DAYTONA CINDERELLAS TAKE ON THE REST OF THE SEASON

My daughter Colleen loves the Disney princess movies. All of them. The ones that were made well before she was born, and even the ones made well before I was born. The time-tested Cinderella is a favorite to my 5-year-old.The premise is similar among all of the animated films. Young attractive female meets young, attractive male and they are attracted to one another. Some villain or obstacle gets in the way, but is overcome leaving them with a lesson learned. The story ends with our two heroes t ...

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NASCAR’S CHANGES BREAK WHAT NEEDS BREAKING

One man’s resolve is another man’s stubbornness. One company’s “Mustang” could become another company’s “Edsel.” There's no guaranteeing an idea will work, but if there’s at least some rationale behind a change, why NOT try it? Like the businessman says in 12 Angry Men, “Let’s run it up the flagpole, and see who salutes it.”  Concerning NASCAR's points system, there’s no sense in getting a ...

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LABONTE MAKING A RUN AT FLOPPER AWARD

Take heart, Paul Menard. Bobby Labonte's 31st-place finish at Charlotte inched him slightly closer to the FLOPPER lead. Not far behind Menard and Labonte, three other drivers are creeping within striking distance. And in the next group we find Sam Hornish Jr., who single-handedly spun himself out twice to bring out the first two cautions of last week’s race. Way to earn your FLOPPER status, Sam.I thought it would be interesting this week to include the prize winnings of each driver in this ...

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WHY DID BOBBY LABONTE LOSE HIS RIDE?

Chances are you found out last night or this morning that 2000 Cup champion Bobby Labonte is out of a gig for seven races. Chances are you know Erik Darnell has a ride for seven races. While most would think this is some random move by a race team with no impact on the Chase, this is a microcosm of modern day NASCAR, good, bad and unintentionally funny. The good: A new driver is getting a shot. In previous years, this would be no big deal. But there have been a whopping two drivers who could ...

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THAT’S TWEETIN’: MAX PAPIS MAKES A FRIEND

Harvick looks strong at Dega ... the infield fans are geeked ... Labonte lets the dogs out ... and Max Papis makes a new friend. Check out the latest Twitter updates from the world of NASCAR. Kyle Busch Tuesday, 4/21/09. 4:24 pm: Kyle didn’t win at Phoenix. He’s saving it for this weekend at Talladega! DeLana Harvick Friday, 4/24/09: Initial comments from Kevin in the first few minutes of practice: This thing is fast, I think we got a shot... Sam Hornish Jr. Thursday, 4/23/09: ...

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Big Bobby Labonte News!

According to an item posted at Jayski's, Bobby Labonte's No. 96 Hall of Fame Racing Ford will have a "different look" for this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. No, no, no, no, no, silly! Not the look of a winner! Just a slightly modified paint scheme! Geez! There are some things even Jayski doesn't know! ...

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