NASCAR, HMS Will Survive The Dale Earnhardt Jr Exit

The response has been as diverse as NASCAR Nation itself. The announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring after this season is blowing up the blogosphere. Like it or not, it's a big deal. Among the many topics of discussion is what lies ahead for Earnhardt's team- Hendrick Motorsports- and NASCAR itself. Make no mistake, the exit of the sport's most popular and most recognizable figure will have a seismic effect. Already gone from the Sunday scene at the race track are two other icon ...

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Reports of Jimmie Johnson Demise Exaggerated

For those NASCAR fans that thought they were living in some kind of alternate universe, you may relax. Just in time for Easter, Jimmie Johnson has resurrected his hopes for an 8th championship with his victory at Texas Motor Speedway. This is not welcome news for all, but a reminder that Jimmie Johnson is still very much Jimmie Johnson. Like many of you, this fans tends towards the underdog. Unlike many of you, this fan is more of a Ford man, so much so he will even root for Kevin Harvick ...

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Texas Motor Speedway Offers Hendrick, Gibbs Opportunity

So, who here thought that Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing would still be winless at this juncture of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. You in the back, sit down- I don't believe it. Everyone was just sure that was going to change last Sunday at Martinsville. Kyle Busch led 174 laps, but eventually gave way to race winner Brad Keselowski. Chase Elliott started on the front row, and even led 20 laps, but that first top series victory eluded him. Matt Kenseth rebounded fro ...

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Ready For Some Martinsville Madness?

Cookie cutter tracks, cookie cutter cars and cookie cutter personalities. NASCAR's stop in Martinsville this Sunday could change all that. This little video by NBC's Parker Kligerman of a simulated trip around the track, shows just how challenging it could be. The paperclip-shaped short track that dates back to the earliest days of stock car racing is anything but generic. Martinsville has a way of bringing out the best, and the worst of NASCAR racing. It may be early in the season, but t ...

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Atlanta Motor Speedway- Where The Real Racing Begins

OK- so we had a little fun and fireworks at Daytona, now let's get down to business. All things being equal, Atlanta Motor Speedway is where the real racing begins. While intermediates come in slightly varying shapes and sizes, the restrictor plates come off and you find out who has real speed. Let's face it, the Daytona 500 was more of a war of attrition. While some made their beds in had to lie in them, there were a few too many drivers taken out by a mess of someone's creation. I like ...

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