5 Reasons to Be Thankful If You're a NASCAR Fan

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful If You're a NASCAR Fan
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After a quarter-century of reporting on all forms of motorsports, and NASCAR in particular, I've come to have a pretty good read on the pulse of NASCAR fans.

While many have different opinions and viewpoints on the sport and its elements, two things form a very common thread: their love for the sport and how they want to see the best and closest racing possible.

Sure, fans may disagree on the merits of other fans' favorite drivers, but whether you're driver is Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Marcos Ambrose, the passion and loyalty that NASCAR fans have is unmatched in most any other sport or league.

With Thursday being Thanksgiving Day, we obviously have a lot to be thankful for in our own lives, as well as being thankful that most of our military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan have returned to American shores -- and the rest still there will soon join them back here at home.

And while we'd never underscore the true meaning of Thanksgiving, there's a part of us that is thankful for having such a great sport like stock car racing to follow.

With that, here are my 5 Reasons to be Thankful if You're a NASCAR Fan – and have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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