ATLANTA CRASH REVIEW

For better or worse, Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway certainly lacked the on-track fireworks that characterized the Kobalt Tools 500 in March, better known in the Keselowski family as “The day Brad flew.” No, the Emory Healthcare 500 will be remembered more for Tony Stewart ending his 31-race winless streak, and pole-sitter Denny Hamlin blowing his engine after leading most of the early going. Still, this race was not crash-free, and may end up deciding the last man in ...

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ZERO NASCAR DEATHS SINCE 2001

Say what you will about the quality of Sprint Cup racing -- and as you know we've said plenty -- NASCAR has made the sport safer for participants. Since Dale Earnhardt Sr. died at the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR has had 917 races and zero deaths. Check out this in-depth look at NASCAR safety.  NASCAR learned from tragedy to make racing safer (SI.com) ...

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JOHNSON CRASHES AT BRISTOL

Not surprisingly, the World’s Fastest Half-Mile provided plenty of excitement this past weekend across all three series, culminating in a triumphant weekend sweep by Kyle Busch. What was surprising was the lack of crashes we’re accustomed to seeing at a short, steep track such as Bristol. There was plenty of hard racing on display, but drivers were able to avoid day-ending mistakes. Somehow, I don’t think Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus are taking much solace ...

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NEWMAN-LOGANO CRASH REVIEW

 Kevin Harvick got all the glory on Sunday in Michigan, but certainly not all the attention. A minor accident on lap 148 resulted in some heated post-race words between Ryan Newman and Joey Logano. What Happened: Trying to pass Newman in Turn 4 in what has been referred to as a sequence of hard racing, the Joe Gibbs Racing 20 car got loose, lightly tapping Newman’s left-side quarter panel, spinning out the No. 39 Chevy toward the infield. Though the physical damage was minimal, i ...

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KURT BUSCH SAYS HE WAS NOT TRYING TO TAKE OUT JIMMIE JOHNSON AT LOUDON

Kurt Busch tapped Jimmie Johnson with seven laps to go at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, sending Johnson into what passes for an angry fit for the four-time champ. Busch claims he was not trying to spin out his rival, saying, "Driving into turn three, I had all intentions of passing him on the inside. Your motive is always to pass a guy clean ... I just got into him in the left rear." Riiiiiiiiight. Somehow Jimmie found a way to win. Jimmie always finds a way to win. 5 thin ...

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DENNIS SETZER TALLADEGA CRASH

In case you missed, Dennis Setzer climbed the catch fence - on fire - at last weekend's Nationwide race in Talladega. Somewhere Ryan Newman is punching a wall.Bradley University student has no time for Jimmie Johnson (Journal Star)Batting champion Wade Boggs also drank like a champion (64 Miller Lites)Kobe's biggest fan (Holy Taco)NBA mascot does awesome stunt (YouTube)Tito Ortiz says Jenna Jameson's drug addiction led to dispute (Cage Potato)9 reasons people hate Tim Tebow (Ego TV)Dog leads Ala ...

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WORST NASCAR CRASHES 2009

 Now that the 2009 season is over and Jimmie Johnson has won his fourth straight title, it's time to relive the moments from the 2009 season that kept us awake - the crashes. In no particular order...  The Big One at TalladegaI'm using the multiple replay version of this crash because it illustrates why it belongs on this list. Not only was half of the field involved, but several drivers received some very hard licks.Matt Kenseth takes a wild ride at Nationwide Talladega race M ...

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MOST EXPENSIVE CRASHES IN NASCAR HISTORY

The financial Web site 24/7 Wall Street crunched the numbers and came up with a list of the ten most expensive crashes in NASCAR history. (And by history, the site means since 2002.) Each estimate covers the cost of wrecked cars and track damage. The most expensive crash? That would be the Sam Hornish Jr. and Jeff Gordon wreck at Watkins Glen. That one cost a cool $688,000, most of which probably went to finally getting Hornish driving lessons. The ten most expensive crashes in NASCAR history ...

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HOMESTEAD CRASH VIDEOS

Here we are, the last race of the year, the Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Let's take a look at a few incidents from days gone by. 1995 Nationwide crashJohnson smacks the wall 2005Carl Long qualifying crash (fan video) 2005Dario Franchitti eats it 2007Tony Stewart backs into the wall 2007 Related links:Talladega Big One 2009Ryan Newman Talladega crashLogano Dover crashGP2 Portugal race huge crashWorst crashes of 2009JJ. Yeley crashRally car hits horseMan runs onto F1 trackSam ...

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PHOENIX CRASH VIDEOS

 The last two races in the Sprint Cup Series have brought more than a few surprises, so we should be in for some pretty interesting racing at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. As you may already know, ALT finds crashes interesting, so here are a few items of interest from days gone by. Truck crash breaks concrete barrierDale Earnhardt Jr. crash 2007Jamie McMurray crash 2006Dale Jarrett and Sterling Marlin crash 2006Justin Allgaier crash 2009Related links:Talladega Big One 2009R ...

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