REGAN SMITH WINS AS ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

Regan Smith took the checkered flag for the second time in his career during Saturday night’s Southern 500 in Darlington, yet it was the first time he was able to go to Victory Lane. Looking as if he scored the win in the October 2008 Talladega race, Smith was instead penalized and his first career win was taken away. Saturday night, in one of the most prestigious races in all of NASCAR, there was no doubt the 27-year-old driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet belonged in the winner& ...

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LEAST MEMORABLE NASCAR STORIES OF 2010

As Old Man Time ushers in a new year, many NASCAR experts look ahead to the 2011 season brimming with possibilities while some look back to the best moments from the past decade or try to classify NASCAR's sexiest mustaches. All too often the least memorable stories fall through the cracks in the Daytona Speedway, overlooked in favor of exciting or juicy stories.Here are the least memorable stories of 2010. These stories will go down in the annals of history as the gum stuck to the shoe of NASCA ...

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‘HAVE AT IT’ BUSTS ‘PLASTIC DRIVER’ MYTH

Atlanta, March, 2010 - A brewing feud between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boils over when contact from the Ford of Edwards sends the Dodge of Keselowski airborne at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Long Pond, June, 2010 - In the season’s first race at Pocono, Joey Logano wrecks after contact with Kevin Harvick. The 20-year-old Logano warns he’s going to “(freakin’) kill” Harvick for the incident, and the young driver’s father enters the fray. Ironically, this ...

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RUBBIN’ IS NOT RACING

“Have at it, boys” is a good theory. Gradual bump-drafting enforcement and driving scrutiny by NASCAR increased over the years and brought a sense of sterility into the sport. Before any officials’ judgement became commonplace, “have at it boys” already was the attitude. It just didn’t have a clever name. This does not mean we need complete anarchy and a glorified demolition derby every time the Cup officials throw the green flag. Auto racing is self-policing. ...

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‘HAVE AT IT, BOYS’ PUT TO THE TEST

NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton may not have coined the saying "have at it, boys," but Sunday he was asked to explain the limitations of those words. Over 150 laps down and upset with Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards spun the No. 12, who then lifted into the air, hitting the wall with the driver’s side window. The wreck was eerily similar to the wreck these two were involved in last April on the last lap at Talladega. Keselowski climbed from the car and NAS ...

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