Food City 500 Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684200" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images[/caption]   Is the Food City 500 over yet? For the second time in the 2014 Sprint Cup season, I thought the race was postponed until Monday, put the kids to bed and randomly found the race on cable when trying to find something else to watch on Sunday evening. While extra night racing in Bristol is always a plus, there are some other winners and losers from Sunday's race. Here's ...

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FANS, YOU HAVE BRUTON’S ATTENTION

Yes Virginia, it’s true; money talks. You would have to have the vision of Mr. Magoo to not see all the empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday. The tribe has spoken, and the gate receipts don’t lie. It’s like that billboard said: “Do I have your attention now?” Track owner Bruton Smith tells the Associated Press he will look over the data, compare what the track is now- versus what it used to be- and report back next week. Call this observer slightly nerv ...

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YOUR GIRLFRIEND VS NASCAR

There comes a time in every race fan's life when he must choose between his two passions: NASCAR or his Girlfriend. This chart might come in handy when you are forced to decide for yourself. The tale of the tape doesn't lie, NASCAR eeks out the victory by a nose. This news is sure to come as a shock to a nation of girlfriends. Those girlfriends should take heart in knowing that eventually their boyfriend would break their heart, just like Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr and co ...

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JOHNSON AND BUSCH: A RIVALRY IN THE MAKING

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ With such a renewed focus on rivalries in the sport, another great rivalry is in the beginning stages. No, I’m not talking about Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski. I’m not talking about Kevin Harvick and Edwards either. The newest rivalry that is developing in the Sprint Cup Series appears to be between Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. This rivalry, unlike the others, is developing not in the media center, but on the track. During Sunday’s Food City 500 at th ...

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ROGERS ADMITS FRUSTRATION, REFUSES TO BE RATTLED

BRISTOL, TENN._ To say Joe Gibbs Racing is not where they would like to be four races into the 2010 Sprint Cup season is a fairly safe assumption. In particular, Kyle Busch’s season has yet to live up to expectations. The No. 18 team has yet to finish in the top-10, is 15th in the standings and failed to break into the top-20 in any of the practice sessions this weekend in Bristol. A three time winner at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile,’ Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers we ...

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FOOD CITY 500 ODDS

As a kid, I loved Mike Singletary. A linebacker for the Chicago Bears, the Hall of Famer had a stare that made men wet themselves. Singletary also hit harder than Carl Edwards when he sees anything that rhymes with Keselowski.Singletary currently coaches the San Francisco 49’ers, where he had one of the greatest coaching rants of all time in his very first game on the job. It is that mantra that will dig me out of my winless hole at the Food City 500 this weekend. Why? Paging Mr. Singletar ...

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BRISTOL, HERE THEY COME

You can't get too Bristol too early, as the folks who arrived in Jelloville on Friday already have proved. If this video - and great song - don't make you want to pack up the RV and head down to Thunder Valley, I am not sure what will. I have to think this will be a pretty lively St. Patrick's Day scene today. ...

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GET READY FOR MORE ACTION

As if the 2010 season wasn’t exciting enough, NASCAR’s reaction to the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski incident last week just triggered a slippery slope. By not suspending or placing a fine on Edwards for his actions in Atlanta, NASCAR has sent the message to the garage that drivers are on their own when it comes to working out problems with each other. With the season’s next race coming at Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday, perhaps we’ll see more of the "Have at it, ...

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LiveBlogging Mayhem: Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch took no prisoners, burying the field and leading 378 laps on his way to his second win and third top-three finish in five races. Pole sitter Mark Martin, who needed a good day to avoid falling out of the top 35 in points, finished sixth, moving to 31st overall. Jeff Gordon finished fourth and will hold onto first place overall.22 Laps InFirst car, Sterling Marlin, goes a lap down. Now, things should get interseting, as slower traffic slows the leaders. Quiet start though.. ...

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Mike Harmon Lived to Tell About It

Yes, Crash of the Week is a Wednesday feature and I'm batting out of order, but, in honor of this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, we give you Mike Harmon's staggeringly violent 2002 crash, which was, for my money, worse than Michael Waltrip's 1990 Bristol crash. Somehow, Harmon walked away from this with barely a scratch. ...

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