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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Brian Vickers Fires Another Shot

You've got to hand it to Brian Vickers. Not only does he block the crap out of Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Sunday -- too aggressively, I thought; and still think -- and ignite The Big One, but he comes out of the Infield Care Center and calls out Junior. Flat-out ballsy. Vickers' willingness to suggest the emperor has no clothes is a bit like suggesting back in 2003 that Saddam Hussein didn't have weapons of mass destruction, wasn't linked to September 11th, and posed zero ...

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