Sometimes It’s Not The Race, But Who Wins It

I walked away from Sunday's race at Pocono feeling good. Was it because of the scintillating, spine-tingling, edge of your seat action? Not really. The racing was o.k., but I've seen better. What really made this race was the race winner. Sometimes it's not the race, but who wins it that makes it good. Though he was a winner of back-to-back championships in what we now call the Xfinity Series, wins have not come in abundance for Martin Truex Jr. Some thought that after he picked up his fi ...

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NASCAR’s March Madness: Reality & Fantasy

    Tony Stewart in 35th? Kevin Harvick is spanking the field? Martin Truex is in third? Jeff Gordon is 25th in his farewell tour? Welcome to "March Madness" NASCAR style. The 2015 season has been downright "cray cray." Amidst the insanity, let's take s step back to consider what is reality and what is fantasy. First of all, let's remember that in today's world of "win and you're in," you can stink up the track for the better part of the spring and summer, and as long as y ...

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NASCAR Recap: Campingworld500.com

[caption id="attachment_685698" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/MissSprintCup[/caption] So Kevin Harvick at 3/1 really was that simple. Harvick's fourth straight win at Phoenix, second straight win overall and seventh finish of second or better is the story coming out of Phoenix. Still, there are other winners and losers from Sunday's Campingworld.com500 at Phoenix International Raceway. (more...) ...

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Martin Truex Jr.: A Tale Of Persistence

  It's been a wild ride, and not in the best sense of the term for Martin Truex Jr. His career sure looked promising after back-to-back titles in what is now the Xfinity Series. While he earned a 2007 win at Dover for DEI, Truex had the misfortune of joining the team while it was on a downhill slide. The New Jersey native came on board at Michael Waltrip Racing, as a big part of their upswing, picked up a big win at Sonoma, and just when it all appeared to be coming together, "Spinga ...

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WHO’S LAUGHING AT MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING NOW?

 For years, Michael Waltrip has been the clown prince of NASCAR, with commercials depicting the 2001 Daytona 500 winner showing up to race at the wrong track, and reading nasty fan mail mocking his performance. With a resume that pales in comparison to his brother Darrell, Waltrip has been a willing foil; the Bob Uecker of NASCAR, if you will. That caricature had carried over from his career as a driver to his role as team owner. While manufacturer Toyota struggled, Michael Waltrip Rac ...

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