Tony Stewart: Retirement, 21st Century Style

This statement from Tony Stewart really says it all about what's coming down in his life at the end of 2016:  “I’m not retiring from racing — just the Sprint Cup Series… Instead of seeing me in a firesuit on Sundays, you’ll see me in a pair of jeans, and maybe even a pair of khakis.” If you think about it, what Tony Stewart is doing isn't really that unusual. He's not really retiring, he's changing gears: doing what he wants to do, instead of what he has to do. What Stewart is doing remin ...

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Clint Bowyer: Big Fish Released Into Free Agent Pond

Clint Bowyer will be a free man at season's end, making him arguably the biggest catch available in NASCAR's free agent pond for 2016. To hear them tell it at the rumor mill, there are options a plenty for the 37-year old Kansan. The good news for Bowyer? He's proven. Clint Bowyer has 8 NSCS career victories in 348 races- that won't get you in the conversation with the all-time greats, but that's not chopped liver either. The former dirt tracker has also finished in the top 10 at season's ...

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Who Wins In The Ward Family’s Lawsuit Against Tony Stewart?

One year after that fateful New York night in which a young racer lost his life at a sprint car race at Canandaigua, Kevin Ward's family is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against racing legend Tony Stewart. No matter the outcome, there are no winners. As a parent to three children, and as the son of parents who lost a child to terminal illness, I wouldn't wish what has happened to Kevin Ward Jr.'s parents on anyone- regardless of whether they were they were like Ward and June Cleaver, ...

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NASCAR’s Best Road Course Racer Ever

Who is NASCAR's best road course racer ever? Marcos Ambrose? He is one of them, but his body of work is too short. Boris Said? If we're talking about perhaps the best road course driving COACH ever, the curly-headed road master gets the nod. Juan Pablo Montoya? He's worthy of consideration, but the criteria applied to Ambrose also applies to JPM. For all their victories, Richard Petty and David Pearson trail the best road course racer NASCAR has ever seen: Jeff Gordon. With nine victories ...

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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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