The Sweet & The Sour At Turn One of 2014

Coming out of Turn One, the 2014 season is fish tailing a bit, keeping it off the walls, but loose as a long-necked goose. Like it is with any season, there's been a mix of the sweet and a dash of the sour. THE SWEET.... The Monkey Is Off His Back- Being a member of "Junior Nation" has been a lot like being a Chicago Cubs fan in recent years, complete with lots of heart break and requiring the patience of Job. Earnhardt has rewarded his fans' loyalty and silenced his critics, starting ...

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Boiled Over Brad’s Selective Outrage

NASCAR fans got a bonus with the race at Richmond; it was a two for one special. Not only was there one of the best races we've seen in a long time, fans also got treated to a little "Saturday Night At The Fights." The headliner featured a mean right hook by Marcos Ambrose after a shove from Casey Mears; the undercard, a more familiar NASCAR refrain of love taps, finger pointing and bent sheet metal- this time between former champions Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth. While the scrap bet ...

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Richmond: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684341" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)[/caption]   Richmond is officially Talladega of short tracks, pure crazy from start to finish. Thrown punches. Crazy finishes. Bad tires. Where to start? Here's the closest thing possible to a complete breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Toyota Owners 400 Odds

  Welcome to the party Kevin Harvick. For two weeks, writers have addressed Harvick's chances to win the 2014 Sprint Cup. This is what happens when you become the first driver to win two races in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. The other thing that validates this talk are oddsmakers, who make or lose millions on a few digits. The oddsmakers have spoken, and Harvick is a contender. (more...) ...

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Daniel Suarez: Another Infusion Of New Blood, Another Reason To Watch

Friday night, an auto racing globetrotter will debut on one of motorsports' biggest stages when he races for the first time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Richmond. Ladies and gentlemen, meet one Daniel Suarez of Monterrey, Mexico. Never heard of him? That's o.k., chances are Suarez hasn't heard of you either. While he's a newer face on the American scene, the 22-year old has making a name for himself wherever he's been to date. He's currently the points leader in the NASCAR Toyota Me ...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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NASCAR Holiday Weekend: Win, Lose or Draw

  The first off week of the 2014 Sprint Cup Season is in the books. On the track, nobody won, nobody lost and nobody qualified for the Chase. But as we get back into the grind of the season, there are some people who who feel better and worse about the next stretch of the season. (more...) ...

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The Racing’s Back, The Viewers Not So Much

What's up? In the world of NASCAR it would seem we have trends headed in two distinctly different directions. One reflects a brighter day in NASCAR circles, the other portends gathering dark clouds. A significant number of fans would agree the on-track product is improved in 2014 over the season prior. The number of green-flag passes are up, there are more green flag passes for the lead, there are more leaders per race than before, and the margins of victory are tight. That's what the num ...

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Chasing Excellence

His name says it all. The first name "Chase" suggests a man on the move, and this young racer of which I speak is definitely that. The last name "Elliott" is synonymous NASCAR excellence, one bearing the name won 44 races, the 1988 NASCAR Winston (now Sprint) Cup championship, and was a 16 time Most Popular Driver. His name packs a lot of meaning, and considering what he's accomplished already, 18-year old high school senior Chase Elliott is bearing up to it just fine. The NASCAR Nation ...

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Southern 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The first night race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and the streak is over. This has nothing to do with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, rather a two-time winner on the NASCAR season. Kevin Harvick's win didn't stun the world; it did shape how NASCAR fans will think heading into the off week. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. Win: Kevin Harvick Harvick won the race, but that's almost a secondary victory. Teams and drivers in transition often struggle. For eve ...

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