Nascar Overtime

So much for vacation. For many, this felt like one of the longer weeks of the year as many try to recover from the holiday blitz. A million emails, status calls and other mundane activities leave many pondering multiple deadlines and making plans to work through the weekend in a feverish attempt to catch up. For Sprint Cup teams, this week marks the six week countdown to Daytona. Racing actually takes place Valentine's Day. With deadlines approaching, here are three teams likely to be ...

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Team 88: Something Proven

To be numbered among the best, the critics said they had a lot to prove. The driver, the progeny of a seven-time champion, was derided as one born on third base, but cheered as though he had hit a triple. He's been called a choker, gun shy, lazy and all manner of things in an effort to explain why he had not achieved his father's proficiency. The crew chief once took the reins from the master pit boss for a four-time champion. In a play off of his name, he was called "Pop Tart." Memes gra ...

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For The 24, 42 Is The New 25

Jimmie Johnson may have the golden horseshoe, but Jeff Gordon has found the golden goblet and he has dipped it deeply in the fountain of youth. The result of that magic elixir is a revitalized four-time champion at 42 years young. "I just feel so competitive out there, and that makes me feel young again" says Gordon. "I just see how hard these guys are working. It's making me work harder. I've been really working harder on my fitness, which I think is helping me mentally and physically ...

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5-Hour Energy 400 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684387" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)[/caption] The Hendrick conundrum is officially in full effect. After Saturday's race in Kansas, we will be 42 percent of the way through the Sprint Cup regular season. That's 11 of 26 races and certainly a representative sample of what to expect this 2014 Sprint Cup season. With that in mind, it's fair to ask the following question. What happened to Hendrick Motorsports? (more...) ...

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Aaron’s 499: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684366" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)[/caption]   Well that went as planned. Large packs of driving. Check. Big wrecks that clogged the field. Yup. Sprint at the finish involving more than 20 cars. Trifecta. While Sprint Cup fans had a sense of what would happen, now we know shot the names were behind the headlines. Here's a breakdown of the week's biggest winner and loser. (more...) ...

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