The Black Helicopters Are Circling NASCAR Again

I'm beginning to think Alex Jones must be a NASCAR fan. The father of some of the wildest conspiracy theories you've ever heard on the radio surely must be behind the story behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory Sunday in the Geico 500. "Jimmie Johnson let Junior win it, because they're teammates, he needed a win to get in the chase, and besides Johnson owes Junior for Johnson's win at Talladega in 2011." The black helicopters are out once again and there's a run on tin foil in the NASCAR natio ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Greg Ives Pairing Coming Together

  Like Lennon and McCartney or Martin and Lewis, NASCAR has had its share of successful pairings; specifically the driver and crew chief. There was Richard Petty and Dale Inman, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Evernham, Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli and perhaps no pairing has had more impact than Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. There's little doubt no crew chief had a more positive impact on a driver than did the recently retired Steve Letarte with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Looking back, many woul ...

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NASCAR Recap: Budweiser Duels

The Daytona 500 field is set, along with a dozen different story lines for Sunday's Great American Race. Here's a quick recap of winners and losers from a surreal night in Daytona. (more...) ...

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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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