BUSCH BREAKS OUT THE BROOM (AGAIN)

BRISTOL, Tenn._ Leading 153 of the 500 laps, Kyle Busch was able to score his second straight weekend sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway and win Sunday’s Jeff Byrd 500. Holding off Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson on the final laps, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver scored his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season one day after dominating the 300-lap Nationwide Series event. Breaking out the broom in Victory Lane, Busch celebrated not only his second weekend sweep, but also his fifth straight NA ...

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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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COULD FANS EMBRACE CARL EDWARDS AS THE FACE OF NASCAR?

If you’re a serious fan, forget for a moment what you know about Carl Edwards. On first blush, he’s a car owner, a sponsor and a NASCAR front office dream. If you shut some things out of your mind for a moment, Carl Edwards has what it takes to be the face of NASCAR.Carl Edwards breaks the stereotype of a NASCAR driver. He’s trim, athletic, speaks with a clear mid-Western accent, he talks about his sponsors like he actually knows what they do, and heck, ...

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A GORDON COMEBACK? HE NEVER WENT AWAY!

Good Heavens, you would think by the way people are acting, Jeff Gordon had raced his way back from NASCAR hell with his win in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix. The media is writing it up like the old Jeff Gordon is back, but come on! Did he really go anywhere? I think what we have here is a lesson in perceptions: on the part of the drivers, the fans, and the media.Before we start writing this up as the greatest comeback since Lazarus, let’s remember this: Jeff Gordon wa ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 ODDS

What in the name of Trevor Bayne is going on?I’ve never been so happy to lose 50 fake dollars on last week’s Daytona surprise/stunner/you’ve got to be kidding me event.But as great a story as Sunday was, the real world continues. And then some. Daytona/SchmaytonaThe Daytona 500 winner is 100/1. I’m not sure that sentence has ever been typed. Oh yeah, David Ragan had a real chance to win. He’s 100/1. Ditto for Brad Keselowski. And Paul Menard, who led the Datyona ...

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