PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE CLOSING OF NASCAR SCENE

Germain Racing's 2008 Nationwide Series entry with Mike Wallace behind the wheel was author Patrick Reynolds' latest employment before layoffs hit the NASCAR industry. I have lost my job before. It is devastating but part of the business I made my living in. I feel firsthand the pain that many are going through. Careers in professional NASCAR competition are not immune. I was a NASCAR team mechanic in recent years. My last year in competition was 2008 with Germain Racing. The entire industry ...

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LOLNASCAR: TOO MUCH INFORMATION

We knew it! Thanks, LOLnascar. Related links:Kyle'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 Montoya television interviewHot moob actionKasey's missing Bud girlsThe Junior faceObama brings c ...

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RACING EXPOS CONNECT FANS WITH NASCAR

This weekend the stars of NASCAR got together with the stars of country music in Nashville, Tenn., for the fifth annual Sprint Sound and Speed festival. Fans were treated to performances by country artists, and got the chance to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and others.While this is the fifth year of Sprint’s festival in Nashville, fans in the Northeast have been treated to one off-season motorsports expo for 25 years now. In 1986, Len Sammons put togeth ...

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CRIS COLLINSWORTH NASCAR FAIL

 Once a Cincinnati Bungle, always a Cincinnati Bungle.Goodbye Ickey Shuffle, hello LT Dance (YouTube)Italian soccer announcer loses his mind when team scores - gasp! - two goals in a row (Dirty Tackle)Packers fan cries on subway (Deadspin)1920s reporter crashes a bunch of press conferences (YouTube)Hockey hair: A tribute (Gunaxin)Talking electronics with Torii Hunter (Blue Workhorse)Leather briefcase giveaway (Made Man)As featured on CNN: Dog senses Northern California earthquake (Break)Dea ...

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JAY LENO AND NASCAR: IN PERSPECTIVE

 NBC is a mess. NASCAR might be a mess. So as I read about Jay Leno’s future and how it impacts all of late night television, it got me thinking the two worlds are pretty comparable, so long as you put things in perspective. Jay Leno is Rick HendrickBoth get whatever they want. Jay Leno wants $25 million a year and his old time slot back. So what if it was promised to another guy five years ago? Done.Rick Hendrick wants a juggernaut of winning drivers and big names like Dale Jr. ...

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