I AM CONCERNED ABOUT NASCAR’S VISION

NASCAR’s announcement to move the 2012 Indiana Nationwide Series race from Lucas Oil Raceway to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway pissed me off.The move itself was aggravating enough. But this news drafted behind a near decade of decisions that have taken away from the racing, not added to it. The current management group has a vision that is damaging for NASCAR’s long-term health. Fifty-plus years of building up a strong product are propping up a sport that is receiving small wounds t ...

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JEFF GORDON SCORES HISTORIC POCONO WIN

Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon joined some very elite company in the NASCAR history books. By scoring the win in the 5-Hour Energy 500, Gordon moved into a three-way tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 84 victories. The only two drivers with more victories than the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet are Richard Petty and David Pearson. “I really can't even express in words what it means to tie Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison at ...

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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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