DUSTIN LONG INTERVIEWS BRIAN FRANCE

Virginian-Pilot reporter Dustin Long scored a one-on-one interview with NASCAR chairman Brian France on Sunday before the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Long asked France about television coverage, the car and the Chase. Long recently caused a little trouble with his Frankly Speaking series in which he asked Larry McReynolds, Jimmy Spencer and Kyle Petty to let loose on what's wrong with the sport. Among the highlights of the France interview: France said TV broadcasters should shut the ...

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WHY WATCH THE REST OF THE SEASON?

Nappin at the track - Watch more Funny VideosThe season is almost over, last weekend was a snoozer (video is from Talladega on Sunday), Jimmie Johnson probably will lock up the championship this weekend and your driver was mathematically eliminated weeks ago. What reason does anyone have to keep watching NASCAR?Here are five reasons to keep your eyes glued to the tube for the last three races of the season.1. Race for the BuffetThe Race for the Chase has been replaced by the Race for the Buffet. ...

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DANICA PATRICK IN NASCAR: WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

Win Dale Earnhardt Jr. He is not getting it done as a driver. But signing Patrick would be a coup for Dale Jr., the brand. Inking Patrick secures sponsorship dollars that free up resources for JR Motorsports to use on other Nationwide Series endeavors. Danica’s two-year contract was also brokered through Rick Hendrick, which should help Dale Jr. gain some job security at Hendrick past next season. Yes, I know Dale Jr. is a moneymaker. But Dale Jr. was the one who said Hendrick didn&rs ...

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MANUFACTURERS ECHO FAN SENTIMENT AT TOWN-HALL MEETING

 Everyone is ranting and raving this week about how much NASCAR sucks. Turns out, in the two weeks before the train wreck at Talladega, NASCAR held town-hall meetings with drivers and teams to talk about ways to improve the sport. How’s that for a feedback loop?   According to Scene Daily, two meetings took place. One dealt with economic and racing issues. Another addressed manufacturers. Each team had representation at both forums. Per Scene Daily:“We learned about NASC ...

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DANICA NASCAR DEAL CLOSE

ESPN's Ryan McGee reports that Danica Patrick is close to signing a two-year Nationwide Series deal with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s JR Motorsports. Negotiations are said to be in the "final phase." Patrick would make her on-track debut during next February's Daytona Speedweeks. If anything, the contract will allow her the opportunity to sign a higher quality of breast. And isn't that what this whole deal is all about? Source: Danica nearing NASCAR deal (ESPN)Related links:Danica Patrick T ...

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