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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VICKERS TO RETURN IN 2011

BRISTOL, Tenn._ Talking with the media for the first time since announcing he would be forced to sit out the remainder of the season, Brian Vickers provided an update to his medical condition and confirmed he would be back in the No. 83 in 2011. Sitting in the Bristol Motor Speedway media center, Vickers looked like Doogie Houser as he discussed how doctors repaired a hole in his heart, added a stint in his leg and how all of that came about. “A lot has happened since the last time I s ...

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BUSCH-JOHNSON RIVALRY COULD REIGNITE

BRISTOL, Tenn._ After getting beat by Jimmie Johnson at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this year, Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch claimed he would have rather been beat by any of the other 41 cars in the field other than the No. 48.Over the last two seasons, Johnson and Busch have developed a rivalry on that track by racing hard, usually at the front of the field. Unfortunately for Busch, that has led to wrecked race cars and disappointing finishes. With both drivers coming into the Food City 5 ...

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NASCAR ON FAMILY GUY

Reader AndrewC passed along this clip from Family Guy. All Left Turns nods in agreement. ...

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NEW CREW CHIEF FOR EARNHARDT?

Look for a major shakeup soon on the No. 88 team. Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured another disappointing run at Michigan, and with the dust settled on the Kasey Kahne deal, Rick Hendrick can once again focus on righting the 88 team. One possible outcome: grab Kenny Francis and put him on the No. 5 car and slide Alan Gustafson over to the 88. This is much more probable than the other logical solution -- finding a new driver. Time for another shake-up to Earnhardt's team (SI.com)  ...

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