Coming Soon: A NASCAR Power Play

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." -Lord Acton Like two Old West gunslingers, NASCAR and NASCAR team owners are poised with guns loaded ten paces apart down on Main Street. Both parties are talking as if there is nothing to see here, but no one is buying it. The question now is not a matter of "if," but a matter of "when." Th ...

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The Kid Is Alright: Kyle Larson Will Be Just Fine

For the first time in years, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season boasts a compelling rookie class. At this posting, five have announced as candidates for Rookie Of The Year. Nationwide Series veterans Michael Annett, Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt join the much-ballyhooed likes of Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon as candidates, perhaps the most intriguing class since 2006, which featured phenoms Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer. Expectations are justifiably high for Dillon. He ...

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MCMURRAY, GANASSI SHINE ON CENTER STAGE

There was a big race, big money, and a big trophy. Chip Ganassi is an even money bet. Set those up in the NASCAR world and Jamie McMurray is your man. Oh by the way he drives for Chip Ganassi. Felix Sabates and Dale Earnhardt originally owned the teams that now provide the machine that McMurray steered to victory in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Sabates sold majority ownership to Ganassi. Then that organization merged with the DEI assets and Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing is what still stands. And 201 ...

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MCMURRAY MAKES HISTORY FOR CHIP GANASSI

Going into this weekend’s running of the Brickyard 400, it appeared as if Juan Pablo Montoya was poised to make history. If victorious, he would become the only driver to win the Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500. In addition, a win would have given team owner Chip Ganassi the 2010 motorsports trifecta – the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. For much of Sunday’s race it appeared as if Montoya was on pace to accomplish that feat. However, the complexi ...

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GANASSI WINS MOTORSPORTS’ DOUBLE JEWEL

INDIANAPOLIS _ Chip Ganassi celebrated in victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 completing an auto racing double dip that no car owner had ever accomplished. In February Ganassi hoisted the Daytona 500 trophy with NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray. And four months later he shared a sip of victory milk with Indycar driver Dario Franchitti. This gave Ganassi a first for an auto racing team owner, victories in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 in the same year.Franchitti dominated the action at Indianapolis l ...

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