Fantasy Takes Hard Blow From Reality In Stewart-Haas Switch

In our neatly constructed dream sports worlds, things never change. Lebron James never leaves the Cavs. Brett Favre retires a Packer. Peyton Manning brings a second Lombardi trophy to Indy before he retires. Most of all, Tony Stewart, a man perceived as synonymous with Chevrolet, never, ever associates with a.........Ford! Given the reaction of fans throughout NASCAR Nation, you would have thought Coach K was announcing he was leaving Duke to go coach at UNC when it was announced that Stewar ...

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Car and Driver Stepped in It

So Car and Driver runs a story on its website on April 1st claiming that President Obama had ordered Chevrolet and Dodge out of NASCAR as a condition of receiving any Federal funds. This, obviously, was newsworthy, the battle lines were drawn, and the blogosphere went nuts.The hue and cry spread far and fast, with NASCAR traditionalists bemoaning almost equally another hit to their beloved sport and the supposed creeping Socialism espoused by the current administration. Comments were ...

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