FAN DESIGNS DALE EARNHARDT JR’S RIDE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a special reason to run well this weekend at Phoenix. Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 will have a totally new look, one designed by a fan. As part of a promotion with Diet Mountain Dew, fans had a chance to submit their own dream design for the No. 88. More than 10,000 people stepped up with a concept.  After getting whittled down to ten finalists,  Earnhardt Jr. himself got to pick the winner. That design was unveiled during the first intermission of a Friday night h ...

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WHO SAID IT WAS OVER?

MARTINSVILLE, Va._ After scoring his seventh victory of the season and first of the Chase, Denny Hamlin walked into the Martinsville Speedway media center pointing at reporters, asking, “Who said it was over? Told you it wasn’t over.”Coming into the weekend 41 points behind Jimmie Johnson in the Chase, Hamlin knew this weekend’s race in Martinsville was his best chance to close the gap before heading to the ‘wild card’ race at Talladega Superspeedway. Sitting ...

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LOL RACE PICS: JUNIOR AND HENDRICK

 Tip of the hat to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Mmmm-hmmmmHow Kyle thinksNo dramaHow Kyle Busch drivesTony and Darian hug it outI wish this was realFor the son of MontoyaEasiest punchline everKyle gets that lookUs timeToo sexy for his shirtNever start and parkElvis CheeriosRun, Danica, RunThe PledgeBlame GordonJimmie's golden horseshoe and Jeff's recklessness win the dayJimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish ...

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NEW NASCAR THEMED GREETING CARDS

NASCAR has partnered with Hallmark to create a line of NASCAR-inspired greeting cards. Several prominent drivers are participating in the venture, writing their own cards for the series. These cards are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or saying you're sorry after a flying kick fight.For anyone wondering what to get Jeff Gordon for his birthday, now there is the perfect card. Here is a sampling from Hallmark's fall collection of cards written by NASCAR drivers.Happy Valentine's Day by Carl E ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

No race. No problem.Kyle Busch didn’t just make history Saturday night in Bristol. He made me a winner.  Down a mere 105 fake dollars heading into the off week, I had two choices.Intense analysis that offers keen insight on the rest of the 2010 season.  Goofy prop bets that allow me to spend some time outside with the newborn.Prop bets, here we come. Odds a Roush Fenway Racing driver wins the 2010 Sprint Cup: 15/12010 has been a debacle for Jack Roush. They weren’t compe ...

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GROOMING TIPS FROM NASCAR STARS

Whether you're hitting the clubs this weekend or romancing your lady with a dinner date, personal grooming is key.  Do you think NASCAR drivers date gorgeous ladies because of their skill on the track?  Their secret is the grooming.Do you get more comparisons to Sasquatch than Stewart? For the first time ever, NASCAR's best drivers share their secrets to landing the girl of your dreams with the proper technique for shaving, hair cuts and more.*Tip #1 Trimming the Engine Block - Greg Bi ...

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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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