PAUL MENARD: FROM FLOPPER AWARD TO BRICKYARD 400 CHAMPION

It was only a few seasons ago, two to be exact, that Paul Menard was honored with being named the champion of allleftturns.com’s annual FLOPPER award. For those of you that may not remember, the FLOPPER award was given to the driver that Finishes Last in Overall Points while Participating in Every Race. That year Menard, finished 31st in points with no top-10s, an average start of 31st, average finish of 27th and led only 12 laps. Menard has come a long way in the two seasons since earni ...

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WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE? BOWYER OR MCMURRAY?

If you could be a NASCAR Cup driver this year would you rather be Clint Bowyer or Jamie McMurray? Think about that.McMurray’s 2010 record is too inconsistent to challenge for the Championship. But he has visited the Winner’s Circle on a pair of occasions. And they were huge events.He paced the field to the checkered flag in the biggest stock car race in the world. Last February on a chilly Sunday evening, McMurray crossed the finish line first in the Daytona 500. Bringing about an ef ...

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MCMURRAY, GANASSI SHINE ON CENTER STAGE

There was a big race, big money, and a big trophy. Chip Ganassi is an even money bet. Set those up in the NASCAR world and Jamie McMurray is your man. Oh by the way he drives for Chip Ganassi. Felix Sabates and Dale Earnhardt originally owned the teams that now provide the machine that McMurray steered to victory in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Sabates sold majority ownership to Ganassi. Then that organization merged with the DEI assets and Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing is what still stands. And 201 ...

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OFF TO THE BRICKYARD

I live near Charlotte, North Carolina in the heart of NASCAR country. May raceweeks is a busy time of year with a flourish of racing, tourism, and fan related activities. The brand new Hall of Fame has been christened and the inaugural inductees have been honored. And as the racing peaks with Memorial Day weekend, I am heading to the Indianapolis 500 for the third time in the last four years.My very first visit to ‘The Brickyard’ was in 2004. I was working at Michael Waltrip Racing a ...

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