NASCAR on TV: Win, Lose or Draw

Video killed the radio star. Internet killed the video star. Apps might kill the internet. While watching events live might be far more entertaining, TV rules the sporting world. So when news happens about NASCAR broadcasting, it impacts the sport almost as much as the action on the track. Here's a quick breakdown of recent events, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more...) ...

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MYTHBUSTING: NASCAR IS A REDNECK SPORT

 If you talk to some uppity sports fans, they think a typical NASCAR fan’s Sunday follows a predictable routine. They stagger out of bed with a pounding head sometime around 9 a.m. and throw on a pair of shorts that should have been thrown out five years ago, and their cleanest dirty sleeveless flannel shirt. After a pot of coffee as thick as roofing tar and a breakfast of Jimmy Dean sausage, eggs over easy and biscuits ‘n’ gravy, they hop in the ‘72 Ford pick- ...

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BOY HOWDY, (WARD) BURTON IS BACK!

Amidst all the hype at Daytona last week, there were three things that brought a smile to my face: A.J. Allmendinger’s victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the announcement that Elliott “Rabbit Release” Sadler would be running the 33 car for Richard Childress Racing in the Daytona 500, and the announcement that John Edward Burton III would be running in the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona. All is not lost with the world. Of course, you serious fans know that last ...

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EXAMINING THE 2011 SEASON

Coming out of the second off-weekend of 2011 it is a perfect time to examine the start of the season. Since the cars hit the track 11 weeks ago in the Budweiser Shootout to kick off the year, there have been a few developments over the three short months that may set the stage for the long summer stretch towards the Chase.Some of the usual contenders have once again found their place in the top 10 in points, while others are struggling to make their way into the top 20. New faces have emerged fr ...

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EDWARDS BEATS STEWART IN LAS VEGAS

Continuing his early season momentum, Carl Edwards was able to score his first win of the 2011 season Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Edwards took the lead from Tony Stewart after the final round of green flag pit stops cycled through and never looked back. “It is unreal,” Edwards said. “When you are a kid you dream about this and how cool it would be to go to Vegas and fly a bunch of women there in a private plane and race cars and I did it. I brought my mom, my mother ...

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BRIAN KESELOWSKI: THE CINDERELLA STORY OF DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla._ Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton may have raised the trophies in Victory Lane Thursday at the Daytona International Speedway, but it was Brian Keselowski who felt like a champion at the end of the day. Starting his own team with little financial support, Keselowski was able to use a push from his younger brother Brad to race his way into Sunday’s Daytona 500. “We struggled just to even really get here,” Keselowski said. “Still putting together the car at th ...

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NASCAR NEEDS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

If you’re much over the age of 25, you’ll recall baseball’s lost season of 1994, when player and owners reached an impasse. Some called the battle of “the millionaires versus the billionaires,” but fans felt they came out the real losers. When play resumed in 1995, the fans let the sport hear about it with attendance off by some 20 percent, and those showing up being none to quiet about their disdain for what baseball had become. Not missing a game in near ...

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‘HAVE AT IT’ BUSTS ‘PLASTIC DRIVER’ MYTH

Atlanta, March, 2010 - A brewing feud between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boils over when contact from the Ford of Edwards sends the Dodge of Keselowski airborne at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Long Pond, June, 2010 - In the season’s first race at Pocono, Joey Logano wrecks after contact with Kevin Harvick. The 20-year-old Logano warns he’s going to “(freakin’) kill” Harvick for the incident, and the young driver’s father enters the fray. Ironically, this ...

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JEFF BURTON IS NASCAR’S SECRET BAD BOY

 Jeff Burton has spent years building a reputation as a class act, he's widely respected by his peers and is famous for his kind demeanor (and guest star appearances on soap operas).  After mixing it up with Jeff Gordon at Texas, Kevin Harvick at Martinsville and Kyle Busch at Charlotte, NASCAR's best kept secret is out -- Jeff Burton is NASCAR's Bad Boy. The ultimate bad boy move isn't to smash guitars and fly the bird at NASCAR officials. A real badass would make everyone think ...

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