NASCAR Odds: Coca-Cola 600

  NASCAR'S longest race will offer some awfully longs odds this weekend. Here's why Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 has a short list of contenders Sunday night. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Odds: Sprint All-Star Race

It's the true test of a sports fan to consider the odds of an All-Star race. The rules change; the field has motivation all over the map. It's a race with literally no sporting consequences. But when the winner of the Sprint All-Star race gets $1 million and second place gets a firm handshake, the action is bound to be intense. The NASCAR odds for Saturday's Sprint All-Star race further suggest a wild ride Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (more...) ...

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  The Sprint All-Star Race is insane, probably the toughest race to bet in the 2014 Sprint Cup Season. Before trying to make sense of the odds, here's a quick breakdown of the rules and how that will impact what fans see Saturday night. (more...) ...

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“CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM” IS THE OPERATIVE PHRASE FOR THE NEW CAR

 There’s smiles all around at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave the new car a thumbs up, Jeff Gordon seems pleased, and a number of fans and drivers are happy to hear the two-car tandem should be going the way of the Blue Footed Booby. It’s all just one big love fest, save for short supplies, and a number of bent up cars from Friday, serving as a teacher that racers should tread lightly when attempting to bump draft. Heck, the car even LOOKS better. No doubt, all the buzz o ...

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DRIVING AN INDYCAR IN THE HEART OF NASCAR

I drove through the tunnel into the infield garage area for the umpteenth time. I had worked races here as a mechanic, a reporter, a car show visitor, and once even rode shotgun in a Richard Petty Driving School stock car.But this time was different. This is a day I had excitedly counted down for over four months. This time I was here to sample a taste of what it was to be Bobby Unser or Rick Mears.This day I was to pilot an Indycar around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. My wife Shelly and daug ...

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