THE NEXT DECADE OF NASCAR

Over the last few weeks many writers have reflected on what they considered to be the most memorable moments of the past decade. Some of those moments included the loss of Dale Earnhardt Sr., the safety improvements that followed his untimely death, the formation of the Chase and a landmark television package. While others have decided to take a look back, I am looking forward to the decade ahead. There are a number of events that will change the history of this sport for years to come. Much ...

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2010 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PREDICTIONS

I’m bored.Like many of you, I work between Christmas and New Year. I’ve done all the work I can do at my real job, cleaned up boxes of photo albums at home and helped install a new bathroom. While listening to my wife advise/nag me about accomplishing these tasks, my mind wandered to the weekends of 2010. I can imagine it now. The sound of engines and Darrell Waltrip will force my wife away in disgust, leaving me alone with my beer, nachos and Paul Menard crashes. It’s under th ...

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SPRINT CUP PREDICTIONS REVISITED

Before the 2009 season, I made predictions about the year ahead. Now with the 2009 season behind us, I have decided to take a look back at my picks to see how I fared. The five categories were 1.) Driver leading the standings after 26 races 2.) Driver who would miss the Chase 3.) Biggest surprise 4.) Biggest disappointment 5.) Sprint Cup champion. Points leader after 26 racesPrediction: Carl EdwardsActual points leader: Tony Stewart (before Chase reset)Like many, I figured Carl Edwards would lea ...

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