NASCAR’s Not Getting The Point(s)

Once upon a time, there was a dramatic race to the finish. Six drivers raced each other hard for the NASCAR Cup championship- including two sons of racing legends, a popular redhead who wheeled a mean machine, a smooth southerner whose persistence paid off, a steady veteran and a slightly odd, but brilliant underdog. In the season finale, that underdog had his day, the cerebral independent providing the Hollywood ending. The season was 1992. The competitors were (in order of mention above) D ...

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The Marriage Of A NASCAR Hatfield & A NASCAR McCoy

Has Hell frozen over? If we could go back in time a la Marty McFly to the 80s to tell NASCAR fans back in the day that an Elliott would be racing for an Earnhardt, what do you think their reaction would have been? More than likely that fan would have said that a certain region south of us had gone Arctic. Hmm, perhaps Beelzebub is sporting a new pair of long johns. Chase Elloitt- son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott- has aligned himself with the progeny of one of "Million Dollar Bill's" chi ...

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NASCAR’s Answer To Hank Aaron

"As far as I'm concerned, (Hank) Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last 15 years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due." - Mickey Mantle in Baseball Digest (June 1970) Sometimes greatness is achieved not by doing one spectacular deed, but by doing several things well over an extended period of time. Though he never hit 50 home runs in a season, Hank Aaron was for 33 years baseball’s home run king. Over the span of his 22 ...

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JEFF GORDON: NASCAR’S GAME-CHANGING DRIVER

21 years ago, almost all of us had a phone on our wall or on an end table. Email was something guys with thick glasses and pocket protectors used. On demand TV? Wasn't that what happened when you yanked the remote control out of your kid brother's hand? If Rip Van Winkle were awakening today from a 20-year snooze, he'd find the world has changed a lot since that November day in 1992 when Jeffrey Michael Gordon made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut. NASCAR has seen more than its share of chang ...

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GRATEFUL JR. THANKS HIS NATION

 “They stuck behind me for all these years, and I know exactly what they’ve been thinkin’ about; they’ve been wanting us to get back to victory lane. So this is for them. I appreciate their loyalty and support. We wouldn’t have made it back to victory lane without it.” Even if you aren’t a card carrying member of Junior Nation, you can’t help but appreciate the sentiment. Perhaps it may help his critics better understand the love that fan ...

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