The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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Time To Toss Out The Plates?

Business is picking up again in metal recycling. Wednesday's practice at Daytona International Speedway saw more stuff get wadded up than a novelist with writer's block. Can you imagine the fist pounding back at the shop? As of right now, it appears one of the victims, Dave Blaney, will be packing it in, and another Daytona favorite, Trevor Bayne, may have his chances of making the show jeopardized by the mayhem triggered when Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth nudged each other. This is racing ...

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Sympathy For The Superspeedway

Just like the good ol' USA, NASCAR Nation has its polarizing issues. Instead of Obamacare and taxes, one debate among NASCAR fans has to do with racing on the superspeedways, also known as the "restrictor plate tracks." The metal devices that resemble a slice of Swiss cheese, restrict airflow and limit speed- this coming after Bobby Allison's car took out a section of fencing at Talladega in 1987 and injured several fans with flying parts. The upshot of the move has resulted in racing i ...

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Camping World RV Sales 500 Odds

Wow is Talladega a crapshoot. NASCAR fans talk about how wild and unpredictable the track can be, but if you look at the last odds for Sunday's race, you can see that talk is backed up with plenty of action. (more...) ...

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Kyle Busch Has Two Big Midterms On Horizon

Three races into the 2013, and Kyle Busch is making the grade in the season's final quarter with two second place finishes and a fifth. His performance is good enough to put him squarely near the head of the class with two past champions, JGR teammate and 2003 champion Matt Kenseth and the original “Five Time,” Jimmie Johnson. You can’t win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in September or October, but you can sure lose one, and so far Rowdy has avoided some of the pitfalls that have dogged h ...

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NASCAR’S GUILTY PLEASURE

 "If I'm a fan, I would love that. I think it is incredibly intense. It's wild. It's crazy." From Wonder Boy to NASCAR sage, Jeff Gordon has summed up well the manic mechanical madness that is NASCAR racing at Talladega Superspeedway. The drivers hate it, the writers almost self-righteously opine that no sane race fan should enjoy it, but nothing generates more shock and awe for the American sporting public than than the frantic finishes at NASCAR’s largest track. For ...

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RACING RETURNS TO TALLADEGA

What a difference six months make.The just completed 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway featured passing, passing, and more passing. An exciting event was put on by the top stock car tour at what traditionally has been one of its most exciting stops. However in recent years the luster and edge-of-your-seat driving had faded at Talladega. Sunday’s contest returned the Alabama speedplant to its proper place in the quality rankings. The last few years have produced rac ...

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