EARNHARDT HIGHEST-PAID DRIVER

According to Forbes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR's highest-paid driver. So, they pay by the loss? (I know. Cheap shot.) Check out the whole list below. No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnings: $30 millionNo. 2 Jeff Gordon: Earnings: $27 millionNo. 3 Jimmie Johnson: Earnings: $23 millionNo. 4 Tony Stewart: Earnings: $19 millionNo. 5 Carl Edwards: Earnings: $14 millionNo. 6 Kevin Harvick: Earnings: $13 millionNo. 7 (tie) Kyle Busch: Earnings: $12 millionNo. 7 (tie) Kasey Kahne: Earnings: $12 million ...

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50 THINGS MORE EXCITING THAN SUNDAY’S RACE AT TALLADEGA

1. The text of the House health care bill2. Women's golf3. Listening to a 4-year-old talk4. Listening to Tom Cruise talk5. All-staff meetings at work6. My married friends' Facebook updates7. Larry King8. A TV interview with Derek Jeter9. The new Jay Leno show10. The Economist magazine11. The Cleveland Browns' offense 12. Flight attendant safety-procedure announcements13. Mark Martin's haircut14. Department store music15. Candle enthusiasts16. People who love farmers' markets (Los Angeles only ...

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HOW TO IMPROVE NASCAR

Last week I created a fictitious Sprint Cup schedule that generated some very thoughtful comments. Keeping in the spirit of wishful thinking, I offer these five suggestions on how to improve the Sprint Cup Series. Please keep in mind, I think NASCAR has done a great job the past 60 years taking this sport to phenomenal heights. I offer these suggestions as a crewman and fan who loves the sport and wants to see it thrive. Your comments are welcome.Fastest 43 cars raceFor all the money and politic ...

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BEST NASCAR VICTORY CELEBRATIONS

Some wins are just more special than others. As a result, they tend to generate more jubilant victory celebrations.  It might be a driver's first win in a long time, the first time he has won at a particular track or just that he thought he deserved to win more than anyone else out there. Whatever the reason, when one of those special wins comes along, he lets everyone know how he feels.  Check out a list of eight great victory celebrations below. 8.  Kyle Busch smashes Nashvil ...

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TIM RICHMOND’S FIVE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS

Tim Richmond, who passed away on Aug. 13, 1989, was one of the most colorful drivers to come through the Cup Series. At just 34, his life and career ended far too early. After starting in open-wheel racing, Richmond won 13 Cup races, as well as the hearts of fans. Twenty years to the day after his death, he is remembered for his talent, as well as his charisma. 5. Daytona Speedweeks 1986. This marked the start of Richmond’s brief-but-bright tenure with Hendrick Motorsports. Richmond left R ...

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