Earnhardt-Johnson Bond Stronger Than You Think

Some things aren't what they seem . Remember how it was with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jeff Gordon. To Earnhardt fans, Gordon was a girly man; a mere boy; a driver more fit for the "hoity toidy" world of open wheel than the rough and tumble world of NASCAR. no doubt, The Intimidator's jokes that called the "Wonder Boy's" manhood into question only further fueled it. It gave off a perception that the hero of the blue collar set despised fresh faced youth with California roots. The truth is, E ...

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Fire & Ice: Harvick, Johnson’s NASCAR Rivalry

  At the head of NASCAR's class for 2015 are a pair of 39-year old Californians and Sprint Cup champions- Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson. Go beyond that, you find that beyond their common successes and common backgrounds, this budding NASCAR rivalry is a study in contrast. Jimmie Johnson is California cool. While the "vanilla" label is inaccurate, the six-time champion is cut from a similar cloth as such composed types as Terry Labonte and Matt Kenseth. He rarely loses his cool, ...

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Rivalries Vs. Feuds

The one year anniversary of the infamous Denny Hamlin- Joey Logano crash in Fontana raises questions of feuds and rivalries. In the mind of this observer, there's a difference. One is good for NASCAR. The other is a public relations black eye. Great rivalries are the stuff of NASCAR legend. The King (Richard Petty) vs. The Silver Fox (David Pearson) may have been the greatest in motorsports. Bobby Allison versus Darrell Waltrip was a great rivalry. For a time, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart ...

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CUT KESELOWSKI SOME SLACK

It's time to lay off Brad Keselowski. For all the grief he has given other drivers, the paybacks now outweigh the original crimes. Congrats Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch, you have now made one of the Sprint Cup's most annoying personalities a sympathetic figure. Keselowski faces retaliation (SI.com) ...

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BUSCH QUIETS CRITICS WITH HISTORIC WIN

BRISTOL, Tenn._ In one of the most unique pre-race driver introductions in all of NASCAR, Bristol Motor Speedway allowed drivers to walk out to entrance music and say something to the crowd before the race. While this started out fairly tame and a bit tedious, Kyle Busch lit the crowd on fire when he was introduced. One night after proudly spinning Brad Keselowski for the lead in the Nationwide Series race – a race he eventually won – the estimated 155,000 strong crowd let the Joe Gi ...

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