Onward, Upward For Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty

Great stories are a part of what makes sports great. You have your stories of competitors rising to greatness from humble beginnings. There's the David vs. Goliath story lines, where a seemingly over-matched challenger topples a heavily favored champion. Let's also not forget the stories of fulfilled potential, of strategic brilliance, and stories of redemption. After making headlines of an unwanted variety, it's heartwarming to see A.J. Allmendinger quietly spark a trend of progress at ...

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Aaron’s 499: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684366" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)[/caption]   Well that went as planned. Large packs of driving. Check. Big wrecks that clogged the field. Yup. Sprint at the finish involving more than 20 cars. Trifecta. While Sprint Cup fans had a sense of what would happen, now we know shot the names were behind the headlines. Here's a breakdown of the week's biggest winner and loser. (more...) ...

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2014 Aaron’s 499 Odds

  Welcome to NASCAR's biggest crap shoot. Nobody knows how Talladega will play out. Sprint Cup fans know there will be a big wreck, random drafting and lots of lead changes. The people orchestrating that are a total mystery. As a result, the odds for this week's race are some of the strangest Sprint Cup fans will see all year. (more...) ...

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SUNDAY THE GIANT KILLERS PREVAILED

A David pushes a David to score a win for one of NASCAR’s “little guys.” How many people here get Front Row mixed up with Furniture Row? You mean David Ragan is still racing? Who’s that’s “Gilligan” guy that’s his teammate? And just who the heck is Bob Jenkins? NASCAR Nation, meet Front Row Motorsports! Ok, they're not quite THAT obscure, but thanks to their thrilling victory at Talladega, this week we have a fresh batch of story lines, and we ...

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THE PROS AND CONS OF RESTRICTOR PLATE RACING

“Did you see the end of that race? Wow, what a race!” I heard a lot of that following the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. My cousin Morgan out in Ohio echoed another sentiment I’ve heard more than once following a NASCAR restrictor plate race: “I don’t love NASCAR, but man, what a finish today.”It’s hard to argue that restrictor plate racing has produced some of the most memorable endings in recent memory. There was Kevin Harvick’s crazy win over M ...

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