1. What's In a Name: Lowe's Not Sponsoring Charlotte Track In 2010

    After 11 years, the Lowe's Home Improvement company has announced that following October's running of the NASCAR Banking 500, it will no longer be the title sponsor of the Charlotte-based speedway...

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  2. Hamlin's Heavy Heart Was Healed in Victory Lane

    On Monday afternoon in Pennsylvania, Denny Hamlin put all the pieces together for his first win in 50 races. On three different occasions this year, Hamlin has had the dominant car, only to lose because of issues outside his control...

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  3. Roush Hour: Dropped From Team, Clock Is Ticking On Jamie McMurray's Next Move

    When NASCAR decided to put a cap on the amount of cars that owners can put on the track, Jack Roush fought to keep his five-car stable intact. Unfortunately, NASCAR stood tall, meaning Roush had to cut one of his drivers...

    Dustin Parks Written by Dustin Parks about 5 years ago 258 reads 13 comments

  4. Post-Race Reactions: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

    The rich history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway added another chapter on Sunday. The stars of NASCAR came out to put on a race that will make fans forget about the debacle of a year ago.The fans in attendance got just that...

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  5. Jeremy Mayfield Is Losing Everything in His Battle Against NASCAR

    It is no secret that when someone is suspended from their job, their life takes a drastic change. No paycheck means no money to pay the bills, put food on the table, or gas in the car.To say that feeling hit Jeremy Mayfield is a mild understatement...

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  6. NASCAR's Greatest Moments at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    It's a place where auto racing history is made just by stepping into the garage. It's a feeling unlike any other when fans surround an entire straightaway. It's the prestige of taking the checkered flag while crossing the yard of bricks...

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  7. Kyle Busch's Biggest Rival Is Not On the Track, It's Himself

    A common theme this season has been Kyle Busch in the news every week. Whether he's winning, losing, or in a wreck, his name is mentioned at race's end...

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  8. Blame Both Goodyear and NASCAR for the 2008 Allstate 400

    Whenever any racing series makes the trip to Indianapolis, it is all about putting their name in the history books as a winner on the infamous speedway. It is about screaming down the front straightaway as they are surrounded by fans both left and right.

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  9. Monster Trucks: Big on Power, Bigger on Safety

    It's no secret that the most important aspect of any motorsport is the safety of everyone involved. From the drivers and the crews to the officials, track personnel and the fans, keeping everyone safe is the first priority...

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  10. Michael Waltrip Proving to Be As Good an Owner As He Is a Driver

    It is always hard to step away from something that one enjoys so much, but for Michael Waltrip, the time has come. On Tuesday, Waltrip announced that he is retiring from his full-time driving duties at the end of 2009...

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  11. Restrictor-Plate Racing Caused Stewart To Wreck Kyle Busch

    When NASCAR decided to start using restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega in 1988, the idea was to slow the cars down to make them safer to drive and better racing for the fans...

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  12. Danica Patrick Needs To Earn Her Way Into Sprint Cup Series

    There is no doubt that NASCAR would welcome Danica Patrick to their field of drivers, and Patrick herself has said that she has interest in coming over from the Indy Racing Series...

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  13. Daytona to Daytona: Headlines from the First Half of the 2009 Sprint Cup Season

    This Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway will mark the official halfway point of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season. It has been a season with many different twists and turns for many different drivers and teams...

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  14. Bigfoot VIII: The Innovative and Controversial Monster Truck

    When it comes to controversy in motorsports, often it is because of actions that happen on the race track. Sometimes it is an incident that happened in the garage or an accident on pit road...

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  15. Ten Races Until Chase: Who'll Be In and Who'll Be Out

    This Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire starts the 2009 Race to the Chase. Every year since this format has been in place, the race just to get into the championship race has been just as exciting to watch as the Chase itself...

    Dustin Parks Written by Dustin Parks about 5 years ago 759 reads 7 comments

  16. NASCAR Deciding to Race In the Rain Defining Moment of 2008 Season

    With this weekend's event happening at Infineon Raceway, it got me looking back at one of the most unique races that occurred during the entire 2008 NASCAR season...

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  17. Mark Martin Now the Driver to Beat for the Sprint Cup Title

    There is no substitute for momentum in NASCAR. When a driver has it, they know it, and when their momentum stops, they make every attempt to get it back...

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  18. General Motors Cuts Funding to Nationwide, Truck Series; Is Cup Next?

    The well-known slogan between car manufacturers and racing is "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." With this weekend's NASCAR event in Michigan—in the shadows of the Motor City—usually this slogan would hold true...

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  19. Owner...Driver...Winner: Tony Stewart Beat the Odds

    Throughout the entire season, everyone could tell that Stewart-Haas Racing would break through and get that first win. Every driver, team, and fan watched and waited for that moment that the No...

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  20. Monster Truck Racing Never Became a True Motorsport

    In the realm of motorsports, many established organizations come to mind, such as NASCAR, NHRA, Formula 1, and Indy Car. However, there is one other form of motorsports that millions of people watch year-round...

    Dustin Parks Written by Dustin Parks about 5 years ago 1,066 reads 8 comments

  21. NASCAR to Begin Using Double-File Restarts at Pocono

    NASCAR has made the decision to change their race format. Starting with this Sunday's Pocono 500, NASCAR will implement a double-file restart. According to NASCAR chairman and C.E.O, Brian France, the change is good for everyone involved...

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  22. NASCAR, NHRA Drivers Compete In Prelude to the Dream All-Star Race UPDATED

    One event every year brings together the best drivers to race for bragging rights and a big purse. Fans flock to get their seats to see their drivers go door-to-door for the checkered flag...

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  23. Starting Out Right: Earnhardt Jr, McGrew Off to Good Start at Dover

    It was only one race, but indications from Sunday's Autism Speaks 400 at Dover are that Lance McGrew and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be just fine. All afternoon, there were no heated exchanges, no arguments, and no frustrations behind the wheel...

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  24. Cheering for Disaster: Have NASCAR Fans Gone Too Far in Applauding Wrecks?

    The one thing that separates NASCAR from many other sport is its fans. Some of the most vocal, passionate and dedicated fans in America can be found in NASCAR...

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  25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Replacement Crew Chief Is Only a Temporary Fix

    It is not the first time that a Hendrick Motorsports team has struggled and was in need of change. However, the struggles of Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season were agonizing to watch and to listen to...

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