WILL BUSCH OR VICKERS MAKE THE CHASE?

Only two races remain before the Chase field is set. Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers, who sit in 13th and 14th place, will be pushing 12th-place Matt Kenseth hard for the final spot in Atlanta and Richmond over the next two weekends.So which of these outsiders has the advantage? This weekend Vickers returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he made his Cup debut in 2003, and has performed well throughout his career. In 12 series starts there he has finished in the top 10 five times. His first top ...

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NASCAR VISITS WHITE HOUSE

President Obama honored three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and other drivers and past champions at a White House ceremony on Wednesday. Obama praised the drivers and called NASCAR "a uniquely American sport." The following are the president's remarks from the ceremony.OBAMA'S REMARKSTHE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everyone. Please have a seat. Welcome to the White House.You know, it is not every day that we have a championship stock car parked out on the South Lawn. ...

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TOP POKER PLAYERS IN NASCAR

Who are the best poker players in NASCAR?  With the World Series of Poker in full swing, it's time to break down the drivers and find out who has the skill to go all-in and who's drawing dead (on the poker table.)  Who knows? If some of those bubble drivers don't make the Chase, they might have a lot more time on their hands to work on their card tricks.  The quiet typesThese men would excel at poker.  Imagine sitting across the table from Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Sr. ...

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HOW DO NASCAR DRIVERS USE THE BATHROOM?

 Today I will answer the most commonly asked question about NASCAR, acording to ask.com.  It is not "Who will win the Chase?" or "What brand of hair gel does Jeff Gordon use?" It is "How do NASCAR drivers use the bathroom?"  The truth is, NASCAR drivers are real people just like you and me, and they use the bathroom just like us ... one leg at a time.  No, wait, I must be thinking of something else, because the merchants of speed have their own u ...

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Are Drivers Athletes, Yes or No?

Like this guy, in almost 18 years of sports reporting, I've covered virtually every major professional sport. And, like this guy, I've even competed in my share over the years, a few at a reasonably competitive level and with some success. But, unlike this guy and at risk of pissing off a whole bunch of people, I just don't think NASCAR drivers are athletes, per se.Of course, it will likely come as no real surprise, then, that I don't consider NASCAR a sport in a conventional sense. But t ...

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