NASCAR UNDER PRESSURE: 2015 CREW CHIEFS

It might be the most stressful job in all of racing. Crew chiefs work longer hours than drivers for less pay and endure more stress than than many of the more dreadful corporate jobs. And when there is an opening to take over a Sprint Cup team, owners find no shortage of people willing to take on the role. The 2015 Sprint Cup season brought several crew chiefs to the pit box. Here's a breakdown of new crew chiefs who will feel the most pressure in 2015. (more...) ...

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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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