Top 14 NASCAR Stories of 2014- Part I

  The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat; the good, the bad and the ugly. NASCAR wanted more drama, more "Game Seven" moments, and for better or for worse, the powers that be got what they wanted. Looking back before we look forward to 2015, here's one observer's take on the top 14 NASCAR stories of 2014: #14. Lady Luck Slips Superman Kryptonite- There once was a time when fans wondered if anyone besides Jimmie Johnson was ever going to win another championship. Kevin Harvick ...

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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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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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Mild Or Wild, There’s Nothing In Between At Talladega

Are you like me? Sometimes watching a race at Talladega Superspeedway has been as frustrating as can be. For this fan, racing at Talladega has been a lot like fighting a war: hours of sheer boredom, following by seconds of sheer terror. Races where drivers wouldn't pass each other, two car tangoes, and pile-ups that fouled the fortunes of my favorite contenders are too vivid in my head. Like you- I keep watching, because you just never know what a day in Alabama may bring. Talladega has s ...

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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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