HAIL TO THE CREW CHIEF, DARIAN GRUBB

Could you imagine continuing to work in a place where you were told you wouldn’t be coming back? Imagine learning this right in the middle of trying to attain the pinnacle. Could you keep soldiering on, or would you tell the boss to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine? To do the latter is understandable; to do the former is noble.Championship crew chief Darian Grubb is a prince of a man for his professionalism at Stewart Haas Racing. Getting word at Charlotte that he would not be re ...

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VICKERS, BIFFLE MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED FROM CHASE

In a surprising revelation on Wednesday, NASCAR's official statistician announced that Brian Vickers and Greg Biffle were eliminated from Chase contention for being "too far back." Vickers, Biffle and a handful of competitive cup drivers are more than 40 points off the lead, which under the new system, means there is no way for them to win the championship. Joining Biffle and Vickers in the back of the field are drivers like Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray, David Reutimann and Joey Logano. ...

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A GORDON COMEBACK? HE NEVER WENT AWAY!

Good Heavens, you would think by the way people are acting, Jeff Gordon had raced his way back from NASCAR hell with his win in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix. The media is writing it up like the old Jeff Gordon is back, but come on! Did he really go anywhere? I think what we have here is a lesson in perceptions: on the part of the drivers, the fans, and the media.Before we start writing this up as the greatest comeback since Lazarus, let’s remember this: Jeff Gordon wa ...

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