Larson, McDowell, Moffitt: A NASCAR Hat Trick

Can you remember when this has ever happened? In a sport dominated by superteams and crossover competitors, three drivers scored their first victory last weekend. Kyle Larson broke through in the Cup Series and Brett Moffitt scored his first truck series win at Michigan. Journeyman Michael McDowell was a winner at Road America. How cool is that? Interestingly enough, the aforementioned bond is about all the three have in common. A former sprint car stud, Kyle Larson came into NASCAR with ...

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NASCAR Odds: Pure Michigan 400

Where's Tim Allen when we need him? The soothing voice behind the Pure Michigan ads that are on TV all the time might be necessary come Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. After looking at the NASCAR odds for Sunday's race, it could be a wild few hours at Michigan International Speedway. (more…) ...

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Throwback Thursday: The Silver Fox Was Golden At Michigan

  They called him the Silver Fox- cool, daring and sly. Racing in the shadows of Richard Petty, David Pearson was still accomplished enough to earn a spot alongside "The King," "The Intimidator," and "The Wonder Boy" as one of the all-time greats. Among his favorite haunts was Michigan International Speedway, Pearson's personal playground in the 1970s. In a stretch that ran from 1972 through 1978, "The Silver Fox" won eight out of a twelve possible races, including five out of six ...

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GRATEFUL JR. THANKS HIS NATION

 “They stuck behind me for all these years, and I know exactly what they’ve been thinkin’ about; they’ve been wanting us to get back to victory lane. So this is for them. I appreciate their loyalty and support. We wouldn’t have made it back to victory lane without it.” Even if you aren’t a card carrying member of Junior Nation, you can’t help but appreciate the sentiment. Perhaps it may help his critics better understand the love that fan ...

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PURE MICHIGAN 400 ODDS

I’m on vacation. In Michigan.  How fitting?I spent six years in Northern Michigan trying to become the next Ron Burgandy. Often, I wondered why all these tourists would show up and create traffic in the summer. Now, I’m creating that traffic and watching some other anchor try to be the next Ron Burgandy. It’s surreal.So too are the changes taking place in NASCAR, where big manufactuers seem to be making bigger changes as we move toward the 2011 Chase. Ford is the new Ch ...

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