NEW KYLE RETURNS, REPLACES OLD KYLE WHO THREATENED TO MURDER TEAMMATE

Remember the New Kyle Busch? He was the guy who had supposedly grown past his childlike antics to become a viable championship contender? Then a few weeks ago he was replaced by the Old Kyle Busch who threatened to murder his teammate Denny Hamlin? Well, turns out the New Kyle Busch is back, emerging from the Coca-Cola 600 content not to wish death upon fellow driver Jeff Burton. All hail the return of the Old New Kyle Busch. 5 things we learned from Coca-Cola 600 (SI.com)  ...

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PENSKE, GANASSI BATTLE FROM INDY TO CHARLOTTE AS BUSCH WINS COCA-COLA 600

CONCORD, N.C. _ The day started off with a battle between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi in the Indianapolis 500 and at the end of the night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it came down to a battle of Penske versus Ganassi to settle the 51st running of the Coca-Cola 600. Dario Franchitti may have been able to get the job done for Ganassi in Indy, but Kurt Busch was not going to let his Penske car be beaten by a Ganassi owned ride. For much of the race Busch was the car to beat, leading 12 times f ...

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AUTISM SPEAKS 400 ODDS

I have finally figured out a way to make NASCAR more competitive. When I pick Jimmie Johnson to win, he loses. When I pick Jimmie Johnson to lose, he wins. Sure I can credit the tight points race to one really major JJ funk since the new rear spoiler, three Denny Hamlin wins or a gaggle of green and white finishes. But I'm a narcissist who believes in ramdon karma. So you're welcome for the open points race with multiple contenders. I’m pumped for Dover. Two picks. Two wins in a row. I& ...

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HAMLIN FIGHTS PAIN, BEATS COMPETITION

After a complete washout in Texas over the weekend, the Samsung Mobile 500 finally got underway Monday afternoon. The 500-mile event around the Texas Motor Speedway saw teams take the green flag with very little practice, a green race track and many unknowns surrounding the new rear spoiler. Another unknown on the minds of many in the garage was how long Denny Hamlin would stay in the car. Weeks removed from surgery on the ACL in his left knee, Hamlin admitted to still being in pain, but the Joe ...

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KIM BURTON PHOTOS

 Kim Burton, wife of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff, gets the gallery treatment this week. I think it's fair to say that many fans - myself included - pull for Jeff Burton at the end of races, just to see how his wife will react. Kim gets a little emotional sometimes. And we have no problem with that. Always nice to see someone getting fired up out there.    Related links:Jordan Fish photosKatie Kenseth picsIngrid Vandebosch mega-galleryDeLana Harvick photosMiss Sprint Cup ...

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