Add “NASCAR Ambassador” To Jimmie’s Resume

His appearances at the White House have become so frequent, the President has suggested Jimmie Johnson get his own parking space. Barack Obama did add two stipulations: the six-time champion can't steal the Commander-In-Chief's parking space, and no burn outs allowed on the portico. As Johnson was honored Wednesday at the White House, Obama referred to the Californian as the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR." It's a fitting title. Love him or loathe him, there's no denying Jordan transcended bas ...

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Nascar’s Bad Week

Normally, summer is supposed to be full of great images and lasting memories. But as teams get ready for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400, a series of stories have emerged this week that have rained on Nascar’s so far sunny season. (more...) ...

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The Dissolution Of A NASCAR Marriage

NASCAR has played an unlikely matchmaker between fans and corporate America. When a NASCAR fan thinks of Wrangler, they don't just think of pants, they think of Dale Earnhardt tooling around in a yellow and blue race car. When they think of DuPont, they don't just think of adhesives and the like, the brand is also linked to the Rainbow Warrior, Jeff Gordon. The relationship between STP and Richard Petty was such that the sky blue that adorned his car became known as "Petty Blue." Over the ...

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 Win, Lose or Draw

Carl Edwards won a road race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. almost won a road race. Those two sentences alone made for quite a nice Sunday in wine country. Here's a breakdown of those who left happy and hung over. (more...) ...

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Toyota Save Mart 350 Odds

Nascar in wine country might make some Sprint Cup drivers whine with frustration this weekend. Certain drivers plain don't like road racing. After looking at the odds for Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, there may be added reason for those drivers to dislike road racing after Sunday. (more...) ...

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Sonoma Offers A Wild Card Opportunity

Picture this: former V8 Super Car superstud Marcos Ambrose employs his road racing skills to win this Sunday at Sonoma, propelling himself into Chase contention. Under the old points system- any of NASCAR's prior points systems- running 23rd in the season's standings firmly ensconces you for also-ran status. Welcome to the brave new world of NASCAR, where more weight is given to winning over consistency. They used to talk about Talladega as being a wild card race; road courses such as So ...

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Where Does He Go Now?

Cue the music from The Clash, "Should I stay, or should I go?" This is the question before the star of NASCAR's 2014 "Silly Season," Carl Edwards. For a decade, the photogenic, genial Missourian has been the face of Roush Fenway Racing, which for so many seasons has been the flagship team for Ford. Times has changed, leading to speculation Edwards will be changing addresses. Just recently, we learned two things: the 2011 runner-up to Tony Stewart spurned an offer to race for Richard Child ...

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Quicken Loans 400: Win, Lose or Draw

How fitting that on Father's Day, Nascar's Godfather ruled the roost at the Quicken Loans 400. No, we're not talking about Jimmie Johnson, who became the first drive to win three times in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. It's his boss who really was the big winner of the weekend. (more...) ...

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Quicken Loans 400 Odds

"Don't call it a comeback." LL Cool J's words from more than 20 year ago can make Nascar fans feel a few different ways. We all can feel really old that "Mama Said Knock You Out" is 24 years old. Seriously, I know. We can also use those words to predict what might happen in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. (more...) ...

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How Long Can NASCAR’s “Odd Couple” Co-Exist?

Concerning team conflict, the legendary NFL coach-turned-commentator John Madden once said, "Winning is a great deodorant." He explained that those things that might bother you about your team aren't such a big deal when you're winning; it's losing that "brings the stink out." I always think of this story when I think of Kyle Busch, and a lot of other NASCAR drivers for that matter. New Kyle Busch? You remember that talk when Busch started behaving himself a few seasons back? Yeah, he wa ...

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