REUTIMANN WINS COCA-COLA 600

Journeyman David Reutimann won his first Sprint Cup race on Monday, emerging victorious at a rain-shortened, much-delayed Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte. Reutimann took the lead when he did not pit during a caution for rain on lap 222. Officials ended the race two hours later. He won without leading a lap. The race was scheduled for Sunday, but was moved to Monday because of rain. "When you envision winning your first Sprint Cup race, you envision it different," Reutimann said. &q ...

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BUD DRIVER CAN’T POUR BEER

 Kasey Kahne is Budweiser's NASCAR pitchman - even though he does not know how to pour beer properly. Ladies and gentlemen, the king of the King of Beers:    Good times flow for Kahne, who settles in as Bud pitchman (USA Today) ...

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KYLE BUSCH SUCKS, IS A GIRL, IS LOST AND SHOULD ACT LIKE A MAN!

Four different - but not-so-different - views of Kyle Busch. Mike Mulhern says that Busch lacks grace, the proverbial bull in NASCAR's china shop.Jay Busbee says that Busch whines so much he is "like the worst ex-girlfriend ever."  Tania Ganguli writes that Busch is lost.And Jeff Gluck writes that Busch should - in the immortal words of The Godfather - act like a man! ...

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BENEFITS OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE

NASCAR has suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield for violating its substance abuse policy. ESPN’s Ed Hinton reports that “sources close to the situation said Mayfield claims he took Claritin D, an over-the-counter allergy drug that contains pseudoephedrine, a substance banned by most sports.” NASCAR does not have a list of banned substances. It punishes what it calls the abuse of any drug.If you are a normal person who does not have to worry about the police finding your Riverside, ...

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KEVIN GRUBB COMMITTED SUICIDE

The Henrico Citizen reports that suspended Nationwide Series driver Kevin Grubb died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Grubb, who was 31 years old, was found dead on Wednesday at the Alpine Motel in Richmond. Grubb was given an indefinite suspension by NASCAR in 2006 after his second violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy. A statement from the Henrico County Police Department in the Richmond Times-Dispatch said, "There were no indications of any drug use found inside ...

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