VICTORY LANE RAIN TASTES MUCH BETTER

David Reutimann won last year’s Coca-Cola 600 – one of the most prestigious races of the year. The longest event of the season, the 600-mile event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is a test of endurance and fortitude, yet last year it took two days to complete. Mother Nature had the upper hand for most of the weekend, but it was a bold call by crew chief Rodney Childers that kept the No. 00 of David Reutimann out of the track as the rains came. Finally, the rain got the upper hand tha ...

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KURT BUSCH AND JIMMIE JOHNSON’S INNER DIALOGUE LATE IN THE RACE AT CHICAGO

 Kurt BuschMan, I’d love a top-five. I would kill for a top-five. Oh, no, what’s Jimmie doing? Jeff’s going to get under him. Doesn’t he see that? We’re going three wide? Now?!? Hold on. Damn! He got me. Freaking Jimmie got loose and tagged me. I am not digging this, man. How the hell did this clown win three titles? Screw that. How did he make that comedy video without smacking his head on the boom mic? You klutz! You took me out at Sonoma and now you hit me a ...

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DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS MADE CHICAGO FUN

It has been a common occurrence recently. Green flag waves. Fast car takes the lead. Fast car sets sail. Other cars get close after restart. Fast car sets sail again. Checkered flag waves. It could have been that kind of race in Chicago.At the end of the day the fastest car, which was driven by Mark Martin, won the race. I submit that justice was served. Thanks to the double-file restart, at least things were interesting. The second-fastest car of the night, Jimmie Jo ...

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MARK MARTIN WINS LIFELOCK.COM 400

Mark Martin won his fourth race of the season - and a cool million bucks - at the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night. Martin and Jeff Gordon, who finished second, won $1 million from LifeLock for finishing in the top two of both of the sponsor's races. LifeLock also sponsored the June race in Michigan where the Hendrick teammates scored an identical finish. Martin took the lead with 13 laps to go and pulled away on a restart with three laps remaining to win a race he and ...

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WRECK OF THE WEEK: JEFF GORDON SINGS ‘TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME’

Our Wreck of the Week happened in Chicago four years ago. With the Sprint Cup in the Chicago area this weekend, we're returning to the scene of the crime. As is the tradition at Wrigley Field, a celebrity leads the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch. The celebrity in this case was Jeff Gordon and his performance was an EPIC FAIL. Listen to the boos. The highlight - other than Gordon calling Wrigley Field "Wrigley Stadium" ...

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