EDWARDS AND KESELOWSKI HEAT UP THE OFF WEEKEND

This weekend, while the majority of the Sprint Cup guys enjoyed some much needed time away from the race track, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards renewed their heated rivalry at Gateway International. The two raced each other hard for the win during Saturday night’s Nationwide Series event, and as the checkered flag was thrown in the air it was Keselowski that was wrecking wildly and Edwards that was taking home the trophy, and a firestorm of reaction throughout the sport ignited. Here& ...

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VICTORY LANE RAIN TASTES MUCH BETTER

David Reutimann won last year’s Coca-Cola 600 – one of the most prestigious races of the year. The longest event of the season, the 600-mile event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is a test of endurance and fortitude, yet last year it took two days to complete. Mother Nature had the upper hand for most of the weekend, but it was a bold call by crew chief Rodney Childers that kept the No. 00 of David Reutimann out of the track as the rains came. Finally, the rain got the upper hand tha ...

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JOHNSON-GORDON RIFT SHOWS LARGER TREND

RICHMOND, Va. _ Over the last two weeks it has been more than obvious teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have been racing each other harder than ever on the race track. These buddy-buddy teammates are now drawing attention for their on the track run-ins, but does Gordon’s aggression elude to a larger trend?Any time a team becomes dominant in one sport, the competition is forced to change the way it plays the game. When the New York Yankees went on a streak in the late 1990s, other fr ...

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SAMSUNG 500 ODDS

 “Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.”Mike Tyson’s quote rings through my skull like a shot to the eye socket.  Ryan Newman (I can’t believe he won either) has me down a fake $250 in my quest to bet every single 2010 Sprint Cup race.In a bid to avoid getting financially knocked out, I find solace that my Kasey Kahne prop bet worked out. I also find joy knowing that I will never bet real money on NASCAR when/if my pregnant wife allows me near ...

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DRIVERS ADJUSTING TO SPOILER

CHARLOTTE _ Preparing for the transition from the rear wing to the spoiler, nearly every Sprint Cup Series team spent this Tuesday and Wednesday testing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. While the spoiler will be implemented beginning with this weekend’s race in Martinsville, teams had limited time with the newest change to the car. A previous test at Talladega Superspeedway saw only 24 teams try out the rear spoiler, but this week close to 50 teams took to the track. Each team used the ...

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EDWARDS AND KESELOWSKI MEET WITH NASCAR

BRISTOL, TENN. _ Before the action got under way at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday morning, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski, along with team owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske, met with NASCAR officials to discuss their incident that occurred two weeks ago in Atlanta. Meeting for over half an hour, the two drivers eventually emerged side-by-side, smiling and pointing at each other as they rushed in different directions to Nationwide Series qualifying. Rolling off right after one another ...

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NASCAR’S FIRST SOAP OPERA: AS THE WORLD TURNS LEFT

NASCAR's branded entertainment has grown to include NASCAR programs on Showtime, NASCAR romance novels and now soaps. In a bold venture into the unknown, NASCAR crosses over into television with the soap opera "As The World Turns...Left."  Here are synopsis of the next four episodes coming to a TV near you.This Used To Be ParadiseThis week on "As the World Turns... Left" a dangerous secret is revealed. Paul Menard, driver of the #98 Menard Ford Fusion, has an evil twin.. ...

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HARVICK, EDWARDS FEUDING

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ For years, Kevin Harvick was known for his hot temper, aggressive driving and unfiltered mouth. That attitude has been somewhat muted over the last few seasons, but this week the "Happy" Harvick of old showed up in style. Earlier this week, Harvick appeared on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio show and was asked about his thoughts on the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski incident that took place two weeks ago in Atlanta. Off came the filter and the Harvick of ol ...

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FOOD CITY 500 ODDS

As a kid, I loved Mike Singletary. A linebacker for the Chicago Bears, the Hall of Famer had a stare that made men wet themselves. Singletary also hit harder than Carl Edwards when he sees anything that rhymes with Keselowski.Singletary currently coaches the San Francisco 49’ers, where he had one of the greatest coaching rants of all time in his very first game on the job. It is that mantra that will dig me out of my winless hole at the Food City 500 this weekend. Why? Paging Mr. Singletar ...

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GET READY FOR MORE ACTION

As if the 2010 season wasn’t exciting enough, NASCAR’s reaction to the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski incident last week just triggered a slippery slope. By not suspending or placing a fine on Edwards for his actions in Atlanta, NASCAR has sent the message to the garage that drivers are on their own when it comes to working out problems with each other. With the season’s next race coming at Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday, perhaps we’ll see more of the "Have at it, ...

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