NASCAR’s Best Road Course Racer Ever

Who is NASCAR's best road course racer ever? Marcos Ambrose? He is one of them, but his body of work is too short. Boris Said? If we're talking about perhaps the best road course driving COACH ever, the curly-headed road master gets the nod. Juan Pablo Montoya? He's worthy of consideration, but the criteria applied to Ambrose also applies to JPM. For all their victories, Richard Petty and David Pearson trail the best road course racer NASCAR has ever seen: Jeff Gordon. With nine victories ...

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From Earnhardt to Petty: 5 Great NASCAR Winning Streaks

  Win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and you've accomplished something impressive. A driver who can win two in a row has demonstrated he has the hang of this. Win three or more, and you're making history. In eight decades of racing, only 19 Cup drivers have won three or more in a row. Today, we celebrate five of the best NASCAR winning streaks of all time. Dale Earnhardt (4), March 29- April 26, 1987- On the road to the third of his seven championships, The Intimidator set the tone for ...

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Throwback Thursday: Big Race Buddy Baker

Sometimes, it's not a matter of how much but where you win. While 19 career victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won't you put you at the top of any leaderboards, a knack for winning big races like the Daytona 500, the Southern 500 (Darlington), the Busch Clash, and winning the Winston 500 (Talladega) and the World 600 (Charlotte) three times certainly will. Buddy Baker did those things and more. The '70s represented a golden era for NASCAR. It was a great time for a young fan like m ...

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Throwback Thursday: The Silver Fox Was Golden At Michigan

  They called him the Silver Fox- cool, daring and sly. Racing in the shadows of Richard Petty, David Pearson was still accomplished enough to earn a spot alongside "The King," "The Intimidator," and "The Wonder Boy" as one of the all-time greats. Among his favorite haunts was Michigan International Speedway, Pearson's personal playground in the 1970s. In a stretch that ran from 1972 through 1978, "The Silver Fox" won eight out of a twelve possible races, including five out of six ...

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Deflategate Has Nothing On NASCAR’s Cunning Car Men

  So the NFL has their boxers in a twist over air in footballs? Isn't that cute. In NASCAR, creativity with the rule book has been a part of the game since it's inception. In NASCAR's first sanction event, race winner Glenn Dunaway had his victory taken away for illegal springs to improve handling. The truth is, if someone like clever car man Smokey Yunick were employed by the New England Patriots, they wouldn't have played with air in footballs; heck, he probably would have taken me ...

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