NASCAR VALENTINE

 Cash grab or romance?  Whatever Valentine’s Day is, it’s looming. And since Daytona coverage is still a week away from consuming our mind, here are six Sprint Cup drivers who could use a hug, roses or a nice steak dinner with extra bacon next week.  Kurt Busch So Forbes listed Busch as one of the ten most unpopular athletes in sports. He was ahead of Kobe Bryant for goodness sake. And while Busch won’t ever get to Lance Armstrong territory, sponsors ...

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RAISING KAHNE IN 2013

There’s a lot of excitement at Hendrick Motorsports. In their stable is a driver on the upswing, poised to deliver on all the potential he showed when he burst on the scene several years ago. All the ingredients are there for a championship run this season, much to the delight of his fans. Oh, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks like he will have a good season too. While all the attention on HMS in 2012 was focused on the a possible title run for Jimmie Johnson, the wins and controversy gener ...

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WIN, LOSE OR DRAW: DANICA PATRICK AND RICKY STENHOUSE JR.

Danica Patrick is dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr.In the three years writing this column, there has never been a more appropriate time to break down this racing bombshell, Bert Convy style, than now. Win: NASCAROn a scale of 1-10, this is 245 for the NASCAR publicity machine. People who read this site love racing. But it pains me to type that racing isn’t as mainstream now as it was five years ago. And as sports struggle with live event attendance, this relationship provides fodder that gets ...

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13 DRIVERS TO WATCH IN 2013

Today, the story of 2013 is unwritten and untold; a blank slate. There will be those events we saw coming, and many more that appeared seemingly out of nowhere. At the outset, here are drivers who bear watching; who, at this point, are more likely to be the story makers of the the NASCAR season to come…. 1. Kevin Harvick- Word has it the one-time Busch Series champion and successor to Dale Earnhardt at RCR is moving on after 2013. We have every reason to expect Harvick will be a true ...

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“CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM” IS THE OPERATIVE PHRASE FOR THE NEW CAR

 There’s smiles all around at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave the new car a thumbs up, Jeff Gordon seems pleased, and a number of fans and drivers are happy to hear the two-car tandem should be going the way of the Blue Footed Booby. It’s all just one big love fest, save for short supplies, and a number of bent up cars from Friday, serving as a teacher that racers should tread lightly when attempting to bump draft. Heck, the car even LOOKS better. No doubt, all the buzz o ...

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THE OPERATIVE TERM IS “CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM” WITH THE NEW CAR

There’s smiles all around at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave the new car a thumbs up, Jeff Gordon seems pleased, and a number of fans and drivers are happy to hear the two-car tandem should be going the way of the Blue Footed Booby. It’s all just one big love fest, save for short supplies, and a number of bent up cars from Friday, serving as a teacher that racers should tread lightly when attempting to bump draft. Heck, the car even LOOKS better. No doubt, all the buzz over pr ...

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FIVE DRIVERS WHO CAN’T WAIT FOR 2013

Is it me, or are you glad for the holidays to be over?
Don’t get me wrong. Spending time with friends and family is always a special experience, but after weeks of eating and travel and more eating and more travel, it’s nice to be back and refreshed for 2013. The same holds true for NASCAR. Here are five drivers who can’t wait for 2013. Jamie McMurrayMcMurray went from winning Daytona and Indi in the same season to being an afterthought with a lost sponsor. His team is switc ...

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2013 SPRINT CUP RESOLUTIONS: WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

So how is your New Year’s Resolution going?Now is the time when we all aspire to work out more, eat less and find some other way to better ourselves in 2013. For the first few weeks of the year, things go great. For the remaining 49 weeks of the year, it’s back to the same old same old for 90% of the country.When it comes to NASCAR, who will turn over a new leaf? Who will keep it the same as it ever was? Let’s break it down, Bert Convy style. Win: Hendrick Motorsports will w ...

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OUR NASCAR TOP 12 STORIES FROM 2012

For better or for worse, NASCAR’s 2012 was an eventful year. As a new year dawns, let us pause and look back on the season that was 2012 in no particular order… Montoya’s season starts with a bang. The only malady the 2012 Daytona 500 lacked was a plague of locusts. Rain delays,wrecks and Juan Pablo Montoya’s collision with a jet dryer highlighted the season’s opener. Unfortunately for Montoya, it would be about the only notoriety he earned in 2012. A Smokin& ...

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OUR NASCAR TOP 12 FROM 2012

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