NASCAR’s Five Biggest Winners of 2013

Good, bad or indifferent, 2013 had its fill of memorable moments. Sprinkled among Spingate, the big brouhaha at Auto Club and the tragic death of Jason Leffler (you live on in our hearts Left Turn) are stories of triumph. Today we celebrate those triumphs..... Kurt Busch- Quite often, a driver who leaves a team like Busch did Penske ends up going the way of Great Northern Spotted Owl. While he didn't win a race in 2013, what Busch accomplished little Denver-based Furniture Row Racing ...

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NASCAR Off-Season Week One: Win, Lose or Draw

  No races. No wrecks. No problem. The 2013 Sprint Cup off-season is just one week old , and there have been plenty of stories which could impact what fans see in 2014. Here's a breakdown of the first week off...Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Dover: Win Lose or Draw

The Monster Mile is in the rearview mirror. So too are the Chase chances of 75% of the Chase field. While that number looks large (actually it is large) this is progress worthy of a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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KURT BUSCH GUNNING FOR NHRA GATORNATIONALS

I love old school drivers. Not necessarily old in age, but old in style. Characterized by their need for a steering wheel, and not much concern for what it was attached to, in order to win a race. NASCAR star Kurt Busch will take a page from that throwback manner and spend his Cup schedule off weekend going drag racing.The move is reminiscent of days gone by where top talents seemed to race anything, anytime, and anywhere. A.J. Foyt has as many wins on dirt as he does asphalt. Mario Andretti pos ...

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KURT BUSCH TESTS COT TOUGHNESS

Kurt Busch winning the NASCAR All-Star Race was impressive. Kurt Busch winning the NASCAR All-Star Race after slapping the wall with his car at full speed is even more impressive.The current chassis used in the Cup Series has been well documented as a safer machine. The car is also gaining a strong reputation as a durable workhorse that can take some punishment and still offer a driver a fast ride.Busch had shown he had a fast car all night. While running a high line in the corners he flattened ...

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DR. STRANGEBUSCH OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BLUE DEUCE

This photograph has not been altered in any way.Now to the links...'Million Dollar Baby' in five seconds (Holy Taco)What language does Brian France speak? Because it's not English (Frontstretch)Virgin Man loses $75,000 NASCAR collection in fire (Patriot-News)Sporting event marriage proposal FAIL (Break)10 funniest sports fans (Manofest)Behold, the Buttkicker sound system (From the Marbles)'Clash of the Titans' teaser trailer (Screen Junkies)NFL's Chad Ochocinco will fight at UFC 108 (Cage Potato ...

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KURT BUSCH WINS DICKIES 500 AS CHASE RACE TIGHTENS UP

Jimmie Johnson wrecked, Kurt Busch won a fuel-mileage thriller and one lucky fan won $1 million at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Johnson's wreck on lap 3 put Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon back in contention for the title with two races to go in the Chase. Busch survived a fuel finish that saw fellow contender Kyle Busch, who was attempting to sweep the weekend, run dry during the closing laps. The big winner? That would be Michael McGee of Broken Bow, Okla. He was named the Di ...

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And You Wonder Where Kyle Gets It

Apparently, immaturity runs in the Busch family. Ordinarily, it's Kyle who behaves like a third-grader, telling his crew they suck after a bad stop or just basically behaving like a brat whenever things don't seem to go his way. Well, clearly, Kyle had one whale of a teacher in older brother Kurt.The following exchange between Kurt and car owner Roger Penske at Martinsville launched a minor firestorm within NASCAR; the debate centers on whether communications between driver ...

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Will the Busches Make History at Martinsville?

Remember, just a few short weeks ago, between California and Vegas? All those stories we read about how Matt Kenseth was seeking to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win the first three races to start a season? How'd that work out?Kenseth, of course, blew an engine on the pace lap or some such and was on his way back to Carolina by about Lap 17. So, now, we're told that the Busches, who equalled a record set more than 50 years ago by the Flock and Thomas brothers ...

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The Six Most Interesting Stories in NASCAR History — In One Convenient Spot!

More Jimmy Watts, still more economic unpleasantness, and an interesting theory to explain why it is Kurt Busch might be driving the wheels off his No. 2 Dodge. Just a brief sampling of some what some members of the illustrious Fourth Estate think about NASCAR today. More Jimmy Watts, still more economic unpleasantness, and an interesting theory to explain why it is Kurt Busch might be driving the wheels off his No. 2 Dodge. Just a brief sampling of some what some members ...

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