Shining A Little Light Clears Up The Case Of Hamlin’s Blurry Vision

A sinus infection causing a blurry vision? What the heck? That must be the mother of all sinus infections! Judging from comments around NASCAR Nation, yours truly wasn't the only one saying "Huh?" when he got the news about Denny Hamlin's absence from Sunday's race at Fontana. It turns out- according to a press release from Joe Gibbs Racing- that a small metal sliver got into Hambone's eye, and THAT was causing the blurry vision problems. Like me, I'm sure you're thinking "Now THAT makes ...

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2014 Las Vegas Race Odds

  Las Vegas might be the most under appreciated city on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule. It gets one race per year, and that race is the third of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Because it's Vegas and during Spring Break, the race is usually well attended and animated. Vegas also hosts the Sprint Cup banquet which serves as an easy to consume one week PR blitz. Vegas probably deserves a second race, in part because the odds for Sunday's race look so appealing. (more...) ...

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2014 Daytona 500 Prop Bets

The Great American Race is here, and oddsmakers clearly have too much time on their hands. Here's how your favorite drivers stacks up as of Friday. These numbers are bound to change before Sunday, but the prop bet numbers may better shape the story of Sunday' race. (more...) ...

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EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT KYLE BUSCH WELL

 You hear coaches say you learn more from failure than you learn from success. Put another way, it is said in racing that to win a championship, you must first lose one. It wasn’t too many years ago, Kyle Busch was reeling off wins, smashing guitar trophies, talking smack to Dale Jr., and making friends and enemies in equal numbers. Then, adversity showed up; Busch got busted for tangling with the opposition, he got parked by NASCAR and the burning Busch probably came a little c ...

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KENSETH DELIVERS FOR GIBBS & TOYOTA

You hear that deep sigh of relief? That’s the folks at Toyota Racing Development after the win by Matt Kenseth. You know who else is breathing a little easier? Matt Kenseth. You want to talk about a honeymoon? After his victory in the Kobalt Tools 400, the new pairing of the 41-year old with JGR is like a sunny, summer soirée in Cabo. “I felt a lot of pressure that I put on myself to come in here and perform. I felt like coming over here and getting to know Jason, and real ...

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KENSETH & GIBBS A PERFECT MATCH

 “Matt Kenseth, Cambridge, Wisconsin, Home Depot Toyota.” You can just hear it roll right off the 2003 champion’s tongue in the driver’s intro on PRN. Everything about this move of Matt Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing looks, feels and sounds right. It’s a win for JGR. The 41-year old brings a steady, calming influence as a counterweight to the emotional Denny Hamlin and the mercurial Kyle Busch. Going all the way back to his days as coach of the Washington Red ...

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GRUBB THE GAME CHANGER

 How much does a crew chief matter? Ask Denny Hamlin and the number 11 team over at Joe Gibbs Racing. On the heels of back-to-back victories at Bristol and Atlanta, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader in victories has all the makings of a championship winner with one race to go before the 10-race chase. Crew chief Darian Grubb- who helped guide Tony Stewart to the 2011 championship- has made a difference. After a couple of slower pit stops early on in Sunday night’s Ad ...

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WALLACE MAKES BIG FIRST STEP WITHOUT STUMBLING

"The goals have to be just kind of running up front, hopefully making a name for myself, running top 10.” Mission accomplished. Welcome to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Darrell Wallace Jr. Breaking in without breaking equipment (ok, well maybe a few scrapes and dings, but nothing real major), the graduate of NASCAR’s “Drive For Diversity” program finished ninth and on the lead lap Sunday at Iowa Speedway in his series debut. NASCAR has taken on numerous initiativ ...

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KYLE BUSCH APOLOGIZES FOR SPEEDING INCIDENT

CONCORD, N.C._ Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch apologized for his actions and lack of judgment that led to a speeding ticket of 128 mph in a 45 mph zone on Tuesday in Iredell County, North Carolina. “I’m certainly sorry that it happened and my actions led me to speed,” he said. “It was a lack of judgment and all I can do is apologize to the public, my friends, my fans, my sponsors and everybody, look at this experience as a learning experience, and to move forward.&rd ...

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BEING A PIT CREW MEMBER NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS

CHARLOTTE, N.C._ Thursday night’s NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C will see the guys that go over the wall and are on the other end of the radio get their due. On Wednesday, the media had their shot at the pit crew spotlight. With the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 pit crew – the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Champions – showing the way and providing insight into their world of NASCAR, we were able to put ourselves in their shoes. Aside f ...

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