NASCAR DRIVERS WHO MOONLIGHT AS MODELS

 News broke this week of that Reed Sorenson will trade his firesuit for chinos as the new model for Dollar General's new fall fashion line.  Reed's turn on the catwalk is the latest in a long-standing tradition of drivers moonlighting as models for everything from Danica's milk campaign to Bowyer's Blue Man Group endorsement.Gone are the days of Jimmy Spencer's spare tire physique and Terry Labonte's magnanimous Magnum P.I. mustaches.  They've been replaced by Kasey Kahne six-pack ...

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IS A TEAMMATE AN ADVANTAGE IN THE CHASE?

RICHMOND, Va._ When the 12 man Chase for the Sprint Cup is set following Saturday night’s Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, nearly every driver will have a teammate on his side in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs. Richard Childress Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing all have the majority of their teams in the Chase and Stewart Haas Racing has a chance to put both of their cars in as well. Even if Ryan Newman fails to make the Chase, SHR is still a Hendri ...

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WOULD WEEKNIGHT CUP RACING WORK?

Monday Night Football changed the way the National Football League was watched on television. Is it time for a Wednesday Night NASCAR broadcast?The NFL is the most successful sports model in America. The television ratings, attendance, and corporate advertising dollars spent make most others sit up and take notice. The Football method is looked upon as a good way of doing business.  Years ago when weekly Monday Night Football was broadcast on network channels it was often the number one rat ...

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STEWART SMOKES ‘EM ON FINAL RESTART

HAMPTON, Ga._ Throughout the entire 500-mile even Sunday night at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart could not get going on the restarts. Running up front for much of the race, Stewart would spin the tires on nearly every restart and lose spots as a result. Yet when it mattered most, 'Smoke' got the job done and scored the victory – his first of the 2010 season. "I just couldn't keep from spinning the tires and I just made myself not even watch Carl (Edwards) on the bottom on th ...

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A FAVORITE HEADING INTO THE CHASE?

HAMPTON, Ga._ Every year it seems one or two drivers enter the Chase for the Sprint Cup with momentum, bonus points and the other drivers looking at them as the guy to beat in the final ten races of the year. This season, however, it seems the Chase field is full of unknowns, multiple possibilities and no hands down favorite to win. Despite being ninth in points and having only one top-10 in the last seven races, most people in the garage still point to four-time defending champions Jimmie Johns ...

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