From Earnhardt to Petty: 5 Great NASCAR Winning Streaks

  Win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and you've accomplished something impressive. A driver who can win two in a row has demonstrated he has the hang of this. Win three or more, and you're making history. In eight decades of racing, only 19 Cup drivers have won three or more in a row. Today, we celebrate five of the best NASCAR winning streaks of all time. Dale Earnhardt (4), March 29- April 26, 1987- On the road to the third of his seven championships, The Intimidator set the tone for ...

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Gordon’s 1994 Brickyard 400 Win Still Brings Memories

Could a Hollywood script have been written any better? In the first running of a NASCAR (then) Winston Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a kid from nearby Pittsboro, Indiana (by way of Vallejo, California)- Jeff Gordon- wins the race. Talk about the stars aligning for NASCAR, somebody was smiling on the series that day. It may have been Gordon's second career victory- the first came in the Coca- Cola 600 back in May- but it was his victory at the 1994 Brickyard 400 was a sem ...

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Throwback Thursday: Big Race Buddy Baker

Sometimes, it's not a matter of how much but where you win. While 19 career victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won't you put you at the top of any leaderboards, a knack for winning big races like the Daytona 500, the Southern 500 (Darlington), the Busch Clash, and winning the Winston 500 (Talladega) and the World 600 (Charlotte) three times certainly will. Buddy Baker did those things and more. The '70s represented a golden era for NASCAR. It was a great time for a young fan like m ...

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Tim Richmond: Smarter Than The Tricky Triangle

  Jimmie Johnson's 10th victory at Dover is the latest example of how a driver can master a track. In the same way that Dale Earnhardt owned Talladega, and Darrell Waltrip owned Bristol, Tim Richmond owned Pocono Raceway. In a career cut short by his infection with HIV and death at the hands of the AIDS virus, Tim Richmond reeled off four victories in a four year span at the track known popularly as the "tricky triangle." He swept the twin 1986 stops at Long Pond, Pennsylvania, an ...

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Ralph Earnhardt: The Original Racer’s Racer

  Legends often have a way of taking on a life of their own. If the story is not carefully recorded, a Mickey Rooney can become a Paul Bunyan. The way the Dale Earnhardt story is told, one could sometimes get the impression that The Intimidator was somehow discovered out of nowhere and struggled his way to the top to become racing royalty. While his beginnings were humble, while he earned his place in the hallowed halls of NASCAR, the Earnhardt name was not unfamiliar to racing enthu ...

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