NASCAR SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS

Summer Blockbuster movies are here and many films are incorporating NASCAR-related themes.  NASCAR has always had strong ties to Hollywood, from great movie characters to Daytime Emmys to car sponsors.Here is a look at some of the most anticipated NASCAR-branded movies coming to a theatre near you this summer.Twilight: Eclipse of the CupAs the Chase for the Cup quickly approaches, Miss Bella Sprint Cup must choose between her boyfriend vampire Jimmie and her friendship with the werewolf Den ...

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HAMLIN WINS WILD RACE AT POCONO; HARVICK AND LOGANO FEUD

LONG POND, Pa. _ At the beginning of the 2010 season, NASCAR vowed to let the drivers police themselves and the ‘Have at it, boys’ mentality was born. Since that revelation, a feud has erupted nearly every week in the NASCAR garage and this weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway was no different. As Denny Hamlin cruised to his fourth victory of the season and fourth win at Pocono, the fireworks were heating up on pit road. Following an incident that set up a green-white-checkered fin ...

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KAHNE GOES FROM THE KING TO THE EMPEROR

On a day in which Kelly Bires’ release from JR Motorsports dominated the morning Twitter feeds of those in the NASCAR circle, the tone of the conversation took a dramatic turn with the news that Kasey Kahne had signed a multi-year deal with Hendrick Motorsports. The most lucrative free agent on the NASCAR market, it was no surprise Kahne would be leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2010 season. What surprised almost everyone in NASCAR was that the 30-year-old signed the dea ...

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KAHNE TO HENDRICK

ESPN is reporting that Kasey Kahne will drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2011. According to Marty Smith, the details are still being worked out and it is unknown which car Kahne will drive. Either he or Mark Martin could be shuffled to the Stewart-Haas team, which is a Hendrick satellite. Kahne is in his final year with Richard Petty Motorsports, whose business operations currently resemble those of Greece. Update: AP reports Kahne will move to Hendrick in 2012 and details for next season ar ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

Now I know what it’s like to be Paul Menard. Well, pre-2010 Paul Menard.Four race predictions. Four losses. Even though this is only for fun, it’s not fun losing all the time. So with no race this week, I’ve decided to try my hat at making the odds. Here are some NASCAR-related prop bets I would like to see at my favorite Vegas sports book. For those wondering, prop bets aren’t as much about who wins or loses, rather how they win or lose. Odds of Brad Keselowski punchi ...

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KASEY KAHNE SAYS NASCAR CALLED PHANTOM DEBRIS CAUTION

Kasey Kahne has called bull@#$t on NASCAR. In doing so he has given legitimacy to fan complaints that NASCAR calls phantom debris cautions to liven up lackluster races. On Sunday Kahne was upset with a caution that led to a restart in which he was wrecked. It ocurred during what was at that time a snoozer of a race.Said Kahne, "We worked hard all day, got ourselves in a good position. I think it was going to be a good points day, and NASCAR threw a debris caution for no debris, which caused ...

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5 REASONS WHY KASEY KAHNE IS DOOMED

All is not well in the No. 9 garage. Kasey Kahne currently sits in second-to-last place in the Chase.  He got his first DNF of the season in the first Chase race and has been forced to use his backup engine because of concern that Dodge's latest engine (the R6) was built to break down.  All signs point to doomed. Check out these five reasons why Kasey Kahne is doomed to failure in this year's Chase.   1. Leadership mustache vacuumMark McArdle's departure as the team ...

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WHY YOUR DRIVER WILL LOSE THE CHASE: KASEY KAHNE

Your driver will not win the 2009 Sprint Cup title. We already know why Juan Pablo Montoya and Carl Edwards shouldn’t even bother to run the final 10 races. And I think Kasey Kahne should join them on the “Sit on Your Bum Express.” Here’s why:   33,33,24Those aren’t the dimensions of his newest lady friend. They are the three worst finishes Kahne had at Chase tracks in 2008. In 2007, the three worst finishes were 40th, 32nd and 24th. In 2006, they were ...

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KAHNE WINS PEP BOYS AUTO 500

Maybe they should run two races in Atlanta every year. In a season full of disappointments - rainouts, low ratings and attendance, drug scandal - the first Labor Day weekend night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway proved to be a pleasant success. It looked like it would actually be fun to go to. When's the last time anyone said that about a race in Atlanta? (Or, for that matter, an anything in Atlanta?)Kasey Kahne won the Pep Boys Auto 500, moving from 11th to 6th in the Chase standings with one ra ...

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KAHNE ‘NEVER HAD A CHANCE’ WITH PARIS

Yesterday Kasey Kahne opened up with reporters about his widely-publicized dalliance with Paris Hilton. As legend has it, Kahne and Hilton were at a Los Angeles nightclub where Hilton told Kahne she thought he was cute and kissed him. Said Kahne, "Somebody made it into a big deal." That somebody was the unknown person who fed the item to The New York Daily News gossip page, which reported on Aug. 3 2007, "Who knew NASCAR revved Paris Hilton's engine? Driver Kasey Kahne was out ...

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