Brian Vickers Makes Return To Racing At Daytona

Tony Stewart's misfortune becomes Brian Vickers opportunity. Pending medical clearance, the one-time Hendrick Motorsports phenom and winner of three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races will substitute for the injured former champion in the Daytona 500. As one who has had his own share of adversity, Vickers could well become the feel good story of the 2016 edition of the "Great American Race." The driver who earned the distinction of being the youngest to win a Busch (now Xfinity) Series champi ...

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Now Here’s Some Racing Stories Worth Our Attention

  You heard it here from a media guy: sometimes having 24 hour, on-demand sports media is not necessarily a good thing. Thanks to the need to fill air-time and print space, we all know a lot more about the relationship between Kurt Busch and Patricia Driscoll than we ever want to know, what Carl Edwards thinks of Tony Stewart's athleticism, and all manner of tripe none of us would have ever given two hoots about 30 years ago. Thankfully, the 2015 NASCAR season is roughly a month away ...

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It’s Crunch Time For Some NASCAR Notables

Today's pop quiz: what do Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart have in common? Well actually, two things come to mind: all five of these drivers have been in the Chase since its 2004 inception, and secondly, if the Chase started today, they would be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for this quintet, there are four more races to go, and there are drivers ahead of them currently in the Chase grid who don't have a win. The good news is that four of ...

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Three Things NASCAR Needs To Do This Week

  It's Monday. For many, that means a second, third or fourth cup of coffee. It also means a lengthy lists of things to do during what should be a busy winter week. NASCAR officials just wrapped up the media tour and might thinks it's time to rest a bit before Daytona. But before refilling their collective mugs, there are three things NASCAR needs to add to their weekly to do list.  (more…) ...

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STAYING OFF THE RED BULL BANDWAGON

I don’t see it.Media writers and broadcasters have gone on record in 2011 to boast of Red Bull Racing’s expected rise in competitive nature. I am going against the grain and saying they won’t rise very far into the 20-something ranked teams.I used to work there.Don’t expect a disgruntled, ex-employer-bashing rant based on spite here. But I have an honest assessment of the race team from my time spent and it is negative. I have worked for plenty of race teams in my life ...

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