Sports Fans & Participants Attach Special Meaning To Numbers

Starting next season, Chase Elliott's car will bear the same number his legendary father once used. Longtime fans will easily remember the number 9 and think of Awesome Bill from Dawsonville. Along with 44 wins and a championship, Bill Elliott was a 16 time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award. Sports fans are funny about numbers. Football fans will forever associate 34 with Walter Payton, and the 18 with Peyton Manning. NBA fans think "Michael Jordan" when they see the 23. In bas ...

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Ryan Blaney Scores Well-Received Victory

For the hard core, old school race fan, Sunday's victory by Ryan Blaney was a welcome sight. It returned a pioneer NASCAR team to victory lane for the first time since 2011. The 23-year old son of a NASCAR journeyman is well-respected across the spectrum of NASCAR Nation. A product of the nation's heartland, Ryan Blaney resonates well with the core of NASCAR's fan base than most. While Blaney is a racer's son, being the progeny of World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney really didn't factor ...

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Setting The Record Straight With The Number Three

It was bound to happen: RCR's Austin Dillon won a race, and all that talk about the number three resurfaced again. Not all, but many fans consider it sacrilege that a racer not named Earnhardt uses it on his car. For the uninitiated, the number three was shorn upon the car driven by the iconic Dale Earnhardt during the zenith of his legendary career. It can be well-argued that "The Intimidator" was the greatest to ever race in the NASCAR Cup Series. for roughly a decade, he dominated raci ...

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The Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 Was The Pits For Harvick

This movie looks familiar. Kevin Harvick was spanking the field in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 in Atlanta. Until the final caution of the race, the narrative was shaping up to be one of a racer stinking up the show with his dominance. This fan caught himself thinking, "So much for the fixed race theory." Ah, but anyone who has watched more then five NASCAR races knows you have to stick around until the end. For those of you who missed it, Austin Dillon brought out the caution when hi ...

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Can Richard Childress Racing Get Back To Victory Lane?

Hey, didn't you use to be a top NASCAR racing team? It doesn't SEEM so long ago, but it's been three years since RCR put a car in victory lane in NASCAR's premier series. It's not easy staying on top in professional sports, particular in NASCAR, where technology, rules changes and the comings and goings of personnel keep the owners on their toes. The last time Richard Childress Racing fielded a race winning team in what is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kevin Harvick ...

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