NASCAR Letters To Santa- 2013 Edition

This just in.....thanks to the National Security Agency, we have gained access to a few email messages bound for the North Pole. Among them are messages are a few from names familiar to the residents of NASCAR Nation. Here are some we found: Dear Santa, I'm not always on the "nice" list, but you have to admit I've been more good than bad this year. For most of the year, I was either bedridden, asleep, or in a very happy place thanks to my pain meds. I've got a really big ask for th ...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s A Fire

2014 can't get here fast enough. NASCAR's missing man of the hour, Tony "Smoke" Stewart is promising a return with a vengeance come Daytona. The talking heads can talk all they want about the sport's need for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Danica Patrick to be successful. What NASCAR really needs is a return to the track and a return to excellence by the man who is racing personified. Look up "racer" in the dictionary, and all you will need is a photo of the three-time champion. Fans want a driver ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s 10 Best Drivers Of Today

What makes the best,well, the best? Are championships paramount? Is it sustained performance over a period of time? Is it the ability to compete at a high level at a variety of different tracks types? It makes for an interesting discussion, so to start the conversation, with opinions that are strictly my own, I present you..... THE 10 BEST NASCAR DRIVERS OF TODAY 10. Kasey Kahne- Tossed to and fro throughout much of his career, the Enumclaw, Washington native has always found a way to ...

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AdvoCare 500: Win Lose or Draw

  Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE[/caption] So the race for the 2013 Sprint Cup is essentially over. So while we know who the biggest two winners of the weekend were, there are several others who left Phoenix impacted significantly by Sunday's events. Here's a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style... Win: Mark Martin Chances are Martin has just one race left in his hall of fame worthy Sprint Cup career. Martin never won a title, finished second in the points five time ...

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Hollywood Casino 400: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_683381" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy the Associated Press[/caption] We're not in Kansas anymore. After Kevin Harvick's win Sunday, the contender pool may be a bit deeper. The quality of that pool may not be as high. When in doubt, let's break down the weekend Bert Convy style: (more...) ...

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WHY KURT BUSCH IS GOOD FOR NASCAR

Kurt Busch is most definitely good for NASCAR. Right now, you’re either thinking I’ve been smoking Oregon’s number one cash crop, or I am being as honest as Ol’ Slick Willie about Ms. Lewinski. Like him or not (and for the record, I am not saying I’m a fan), Kurt Busch is a needed presence in the sport. Why? First of all, Kurt races to win. One need look no further than Saturday night. His dash for cash contained no animus for anyone in his path, he had a race ...

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DO “THE DOUBLE” TONY!

There’s an uncharacteristic buzz in the post-award banquet world of racing, and it has nothing to do with what Danica Patrick wore to Las Vegas. Championship racing impresario Roger Penske has the chatter class working overtime with his offer of an Indianapolis 500 ride to NASCAR stud Tony Stewart on the same day as the Coca-Cola 600. It’s the first somewhat serious discussion we have had of “doing the double” (racing both races) in some number of years. Natural ...

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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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MYTHBUSTING: NASCAR IS A REDNECK SPORT

 If you talk to some uppity sports fans, they think a typical NASCAR fan’s Sunday follows a predictable routine. They stagger out of bed with a pounding head sometime around 9 a.m. and throw on a pair of shorts that should have been thrown out five years ago, and their cleanest dirty sleeveless flannel shirt. After a pot of coffee as thick as roofing tar and a breakfast of Jimmy Dean sausage, eggs over easy and biscuits ‘n’ gravy, they hop in the ‘72 Ford pick- ...

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