AdvoCare 500 Odds

There are only two more races in the 2013 Sprint Cup season. While fans let that sink in, there are still several unanswered questions for fans, teams and drivers. Judging by what oddsmakers think, we may not get many answers this weekend. (more...) ...

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DAYTONA CINDERELLAS TAKE ON THE REST OF THE SEASON

My daughter Colleen loves the Disney princess movies. All of them. The ones that were made well before she was born, and even the ones made well before I was born. The time-tested Cinderella is a favorite to my 5-year-old.The premise is similar among all of the animated films. Young attractive female meets young, attractive male and they are attracted to one another. Some villain or obstacle gets in the way, but is overcome leaving them with a lesson learned. The story ends with our two heroes t ...

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FAN DESIGNS DALE EARNHARDT JR’S RIDE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a special reason to run well this weekend at Phoenix. Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 will have a totally new look, one designed by a fan. As part of a promotion with Diet Mountain Dew, fans had a chance to submit their own dream design for the No. 88. More than 10,000 people stepped up with a concept.  After getting whittled down to ten finalists,  Earnhardt Jr. himself got to pick the winner. That design was unveiled during the first intermission of a Friday night h ...

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RAINOUTS CAUSE TEAMS HEADACHES

NASCAR's top-tier hauler drivers started out on a few-week long odyssey around Easter. For some it is still ongoing.The Nationwide tour headed west in early April from the Charlotte area to their annual event over the holiday weekend in Nashville. There are a few that haven't been home yet and will not see home for a while. Racing in Music City then doubling back to Charlotte only to head west again to Phoenix is an option. Well-equipped teams have second transporters that are put into play o ...

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DRIVERS AFFECTED BY RACE LENGTH CHANGES

 I read the recent news that the lengths of two of the Western races have been changed. You can find the details here. The basic summary is: The first Phoenix race is getting longerThe second Fontana race is getting shorterOf course the main question on my mind is which drivers will these changes affect the most? Let's consider all of the drivers who have raced in at least five of the last ten events at Phoenix or Fontana. (My analysis will exclude less-experienced drivers like Joey Loga ...

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