PENSKE, GANASSI BATTLE FROM INDY TO CHARLOTTE AS BUSCH WINS COCA-COLA 600

CONCORD, N.C. _ The day started off with a battle between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi in the Indianapolis 500 and at the end of the night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it came down to a battle of Penske versus Ganassi to settle the 51st running of the Coca-Cola 600. Dario Franchitti may have been able to get the job done for Ganassi in Indy, but Kurt Busch was not going to let his Penske car be beaten by a Ganassi owned ride. For much of the race Busch was the car to beat, leading 12 times f ...

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BUSCH-HAMLIN FEUD ENDS — FOR NOW

CHARLOTTE_ Perhaps the highlight of last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race was when Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin had a disagreement about a piece of real estate coming off Turn 2. With ten laps to go in the final segment, Busch got a run through the corner and looked to make a move on the outside of his teammate for the lead. Hamlin shut the door, forcing Busch to check up and he caught the wall. The incident killed their momentum and allowed Kurt Busch to make the w ...

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ALL-STAR RACE ODDS

Somewhere Nicolas Cage’s character in Leaving Las Vegas is saying, “You’re really going to do this.”All-star games suck. They’re rarely competitive. They’re often full of lame cross-promotional stunts sure to go wrong. I don’t care if the Puma mascot is here. I just want to watch my favorite starts of women’s professional soccer.What I do care about is not going back on my word. In February, I wrote  the following:This season, I’m going ...

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CAN YOU FIND ME NOW? VIDEO

As race-day promotions go, this looks like a fun one. Verizon Wireless unleashed hundreds of Can-You-Hear-Me-Now-Guy clones on Lowe's Motor Speedway and challenged fans to find the real Can-You-Hear-Me-Now-Guy, who is played by the actor Paul Marcarelli. It's like Where's Waldo?, only Waldo is a popular corporate personification. It appears that fun was had by all. Can You Find Me Now? - Watch more Funny Videos ...

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TONY STEWART HAS A CLONE

On the heels of his All-star win last weekend, Tony Stewart is being praised for his dexterity in balancing both his owner responsibilities and driver duties. People are talking about how he has created the winning model for how one man can manage two different roles. I offer another theory about his success: There are two Tony Stewarts. I don't mean that Tony Stewart is a driver and an owner. I mean there are TWO Tonys. 5 reasons that prove Tony Stewart is actually two peopl ...

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ALL-STAR RACE CRASH VIDEOS

Watch videos (below) of the biggest crashes at the 2009 Sprint All-Star Race. Jeff Gordon crashSam Hornish Jr. gets into Greg Biffle  ...

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STEWART WINS ALL-STAR RACE

Tony Stewart passed Matt Kenseth on the second-last lap of the Sprint All-Star Race to get his first All-Star win, his first win of the season and his first win as an owner. Oh, and he also pocketed a cool million bucks. The race featured a three-wide wreck by Jeff Gordon during the action-packed final 10-lap segment of the race, wildly aggressive driving by Kyle Busch and early domination by pole sitter Jimmie Johnson, whose shot at winning came to a close when he was spun out by Denny Hamli ...

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JEFF GORDON’S WIFE BEGGING HIM TO QUIT RACING: TABLOID REPORT

The National Enquirer reports that Jeff Gordon's wife Ingrid Vandebosch is afraid that her husband will have a back spasm during a race that will lead to a grave injury."She feels he's been lucky until now and wants him to get out from behind the wheel for good while he's in one piece," said an "insider." According to the story - and let us not forget this is The National Enquirer - Vandebosch hopes Gordon will retire at the end of the season. Wearing the black hat is NASC ...

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MAYFIELD’S WIFE TAKES OVER NO. 41 CAR

Husband suspended from work? Sorry, lady. You're both out of luck. Unless he owns a Cup team. Then you get his job until he comes back. Somewhere in Washington Hillary Clinton is punching the hell out of a wall right now. On Wednesday, ownership of the No. 41 team was transferred from Jeremy Mayfield to wife Shana Mayfield. Shana Mayfield said that her husband will be present at the shop, which "will be run the way he wants it to be run." Owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield was suspended o ...

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MOST ALL-STAR GAMES SUCK

NASCAR’s All-Star race is this Saturday and it’s fair to say that many sports fans never have seen one. That’s too bad. Compared to baseball, football, basketball and hockey, NASCAR’s All-Star race manages to live up to the hype. In honor of the forthcoming NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, let us take a look at the annual Suck Fest that is all other professional All-Star events. Major League Baseball All-Star GameFirst of all, a player from every team is chosen, even if th ...

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