DUSTIN LONG INTERVIEWS BRIAN FRANCE

Virginian-Pilot reporter Dustin Long scored a one-on-one interview with NASCAR chairman Brian France on Sunday before the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Long asked France about television coverage, the car and the Chase. Long recently caused a little trouble with his Frankly Speaking series in which he asked Larry McReynolds, Jimmy Spencer and Kyle Petty to let loose on what's wrong with the sport. Among the highlights of the France interview: France said TV broadcasters should shut the ...

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DICKIES 500 TV AND START TIME

Dickies 500 at Texas Motor SpeedwayChase race: No. 8Date: Sun., Nov. 8, 2009TV: 2:30 PM ET on ABCRace time: 3:30 PM ETFavorite: Jimmie JohnsonThe week in review:All Left Turns joined FacebookESPN reported that Junior will sign DanicaPatrick Reynolds wrote about 5 fan fixes for Talladega and why they won't workSteve Wingate ventured into the heart of Junior Nation - Talladega, AlabamaDale Watermill's fancy math says Johnson has a 98.6 percent chance of winning titleDan Farkas took NASCAR behind t ...

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AMP ENERGY 500 TV AND START TIME

Amp Energy 500 at Talladega SuperspeedwayChase race: No. 7Date: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009TV: Noon ET on ABCRace time: 1:19 PMFavorite: Tony StewartThe week in review:McGrew will be Junior's dictator in 2010Steve Wingate showed off some cool Halloween paint schemesPatrick Reynolds offered five suggestions on how to improve NASCARA.J. Allmendinger was busted for drunk drivingJunior joined the bottom 10 in the FLOPPER standingsAJ, Danica, Bo Duke and other race car driver public driving FAILsDan Farkas ...

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NO RACE TIME AND TV INFO THIS WEEK

There is no Sprint Cup race this weekend, but that didn't stop us from having a lot of fun this week. Feel free to take a look back at highlights from the last few days: Will Danica Patrick appear nude in ESPN The Magazine? (Dear God, I don't ask you for much...)A NASCAR fan performed the previously unseen half of a famous Monty Python sketchA man - a great man - bonged seven beers in a row at TalladegaChris M. uncovered the Men of Pit Road CalendarPatrick Reynolds scoffed at the notion of a 'we ...

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CARFAX 400 RACE TIME AND TV

Carfax 400 at Michigan International SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009TV: ESPNRace time: 2 pm ETDefending champ: Carl EdwardsFavorite to win the race: Carl EdwardsThe week in review:Patrick Reynolds listed Tim Richmond's most memorable momentsChris M. ranked the top poker players in NASCAROur resident math geek Dale Watermill figured out that Kyle Busch has a 43 percent chance of making the ChaseSteve Wingate investigated how NASCAR drivers go to the bathroomThe NASCAR fan crime spree continue ...

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And You Thought Junior Had a Bad Day …

FOX withstands some serious criticism for its coverage of the Daytona 500.  Having spent Sunday's Daytona 500 alternating between the MRN broadcast and listening to driver communications, I only occasionally turned my attention to the big screen TV to my left at ESPNZone in New York City.Judging from the fallout that has continued through the week, I'm apparently glad I wasn't limited to watching the race strictly through the eyes of Mike, Larry, Darryl. And though the overly-caffei ...

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