JEFF GORDON WILL WIN IN CHICAGO

Jeff Gordon will win in Chicago this weekend. So says SI.com's Tom Bowles, who writes, "Averaging a 5.8 average finish in his last four starts in Chicagoland, this team is already knocking on the door with four straight top-5 finishes. With J.J. still winless at this place -- one of the more difficult venues for the No. 48 -- it's time for their shopmates to steal a little bit of the spotlight across the way." Yes, but we all know how Jimmie Johnson races right after he has had a baby. ...

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NEWMAN NEEDED FOUR LAPS FOR PHOENIX WIN

If one thing was learned from the finish of Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at the Phoenix International Raceway, it was how a team wins a Sprint Cup Series race these days has changed dramatically. Kyle Busch led 113 laps, Jimmie Johnson led 113 laps and Juan Pablo Montoya led 104 laps, yet none of them celebrated in victory lane. Ryan Newman led only four laps on the night, took two tires in the end and was able to break a 77-race winless streak.  As the laps clicked away, it ...

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NEWMAN THINKS MOON LANDING WAS FAKED

Count NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman among the people who believe the moon landing never happened. Said the Rocket Man, "I'm pretty sure (the original moon landing) was fake. I watched the documentary on it, and it's pretty easy to believe. The flag was standing straight out when there's no wind up there. When they step on the surface, there should have been a big cloud because there's no atmosphere." But that's not all he said. In a fascinating interview with the ...

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EARNHARDT HIGHEST-PAID DRIVER

According to Forbes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR's highest-paid driver. So, they pay by the loss? (I know. Cheap shot.) Check out the whole list below. No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnings: $30 millionNo. 2 Jeff Gordon: Earnings: $27 millionNo. 3 Jimmie Johnson: Earnings: $23 millionNo. 4 Tony Stewart: Earnings: $19 millionNo. 5 Carl Edwards: Earnings: $14 millionNo. 6 Kevin Harvick: Earnings: $13 millionNo. 7 (tie) Kyle Busch: Earnings: $12 millionNo. 7 (tie) Kasey Kahne: Earnings: $12 million ...

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EVERYONE HATES BRAD KESELOWSKI

Brad Keselowski admits he has been a jerk, has a conspiracy theory about the Carl Edwards wreck and compares NASCAR's current state of new driver development to the Holocaust. Angriest. Ginger. Ever. (ESPN) ...

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