And You Thought Junior Had a Bad Day …

FOX withstands some serious criticism for its coverage of the Daytona 500.  Having spent Sunday's Daytona 500 alternating between the MRN broadcast and listening to driver communications, I only occasionally turned my attention to the big screen TV to my left at ESPNZone in New York City.Judging from the fallout that has continued through the week, I'm apparently glad I wasn't limited to watching the race strictly through the eyes of Mike, Larry, Darryl. And though the overly-caffei ...

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Let The Fun Begin: How Many Show Up in California?

Given the endless drumbeat of bad news coming out of NASCAR the last six-or-so months, it was something of a relief to see full grandstands at Daytona last weekend. Whether that crowd was the result of lowered ticket prices or the fact that this was the Daytona 500 -- the crown jewel damn well better sell out -- is almost beside the point. It was a welcome change. However, the brief honeymoon is over, and the sport dives headlong into the teeth of the potential storm this weeken ...

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Lays Off 5,000

Could the slumping world economy force even Goodyear to reconsider its commitment to NASCAR? Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been closely associated with NASCAR for more than 50 years. In February 2007, NASCAR and the Akron, Ohio-based company announced that Goodyear would continue as the sport's exclusive tire supplier at least through 2012 -- insert your own Tony Stewart joke here.It's arguably unreasonable to think Goodyear should curtail its association with NASCAR in light of the ...

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BEST NASCAR CUP RACES IN THE 2000S

Over 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup races were held the past ten years. The total range of descriptions can be used to describe them. From total heart stopping thrillers to nap inducing parades. Some were historic, had thrilling endings, emotional stories or just meant a little more to the world. These five gave us memories to talk about for years to come. 1. Winston 500, Talladega AL Oct. 15, 2000. This race was Dale Earnhardt’s 76th and final Cup Series victory. He is known as the superspeedway ...

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