ACTORS WHO SHOULD PLAY NASCAR DRIVERS

When my editor pitched me the idea of writing about which actors should play which NASCAR drivers, I knew it was going to be a lot of fun.  I have always wondered who would play me in the movie of my life - assuming I ever do anything interesting enough to warrant Hollywood's attention. Since I am no good at remembering celebrities, I enlisted the help of my wife, Jenn, who is really good at remembering the names of actors no one but she and six other people know about. Vince Vaughn as ...

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DANICA PATRICK’S HENDRICK, ROUSH RUMORS

Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports spent last weekend quashing rumors that they are bidding for Danica Patrick. One rumor that made the rounds online had Patrick replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick. Given how much money Earnhardt generates, that one is hard to believe. Also, replacing the most popular driver in the sport can’t be an ideal situation for Patrick. Still, speculation abounds. The Florida Times-Union reports that Patrick could be the shot in the arm the sport ...

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DANICA PATRICK F1 RUMORS

While writers across the country continue to speculate as to whether or not Danica Patrick is going to NASCAR, it has been reported that the U.S.-based Formula One team, USF1, is considering Patrick for the 2010 Grand Prix series.Peter Windsor, sporting director for the USF1 team, which is based in Charlotte, suggests progress in fielding a team, even as the future of the sport remains up in the air.Windsor said, “We're getting near to the point where we start looking at drivers and Danica ...

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DANICA WATCH: NO DECISION UNTIL FALL

It looks as if we’ll have to wait until the end of this year’s IRL season in October for an announcement from Danica Patrick as to where and with whom she will drive next season. NASCAR still seems in the mix. But Patrick’s comments also suggest she will strongly consider remaining in the IRL.  Even though she has yet to climb into a stock car, Patrick appears to have a firm grasp on what surrounds the sport. “NASCAR has so many viewers and so many partners,& ...

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DANICA WATCH: FUN WITH MOOBS

Is she coming to NASCAR? Will she stay in the IRL? We promise to stay all over Danica Patrick until she makes her decision.Marco Andretti says Danica Patrick is not a good teammate. Following the race in Texas last weekend, Andretti accused Patrick of racing him too hard - for fifth place. “The toughest people out there passing me are my teammates, and I don’t get that,” Andretti said. “I think three of the four of us get what the camaraderie of Andretti Green Racing is.& ...

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DANICA WATCH: BOOST MOBILE COMMERCIAL UPSETS TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEE

Is she coming to NASCAR? Will she stay in the IRL? We promise to stay all over Danica Patrick until she makes her decision.The Boost Mobile commercial in which Danica Patrick’s Andretti Green pit crew dons tube tops, mini-skirts and stiletto heels has seriously ticked off one member of the transgender community. Activist/blogger Monica Helms claims that Patrick’s latest commercial not only makes others in the transgender world go “ballistic,” but may also encourage Ame ...

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DANICA WATCH: THIRD AT INDY 500

Is she coming to NASCAR? Will she stay in the IRL? We promise to stay all over Danica Patrick until she makes her decision. On Sunday Danica Patrick showed continued improvement as a driver by capturing a career-best third place at the Indianapolis 500. Patrick finished behind winner Helio Castroneves. She had a shot to overtake Castroneves and second-place finisher Dan Wheldon on a restart with 17 laps to go, but she could not get by the pair of former winners. Earlier in the race, Patrick c ...

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DANICA WATCH: MILKING IT

Is she coming to NASCAR? Will she stay in the IRL? We promise to stay all over Danica Patrick until she makes her decision. Freshly milk-mustached Danica Patrick talked about her modeling career this week, saying, “I’ve always seen, always noticed, always thought it was so cool and that maybe one day I’d get to do it.” Translation: Week by week, NASCAR seems safer from “D-Day.” Speaking of which, there is nothing new to report about her possibly m ...

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DRIVERS WANT LIST OF DRUGS

Afraid that treating their next head cold could lead to suspension, drivers are demanding that NASCAR provide a list of banned substances following Jeremy Mayfield's suspension for violating NASCAR's murky drug policy. Mayfield claims the positive test was a result of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines mixing together. Said driver Brian Vickers, "To be honest with you, I'm a little scared. I'm afraid to take Nyquil. If I get a cold I don't know what to take. To me this is extremel ...

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JEREMY MAYFIELD MUSIC VIDEO

Just before he was suspended for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy, Jeremy Mayfield appeared in the Saving Abel video (below) for the song "Drowning." It's about a successful driver who has fallen on hard times. Embed is unavailable. Click here to see the video. ...

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