THE SECRET TO JIMMIE JOHNSON’S SUCCESS

 Thank you for uncovering the second-greatest NASCAR mystery of all time, LOLnascar.   Related links: Too much informationKyle's big planElvis Earnhardt Jr.You were warnedWho's the boss?Who you calling rookie?The Junior bailoutCalm down, DennyMark Martin and the InternetsBrad CauseawreckskiLa-la-la I can't hear youSay hello to my little friendThe 28-year-old virginEstrada!Another boring raceUnlike Juan Pablo Montoya, All Left Turns is beloved in SacramentoKanye interrupts Monto ...

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DRIVERS AFFECTED BY RACE LENGTH CHANGES

 I read the recent news that the lengths of two of the Western races have been changed. You can find the details here. The basic summary is: The first Phoenix race is getting longerThe second Fontana race is getting shorterOf course the main question on my mind is which drivers will these changes affect the most? Let's consider all of the drivers who have raced in at least five of the last ten events at Phoenix or Fontana. (My analysis will exclude less-experienced drivers like Joey Loga ...

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TRICK NASCAR POOL SHOT

 But how do you really feel about making that shot?Jimmie Johnson on Jimmy Fallon's show - check out segments four, five and six (Hulu)Best of Jim Mora press conferences (Midwest Sports Fans)Inside the mind of motocross's anti-hero (Made Man)The NFL's hottest cheerleaders (Chickipedia)Drunk pilot steals plane (Break)'Castle' actress Alyssa Milano (Screen Junkies)24 reasons to be glad '24' is back (Gunaxin)25 funny billboards (Holy Taco)Giana Carano promoted to world's 68th hottest woman (Ca ...

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SUPERSPEEDWAY CONCERNS NOTHING NEW

CHARLOTTE _ Last week NASCAR officials met with team members and drivers to discuss possible changes coming to the sport for the fast-approaching season. Among those proposed changes are allowing drivers to bump-draft and a re-examination of the yellow line rule on the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega.  While the yellow line rule is relatively new to NASCAR, bump-drafting and aggressiveness on the superspeedways is something that has been around for years. As restrictor plate racing ...

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