Before There Was Jimmie, There Was Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough and winning went hand in hand. We were reminded of that Sunday, as Jimmie Johnson tied the three-time champion for 83 victories at NASCAR's highest levels. While fans trumpet the achievements of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, it is too easy to forget what drivers like Yarborough accomplished. Cale Yarborough was Jimmie Johnson before there was a Jimmie Johnson. He was the first to win three championships in a row in 1976, 1977 and 1978. The South Carolinian ...

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Kyle Busch Hates Losing? Who Doesn’t?

Love/hate is too strong to use for this fan for Kyle Busch. On the whole, he is good for the sport. Kyle Busch is immensely talented- as indicated by his results. Busch is a colorful character with a playful repartee with the fans. And as his wife Samantha shared in defense of her husband, there is a generous and kind side to the 2015 champion away from the track. With that being said, the performance of Kyle Busch in the post-race press room was headshake inducing. You can be disappointe ...

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Setting The Record Straight With The Number Three

It was bound to happen: RCR's Austin Dillon won a race, and all that talk about the number three resurfaced again. Not all, but many fans consider it sacrilege that a racer not named Earnhardt uses it on his car. For the uninitiated, the number three was shorn upon the car driven by the iconic Dale Earnhardt during the zenith of his legendary career. It can be well-argued that "The Intimidator" was the greatest to ever race in the NASCAR Cup Series. for roughly a decade, he dominated raci ...

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2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class Very Deserving

In some years, controversy surrounds selections for sports hall of fames. That's not the case here. It's an impressive group that makes up the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Robert "Red" Byron- The World War II combat veteran won NASCAR's first Strictly Stock race and went on to become NASCAR's first champion. A shrapnel wound badly damaged one of Byron's legs, and NASCAR innovator Red Vogt fitted the driver with a special apparatus to enable him to use his clutch. Sadly, poor health mad ...

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Jimmie Johnson Is Right About NASCAR Rulebook

  Did you hear what Jimmie Johnson said the other night? The seven-time champion says the NASCAR rulebook is "too damn thick." Some say he's been a beneficiary. So if you think about that- and you buy it- then it's quite an admission. From Johnson's point of view, the problem is everyone is running the same speed. Think about it: when was the last time one car just lambasted the field? We're not talking about 3-4 seconds, we're talking one car on the lead lap fast! It's been a lon ...

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