A MINORITY REPORT ON THE MARTINSVILLE MADNESS

For the first time in what seems like forever, NASCAR Nation is talking about the action that actually happened on the track, instead of what should have happened. Though not all are happy with the results, it’s refreshing to talk about the action we had versus the action we should have had. No fuel mileage, no rain, no phantom cautions. In the court of NASCAR fan opinion, this race features a couple of odd selections for villains. There’s no Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards or Kevin Har ...

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RYAN NEWMAN LEADS 1-2 FINISH FOR STEWART-HAAS RACING AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway first and second, and that is how they ran when the checkered flag flew. Surviving a fuel mileage race, the Stewart-Haas Racing teammates were able to give the team its first victory of the 2011 season and its first one-two finish as an organization. “It was a perfect day for the organization for sure,” Stewart said. “This is a perfect way to go into an off weekend, f ...

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RYAN NEWMAN’S RETALIATION REFERENCE MANUAL

Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo tangled with fists in NASCAR's hauler after tangling on the track last weekend. NASCAR's 'Have At It, Boys' policy will be put to the test. In the eye-for-an-eye world of NASCAR retaliations there are a series of unwritten laws that dictate what is the appropriate retaliation for a racing injustice. The unwritten code is complex and contingent on a number of variables. Never one to be mistaken as NASCAR's Miss Manners, Ryan Newman recently shared his unwritten law ...

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TEMPERS FLARE IN RICHMOND

RICHMOND, Va._ Saturday night’s 400-lapper at the Richmond International Raceway was not without its drama, as Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya mixed it up with each other, Kurt Busch continued his season-long tantrum on the radio and after a yet another disappointing finish Martin Truex Jr. threatened to fire his entire crew. The Newman-Montoya rift surfaced early when the pair got together exiting the second corner just past the 100-lap mark of the race. As Montoya moved up the trac ...

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KULWICKI AND ALLISON LEFT LASTING LEGACIES ON AND OFF TRACK

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The NASCAR Hall of Fame was abuzz Saturday afternoon as NASCAR personalities, media members and fans gathered inside the Great Hall for the unveiling of their newest exhibit: Short Careers, Lasting Legacy. The exhibit included the cars of the late Tim Richmond, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki and also featured team owners Bondy Long and Carl Kiekaefer, as well as drivers Billy and Bobby Myers and fourth generation driver Adam Petty. Each of these men left their mark on NASCAR, ...

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