CONTENDERS AND PRETENDERS AFTER 3 RACES

We knew some of these guys would challenge for the Cup, there wasn’t a question. But some of the guys we knew, or thought we knew, would challenge for the Cup are raising questions as to how good they are in 2011.With a schedule realignment, the initial trio of races has shown us a superspeedway, a short track, and an intermediate facility. This gives a healthy taste of who has what, when it comes to serious championship contenders.The impression I get comes from observing how teams ran du ...

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NASCAR CHRISTMAS LIST

For Richard Petty Smart financial managers that let The King run the race team and intelligent decisions are made with the budget and spending.For Jamie McMurray More big trophies.For Race Fans A collection of Indy 500/Charlotte 600 double dipping drivers. That means the logistics need to be possible. Forget the $20 million bonus. I could put up the money for that. That is how safe it is. I just love to see racers who need a steering wheel and the rest of the machine is inconsequential. For Kurt ...

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