TALLADEGA ENDING AWKWARD FOR EVERYONE

The less-than-satisfying ending to Sunday's race in Talladega should have NASCAR revisiting its scoring and timing systems this week. Races should end with racers, you know, racing.  End of Talladega race put NASCAR between rock and hard place (SI.com) ...

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AMP ENERGY JUICE 500 ODDS

Oh, Talladega. What are we going to do with you?Now that I’m up a fake 90 dollars for the year after Denny Hamlin’s win at Martinsville, I can devote my energy to racing’s biggest problem child. And if you think Talladega isn’t a problem, here’s one of many crash montages with crappy musical accompaniment to boot. Talladega has no business hosting a Chase race. It’s not a matter of if a huge wreck will happen, just a matter of how soon. Even last year, af ...

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RICHMOND BRINGS NASCAR BACK TO PAR

Last week’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega put up some record-setting statistics. Lead changes and number of leaders for a single event now have new heights to match. It was impressive and enjoyable. But it can’t be considered a norm.Fast forward to the next weekend and the circuit rolls into its first of two annual Richmond weekends. The Virginia three-quarter mile oval is of exceptional design and usually provides great racing. Backing it up to Talladega puts it in a nice spot.The bi ...

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DENNIS SETZER TALLADEGA CRASH

In case you missed, Dennis Setzer climbed the catch fence - on fire - at last weekend's Nationwide race in Talladega. Somewhere Ryan Newman is punching a wall.Bradley University student has no time for Jimmie Johnson (Journal Star)Batting champion Wade Boggs also drank like a champion (64 Miller Lites)Kobe's biggest fan (Holy Taco)NBA mascot does awesome stunt (YouTube)Tito Ortiz says Jenna Jameson's drug addiction led to dispute (Cage Potato)9 reasons people hate Tim Tebow (Ego TV)Dog leads Ala ...

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RAINOUTS CAUSE TEAMS HEADACHES

NASCAR's top-tier hauler drivers started out on a few-week long odyssey around Easter. For some it is still ongoing.The Nationwide tour headed west in early April from the Charlotte area to their annual event over the holiday weekend in Nashville. There are a few that haven't been home yet and will not see home for a while. Racing in Music City then doubling back to Charlotte only to head west again to Phoenix is an option. Well-equipped teams have second transporters that are put into play o ...

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