RACING FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT

While this weekend may have been an off week for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there was no shortage of racing. Kyle Busch took home his fourth win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway, Boris Said finally got to victory lane on the NASCAR Nationwide circuit in Montreal and local business owner Gary Puckett was among those that went to Victory Lane at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. Covering the NASCAR circuit while working a full time job can be an interesting ...

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DRIVERS FIND CROSSOVER SUCCESS ON THE POP CHARTS

Move over Marty Robbins, there's a new crew of guitar heros and singing sensations in NASCAR town.  NASCAR's young guns roll from the racetrack to the recording studio to lay down funky tracks, country songs and even some four-part barbershop harmonies.  While most NASCAR drivers' musical efforts can only be described as train wrecks, a new group is tearing up the charts.As the Chase heats up, so will the Billboard 100 as these albums hit the charts this fall.  Brad Keselowski - L ...

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NIGHT RACING VERSUS DAY RACING

Bristol’s night race, Texas’s 2011 springtime event, Charlotte’s Chase race. All promote themselves as a big deal because they are held at night. But are they?The night race tag was special when Bristol Motor Speedway and the Nashville Fairgrounds were the only events on the NASCAR Cup schedule with Saturday evening bookings. Over the years technology has increased to where television broadcasts and superspeedways brought in a much higher grade of illumination. Now night racing ...

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JOHNSON CRASHES AT BRISTOL

Not surprisingly, the World’s Fastest Half-Mile provided plenty of excitement this past weekend across all three series, culminating in a triumphant weekend sweep by Kyle Busch. What was surprising was the lack of crashes we’re accustomed to seeing at a short, steep track such as Bristol. There was plenty of hard racing on display, but drivers were able to avoid day-ending mistakes. Somehow, I don’t think Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus are taking much solace ...

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BUSCH QUIETS CRITICS WITH HISTORIC WIN

BRISTOL, Tenn._ In one of the most unique pre-race driver introductions in all of NASCAR, Bristol Motor Speedway allowed drivers to walk out to entrance music and say something to the crowd before the race. While this started out fairly tame and a bit tedious, Kyle Busch lit the crowd on fire when he was introduced. One night after proudly spinning Brad Keselowski for the lead in the Nationwide Series race – a race he eventually won – the estimated 155,000 strong crowd let the Joe Gi ...

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