Nascar Recap: Thanksgiving Weekend

[caption id="attachment_685280" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Coutesy: NBC[/caption] Moderation and Thanksgiving weekend do not go well together. Food, lines and virtually every other experience you can fathom seem to be in excess. So too is news from the Sprint Cup offseason. Here's a Nascar recap of winners and losers from the holiday weekend. (more...) ...

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Hooroo, Marcos Ambrose

  "Hoo roo" ("good-bye") to the maestro of the road course. Racing at Sonoma and Watkins Glen just won't be the same with the departure of Marcos Ambrose back to his native Australia now that the checkered flag has waved for the 2014 campaign. While it's not a gaudy statistical record he leaves behind (5 NNS and 2 NSCS wins), the pride of Launceston, Tasmania will not soon be forgotten for his NASCAR contributions. Watching Ambrose work a track of right and left turns was like Mon ...

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The Comeback Kids

For this fan, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be forever linked. After all, it was Earnhardt who gave Keselowski his big break in the Nationwide Series. He had his rough edges, but that ride led a short-term Cup opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports, a win at Talladega for James Finch, and then that championship ride for Roger Penske. Both have racing in their blood as sons of racers, both are a little rough around the edges; occasionally saying things that make suits squirm. Both ...

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Coming Soon: A NASCAR Power Play

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." -Lord Acton Like two Old West gunslingers, NASCAR and NASCAR team owners are poised with guns loaded ten paces apart down on Main Street. Both parties are talking as if there is nothing to see here, but no one is buying it. The question now is not a matter of "if," but a matter of "when." Th ...

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Onward, Upward For Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty

Great stories are a part of what makes sports great. You have your stories of competitors rising to greatness from humble beginnings. There's the David vs. Goliath story lines, where a seemingly over-matched challenger topples a heavily favored champion. Let's also not forget the stories of fulfilled potential, of strategic brilliance, and stories of redemption. After making headlines of an unwanted variety, it's heartwarming to see A.J. Allmendinger quietly spark a trend of progress at ...

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