STOP MANIPULATING BUSCH’S WIN TOTALS TO COMPARE WITH PETTY

The year is 2056. Dale Earnhardt’s championship total of seven is no longer a benchmark of NASCAR excellence. You see, Bob Franks of Barre, Vermont now has eight championships at Thunder Road Speedway in the Full Frame Antique Division. These cars closely resemble Earnhardt’s earlier championships in the 1980s. Therefore all the titles are being statistically listed under one category.Who says?Jim Alexander does. Alexander is a 34 year-old NASCAR historian and is a self-proclaimed mo ...

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JEFF GORDON SCORES HISTORIC POCONO WIN

Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon joined some very elite company in the NASCAR history books. By scoring the win in the 5-Hour Energy 500, Gordon moved into a three-way tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 84 victories. The only two drivers with more victories than the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet are Richard Petty and David Pearson. “I really can't even express in words what it means to tie Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison at ...

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WENDELL SCOTT IS A STORY EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

CHARLOTTE _ Richard Petty. Ned Jarrett. Wendell Scott.Most NASCAR fans are very familiar with two of these names; the other, not so much. Two of these men are either currently, or scheduled to be, enshrined in the Hall of Honor in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The other will likely take decades to get the recognition he deserves. Yet, come Feb. 20, 2011, sports fans will learn more about the legacy and impact Wendell Scott left on the sport of NASCAR thanks to a film put together by ESPN and the NASC ...

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JOHNSON WINS HISTORIC FIFTH STRAIGHT TITLE

In one of the most dramatic races in recent memory, the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup literally came down to the wire. Entering the day, Denny Hamlin led Jimmie Johnson by 15 points, with Kevin Harvick only 46 points behind. With all three drivers looking to make their own history, the 267-lap race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway was going to determine the champion. Throughout the course of the day, each of the three title contenders suffered setbacks and each overcame those troubles. Yet when C ...

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REMEMBERING NOV. 15, 1992 IN ATLANTA, ONE HECK OF A SEASON FINALE

I was so cold.The kind of cold where my toes and fingertips ached. My teeth had a consistently slight chatter. My back shivered most of the day and just would not stop. The wind was constant and the air was bitter in the shade. And yet this discomfort was not the foremost memory I was left with from this weekend. I describe the physical feeling I tolerated from the top row of the turn one grandstands in Atlanta during the 1992 NASCAR Cup season finale. The historical impact of what I had witness ...

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