WHERE ARE NASCAR’S TOP DRIVERS VACATIONING?

NASCAR's top series gets the week off and many drivers pack up the RV and take a vacation. It's the perfect time for a relaxing vacation as the season heads into the home stretch with The Chase in sight. Rather than make waves, these drivers are going to ride them for a weekend. Here's a look at where NASCAR's finest go to unwind. Kevin Harvick vacations at the Missouri-Illinois BorderOn his weekend off, Kevin Harvick decided to enjoy a little road trip.  He climbed behind the whe ...

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HARVICK WINS WILD COKE ZERO 400

There were not that many cars left to beat, but Kevin Harvick and his Richard Childress Racing No. 29 Chevrolet were able to survive a Green-White-Checkered finish to win the annual 400-miler at the Daytona International Speedway. After an hour and a half rain delay, Bobby Labonte – who was making his 600th career start – gave the command to fire engines. With the field set by owner points, Harvick led the 43-car field to the green and at the end the night it was the No. 29 that powe ...

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EARNHARDT, JOHNSON, HAMLIN, HARVICK AND BIFFLE GATHER FOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Sports Illustrated gathered NASCAR's most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, future champ (?) Denny Hamlin, points leader Kevin Harvick and -- why the heck not? -- Greg Biffle to sit down together at Michigan International Speedway for a roundtable discussion on the state of NASCAR. Everything you've been thinking? Yep, they agree. The highlights:The drivers admitted there is no reason to watch a race at Talladega until the last 10 laps. ...

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THE VIEW FROM KEVIN HARVICK’S PIT BOX AT POCONO, WHERE DELANA WORE HER FIRESUIT

LONG POND, Pa. _ As NASCAR has progressed over the years, so too has the technology available to crews both on and off the track. Perhaps no one thing has changed more in recent years that the information at the hands crew chiefs and engineers on race day. Pit boxes have evolved from simple carts that carried tools to the pit lane into high-tech command centers. Today’s crew chiefs have more information at their fingertips than ever before, but in the end it still comes down to common know ...

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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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HEATH CALHOUN 400 ODDS

It is the worst feeling in the world that doesn’t involve pain.It’s the feeling you get waiting in line at the Las Vegas airport after you got absolutely clobbered at the tables. Will it bankrupt you? I hope not. Is the loss only financial? You hope so. But you arrived to the city hours earlier with a plan that you knew would work. Confidence and optimism. You’re ready to go. Then the best laid plans start to sputter. Your stomach gets a bit queasy. You go to a different casino ...

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ANOTHER WILD WEEKEND IN TALLADEGA

TALLADEGA, Ala. _ Whenever NASCAR rolls into Talladega, Ala. it is almost assumed a wild weekend is in store. High speeds, the potential for disaster and the partying that goes on around the facility make the two dates at Talladega Superspeedway among the best on the NASCAR schedule. With dangerous storms rolling through the area on Saturday, NASCAR was forced to run the Nationwide Series race following the Sprint Cup race on Sunday. So, after braving the storm in tents, RVs and cars, fans wiped ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 600 ODDS

Math is my frenemy.On one hand, math has me down a fake $200 in my quest to predict who will win races this season. On the other hand, math has me making bold predictions that could earn me gobs of fake cash. On the other hand, none of those bold predictions have worked. On the other hand, I’m optimistic.You know what…math probably sucks, but I’m sticking with it for this week’s picks at Phoenix, site of the Subway Fresh Fit 600. Trust me, you’ll be entertained. ...

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HARVICK, EDWARDS FEUDING

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ For years, Kevin Harvick was known for his hot temper, aggressive driving and unfiltered mouth. That attitude has been somewhat muted over the last few seasons, but this week the "Happy" Harvick of old showed up in style. Earlier this week, Harvick appeared on the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio show and was asked about his thoughts on the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski incident that took place two weeks ago in Atlanta. Off came the filter and the Harvick of ol ...

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GET READY FOR MORE ACTION

As if the 2010 season wasn’t exciting enough, NASCAR’s reaction to the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski incident last week just triggered a slippery slope. By not suspending or placing a fine on Edwards for his actions in Atlanta, NASCAR has sent the message to the garage that drivers are on their own when it comes to working out problems with each other. With the season’s next race coming at Bristol Motor Speedway this Sunday, perhaps we’ll see more of the "Have at it, ...

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