One Fans’ View On NASCAR & The Confederate Battle Flag

This observer could be described as a son of the south. My ancestors settled in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in the 1700s. By the 1850s, my great-great grandfather set out for Texas and settled on land near Marshall that is still in the family today. Eli McCoy took up arms under the banner of the Confederacy, marching with the 19th Texas Infantry. Like so many soldiers fighting that war, he died from illness in 1863. Letters he sent my great-great grandmother have been passed through t ...

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NASCAR Recap: Geico 500

[caption id="attachment_685856" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/TeamHendrick/[/caption] It was certainly the weekend for favorites. Floyd Mayweather won the latest fight of the century. American Pharaoh won the Kentucky Derby. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Geico 500. Even though an emotional Earnhardt Jr was thrilled to be back in Victory Lane at Talladega for the first time in a decade, he wasn't the only winner. Here's a breakdown from a typical Talladega week ...

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Will Duck Commander 500 Resurrect Struggling Stars?

What do Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, and Clint Bowyer all have in common? Actually, they are similar on two fronts: 1. All the aforementioned are outside the top ten in the season standings, and 2. All are IN the top ten for driver rating at Texas Motor Speedway. Just as believers celebrated the most famous resurrection of all time last Sunday, this Saturday's Duck Commander 500 at Texas provides a possible resurrection for the 2015 f ...

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The 2015 NASCAR Season So Far: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  Whether good, bad or ugly, the 2015 NASCAR season so far has been interesting to say the least. How you see the season thus far depends on who your favorites are. One thing's for sure, there's been no lack of stories..... THE GOOD There's been no championship hangover for Kevin Harvick. Until Martinsville, The Bakersfield Burner scored a first or second place finish in every race to begin the season. While some of his Stewart-Haas Racing teammates have struggled, Harvick has ...

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NASCAR’s March Madness: Reality & Fantasy

    Tony Stewart in 35th? Kevin Harvick is spanking the field? Martin Truex is in third? Jeff Gordon is 25th in his farewell tour? Welcome to "March Madness" NASCAR style. The 2015 season has been downright "cray cray." Amidst the insanity, let's take s step back to consider what is reality and what is fantasy. First of all, let's remember that in today's world of "win and you're in," you can stink up the track for the better part of the spring and summer, and as long as y ...

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