One of NASCAR’s Colorful Characters Returns To Open Wheel Racing

It is with a wry grin and a tinge of sadness that we learn that Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving NASCAR, signing on with Roger Penske to race Indy cars starting in 2014. He may not have made anyone forget A.J. Foyt (who won seven races and logged 36 top 10s in 128 NASCAR starts), but the colorful Colombian will not soon be forgotten. How could we forget? He Said What?- According to Mark Martin- a winner of a combined 96 victories in NASCAR Cup, Nationwide, and truck racing- JPM didn't mu ...

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THE NASCAR CLASSIFIEDS

 Who says there are no jobs out there? Opportunities abound in the world of auto racing for people with the right skills. Check out these employment ads and other classifieds from the pages of the Turn Two Tradin’ Post from near Charlotte somewhere… WANTED: Nanny for three talented, but rambunctious little boys: Kyle, Denny and Joey. Extensive travel. Conflict resolution skills a must as boys sometimes fail to play well with others. Children are potty-trained, but often p ...

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KURT BUSCH WINS AT INFINEON AS TEMPERS FLARE

Although he had no previous road course wins, Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch looked like a road course ace Sunday at Infineon Speedway. Using a two pit stop strategy and leading 75 of the 110 laps in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, Busch dominated the event while the others fought it out behind him.“It was one of those unbelievable days where having a game plan going in, we weren't questioning it, it was just old school on how we were going to make it on two stops,” Busch said. Follow ...

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JEFF GORDON SCORES HISTORIC POCONO WIN

Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon joined some very elite company in the NASCAR history books. By scoring the win in the 5-Hour Energy 500, Gordon moved into a three-way tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 84 victories. The only two drivers with more victories than the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet are Richard Petty and David Pearson. “I really can't even express in words what it means to tie Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison at ...

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RYAN NEWMAN’S RETALIATION REFERENCE MANUAL

Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo tangled with fists in NASCAR's hauler after tangling on the track last weekend. NASCAR's 'Have At It, Boys' policy will be put to the test. In the eye-for-an-eye world of NASCAR retaliations there are a series of unwritten laws that dictate what is the appropriate retaliation for a racing injustice. The unwritten code is complex and contingent on a number of variables. Never one to be mistaken as NASCAR's Miss Manners, Ryan Newman recently shared his unwritten law ...

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MONTOYA COULD LEARN LESSON IN PATIENCE FROM KYLE BUSCH

Let’s be clear about one thing: Juan Pablo Montoya has racing talent. The former Indy car and Formula One ace has outlasted a number of other NASCAR converts from the open wheel ranks, and his driving is a thing of beauty on the road courses (see Watkins Glen for example). One crew chief once said of JPM, “I could watch that guy race all day every week.”With that said, you have to wonder when he will ever learn. Once again, Juan Pablo Montoya (see Richmond for reference) r ...

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TEMPERS FLARE IN RICHMOND

RICHMOND, Va._ Saturday night’s 400-lapper at the Richmond International Raceway was not without its drama, as Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya mixed it up with each other, Kurt Busch continued his season-long tantrum on the radio and after a yet another disappointing finish Martin Truex Jr. threatened to fire his entire crew. The Newman-Montoya rift surfaced early when the pair got together exiting the second corner just past the 100-lap mark of the race. As Montoya moved up the trac ...

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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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LOL RACE PICS GOES META

 LOL Race Pics, you just blew my mind. Related links:Start and park this!Free Kasey Kahne!Tony Stewart is not happy ...

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LEAST MEMORABLE NASCAR STORIES OF 2010

As Old Man Time ushers in a new year, many NASCAR experts look ahead to the 2011 season brimming with possibilities while some look back to the best moments from the past decade or try to classify NASCAR's sexiest mustaches. All too often the least memorable stories fall through the cracks in the Daytona Speedway, overlooked in favor of exciting or juicy stories.Here are the least memorable stories of 2010. These stories will go down in the annals of history as the gum stuck to the shoe of NASCA ...

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