THE LEAST DESIRABLE TROPHIES IN NASCAR

The grandfather clock of Martinsville, kissing of the bricks at Indy and the custom cowboy boots of Texas Motor Speedway are iconic trophies in the sport of racing. The rich traditions of these trophies are tied to the identity of the local people themselves. If a driver wins in Nashville they get a hand-painted guitar, the winner in Vegas gets a championship belt built for a boxer, but not every track has a championship-caliber history to represent in trophy form.A few race tracks are still sea ...

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MONTOYA FINALLY GETS THE WIN

Frustration and tough breaks have plagued the No. 42 team of Juan Pablo Montoya and crew chief Brian Pattie over the last few weeks, but Sunday on the road course in Watkins Glen the pair was able to dominate the day and seal the deal to score the win. Going into this weekend’s event, the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team had three front row starts in the previous five races, yet they failed to finish better than 16th and recorded three DNFs. With most people in the garage looking at Montoya a ...

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