What Kind Of Champion Will Kevin Harvick Make?

  For better or for worse, a champion becomes "the face" for his or her sport. Some of those faces shine well in the spotlight- like the steady, if unspectacular Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs of recent NBA vintage. Others have cast their sport in an embarrassing light- Mike Tyson didn't do boxing too many favors in his prime. In NASCAR, Richard Petty was once racing royalty as its down home "King." Dale Earnhardt was alternately a blue collar hero and the sport's "bad ass" as " ...

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Saturday Night At The Fights

"Any publicity is good publicity" the adage goes. It's not every day NASCAR finds itself talked about on Good Morning America. One question though: NASCAR is a RACING series right? If it is, then what happened Saturday night at the Bank of America 500 may not be the kind of attention the series needs. Do you remember what one of the criticisms of NASCAR is by the non-fan? That it is low brow entertainment preferred by those that somehow find enjoyment in watching cars go around in circle ...

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A Lesson Learned From The Tony Stewart Case

  Auto racing legend Tony Stewart won't face criminal charges in relation to the August 9 incident during a sprint car race at Canandaigua  Motor Sports Park in which 20-year Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed as he angrily approached Stewart's passing car. Considering all we have learned over the course of seven weeks, the American justice system- for all its faults- has accomplished its work as it is designed to do. How did you react to the story when it first broke, especiall ...

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Will Stewart Win His Way In?

"You could put four wheels and a steering wheel on a cockroach and he could drive it, and WIN with it."- Mike Joy, FOX Announcer on Tony Stewart What if I told you I thought Tony Stewart would launch himself into the Chase with a win at Richmond Saturday? Is that crazy thinking? Nah, I didn't think so either. When you look at the evidence, the history of Tony Stewart at Richmond, there's a darn good chance he will be hoisting a trophy Saturday night. It's not like he needs another. ...

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It’s Crunch Time For Some NASCAR Notables

Today's pop quiz: what do Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart have in common? Well actually, two things come to mind: all five of these drivers have been in the Chase since its 2004 inception, and secondly, if the Chase started today, they would be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for this quintet, there are four more races to go, and there are drivers ahead of them currently in the Chase grid who don't have a win. The good news is that four of ...

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