Throwback Thursday: Big Race Buddy Baker

Sometimes, it's not a matter of how much but where you win. While 19 career victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won't you put you at the top of any leaderboards, a knack for winning big races like the Daytona 500, the Southern 500 (Darlington), the Busch Clash, and winning the Winston 500 (Talladega) and the World 600 (Charlotte) three times certainly will. Buddy Baker did those things and more. The '70s represented a golden era for NASCAR. It was a great time for a young fan like m ...

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One Way NASCAR Drivers Can Get France’s Attention

  Click! Once again, NASCAR plays Russian roulette at a restrictor plate track, and no one dies. Like you, I suspect that in another day and time, we would all be writing memorials to Austin Dillon. He made it out alive, and so have the fans injured by the flying debris from Dillon's car, as we witnessed another episode of carnage on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. We are reminded that 43 cars bunched together at 200 mph is a high-risk proposition. Put those 43 cars ...

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NASCAR Odds: Coke Zero 400

It's a whole new world for NASCAR. NBC begins broadcasting Sprint Cup races with Sunday night's Coke Zero 400. Looking at the NASCAR odds for Daytona's night race, there is also a whole new world when it comes to the numbers. (more...) ...

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The Best Racer Most Never Heard Of

                    Lloyd Seay (left) with car owner Raymond Parks (City of Dawsonville Pintrest) Sports has its share of "what ifs." What if the NFL were a more fully developed league in the day of Olympian and multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe? What would the Major League Baseball record books have looked like had the sport integrated before the great careers of Josh Gibson, Buck O'Neill and Satchel Paige? NASCAR has its own similar tales. Tim Richmond was a great natural racer felled by ...

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Kyle Busch, Chase Waivers & The Spirit Of The Law

  The letter of the law says for a driver to be eligible the Chase For the Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series they must: 1. Participate in all championship events, 2. A driver must have at least one win and be in the top 30 in points, and 3. Should there be any remaining spots open for the 16 driver field, they will be granted based on a driver's ranking in the points. It all makes sense. The spirit of the law regarding Chase qualification is this: you get drivers going ...

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