NASCAR’s Mt. Rushmore

Over in the NBA, LeBron James has lain before himself a new challenge: to have a career worthy of being part of basketball's "Mt. Rushmore." Today- he says he belongs there alongside such luminaries as Jordan, Magic and Bird. Did you catch that? These are names even non-basketball fans know- transcendent figures. It prompts for the motorsports fan the question of who belongs on NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore? Who are the four giants? For this fan, NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore must be game changers, t ...

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DID EARNHARDT HAVE HEART CONDITION?

Mad Mikie over at Laidback Racing has written an interesting post about the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. The author read the official accident report and found that Earnhardt had quinidine in his system when he crashed at the 2001 Daytona 500. Quinidine is used to treat an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. Tracing back to 1997, when Earnhardt blacked out during a race in Darlington, Mad Mikie thinks it is possible that NASCAR kept the illness a secret from fans. It is quite a conspir ...

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Dale Earnhardt Sr.

It's hardly the kind of day anyone wants to commemorate, but it's got to be done: eight years ago, on February 18, 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr. died after being involved in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.It doesn't overstate things to say that NASCAR hasn't been the same since. While Earnhardt Sr. was reportedly beginning what would be his last season, he remained the single most galvanizing force in NASCAR, loved and hated in equal measure, each emotion hugely beneficial to the sport. He was ...

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