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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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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FONTANA PROVIDES STAGE FOR RCR RESURGENCE

Richard Childress Racing must be feeling that stomach knot unwind after the Cup Series race Sunday. Largely uncompetitive for 2009, the new season is off to a strong start. RCR stepped into the spotlight and held a starring role.The Childress organization left Daytona one year ago with strong showings and a positive outlook. That was about the last positive energy the racing team had for several months. Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Casey Mears struggled on the racetrack week afte ...

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LUCK WINS RACES, NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Since his move to the Cup Series in 2002, Jimmie Johnson has recorded 48 victories and four straight championships thanks to fast race cars, great calls from crew chief Chad Knaus and a touch of luck. Sunday’s victory at the Auto Club Speedway was no exception. The dominant car on the day, Johnson’s race nearly took a turn for the worse when a caution flew as his team completed work on pit road. Able to beat race leader Jeff Burton to the pit exit, Johnson avoided losing a lap and wh ...

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HOLE-Y MOLEY!

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ In the midst of an exciting and highly compelling Daytona 500, the red flag was thrown and the race halted not once, but twice for a hole that developed on the racing surface between Turns 1 and 2. Sitting in the bottom groove, cars continually hit the reported 9x15x2 inch hole causing concern for NASCAR and prompting immediate work to repair the track. First noticing the issue after John Andretti cut a tire and hit the wall on Lap 118, the drivers brought the cars to pit r ...

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BEST NASCAR CUP RACES IN THE 2000S

Over 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup races were held the past ten years. The total range of descriptions can be used to describe them. From total heart-stopping thrillers to nap-inducing parades. Some were historic, had thrilling endings, emotional stories or just meant a little more to the world. These five gave us memories to talk about for years to come. 1. Winston 500, Talladega, Oct. 15, 2000. This race was Dale Earnhardt’s 76th and final Cup Series victory. He is known as the superspeedway m ...

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TOP STORY 9: RCR GETS LOOPY

Richard Childress loves racing. He also has a passion for making wine. Good thing the Childress wine empire is doing well, because his racing empire drove many fans to drink this season, enough to be the No. 9 Story of 2010. What Happened?Richard Childress Racing had arguably its worst season ever. Its four drivers failed to win a race or pole. Three drivers made the Chase in 2008. None qualified in 2009. Clint Bowyer finished 15th in points and was the only driver to have the same crew chief ...

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KEVIN HARVICK TWITTERS TO THE FRONT

Where some people view Twitter with fear and loathing - I am looking in your direction, ESPN - others see the online social networking tool as a way to connect with peers and fans. The latest driver to share his thoughts on Twitter is Kevin Harvick, whose wife DeLana has developed her own loyal following this season. As their fans know, the Harvicks have taken their playful bickering and teasing to the Twitterverse, much to our great joy. The Bleacher Report notes an interesting corollary. S ...

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