JIMMIE JOHNSON QUALIFYING CRASH AT DARLINGTON VIDEO

Video of Jimmie Johnson's crash (below) on Friday at Darlington.   <a href="http://www.linkedtube.com/pD3mY6hpG5oaa20060ec6f87f8b5a42fe3549742e2f.htm" _fcksavedurl="http://www.linkedtube.com/pD3mY6hpG5oaa20060ec6f87f8b5a42fe3549742e2f.htm">LinkedTube</a> ...

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Phoenix Might Separate Pretender From Contender

Saturday night's race at Phoenix International Raceway will be an excellent indicator of the relative championship hopes of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Johnson is the known quantity in this dynamic. He has finished third, first, and second in his last three races to climb from 13th to second in the standings, fairly solid proof that he and the No. 48 team are engineering their usual early-season push to the top. More worrisome to the immediate aspirations of other championship contend ...

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Jimmie Johnson Dull? Are You Serious???

I like what the guys over at Frontstretch.com do. Really. I dare say, we get together at a bar, odds are good we have a good time buying each other beers. But, I've got to say, this contribution to the dialogue? Not so good.First of all, there's the small matter of length -- I halfway expect to see this puppy in next week's New Yorker. Or perhaps The Atlantic; what is this thing? Maybe 8,750 words? Holy crap. I'm tired. I'm busy. I have kids. I've gotta walk the frickin' dog. Like I ...

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NASCAR’s Highest-Earning Drivers

 According to Forbes.com, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled in a cool $35 million in 2008, or roughly $5 million more than Jeff Gordon, NASCAR's second-highest earner. Forbes estimates that only between eight and 31 percent of a driver's earnings is a result of performance, i.e., wins ... which is a really good thing for Junior, since he's won three whole races in the last four years. And, really, the fact is the guy is a marketer's wet dream, seemingly able to say and do damn near anything he w ...

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Kevin Harvick Wins Bud Shootout

Kevin Harvick's win in Saturday's Bud Shootout was good news for NASCAR -- and not simply because the fact that 28 cars took the green flag means fans can now focus on something other than the crappy economy and its impact on the sport. Harvick's win was not only impressive -- he started 27th, on the back row, next to Jeff Gordon, hit the outside wall early in the race and lost the draft twice -- but it offers the barest glimmer of hope that perhaps someone, anyone, please -- other than ...

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