Perspective: Kyle Busch & 199

From here, you can sure tell the difference between the media that really knows racing, and those that don't. Everywhere, it seems were reading on the big sports websites about how Kyle Busch is closing in on 200 victories. Richard Petty had 200. As most of us know, comparing the two isn't apples and oranges, it's more like apples and grapes. Let's be clear: winning 200 races total in Cup, Xfinity and trucks is huge. It means you've raced a ton, and you've raced it- in KB's case- like no one ...

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Richard Petty, Richard Childress Take A Stand

  NASCAR owners Richard Petty and Richard Childress have taken a stand. If either one employ you, and you're caught kneeling before a NASCAR event, you're free to protest, but you may now do it on your own time. I am not speaking for NASCAR, I am not speaking for All Left Turns, I am speaking for myself. To Richard Petty, to Richard Childress....thank you. What I saw last Sunday at the NFL game in London made my blood boil. After following that league for 32 years, I am done. Thos ...

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Politically Incorrect NASCAR Driver? Kyle Busch Is Your Man

Looking for a politically incorrect NASCAR driver? A number of fans have lamented they no longer exist. Do you read all the laments by fans that racers have become corporate friendly automatons? Yes, NASCAR has developed- perhaps to its detriment- a more polished look over the years. Rugged Richard Petty has given way to genteel Jimmie Johnson. Yes, NASCAR and its participants have recognized the need to represent their benefactors (read that "sponsors") well. That means effusive thanksgi ...

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Bubba Wallace Is A Big Deal, But……

Bubba Wallace makes his NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series debut this Sunday. It's a big deal, I'll grant you that. Yours truly submits it's not for the reason many in the media think. The Alabaman isn't hopping into just any old ride. In his first Cup race, Bubba Wallace hops into the 43 car, once piloted by "The King," Richard Petty. Though his presence is more as an ambassador, one of NASCAR's most dominant drivers ever still has his fingerprints all over this team. It would be like gett ...

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Before There Was Jimmie, There Was Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough and winning went hand in hand. We were reminded of that Sunday, as Jimmie Johnson tied the three-time champion for 83 victories at NASCAR's highest levels. While fans trumpet the achievements of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, it is too easy to forget what drivers like Yarborough accomplished. Cale Yarborough was Jimmie Johnson before there was a Jimmie Johnson. He was the first to win three championships in a row in 1976, 1977 and 1978. The South Carolinian ...

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