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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Who Has The Inside Track For 2014′s Final Four?

It's 32 down and four to go for the 2014 campaign. Who has the inside track for the season's final four races? The field of eight includes three former champions, three drivers who just missed winning it all in recent years, and all have what it takes to launch a final rush to win the Chase. Each one has in their one way, whether through winning, or by putting together a recent run of success. A closer look at each competitor reveals some interesting findings. One Chase favorite has a tot ...

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Nascar Odds: Bank of America 500

[caption id="attachment_685098" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] For a sport always trying to do something new, Nascar outdid itself. The Nascar odds for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 are backwards, with points and predictions having the least alignment I've ever seen in five years of writing for this site. It's amazing what Kansas can do. (more...) ...

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Who Will Become The Elite Eight Of The Chase?

The Contender round of the 2014 Chase is ready to roll. 12 drivers, some of the best racers in the business, vie for eight spots to become NASCAR's Elite Eight. There's some fast company in this group, and when you throw a wild card track like Talladega into the mix, any number of scenarios can play out, including the elimination of a favorite or two. While handicapping auto racing is a fool's errand, it's always interesting to ponder who the top Chase contenders are, and seeing how reali ...

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