Kenseth At Kansas: How The Heck Did This Happen?

In all honesty, a serious championship run for Matt Kenseth wasn't in the cards. Consider his position going into Kansas for the Hollywood Casino 400. I'm not saying here that the 2003 champion stunk up the joint this year, but he's running nothing like he did in his first season with JGR. It's the way he got taken out- over one too many pit crew members going over the wall. It begs the question: how the hell did this happen? Who went over that wasn't supposed to? Why? Why did crew chief Jaso ...

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Underdog? The Label No Longer Fits Martin Truex Jr.

If he hadn't already, Martin Truex Jr. crossed the line Saturday night. No, he didn't rub somebody out; and yes, he crossed the finish line first. The line- at least in this fan's mind- that Truex has crossed is that one where a competitor goes from underdog to favorite. As a driver, it's a line you hope to one day cross. No doubt, when Martin Truex Jr. came into the Cup Series full time in 2006, he was thinking championships, not hardships. He had plenty of reason to be upbeat. Racing fo ...

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Billy The Kid Steals Show In Truck Series

Think about this for a moment and let it sink in: a kid who will graduate from high school in three weeks just won the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas. William Byron is winning at the national level just four years after he started racing. William Who? Isn't he the English Prime Minister? That's o.k. William Byron hasn't heard of you either. Though this is only his fifth start in the CWTS, it shouldn't be any surprise who his boss is: some guy named Kyle Busch. Looks like amo ...

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Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano: Payoffs and Consequences

Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano learned Sunday at Kansas that life is the outcome of the choices you make. As you make those choices- and weigh the pros and cons- you may find that no matter what you choose, there payoffs and consequences. Between his youthfulness and his "aw shucks" persona, Logano was a target early in his career. He received the hollow payback of being "likable," but the consequences were the youngster being on the receiving end of Kevin Harvick's fender, to name one exam ...

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Consistency, Not Conspiracy Is NASCAR’s Problem

  It seems like we've seen this movie before. A Joe Gibbs Racing driver wrecks and another JGR driver is unhappy with how the caution flag was (or wasn't) handled. Regardless of whether or not you like Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, JGR or Toyota, you have to admit the drivers of the 11 and the 19 have a point; in fact its one of the real issues that surrounds NASCAR. Consistency, not conspiracy is NASCAR's problem. On this page, yours truly poked a little bit of fun at NASCAR conspi ...

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