ESPN COMMENTATORS FIRE BACK AT ‘RIGGED’ COMMENTS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla._ During Tuesday night’s edition of the ESPN commentary show “Pardon the Interruption” host Tony Kornheiser and stand-in co-host Dan LeBatard (of the Miami Herald) stepped out of character and discussed Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pole run for the Daytona 500. Instead of talking of the popular driver’s first pole at the famed speedway or the effectiveness of the off-season changes at Hendrick Motorsports, the pair opted to discuss whether or not NASCAR h ...

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WHY IS BEING DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S CREW CHIEF SO DIFFICULT?

Steve Letarte became Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s third crew chief since joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, which begs the question, "Why is it so difficult to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief?" Junior seems like an affable guy, he's backed by one of the strongest owners in NASCAR, he's got his own theme song and the team works side-by-side with five-time champion Jimmie Johnson. So why is there more turnover here than a McDonalds short order cook? Here are the top five challenges to ...

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REJECTED NASCAR POINT SYSTEM FORMULAS

NASCAR officials have deliberated on a new point system behind closed doors for several weeks now. According to inside sources, officials have chosen a new system after carefully evaluating several simpler formulas or even abandoning The Chase altogether.According to inside sources, here are the rejected formulas for a new point system. 
1. Jessica Alba IndexUnder this formula, NASCAR officials would meet with Jessica Alba every Sunday night at a nice restaurant of her choosing. Ms. Alba would r ...

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5 DRIVERS I’M WATCHING IN 2011

There’s a reason everyone loves a new year. For those who experienced adversity or failure in the year prior, they get fresh start; a clean slate fresh for writing a new chapter to the story. For the young, it’s an opportunity to further build on the foundation that’s been set; perhaps a rite of passage to maturity is in store.NASCAR drivers are no different. For Jimmie Johnson, 2010 further built his legacy. For Denny Hamlin, it was a breakout year. Jamie McMurray experienced ...

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NASCAR NEEDS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

If you’re much over the age of 25, you’ll recall baseball’s lost season of 1994, when player and owners reached an impasse. Some called the battle of “the millionaires versus the billionaires,” but fans felt they came out the real losers. When play resumed in 1995, the fans let the sport hear about it with attendance off by some 20 percent, and those showing up being none to quiet about their disdain for what baseball had become. Not missing a game in near ...

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