History Makers, Legends Comprise Hall of Fame Class

Diverse. In every sense of the word, the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class is diverse, with a little something for every kind of racing fan, from the old timers to fans of more recent vintage. It's not easy being first; Wendell Scott knew that. NASCAR's first African-American to win a NASCAR Grand National race overcame humble beginnings and prejudice to earn his place in racing history. Scott came of age in segregated drinking fountains, segregrated restrooms and even segregated schools. It ...

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The Spirit Of Defiance….Ohio That Is

One definition of defiance is "a daring or bold resistance to an opposing force." The pride of a community called Defiance, Ohio, put that spirit on display in the Nationwide Series race in Iowa Sunday. Sam Hornish Jr. made the hometown folks proud as he fought off fellow Ohioan Ryan Blaney to collect his third NNS victory, filling in for Kyle Busch in the '54' Toyota owned by Joe Gibbs Racing. Opportunities and victories have been hard won for the driver that has lived the highest and lowes ...

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All-Star Race: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684417" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Getty Images[/caption] The beautiful thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. The ugly thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. Lost in the spectacle of segments, rock star intros and some actual racing, here's a breakdown of what happened on and off the track Saturday night. (more...) ...

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  The Sprint All-Star Race is insane, probably the toughest race to bet in the 2014 Sprint Cup Season. Before trying to make sense of the odds, here's a quick breakdown of the rules and how that will impact what fans see Saturday night. (more...) ...

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The All-Star Fan Vote: Who Is The People’s Choice?

Who is the fan's choice? Who is that driver not already eligible for the all-star race that fans want to see? Miss Sprint Cup has announced the top ten, and there are certainly an array of choices: THE WONDER KIDS Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Larson- Among the three, Larson looks like the favorite. In his extremely brief Sprint Cup career, the rookie has reeled off a number of strong finishes, and earned a lot of respect, but his challenge will be he could end up having to ...

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For The 24, 42 Is The New 25

Jimmie Johnson may have the golden horseshoe, but Jeff Gordon has found the golden goblet and he has dipped it deeply in the fountain of youth. The result of that magic elixir is a revitalized four-time champion at 42 years young. "I just feel so competitive out there, and that makes me feel young again" says Gordon. "I just see how hard these guys are working. It's making me work harder. I've been really working harder on my fitness, which I think is helping me mentally and physically ...

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5-hour Energy 400: Win, Lose or Draw

  [caption id="attachment_684393" align="aligncenter" width="508"] (Jerry Markland/Getty Images)[/caption] When does 1+1 not equal 2? The 2014 Sprint Cup season is 15 races away from possibly providing an answer. Thank Jeff Gordon's Kansas win for bringing forward a scenario that might rethink how drivers race over the next three months. (more...) ...

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5-Hour Energy 400 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684387" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)[/caption] The Hendrick conundrum is officially in full effect. After Saturday's race in Kansas, we will be 42 percent of the way through the Sprint Cup regular season. That's 11 of 26 races and certainly a representative sample of what to expect this 2014 Sprint Cup season. With that in mind, it's fair to ask the following question. What happened to Hendrick Motorsports? (more...) ...

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Sunoco Race Fuel 2014 Facts

  There are 43 teams that race every week on the Sprint Cup circuit. All have different setups and alignments to try and create a competitive advantage. The one thing every team has in common: Sunoco race fuel. It's been the official racing fuel of NASCAR since 2004. With a new added emphasis on winning, teams are trying different strategies to optimize fuel and their chances at winning. Here are three things to consider about Sunoco race fuel that might impact how you watch the r ...

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Onward, Upward For Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty

Great stories are a part of what makes sports great. You have your stories of competitors rising to greatness from humble beginnings. There's the David vs. Goliath story lines, where a seemingly over-matched challenger topples a heavily favored champion. Let's also not forget the stories of fulfilled potential, of strategic brilliance, and stories of redemption. After making headlines of an unwanted variety, it's heartwarming to see A.J. Allmendinger quietly spark a trend of progress at ...

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