DEAF DRIVER MAKES PITCH TO THE PEOPLE

By all appearances, the young racer is a potential sponsor’s dream. He’s got a racing pedigree, he’s got the hunger, he’s got the looks, and he’s got an incredible back story. What he hasn’t had is much in the way of seat time. There’s the rub. An element of Kris Martin’s story makes sponsors, at least on first glance, understandably nervous. He doesn’t have a criminal record, a drug problem, or a history of on-track misbehavior. The native o ...

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MARTINSVILLE MADNESS COMING RIGHT UP

How can you top this? At one of NASCAR’s tamest tracks, we had fights for the lead, trading paint on the last lap, and plenty of fireworks after the race was over. If this was the case at Auto Club Speedway, long derided as the ugly stepchild of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, what will it be like the .526 mile paper clip we know as Martinsville. Don’t be too sure this will play out the way we expect. As obvious as it seems that Joey Logano will be running for his life, let us review ...

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MISS MANNERS HAS HER HANDS FULL

Well, what do we have here? Yours truly must take back all he said about Auto Club Speedway after the events that occurred at Sunday's race in the city of his birth. This will be a race we'll all be talking about for quite some time, and it may have, for all we know, saved NASCAR racing in southern California.Racing here was sure good for the economy. The guys at the shop will be replacing a lot of wadded up sheet metal, Goodyear will have some tire replacement orders to fill, and Miss Mann ...

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A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND A LITTLE MORE ACTION

 Now that's more like it! The NASCAR brass and chatter class can talk 'til the cows come home about what the sport needs, but the visual offered Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway is a crystal clear picture of what fans like about racing.How complicated can it be? The Food City 500 was one of those "don't leave the couch for the fridge" affairs. There were races for position all over the track, including- dare we believe it- races for the lead as race winner Kasey Kahne and Brad Kes ...

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KENSETH DELIVERS FOR GIBBS & TOYOTA

You hear that deep sigh of relief? That’s the folks at Toyota Racing Development after the win by Matt Kenseth. You know who else is breathing a little easier? Matt Kenseth. You want to talk about a honeymoon? After his victory in the Kobalt Tools 400, the new pairing of the 41-year old with JGR is like a sunny, summer soirée in Cabo. “I felt a lot of pressure that I put on myself to come in here and perform. I felt like coming over here and getting to know Jason, and real ...

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