Let Him Race: In Defense Of Morgan Shepherd

A 72-year old in auto racing? Are you serious? No, you don't need your eyes checked; Morgan Shepherd not only drove a race car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in New Hampshire, he also found himself in some unwanted headlines as a result of his wreck that took out a contender, Joey Logano. The idea of someone driving a race car along with 42 others who was born during the FDR administration seems preposterous...unless you think it through a little further. This driver, who debuted in ...

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Nascar Win, Lose or Draw: Camping World RV Sales 301

It seems everyone wants to go streaking these days. First it was Hendrick Motorsports. Now it's Ford. After Brad Keselwoski won at Loudon, Ford has won four straight races. It's the longest streak for the brand in more than a decade. The real question is how many people noticed. It's part of a breakdown of winners and losers from New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Camping World RV Sales 301

There's a new streak in Nascar, though very few seems to care about it very much. After Aric Almirola's 60/1 win last week at Daytona, Ford has three straight wins on the the Sprint Cup tour. Surprisingly enough, that's the longest streak since 2005. However, odds are the streak ends this week at Loudon. Here's why: (more...) ...

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Coming Soon: A NASCAR Power Play

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." -Lord Acton Like two Old West gunslingers, NASCAR and NASCAR team owners are poised with guns loaded ten paces apart down on Main Street. Both parties are talking as if there is nothing to see here, but no one is buying it. The question now is not a matter of "if," but a matter of "when." Th ...

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Finally….A NASCAR Feel Good Story

While some races are a thrill races, others (such as the 2014 Coke Zero 400) feel more like a family car trip from Southern Oregon to Southern California. You know the one...are we there yet? The interminable endurance test parallels the career of one Aric Almirola. My first memory of "The Cuban Missile" came from a Nationwide Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in 2007. Almirola goes out and wins the pole, gets the car to the front, but because of a sponsorhip commitment, the car's regular ...

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Nascar Win, Lose or Draw: Coke Zero 400

  [caption id="attachment_684580" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Richard Petty Motorsports[/caption] Finally. After weeks of writing about it, it finally happened. A longshot, Aric Almirola, won a 2014 Sprint Cup race, chaining the Chase landscape and making for a memorable and rain-shorterend weekend. Here's the Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Coke Zero 400 Odds

The first return trip of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is a return to the pack. Even though Sprint Cup fans have an idea of who the contenders are for the 2014 Sprint Cup title, that doesn't translate the numbers for the Coke Zero 400. The numbers suggest it's anyone's to win. (more...) ...

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Some Have More Than A Puncher’s Chance At Daytona

The sun even shines on a dog's hiney; that's the conventional racing wisdom on restrictor plate tracks. Wins by Michael Waltrip, Derrike Cope, David Ragan and others are often held up as evidence that Daytona and Talladega produce their share of Cinderella stories. No one will deny Saturday's Coke Zero 400 presents an excellent opportunity for the likes of AJ Allmedinger, Aric Almirola and David Gilliland to get that elusive first Cup points win, but know that there are drivers who have a kn ...

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I’ll Bet Some Of You Didn’t See This Saturday

Something cool happened Saturday night. We're not talking about the victory by Brad Keselowski's victory, not about Joe Gibbs Racing experiencing success in their mile-and-a-half track program, and not about Earnhardt's run towards the front. We're talking about a car that is almost never seen unless it is in a wreck. We're talking about the number seven of Michael Annett? Who? Didn't he finish EIGHTEENTH?? So what? It's no small accomplishment, something akin to the Kansas City Royals h ...

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Quaker State 400: Nascar Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684561" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Kentucky Speedway[/caption] The streak is over. For the first time in more than a month, a Hendrick Motorsports car didn't win a race. While it wasn't Brock Lesnar beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, is is enough to break down Saturday night in Kentucky. (more...) ...

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