TOP 10 NASCAR WOMEN OF 2009

If there is one thing we have learned since launching this site earlier this year, it's that our readers love the NASCAR ladies. I took a look at our Google Analytics to see which ladies you loved the most in 2009. I ranked them 1 to 10, with No. 1 being  the woman whose gallery received the most hits. Click on the photos to see a photo gallery of each woman. Enjoy, you horndogs. 10. Krista Voda9. Sabrina Simpson8. The women of Kasey Kahne7. Miss Sprint Cup Anne-Marie Rhodes6. Lindsay Cz ...

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TOP STORY NO. 1: JIMMIE IS THE NEW KING

Jimmie Johnson is the first person in the history of ever to win four straight NASCAR titles. From the “No @#$%, Sherlock” Department, he is our No. 1 story of 2009. What happened?The champ did what champs do. Seven wins. Sixteen finishes in the Top 5. Twenty-four finishes in the Top 10. Johnson improved as the season went on. His team had 1,594 points in the first third of the season, 1,750 in the middle and 1,812 in the final stretch. Johnson was also best when it mattered most. ...

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TOP STORY NO. 2: JEREMY MAYFIELD’S METHY SITUATION

Some really smart person once said, “The key to good writing is brevity.” This person never had to write about NASCAR and Jeremy Mayfield, our No. 2 story of 2009. What happened?Where in the blue hell do I begin? Mayfield started his own team and actually qualified for the Daytona 500. In early May, NASCAR officials claimed Mayfield tested positive for a banned substance and suspended him indefinitely.At first, NASCAR wouldn’t say what the banned substance was. Eventually, t ...

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TOP STORY NO. 3: RICK HENDRICK IS THE GODFATHER

  I never thought I would compare Rick Hendrick to a Marlon Brando character or the WWE legend who coined the phrase "Pimpin' ain't easy." But great googly moogly, has Hendrick evolved into the type of guy who has his hands in every element of the sport. To boot, everything he touches not named Dale Earnhardt Jr. seems to turn to gold.That’s why Rick Hendrick is our No. 3 story of 2009. What happened?Hendrick won his ninth title. Four with Jeff Gordon. Now four with ...

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TOP STORY NO. 4: THE ECONOMY STINKS

The only thing that had a worse 2009 than Tiger Woods was the global economy. I don’t want to bore you with the details of why things tanked, but I do want to explain how the economy turned motorsports upside down in 2009, enough to be our No. 4 story of the year. What happened?Many race teams felt like the dude from Monopoly after landing on Boardwalk with a hotel. For the sake of making this column shorter than Avatar, here’s a synopsis: Robert Yates Racing started with three te ...

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