Race React: The 2017 Daytona 500

I happened upon a wreck, and a race broke out! For better or for worse, the 2017 Daytona 500 was eventful. Drivers were aggressive in the race's later stages, some of NASCAR's lesser known names got their day in the sun, and fans of Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart were grinning ear to ear at race's end. In two years, the elder Busch brother has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse. Remember the 2015 edition of the Daytona 500? A race without Kurt and Kyle? While Kyle was shelved with leg f ...

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Joe Gibbs Racing: Picking Up Where They Left Off

1993: Bill Clinton had just moved into the White House, email was technology's shiny new toy, and Jeff Gordon was a Winston Cup rookie. That same year, Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing (if you have a few minutes, here are the final laps on youtube). JGR hadn't had a Dayton 500 winning car since: not Bobby Labonte, not Tony Stewart, not Kyle Busch. Denny Hamlin changed that Sunday. Whatever the Great American Race lacked in drama up to that point was more than ...

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NASCAR Recap: Daytona 500

[caption id="attachment_686843" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/FedEx[/caption] Imagine driving more than three hours and having the race be decided by half the length of a ruler. That's how Denny Hamlin woke up Monday morning as a Daytona 500 champion and Martin Truex Jr. woke up a second place finisher. Here are some other slightly less obvious winners (and a loser or two) from the Great American Race. (more…) ...

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Fearless Forecast For The 2016 Season

In the immortal words of Nick "Goose" Bradshaw from Top Gun, "I feel the need. I feel the need...for speed." While it was frustrating to watch all the wrecking at the end of Saturday's Sprint Unlimited, it was good to have racing again. The 2016 season is a completely unwritten chapter of NASCAR history, and in today's competitive climate, virtually anything is possible. Half the fun is seeing if things play out the way you think they will. Although I will be proven famously wrong on some ...

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NASCAR Recap: Daytona Weekend

[caption id="attachment_686814" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/SRIPerformance[/caption]   So much for easing into the 2016 Sprint Cup season. Big wrecks and big surprises on the pole at Daytona made for an eventful 48 hours. Here's a look at quick winners and losers in this NASCAR recap. (more…) ...

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