Fantasy Takes Hard Blow From Reality In Stewart-Haas Switch

In our neatly constructed dream sports worlds, things never change. Lebron James never leaves the Cavs. Brett Favre retires a Packer. Peyton Manning brings a second Lombardi trophy to Indy before he retires. Most of all, Tony Stewart, a man perceived as synonymous with Chevrolet, never, ever associates with a.........Ford! Given the reaction of fans throughout NASCAR Nation, you would have thought Coach K was announcing he was leaving Duke to go coach at UNC when it was announced that Stewar ...

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Joe Gibbs Racing: Picking Up Where They Left Off

1993: Bill Clinton had just moved into the White House, email was technology's shiny new toy, and Jeff Gordon was a Winston Cup rookie. That same year, Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing (if you have a few minutes, here are the final laps on youtube). JGR hadn't had a Dayton 500 winning car since: not Bobby Labonte, not Tony Stewart, not Kyle Busch. Denny Hamlin changed that Sunday. Whatever the Great American Race lacked in drama up to that point was more than ...

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NASCAR Recap: Daytona 500

[caption id="attachment_686843" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/FedEx[/caption] Imagine driving more than three hours and having the race be decided by half the length of a ruler. That's how Denny Hamlin woke up Monday morning as a Daytona 500 champion and Martin Truex Jr. woke up a second place finisher. Here are some other slightly less obvious winners (and a loser or two) from the Great American Race. (more…) ...

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NASCAR Recap: Can-Am Duels

[caption id="attachment_686834" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/TeamHendrick[/caption] There's something about night racing at Daytona. The Can-Am Duels gave fans plenty of action under the lights and Daytona and also shined some light on what Sprint Cup fans might see at Sunday's Daytona 500. Here's a look at winners and losers from the Can-Am Duels in this NASCAR recap. (more…) ...

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Can-Am Duels: Tales Of Two Races

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At Thursday's Can-Am Duels, it was sweet victory for NASCAR's favorite son and the defending Sprint Cup champion; it was the worst of times for two of their teammates. Fifteen years to the day after Dale Earnhardt crossed life's finish line at the 2001 running of the Daytona 500, his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. picks up an impressive win in the first of the Can-Am Duels. You can be luck and win at a resctrictor plate track. Hang around long ...

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