NEW CREW CHIEF FOR EARNHARDT?

Look for a major shakeup soon on the No. 88 team. Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured another disappointing run at Michigan, and with the dust settled on the Kasey Kahne deal, Rick Hendrick can once again focus on righting the 88 team. One possible outcome: grab Kenny Francis and put him on the No. 5 car and slide Alan Gustafson over to the 88. This is much more probable than the other logical solution -- finding a new driver. Time for another shake-up to Earnhardt's team (SI.com)  ...

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MONTOYA FINALLY GETS THE WIN

Frustration and tough breaks have plagued the No. 42 team of Juan Pablo Montoya and crew chief Brian Pattie over the last few weeks, but Sunday on the road course in Watkins Glen the pair was able to dominate the day and seal the deal to score the win. Going into this weekend’s event, the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team had three front row starts in the previous five races, yet they failed to finish better than 16th and recorded three DNFs. With most people in the garage looking at Montoya a ...

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NASCAR STARS DISCUSS SPORT (VIDEO)

We already linked to SI.com's roundtable discussion between Lars Anderson and drivers Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle. Because it is so rare that five stars like this get together in one room for a single interview, we thought you might like to see video of NASCAR's top stars discussing the state of the sport.   NASCAR stars discuss state of the sport (SI.com) ...

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NASCAR TRANSFORMERS (YES, NASCAR TRANSFORMERS)

Finally, another NASCAR movie. Sort of. Transformers 3 will feature the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya. The buzz around this movie is intense. We hear the Earnhardt Jr. car transforms into an Earnhardt souvenir hauler and that robot Jimmie Johnson will play the part of the robotic car driven by Jimmie Johnson. Chad Knaus will reprise his role from the first two movies as Optimus Prime.NASCAR Transformers: How Michael Bay will ruin anoth ...

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EARNHARDT WILL WIN AT DAYTONA

So says SI.com's Lars Anderson, who predicts that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will snap his 74-race winless streak in Daytona, with not one, but two victories this weekend. Anderson also thinks that Junior will make The Chase. Anderson also thinks that if we send our positive energy out towards the ocean we can cap the BP oil well with our good intentions. (I am just kidding about one of those things. But try and guess which one.) The next chapter in 'The Earnhardts at Daytona' could be a happy one (S ...

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