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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Happy Birthday to A Living NASCAR Legend

Who is the best of all-time in NASCAR? The popular choice is the "man who could see air;" of course, we speak of the late Dale Earnhardt. Most famous for his intimidating ways, the seven-time champion could rally from laps down to win and do perform feats of renown. Others would opine the greatest was none other than "The King," Richard Petty. He dominated the NASCAR scene, and has been a longstanding goodwill ambassador. A living legend celebrates a birthday this week, and some may argue he ...

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Finally….A NASCAR Feel Good Story

While some races are a thrill races, others (such as the 2014 Coke Zero 400) feel more like a family car trip from Southern Oregon to Southern California. You know the one...are we there yet? The interminable endurance test parallels the career of one Aric Almirola. My first memory of "The Cuban Missile" came from a Nationwide Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in 2007. Almirola goes out and wins the pole, gets the car to the front, but because of a sponsorhip commitment, the car's regular ...

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Nascar Win, Lose or Draw: Coke Zero 400

  [caption id="attachment_684580" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Richard Petty Motorsports[/caption] Finally. After weeks of writing about it, it finally happened. A longshot, Aric Almirola, won a 2014 Sprint Cup race, chaining the Chase landscape and making for a memorable and rain-shorterend weekend. Here's the Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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