KESELOWSKI: WINNING RACES, WINNING FANS

He’d be a perfect candidate for What’s My Line? If you plunked Brad Keselowski down on a stool at your local sports bar among a group of guys, and you asked patrons to guess which one was a top 12 NASCAR driver, there’s a good chance he’d rarely be the first choice, or even the second. Upon revealing HE was the guy, the more common response might be “Who? Him?”It’s “Average Joe Comes To NASCAR.” That’s the growing appeal ...

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FORGET HISTORY, KYLE’S IN CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

With his win at Michigan, Kyle Busch is heating up in a fashion similar to his brilliant summer of 2008. Since winning at Kentucky on July 9th, he’s had one bobble (a 36th at Dover), a 10th place run at Indy, and thee top fives, capped off by Sunday’s run to the checkered flag in the Irish Hills.Critics may say they’ve seen this before. True enough, after snapping up wins right and left in his first season at Joe Gibbs, Shrub collapsed in the Chase, prompting him to s ...

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BRAD KESELOWSKI OVERCOMES PAINS AND ODDS TO WIN AT POCONO RACEWAY

LONG POND, Pa._ Odds are you didn’t have Brad Keselowski as your pick to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. On Wednesday of last week, the Penske Racing driver was badly injured in a testing wreck at Road Atlanta and was forced to race with an avulsion fracture to his ankle and a severely bruised body. Refusing to get out of the car, Keselowski not only completed all 500 miles on Sunday, he celebrated in Victory Lane at the end of the day. “Ev ...

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SADLY, KENTUCKY WAS NO SURPRISE

Today’s challenge will be to not make this piece look like a rant. This observer considers himself open-minded, optimistic and one who can generally find the good in just about any situation.Finding any good out of Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Kentucky Motor Speedway is difficult to do. Sadly, it comes as no surprise. That’s the travesty of it.First- there’s the track. After fans have clamored for years for something other than a mile-and-a-half ae ...

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KYLE BUSCH WINS INAUGURAL RACE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY AS TRAFFIC ISSUES STEAL THE HEADLINES

After nearly a decade of wait, Kentucky Speedway hosted its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event Saturday night. Leading 125 of the 267 laps, Kyle Busch scored the inaugural win in dominant fashion, but had to survive a late-race restart to hold on to the victory. The win propelled Busch into the points lead and gave him is 99th NASCAR victory.  “Couldn't be happier to be here in Victory Lane,” Busch said. “This one ranks right up there with the best of them. I hav ...

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JEFF GORDON SCORES HISTORIC POCONO WIN

Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon joined some very elite company in the NASCAR history books. By scoring the win in the 5-Hour Energy 500, Gordon moved into a three-way tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 84 victories. The only two drivers with more victories than the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet are Richard Petty and David Pearson. “I really can't even express in words what it means to tie Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison at ...

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CHASE FORECAST: WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT

One-third of the way through the Sprint Cup season, and conventional wisdom suggests we have a good idea of who will make or miss the NASCAR Chase for the Championship. See if you agree with who’ll make it and who won’t….In Like FlintKevin Harvick has the wins, and has the consistency. With three checkereds he’s the provisional number one seed. It would be nice to see him be a little more dominant once in a while. Winning races is rarely an issue for Kyle Busch. Even bet ...

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KYLE BUSCH TEACHES TRAFFIC SCHOOL

Recently Kyle Busch was cited for reckless driving when he was clocked at 128mph in a 45mph zone. Busch's ticket is the latest in a long line of race car driver public driving fails. The younger, impetuous Busch would have just flown the bird when caught speeding, but as an older, more mature driver, Kyle chose a different tone. Busch taught a Saturday session of traffic school at Charlotte's Safety First Traffic School in order to enter back into his fans good graces and demonstrate his remor ...

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KYLE BUSCH APOLOGIZES FOR SPEEDING INCIDENT

CONCORD, N.C._ Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch apologized for his actions and lack of judgment that led to a speeding ticket of 128 mph in a 45 mph zone on Tuesday in Iredell County, North Carolina. “I’m certainly sorry that it happened and my actions led me to speed,” he said. “It was a lack of judgment and all I can do is apologize to the public, my friends, my fans, my sponsors and everybody, look at this experience as a learning experience, and to move forward.&rd ...

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NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE: WHERE WAS THE ACTION?

CONCORD, N.C._ By the look of Carl Edwards' race winning car, it appeared the 2011 Sprint All-Star Race had lived up to it's promises. But looks can be deceiving.The television hyped the All-Star Race up as a race where “the gloves come off” and “revenge” could be had. Charlotte Motor Speedway used terms like “showdown” and called it a race where “it will all be settled for $1 million.” Yet in the end, the only fireworks came from&nb ...

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