What Carl Edwards’ Win Means For Team, JGR

  Did you hear that? That's a collective sigh of relief for Carl Edwards, the 19 team and Joe Gibbs Racing. It's one victory in the scheme of things, but as Edwards himself said, this one is not like the others. The victory accomplishes a great deal. The move to JGR from Roush Fenway Racing didn't necessarily yield instant gratification for the 2008 and 2011 runner-up like it did for Kevin Harvick, when he moved from Richard Childress to Stewart-Haas, or like it did for Matt Kense ...

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Consistency, Not Conspiracy Is NASCAR’s Problem

  It seems like we've seen this movie before. A Joe Gibbs Racing driver wrecks and another JGR driver is unhappy with how the caution flag was (or wasn't) handled. Regardless of whether or not you like Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, JGR or Toyota, you have to admit the drivers of the 11 and the 19 have a point; in fact its one of the real issues that surrounds NASCAR. Consistency, not conspiracy is NASCAR's problem. On this page, yours truly poked a little bit of fun at NASCAR conspi ...

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NASCAR Odds: Spring Break Bye Week

After the winter many NASCAR fans had to endure, Spring Break and the sights and sounds that go with it have arrived at an ideal time. For Sprint Cup teams, the timing is ideal as well when you consider all of the developments on. But even though your favorite Sprint Cup driver will spend time with friends and family this weekend, there are still some thoughts to simmer over this Saturday and Sunday related the next phase of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s March Madness: Reality & Fantasy

    Tony Stewart in 35th? Kevin Harvick is spanking the field? Martin Truex is in third? Jeff Gordon is 25th in his farewell tour? Welcome to "March Madness" NASCAR style. The 2015 season has been downright "cray cray." Amidst the insanity, let's take s step back to consider what is reality and what is fantasy. First of all, let's remember that in today's world of "win and you're in," you can stink up the track for the better part of the spring and summer, and as long as y ...

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David Ragan: A Movie Script In The Making?

  Imagine you're the precocious son of an old school racer who got a few cups of coffee in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Like father, like son- you have the racing bug too. Perhaps a little prematurely, you get a shot at the big time. You show flashes of potential, but all does not always go well. A rough, but respected says you're a "dart without feathers." Over time, you improve a little, and you win the Coke Zero 400 at the birthplace of speed- Daytona International Speedway. ...

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