1. Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol LIVE Race Blog: Kyle Gets The Sweep

    In the 1990's, country music star Garth Brooks had a single titled, "Thunder Rolls." Although the song was about the disasters of love, the title is the perfect way to describe Bristol...

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  2. Dustin Off the Next Race: Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

    If you ask NASCAR fans what track they want to visit the most, a strong majority are going to say "Thunder Valley." A few others may say the "Bull Ring," while others may say the "World's Fastest Half-Mile...

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  3. Light 'Em Up: Texas Motor Speedway Goes Under the Lights in 2011

    One of the first tracks to really push for a second Sprint Cup race was Texas Motor Speedway. A few years ago the speedway got its wish...

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  4. Parks Race Reactions: Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway

    If there's one thing every fan can guarantee, Michigan always has its way of having the most unexpected moments. Sunday's race had that and much more. I do not intend on wasting much time; allow me to get into my race reactions for Sunday's Carfax 400...

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  5. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Carfax 400 at Michigan Results

    On a day when everyone was talking about how to conserve fuel and baby a car to the end of the race, the Carfax 400 did not focus on that aspect...

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  6. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Carfax 400 at Michigan Picks

    No more turning left and right, no more hard braking to enter a corner, and no more wheel-hopping for NASCAR. Last week was the last road course race of the season for the Sprint Cup Series...

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  7. Dustin Off the Next Race: Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway

    Speed takes over NASCAR this week as the Sprint Cup Series heads outside of Detroit to rumble at the Michigan International Speedway...

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  8. Parks Race Reactions: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

    A lot of times we as fans have an idea of who will be legitimate contenders for a win. We even luck out and are correct in predicting them. In this case, the driver we thought was going to win was a contender, but couldn't get the job done...

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  9. Watkins Glen International Live Blog: Can Drivers Handle the Seven-Turn Track?

    Race day has come once again. On the schedule this week is the high-speed road course at Watkins Glen International...

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  10. Dustin Off the Next Race: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

    Road course racing always presents a challenge to NASCAR. Some fans and drivers love it, some fans and drivers despise it. One fact most agree on is that it's different, and it brings out the best in many drivers...

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  11. Sponsor Woes: Eight NASCAR Sponsorships That Didn't Work Too Well

    Without question, if it wasn't for sponsors, NASCAR would fail to exist. When R.J. Reynold's first acquired naming rights to the Cup Series in 1971, sponsorship has become the name of the game for the sport...

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  12. Parks Race Reactions: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

    When a track is so big, and the action for a strong majority of the race is so slow, it's easy to call a race boring, lame, and exhausting. Of course, then the final laps come in and one's opinion changes...

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  13. Dustin Off the Next Race: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

    Many tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit have two races on the schedule. But, the Pocono Raceway has the shortest gap between their two races. It was only eight weeks ago that NASCAR was at my home track and had to battle track conditions and mother nature.

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  14. Not So Tricky: The 10 Best Drivers Who Have Mastered Pocono Raceway

    Every track in NASCAR presents its own unique challenge. The short tracks test how much the drivers can control their tempers and how well they can manage their brakes...

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  15. Parks Race Reactions: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    It may just be the sweetest kiss in NASCAR since the winning driver got to lip lock with Miss Winston. Although I'm sure Miss Winston had better breath...

    Dustin Parks Written by Dustin Parks about 4 years ago 174 reads 3 comments

  16. Dustin Off the Next Race: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

    There is no place like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's a speedway that is unlike any other, not just in NASCAR, but in any form of racing...

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  17. Will the "Have At It Boys" Philosophy Cost a Driver More Than a Victory?

    "He ain't gonna kill my boy!" Six words that present an endless array of emotions. Brad Keselowski could see the checkered flag. The next thing he saw was a concrete wall. He then felt the t-bone of several cars, never getting to the start/finish line...

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  18. Win the Brickyard and the Sprint Cup Title Is Not Far Away

    Top WWE wrestler John Cena often says the phrase "The Champ Is Here!" Usually at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, that phrase is repeated at Homestead...

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  19. Parks Race Reactions: LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

    There are times in NASCAR when controversy surrounds a win, an action, or the results of an action. On Saturday night, one driver vindicated all the controversy that was talked about him since 2009...

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  20. Dustin Off the Next Race: LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

    In a city that's more known for the Cubs, the Bears and the Bulls, NASCAR has made a big splash. Chicago has enjoyed having the sport in the northern tier of the country, and has provided many great moments...

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  21. The No. 3 and NASCAR: So Magical, Yet So Mysterious

    How do we associate drivers with their cars? Is it their sponsors, their nicknames, the car they drive? More than likely, it's the car number. It's easy to remember and can often be recognized by everyone...

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  22. Parks Race Reactions: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    The old saying goes "it's not over until it's over." It is the perfect slogan when it comes to restrictor plate racing. Every lap, every corner, something changes. It could be the lead, the fast line, or the drivers that team up...

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  23. Dustin Off the Next Race: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    The 2010 NASCAR season started on the 2.5-mile track at Daytona in February. Saturday night, the season comes full circle as the first half comes to a close along the Florida coast...

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  24. We're At Halftime: NASCAR's Biggest Stories of 2010

    It has been said that history has a way of repeating itself. When it comes to NASCAR, it's not so much the moments in general that repeat themselves, but it's the overall facts...

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  25. Parks Race Reactions: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire

    When it comes to the New England area, the two most popular things are their giant lobsters and the New England Patriots. But when NASCAR rolls into town, it's all about the smell of asphalt and someone clawing their way to victory...

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