NASCAR Off-Season Week One: Win, Lose or Draw

  No races. No wrecks. No problem. The 2013 Sprint Cup off-season is just one week old , and there have been plenty of stories which could impact what fans see in 2014. Here's a breakdown of the first week off...Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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EDWARDS WINS TENSE BATTLE WITH BUSCH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ As singers from honky-tonks to the Grand Ole Opry crooned in downtown Nashville, nobody was more in tune on Saturday than Carl Edwards.Edwards largely dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series race near the Music City and scored his second series victory of the year.Kyle Busch and Edwards were in the top five in both of Friday’s practices. Come race time, they backed up their posted speeds. The pair held the first and second positions for a majority of green flag action ...

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OPINIONS VARY ON NATIONWIDE TIRE DECISION

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ During Friday afternoon’s practice sessions for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the majority of the teams in the garage were experiencing extreme tire wear. With cords showing after 15-25 laps, NASCAR and Goodyear opted to change the compound for the right side tires in both series. Following NASCAR’s announced change, Nationwide Series teams had another two hours and 50 minutes of practice, plus qualifying on the old compound. In ...

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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN?

Sam Ard. Jack Ingram. Tommy Ellis. Butch Lindley. L.D. Ottinger. Bob Pressley. Tommy Houston.All star names that were synonymous with the NASCAR Sportsman Series.Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick. Carl Edwards. Clint Bowyer. Joey Logano.All star names that have found plenty of success and have dominated the headlines and Victory Lanes in recent Nationwide Series seasons. But none are synonymous with the Nationwide Series.Therein lies the problem I have with the second-tier tour, a lack of its own identi ...

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Joe Nemechek Take a Licking …

... and keeps on ticking. With fewer than 10 laps remaining in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, Joe Nemechek took an unscheduled ride down the frontstretch.The best part? Landing upright and still largely intact, he continues around the track, worse for the wear but still tearing around. Who needs the stinkin' Car of Tomorrow and its improved safety anyway??Check it out: ...

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Tony Stewart Rewards Morgan Shepherd’s Faith

SpeedwayMedia.com has posted a story about Morgan Shepherd's Faith Motorsports Nationwide team. And while Shepherd's performance -- he's just 21st in points -- could cause one to question just how powerful Shepherd's faith really is, there's another component to the story that's even more interesting. Apparently, Tony Stewart is paying Shepherd's weekly tire bill, which reportedly saves the team about $7,500 per race, or more than a quarter of a million dollars per year.  T ...

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