NASCAR Celebrates Hispanic National Heritage Month

Posted by: Jack Tomas of www.tuvez.com  NASCAR has partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to raise money to support math and science programs for underprivileged Latino kids. It's all a part of their increased push into Mexico and other Latino markets. Mexicans have always loved racing, especially Indy and formula one, but NASCAR was but a dream for many years South of the Border. That is until 2004 when NASCAR realized how lily White they were and implemented their "Drive For Diversity ...

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DANICA PATRICK IN THE DAYTONA 500: WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

  Danica Patrick is in the Daytona 500. Finally.Years of speculation about Patrick’s skill, or lack of it, will be on full display in North America’s largest race. Sorry Indianapolis 500.With Patrick’s announcement comes a surprising amount of winners and losers, plus some people who find themselves stuck in the middle. Here’s a breakdown, Bert Convy style. Win: FOXThe Daytona 500 is a huge ratings cow for the network. Add Patrick’s appearance/spectacle/nobo ...

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WILL HAMLIN’S INJURY AFFECT HIS 2010 SEASON?

The big story right now is Denny Hamlin's injury. We are seeing a lot of discussion out there wondering whether his 2010 start will be just as good as his 2009 ending. Some of the PR from the Joe Gibbs camp is that this will be no problem.Let's compare some recent examples of NASCAR injuries. In 2009, Carl Edwards broke his right foot in September.  In the following twelve races after the injury (the last twelve of 2009), he had three Top Tens, and a total of ZERO Top Fives. His average ...

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DANICA PATRICK PHOTO SPREAD

Danica Patrick is winning the Silly Season. With news trickling out of the rest of the NASCAR world in dribs and drabs, Patrick has commanded our full attention since November. She has announced that she will race in the Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports and that she will make her debut at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 20. No press conference has been planned for next week - as far as I know. It is still entirely possible she could upstage Christmas. So how did we get here? How did we go fr ...

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The Randomness of Restrictor-Plate Racing

I kid, I kid! I mean, Waltrip did finish seventh, it says so right there on the results page, but, we all know Mikey can draft. Hell, if not for plate racing, Mikey's washing dishes down to the Waffle House, right? Anyway, Daytona is some kind of random. Kevin Harvick finishes second. Clint Bowyer finishes fourth. Between them, the two Richard Childress Racing drivers might have turned three good laps in practice all week. Hell, Harvick turned the eighth-best lap in the fi ...

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