Eddie Gossage Being Eddie Gossage

You've got to love Eddie Gossage (pictured), President of Texas Motor Speedway and all-around rabble-rouser. Buried deep in this story by ESPN.com's Terry Blount, coming well after Gossage's not-unreasonable suggestion that Jimmie Johnson start punching people, there's this:"I saw [NASCAR president] Mike Helton last week," Gossage said. "I told him, 'Times are tougher. NASCAR needs to have some thick skin because I'm going to get a little crazy. I don't want to get a phone call ...

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Marc Davis: A Bit of Good News for NASCAR

Good, positive news in NASCAR has been a bit hard to come by these last few months. But, while it has been overshadowed by the glut of gloom and doom, there have been the occasional bright spots.  And if you're looking for something good to hang your hat on for any length of time, latch onto the news that Marc Davis and his family will not only run six Nationwide races early in the season, but the team will attempt to make its Sprint Cup debut at Infineon Raceway in June. Davis could wel ...

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Robby Gordon Finishes Third in Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon may be one of the more exasperating drivers in Cup and the guy everyone loves to blame any time there's any sort of wreck within 3.2 miles of a NASCAR race, but, evidence seems to indicate that the man can drive. Okay, so he can get a little squirrelly sometimes when there are other cars in the immediate vicinity ... but still -- you don't win three Cup races and finish third in a gruelling stage race against some of best off-road racers in the worl ...

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NASCAR Testing Ban? What NASCAR Testing Ban?

Late last year, NASCAR took the fairly dramatic, entirely pragmatic step and cancelled all testing at tracks that hosted a NASCAR-sanctioned race. Given the economy and the perilous position far too many teams found (and continue to find) themselves in, the move seemed reasonable and fair -- after all, it's estimated that it costs teams as much as $100,000 per day to test. Needless to say, the intended and admirable goal of said ban was to both save all teams money and, at the same time, hel ...

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“NASCAR Wives”

 It’s quite possible that the new TLC series “NASCAR Wives” is designed merely to appeal to the sport’s existing fans; perhaps it’s seen as something like “added value,” a reward to those rabid fans who can’t get enough of NASCAR and who want nothing more than to peek behind the curtain to see what life is really like inside the bubble.  However, because there seems to be a prevailing theory among those who run NASCAR that reads someth ...

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