Nascar Win, Lose or Draw: Brickyard 400

What an exciting weekend off the bricks at Indi. The Brickyard 400 race may have lacked sizzle on the track and in the stands, but the events before and after the race caused quite the stir. Here's a breakdown of winners and losers from Sunday's Brickyard 400. (more...) ...

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The Comeback Kids

For this fan, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be forever linked. After all, it was Earnhardt who gave Keselowski his big break in the Nationwide Series. He had his rough edges, but that ride led a short-term Cup opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports, a win at Talladega for James Finch, and then that championship ride for Roger Penske. Both have racing in their blood as sons of racers, both are a little rough around the edges; occasionally saying things that make suits squirm. Both ...

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Some Have More Than A Puncher’s Chance At Daytona

The sun even shines on a dog's hiney; that's the conventional racing wisdom on restrictor plate tracks. Wins by Michael Waltrip, Derrike Cope, David Ragan and others are often held up as evidence that Daytona and Talladega produce their share of Cinderella stories. No one will deny Saturday's Coke Zero 400 presents an excellent opportunity for the likes of AJ Allmedinger, Aric Almirola and David Gilliland to get that elusive first Cup points win, but know that there are drivers who have a kn ...

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Team 88: Something Proven

To be numbered among the best, the critics said they had a lot to prove. The driver, the progeny of a seven-time champion, was derided as one born on third base, but cheered as though he had hit a triple. He's been called a choker, gun shy, lazy and all manner of things in an effort to explain why he had not achieved his father's proficiency. The crew chief once took the reins from the master pit boss for a four-time champion. In a play off of his name, he was called "Pop Tart." Memes gra ...

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Pocono 400: Win, Lose or Draw

The triangle tricked some of Nascar's biggest names Sunday, with the sport's favorite driver and his legion of fans leaving Pocono thrilled. On a day filled with action on and off the track, here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown of the other winners and losers. (more...) ...

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The Sweet & The Sour At Turn One of 2014

Coming out of Turn One, the 2014 season is fish tailing a bit, keeping it off the walls, but loose as a long-necked goose. Like it is with any season, there's been a mix of the sweet and a dash of the sour. THE SWEET.... The Monkey Is Off His Back- Being a member of "Junior Nation" has been a lot like being a Chicago Cubs fan in recent years, complete with lots of heart break and requiring the patience of Job. Earnhardt has rewarded his fans' loyalty and silenced his critics, starting ...

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Boiled Over Brad’s Selective Outrage

NASCAR fans got a bonus with the race at Richmond; it was a two for one special. Not only was there one of the best races we've seen in a long time, fans also got treated to a little "Saturday Night At The Fights." The headliner featured a mean right hook by Marcos Ambrose after a shove from Casey Mears; the undercard, a more familiar NASCAR refrain of love taps, finger pointing and bent sheet metal- this time between former champions Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth. While the scrap bet ...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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Chasing Excellence

His name says it all. The first name "Chase" suggests a man on the move, and this young racer of which I speak is definitely that. The last name "Elliott" is synonymous NASCAR excellence, one bearing the name won 44 races, the 1988 NASCAR Winston (now Sprint) Cup championship, and was a 16 time Most Popular Driver. His name packs a lot of meaning, and considering what he's accomplished already, 18-year old high school senior Chase Elliott is bearing up to it just fine. The NASCAR Nation ...

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Duck Commander: Win, Lose or Draw

(Photo: Chris Graythen, Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)   Apparently, everything is bigger in Texas, including the rainstorms. Monday's Duck Commander 500 features several exciting events and reasons to be frustrated about how those events transpired. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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