NASCAR Recap: Next To Last Off Week

Can Valentine's Day get here already? It's not like I have plans for a swanky dinner or big show; it's that we've waited nearly three months for actual racing that is now less than two weeks away. With a wait that reminds me of my time as a 5-year old before Christmas, here's a look at winners and losers from the next to last off week of this NASCAR season. (more…) ...

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News Of New Rules Package For 2016 Welcomed

Slice two and a half inches off the rear spoiler, decrease the aerodynamic effect of the front spoiler from two to 25/100ths of an inch, and reduce five inches from the radiator pan and you have the recipe for change. If driver comments from Aric Almirola, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski are any indication, NASCAR fans can expect better racing in 2016. Now, all we can hope is that the three-day test at Phoenix with a group of drivers provides a sufficient enough baseline on which to judg ...

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What Went Unnoticed At The AAA 400

Do you know what went unnoticed at the AAA 400 Sunday? Let ask it another way: what do Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kyle Larson have in common? ALL four scored top tens in Sunday's race. Heck- Almirola scored his second top five in four races, and his third top ten in four races! If you noticed that, congratulations, you are one alert fan. If you don't, no worries- NBC Sports didn't notice either. THIS is what this fan hates about the Chase. The problem with a "playoff ...

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Finally….A NASCAR Feel Good Story

While some races are a thrill races, others (such as the 2014 Coke Zero 400) feel more like a family car trip from Southern Oregon to Southern California. You know the one...are we there yet? The interminable endurance test parallels the career of one Aric Almirola. My first memory of "The Cuban Missile" came from a Nationwide Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in 2007. Almirola goes out and wins the pole, gets the car to the front, but because of a sponsorhip commitment, the car's regular ...

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Nascar Win, Lose or Draw: Coke Zero 400

  [caption id="attachment_684580" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Richard Petty Motorsports[/caption] Finally. After weeks of writing about it, it finally happened. A longshot, Aric Almirola, won a 2014 Sprint Cup race, chaining the Chase landscape and making for a memorable and rain-shorterend weekend. Here's the Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more…) ...

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