In The Middle Of A Rainstorm, A Race Broke Out

“If people don’t like the racing here tonight I don’t know what they want. Unless they just want a wreckfest I thought the racing was pretty good. Like I said you run mid-15 second laps on a half mile track and run three-wide that is pretty impressive.”- Tony Stewart Lost in all the talk concerning rain delays, network telecast switches and accidentally tripped manual override switches was about the best darned spring race at Bristol we have seen in a while. It wasn't "old" Bristol, it wa ...

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Food City 500 Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684200" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images[/caption]   Is the Food City 500 over yet? For the second time in the 2014 Sprint Cup season, I thought the race was postponed until Monday, put the kids to bed and randomly found the race on cable when trying to find something else to watch on Sunday evening. While extra night racing in Bristol is always a plus, there are some other winners and losers from Sunday's race. Here's ...

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Food City 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684194" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Image[/caption] Short track racing is back. Bristol always brings action, usually ruffles feathers and rarely offers a surprise winner. Those making the odds certainly hedged their bets in way that will change how you think about Sunday's Food City 500. (more...) ...

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Heavy Metal In Thunder Valley- It’s Bristol Baby!

It's been likened to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium. Bristol Motor Speedway is a test of endurance, nerves, and a seemingly unending traffic jam. After two weeks out west, NASCAR returns to its heartland at a sight reminiscent of a Roman coliseum. More so at the late summer night race than in the spring, racing at Bristol has a way of bringing out the gladiator in a driver. That names like Darrell Waltrip, the Busch brothers, and Jeff Gordon- none of them ever adverse to contact- dot ...

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Why The New Chase Qualifying System Works

We're only three races into the new NASCAR Sprint Cup season, so there's still a lot yet to be determined. It's still too early to establish which are bone fide trends and mirages. For example, Junior Nation is hoping hoping his current is a trend, while Smoke fans are praying Tony Stewart's present woes are a quickly fading mirage. While those issues remain a bit unclear, one thing seems undeniable: the new Chase qualification system has created a desired effect among the drivers. You se ...

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NASCAR in Las Vegas

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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NASCAR In Las Vegas: Win, Lose or Draw

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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2014 Las Vegas Race Odds

  Las Vegas might be the most under appreciated city on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule. It gets one race per year, and that race is the third of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Because it's Vegas and during Spring Break, the race is usually well attended and animated. Vegas also hosts the Sprint Cup banquet which serves as an easy to consume one week PR blitz. Vegas probably deserves a second race, in part because the odds for Sunday's race look so appealing. (more...) ...

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Kurt Busch Attempting “The Double” Adds Spice To Racing’s “Day of Feast”

For the first time since the days of A.J. Foyt, I am interested in the Indianapolis 500. Fan to fan, let me tell you, I've always been more of a NASCAR fan since I was a kid. The cars looked more like the ones I could buy, the drivers were more like more like the ones I might meet at the local dirt track- as opposed to Le Mans- and NASCAR had just more of an American feel. This year is different. Something's happening this year that's got my attention. NASCAR's Kurt Busch is attempting "T ...

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Penske Boys Make Some Noise

Numbers three and four, Keselowski and Logano were knockin' on the door and dang near kicked it down at Phoenix International Raceway; a nice follow up to solid work by both drivers at Daytona. While two races does not a season make, there are less desirable ways to start your season. While their post-race comments indicate a lacking of fulfillment over their top five finishes (a good sign for Team Penske fans), be sure that it indicates that the Penske team and Ford are out to run with ...

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