MAYFIELD SAYS NASCAR USING HIM TO SCARE DRIVERS WHO USE COCAINE, MARIJUANA

For reasons I don't understand, Jeremy Mayfield appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday. (The segment taped in September.) During the interview Mayfield more or less said there are drivers who use cocaine and marijuana and NASCAR knows about it. NASCAR's drug policy is so murky, Mayfield's allegation could be true. And this is the part where I point out to NASCAR that if your drug policy is so loosey-goosey that it can seriously be called into question by a man you allege to b ...

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NASCAR’S FRIENDLY GARAGE

MARTINSVILLE, Va. _ When Juan Pablo Montoya made the transition from open-wheel racing to NASCAR three years ago, there were a number of concepts he was forced to learn. The adjustment from the sleek, high-tech Formula 1 cars to heavier and boxier stock cars was a hurdle, but perhaps the biggest adjustment Montoya had to make was working with the competition.In other forms of racing – open-wheel, especially – the competition among drivers and teams is intense both on and off the trac ...

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TUMS FAST RELIEF 500 ODDS

Entertainment purposes only blah blah blah.Good, now that the disclaimer is out of the way, it’s time to look at Sunday’s race at Martinsville by the odds. There’s one main thing you need to know before hitting your ATM (to get food for the race, not to place any wagers unless you are in a state where such activity is legal):  Las Vegas is scared of Jimmie JohnsonIf every driver had an equal chance of winning the race, Jimmie Johnson would have a 2.3 percent chance of w ...

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THE PERFECT SPRINT CUP SCHEDULE

NASCAR recently announced its 2010 Sprint Cup schedule, which happens to look a lot like the 2009 schedule, which many people were not happy with. In wake of the announcement, my editor asked me to compose my dream Sprint Cup schedule. So I did. Before we get to it, you should know where I am coming from regarding my decisions.I believe the Sprint Cup Series is overexposed. The NFL is the sports juggernaut in this country. The end of every NFL season leaves football fans wanting more. You can&rs ...

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KYLE BUSCH AND JOEY LOGANO GET RAW

Racing fights stink. Fat-free muffins are more fulfilling. So let’s hope NASCAR's bad boy and boy wonder pick up some lessons from the good folks over at WWE. Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are set to host Monday Night Raw. The show airs Monday at 9 PM ET on the USA Network.  Let’s get the obvious jokes out the way:No, Brian Vickers won’t be forced to wrestle Busch and three other dudes with one arm tied behind his back.No, Joey Logano’s dad won’t be in a cage m ...

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