One Way NASCAR Drivers Can Get France’s Attention

  Click! Once again, NASCAR plays Russian roulette at a restrictor plate track, and no one dies. Like you, I suspect that in another day and time, we would all be writing memorials to Austin Dillon. He made it out alive, and so have the fans injured by the flying debris from Dillon's car, as we witnessed another episode of carnage on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. We are reminded that 43 cars bunched together at 200 mph is a high-risk proposition. Put those 43 cars ...

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NASCAR Odds: Coke Zero 400

It's a whole new world for NASCAR. NBC begins broadcasting Sprint Cup races with Sunday night's Coke Zero 400. Looking at the NASCAR odds for Daytona's night race, there is also a whole new world when it comes to the numbers. (more...) ...

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2015 Sprint Unlimited: Love & Racing

  Oh the irony: after all the attention paid to a NASCAR driver and his ex-girlfriend, and NASCAR's most popular driver and his aversion of bling for his long-time girlfriend this off-season, the 2015 campaign's genesis arrives on Valentine's Day. For those of us who have a love for racing, Saturday's Sprint Unlimited- a 75 lap kick-off once known as the Bud Shootout- the event will offer a welcome focus on something other than the private lives of Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...

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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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Time To Toss Out The Plates?

Business is picking up again in metal recycling. Wednesday's practice at Daytona International Speedway saw more stuff get wadded up than a novelist with writer's block. Can you imagine the fist pounding back at the shop? As of right now, it appears one of the victims, Dave Blaney, will be packing it in, and another Daytona favorite, Trevor Bayne, may have his chances of making the show jeopardized by the mayhem triggered when Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth nudged each other. This is racing ...

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