Coca Cola 600: Win, Lose or Draw

This sure feels like the day after Christmas. Instead of returning an ugly sweater and wondering what to do with a microwave quesadilla maker, Sprint Cup fans are wondering what to make of another dominant run by Jimmie Johnson in Charlotte. Here's a breakdown:  (more...) ...

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KOBALT TOOLS 400 ODDS

 Don’t get me wrong; I want to win every week. But I really, really, really want to win this Sunday.When you write a column betting fake money on races and the race takes place in Vegas, losing stinks more. Jeff Gordon added an extra ounce to boo with his win last week, leaving me down a fake 100 dollars heading to a place where people lose far more real dollars every day. Strange thing about the 2011 Sprint Cup season is that while winning has been the sassier story, the losses are w ...

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DAYTONA CINDERELLAS TAKE ON THE REST OF THE SEASON

My daughter Colleen loves the Disney princess movies. All of them. The ones that were made well before she was born, and even the ones made well before I was born. The time-tested Cinderella is a favorite to my 5-year-old.The premise is similar among all of the animated films. Young attractive female meets young, attractive male and they are attracted to one another. Some villain or obstacle gets in the way, but is overcome leaving them with a lesson learned. The story ends with our two heroes t ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 ODDS

What in the name of Trevor Bayne is going on?I’ve never been so happy to lose 50 fake dollars on last week’s Daytona surprise/stunner/you’ve got to be kidding me event.But as great a story as Sunday was, the real world continues. And then some. Daytona/SchmaytonaThe Daytona 500 winner is 100/1. I’m not sure that sentence has ever been typed. Oh yeah, David Ragan had a real chance to win. He’s 100/1. Ditto for Brad Keselowski. And Paul Menard, who led the Datyona ...

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MOVE ASIDE, “SLICED BREAD,” BAYNE MAY BE “THE ANSWER”

If only for a moment, all seems right with the NASCAR world. There’s no fight nor fuss over the Car of Tomorrow, the presence of Toyota, nor the dominance of Jimmie. There’s no conspiracy for those inclined towards them, and best of all, NASCAR’s most famous race, the Daytona 500, is not marred by foul weather nor potholes.In fact, the thought of a victory for Wood Bros. Racing by one Trevor Bayne brings a smile to even the most furrowed faces. It’s a ...

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