Harvick Is Happy, Happy Happy

  He did it! Kevin "Happy" Harvick- a two-time Busch Series champion- has grabbed the brass ring at NASCAR's highest level.  In his first year of racing for Gene Haas and his good buddy Tony Stewart, the 38-year old Bakersfield, California native did what his boss did just three years ago: winning the season finale race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship at the same time. O happy day indeed. It seems fitting that a driver nicknamed "Happy" does so the same year a song of the same ...

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Focused On Racing, Not Chasing

Here is a truism: wherever there is more than one, there's racing. The fact there would be auto racing was an eventuality, the moment the second car was made. Competition is hard-wired into our into our guts. Whose car is faster? Which one will hold up longer? Who will contrive the plan that enables them to first finish so they can finish first? These are all things we want to and got to know; otherwise, the speculation will drive us flat nuts. While there's intrigue concerning the matter ...

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What Will Happen At Phoenix?

The intensity in the NASCAR garage is at an all-time high as eight contenders race to become the final four in the season finale at Homestead. Speculation runs amok as to what may occur Sunday Phoenix International Raceway as the pressure to perform has more than once led to boiled over emotions at race's end in recent weeks. Can winless drivers Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman remove the goose eggs from their victory columns, will bad boy du jour Brad Keselowski meet up with a stray fender and ...

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Erratic Ethics Blur The Lines Of Acceptable Race Conduct

  What separates aggressive driving from dirty driving in motorsports? If I'm going for a win, is it acceptable to tap the driver in front of me? It depends on who you ask. Last week at Martinsville, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon says things would have been interesting if he had caught race winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. "“I would have moved him, for sure. There’s no doubt in my mind. Everybody who is out there racing has to weigh risk versus reward. For me, to win this race is worth takin ...

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Nascar Recap: AAA 500

[caption id="attachment_685189" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/NASCAR[/caption] When did Nascar turn into a carnival? The AAA 500 was a great race marred by a series of missteps prior to and after the race. Here's a recap of winners and losers from a surreal experience at Texas Motor Speedway. (more...) ...

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