The 2014 NASCAR Lefty Awards

  Sometimes it was good, at other times it was bad, and at others- it was just downright ugly; the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its share of memorable moments. As the season that was rides off into the sunset, let us bid the campaign a fond farewell with the 2014 "Lefty" Awards...... The Ron White Award "I Had The Right To Remain Silent. I Did Not Have The Ability"- Jeff Gordon- How times have changed. Remember when Brad Keselowski made fans at Bristol a few seasons back when ...

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What Kind Of Champion Will Kevin Harvick Make?

  For better or for worse, a champion becomes "the face" for his or her sport. Some of those faces shine well in the spotlight- like the steady, if unspectacular Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs of recent NBA vintage. Others have cast their sport in an embarrassing light- Mike Tyson didn't do boxing too many favors in his prime. In NASCAR, Richard Petty was once racing royalty as its down home "King." Dale Earnhardt was alternately a blue collar hero and the sport's "bad ass" as " ...

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A NASCAR Fan’s Thanksgiving

  Today, there is much a NASCAR fan can be thankful for. This NASCAR fan submits his list on this fine Thanksgiving Day..... I'm thankful that Kevin Harvick won the Sprint Cup championship. One of a handful of deserving candidates, he was fast all year, and is a tribute to persistence in a 14-year climb to racing glory... I'm thankful NASCAR's most popular driver- Dale Earnhardt Jr. kicked off the season in fine fashion with a Daytona 500 victory. It got the monkey off his back ...

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The Fundamental Flaw With The Chase

  Within NASCAR is a fundamental flaw with their version of a playoff system. It's a problem you don't see with a playoff system in any other American-based sport. A failure to deal with it brings to bear the Chaos theory into the world of sports. A simplified version of the Chaos theory is the "butterfly effect;" a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, and the result is a tornado in Texas. Sounds a little "out there," but think about it, is it not a little bit like the events at T ...

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Harvick Is Happy, Happy Happy

  He did it! Kevin "Happy" Harvick- a two-time Busch Series champion- has grabbed the brass ring at NASCAR's highest level.  In his first year of racing for Gene Haas and his good buddy Tony Stewart, the 38-year old Bakersfield, California native did what his boss did just three years ago: winning the season finale race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship at the same time. O happy day indeed. It seems fitting that a driver nicknamed "Happy" does so the same year a song of the same ...

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