Some Have More Than A Puncher’s Chance At Daytona

The sun even shines on a dog's hiney; that's the conventional racing wisdom on restrictor plate tracks. Wins by Michael Waltrip, Derrike Cope, David Ragan and others are often held up as evidence that Daytona and Talladega produce their share of Cinderella stories. No one will deny Saturday's Coke Zero 400 presents an excellent opportunity for the likes of AJ Allmedinger, Aric Almirola and David Gilliland to get that elusive first Cup points win, but know that there are drivers who have a kn ...

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All-Star Race: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684417" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Getty Images[/caption] The beautiful thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. The ugly thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. Lost in the spectacle of segments, rock star intros and some actual racing, here's a breakdown of what happened on and off the track Saturday night. (more...) ...

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Sympathy For The Superspeedway

Just like the good ol' USA, NASCAR Nation has its polarizing issues. Instead of Obamacare and taxes, one debate among NASCAR fans has to do with racing on the superspeedways, also known as the "restrictor plate tracks." The metal devices that resemble a slice of Swiss cheese, restrict airflow and limit speed- this coming after Bobby Allison's car took out a section of fencing at Talladega in 1987 and injured several fans with flying parts. The upshot of the move has resulted in racing i ...

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GIVING SOME NASCAR THANKS

In 2010, I am thankful for…Jamie McMurray’s wins in the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, and Charlotte’s 500. In a day and age where The Chase is shoved down our throats this team showed that winning races still means something. The Earnhardt-Ganassi group just happened to pick three of the biggest ones of the year to bag.A Tight Championship Battle. I am not a fan of The Chase. But taking the system for what it is and accepting that this is how the crown is decided, it did mak ...

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WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE? BOWYER OR MCMURRAY?

If you could be a NASCAR Cup driver this year would you rather be Clint Bowyer or Jamie McMurray? Think about that.McMurray’s 2010 record is too inconsistent to challenge for the Championship. But he has visited the Winner’s Circle on a pair of occasions. And they were huge events.He paced the field to the checkered flag in the biggest stock car race in the world. Last February on a chilly Sunday evening, McMurray crossed the finish line first in the Daytona 500. Bringing about an ef ...

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MCMURRAY, GANASSI SHINE ON CENTER STAGE

There was a big race, big money, and a big trophy. Chip Ganassi is an even money bet. Set those up in the NASCAR world and Jamie McMurray is your man. Oh by the way he drives for Chip Ganassi. Felix Sabates and Dale Earnhardt originally owned the teams that now provide the machine that McMurray steered to victory in Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Sabates sold majority ownership to Ganassi. Then that organization merged with the DEI assets and Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing is what still stands. And 201 ...

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MCMURRAY WINS AT TALLADEGA

Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Jamie McMurray won. Jimmie Johnson expanded his championship lead. Ryan Newman wrecked hard. There was a Big One. NASCAR banned bump-drafting in the turns right before the race. Boredom ensued. McMurray wins; Johnson extends lead (AP) ...

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