Look for Bright and Sunny Skies This Weekend!

I've written a post or two about the brutal state of affairs in NASCAR these days, but this one right here? Talk about a buzz kill.And while the author tries his darndest to finish on a high note -- by citing this weekend's weather forecast for coastal Florida, of all things: apparently, it's going to be warm and sunny! -- the rest of the piece? It's forecast ain't quite so bright. I've written a post or two about the brutal state of affairs in NASCAR these days, but ...

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Six Degrees of Kyle Busch

1)     Pro football ends its season with its Super Bowl.2)     NASCAR opens its season with its super bowl, the Daytona 500.3)     Kyle Busch drives in NASCAR’s super bowl.4)     An ad for Transformers 2 was played during pro football’s Super Bowl.  1)     Pro football ends its season with its Super Bowl. 2)     NASCAR opens its season with its super bo ...

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Newman Weighs In On Drug Testing

Leave it to the guy with a degree in Vehicle Structural Engineering from Purdue to cut through the crap and point out a basic flaw in NASCAR's new drug testing policy.  Ryan Newman could've taken the easy route, the one that avoids the minefield and doesn't result in any unwanted attention from the powers that be, but, instead, he figured he might as well call out the pink elephant sitting near the ottoman in the living room.I mean, really, how effective can any drug-testing po ...

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Denny Hamlin Feels Your Pain

Who says rich people are different? Just take Denny Hamlin -- he understands your pain. Why, when young Denny went to the fillin' station the other week? Don't you just know but he had to fill his own gas tank! And you know what's worse? Ol' Denny, he didn't know how to unlatch the gas cap on his Range Rover! Now don't that just beat all?!?Now, you cup is half empty folks, you read that ESPN.com article and you're flat disgusted that Denny has little people who usually handle irkso ...

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Three Cheers For Tommy Baldwin

Ed Hinton, one of the NASCAR press corp's grizzled veterans and a guy who knows whereof he speaks, has repeatedly suggested that much good can come from the current bleak economic climate that confronts the sport. Namely, Big Ed has asserted that tough economic times will create opportunity for old-school teams, that mechanics and crew chiefs and drivers and anyone else who is ready, willing, and able to work his/her/their ass off just might be able to race. And really, what's more definiti ...

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