JOHNSON-EARNHARDT TANDEM PUSHES TO WIN

Never wavering from their partnership throughout the day, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove to the bottom lane in the tri-oval to beat the two-car tandems of Jeff Gordon-Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer-Kevin Harvick Sunday in Talladega. The winning margin of 0.002 seconds ties the Ricky Craven-Kurt Busch finish at Darlington in 2003 for the closest finish in NASCAR history since the implementation of electronic scoring.Hanging in the back of the pack for much of the afternoon after starti ...

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NASCAR DRIVERS INK TV DEALS

This week NASCAR traveled to Hollywood where several drivers took the opportunity to meet with network execs and sign deals for their own shows. In the face of declining ratings for races, NASCAR officials hope the cross-over appeal of NASCAR drivers in scripted TV will boost its appeal. NBC's attempt to infuse its fall lineup with NASCAR programming failed, but experts feel now is the time.Here's a closer look at some of the TV deals now in development.While driving from Daytona to Charlotte, K ...

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KYLE VS. CARL: THE TENSION SIMMERS

One of the kings of “outlaw” country music- David Allen Coe- may have summed it up best in this little song. I leave it to your interpretation to whom it applies:I need a little time off for bad behaviorThe devil in me done been asleep too longI need a little time off for bad behaviorIt looks like I've been too good for too longCarl Edwards badly wanted a piece of Kyle Busch at Bristol. “I told him after Phoenix that I still owe him one, but I’ll save it up. We ...

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BUSCH BREAKS OUT THE BROOM (AGAIN)

BRISTOL, Tenn._ Leading 153 of the 500 laps, Kyle Busch was able to score his second straight weekend sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway and win Sunday’s Jeff Byrd 500. Holding off Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson on the final laps, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver scored his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season one day after dominating the 300-lap Nationwide Series event. Breaking out the broom in Victory Lane, Busch celebrated not only his second weekend sweep, but also his fifth straight NA ...

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OPINIONS VARY ON NATIONWIDE TIRE DECISION

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ During Friday afternoon’s practice sessions for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the majority of the teams in the garage were experiencing extreme tire wear. With cords showing after 15-25 laps, NASCAR and Goodyear opted to change the compound for the right side tires in both series. Following NASCAR’s announced change, Nationwide Series teams had another two hours and 50 minutes of practice, plus qualifying on the old compound. In ...

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