GORDON WRECK AT RICHMOND EXPOSES SAFETY ISSUES

If there is a wall on a NASCAR track without a SAFER barrier on it, chances are Jeff Gordon is going to find it. Saturday night in Richmond, he did just that.Running in the top five for much of the first 300 laps, Gordon was turned as the field wrecked racing down the backstretch following a restart with 100 laps to go. When Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard got together running three wide, the No. 17 caught Gordon’s No. 24 in the left rear and sent him sliding down towards the in ...

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YOUR GIRLFRIEND VS NASCAR

There comes a time in every race fan's life when he must choose between his two passions: NASCAR or his Girlfriend. This chart might come in handy when you are forced to decide for yourself. The tale of the tape doesn't lie, NASCAR eeks out the victory by a nose. This news is sure to come as a shock to a nation of girlfriends. Those girlfriends should take heart in knowing that eventually their boyfriend would break their heart, just like Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr and co ...

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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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JOHNSON-EARNHARDT TANDEM PUSHES TO WIN

Never wavering from their partnership throughout the day, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove to the bottom lane in the tri-oval to beat the two-car tandems of Jeff Gordon-Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer-Kevin Harvick Sunday in Talladega. The winning margin of 0.002 seconds ties the Ricky Craven-Kurt Busch finish at Darlington in 2003 for the closest finish in NASCAR history since the implementation of electronic scoring.Hanging in the back of the pack for much of the afternoon after starti ...

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THE LEAST DESIRABLE TROPHIES IN NASCAR

The grandfather clock of Martinsville, kissing of the bricks at Indy and the custom cowboy boots of Texas Motor Speedway are iconic trophies in the sport of racing. The rich traditions of these trophies are tied to the identity of the local people themselves. If a driver wins in Nashville they get a hand-painted guitar, the winner in Vegas gets a championship belt built for a boxer, but not every track has a championship-caliber history to represent in trophy form.A few race tracks are still sea ...

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FORMER F1 CHAMP RAIKKONEN COMING TO NASCAR

  MARTINSVILLE, Va._ Rumors were confirmed Saturday morning as Kyle Busch Motorsports announced they have signed former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen to drive a limited schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a second KBM truck. “We are honored that Kimi Raikkonen, a former Formula One World Drivers’ Champion and proven winner, has chosen to start his career in NASCAR with Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Busch said. & ...

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NASCAR NATION IN A BETTER MOOD … SO FAR

Hollywood could not have scripted a better beginning to the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. An all-American kid (Trevor Bayne) wins the Great American Race for one of the pioneer race teams of the sport. For an encore, one of NASCAR’s active legends (Jeff Gordon) and arguably second most popular driver behind that red-headed fellow wins for the first time in what seems like a million years at Phoenix. Follow that up with a win at Sin City by the driver (Carl Edwards) best equipped to dethro ...

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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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VICKERS, BIFFLE MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED FROM CHASE

In a surprising revelation on Wednesday, NASCAR's official statistician announced that Brian Vickers and Greg Biffle were eliminated from Chase contention for being "too far back." Vickers, Biffle and a handful of competitive cup drivers are more than 40 points off the lead, which under the new system, means there is no way for them to win the championship. Joining Biffle and Vickers in the back of the field are drivers like Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray, David Reutimann and Joey Logano. ...

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GORDON ENDS DROUGHT AFTER MOVING BUSCH

It had been 66 races since four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon stood in Victory Lane. Yet, that all changed on Sunday after Gordon used his bumper to move past Kyle Busch with less than ten laps to go at the Phoenix International Raceway. Looking just as happy as rookie Trevor Bayne did last weekend in Daytona, Gordon relished the victory after nearly two years without a win. Sunday’s victory was the 83rd of Gordon’s career, tying him with Cale Yarborough for fifth on the all-t ...

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