1. “This Isn't The 90's Anymore” as Fans Root for Jeff Gordon

    The year is 1998. In route to his third championship, Jeff Gordon wins 13 of 33 races, after winning 10 in both 1996 and 1997. At driver introductions, a thousands-strong host of “boos” greets Gordon...

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  2. A New Schedule Would Be A Good Order, Especially for Trucks

    I know it seems odd; the 2010 season has barely begun, but now is time of year NASCAR starts negotiating their schedules for 2011. Every year, the story remains the same—too many tracks, not enough weekends...

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  3. Mark Martin Is NASCAR's Happiest Driver

    Mark Martin is NASCAR’s happiest driver. No, he isn’t always running the best; no, he hasn’t won a championship; and no, he hasn’t won half the races this year like his teammate has...

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  4. NASCAR Report Cards: Top 35 Edition

    Yesterday, I gave report cards to the go-or-go-home teams. Today, I’m not going to delay and instead get right into grading the teams locked into the top-35 in owner’s points, and therefore locked into the race...

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  5. Go-Or-Go-Home Report Cards: Teams Now Using 2010 Owner's Points

    Well folks, we've reached that point in the season where NASCAR Sprint Cup teams will be using 2010 owner's points for situations such as top-35 qualifying and rainouts...

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  6. NASCAR's First Off Weekend Really Bites

    Here I am, a college student smack in the middle of Iowa. A few weeks ago, when we were first starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after a long, hard winter, we had Daytona, and it was glorious...

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  7. Las Vegas is NASCAR's Second Home

    For the past decade or so, NASCAR has been trying to solidify a presence in the west coast. They race in Fontana, but even though that track is in one of the most densely populated parts of the country, the stands are rarely full...

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  8. Kevin Conway: The Best Rookie Since “Sliced Bread”

    One of the rookies in this year’s class for Raybestos Rookie of the Year is Kevin Conway, driver of the No. 37 ExtenZe Ford for Front Row Motorsports...

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  9. Petty, Earnhardt, Allison, Pearson...and McMurray: Will It Stick?

    After battling a crumbling track and the most fiercely competitive Daytona 500 field in recent memory, the race came down to double overdrive. On the final lap, three drivers pulled ahead of a pack that was nearly overflowing the racing surface...

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  10. Daytona 500: Your Short Track on Steroids—The Gatorade Duels 2010

    The last-chance transfer race is a staple of weekly short-tracks across America. The drivers not already qualified for the feature race have one last shot at making it: finish well in the last-chance race...

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  11. Hold On Folks! Danica Patrick's Not There Yet

    I cannot say I’m sick of Danica-mania. She is trying to forge a stock car career in exactly the right way. She didn’t come in with a sense of entitlement, “I’m a good driver in other places, so I deserve to be here” (Scott Speed)...

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  12. NASCAR: Calls I Blew in 2009

    Before the start of any season, everyone makes predictions, taking into account everything that’s new, in order to try and make sense of what might be to come...

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  13. Here's What I'll Be Excited About When the 2010 NASCAR Season Starts

    I think I’m more excited about the 2010 NASCAR season than I have been for any other season since Nextel came aboard...

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  14. “What If?” Part III: What if we still called it the Winston Cup?

    For 30 years, NASCAR’s elite division was the Winston Cup Series because if its title sponsor, Winston cigarettes. In those 30 years, NASCAR grew from a hick southern sport to a national monstrosity with a TV deal whose drivers were household names.

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  15. “What If?” Part II: What if Joe Gibbs Racing Had Stayed with GM?

    It could have happened. Joe Gibbs Racing had been with General Motors since they started, first with Chevrolet, then with Pontiac, then back with Chevrolet. Driver Tony Stewart had a long personal association with GM...

    David Dubczak Written by David Dubczak about over 4 years ago 152 reads 3 comments

  16. “What If?” Part I: What If Dale Earnhardt Had Not Died?

    The replay is infamous. The scene now permanently etched into the memories of NASCAR fans young and old from coast to coast. NASCAR President Mike Helton’s words, “We’ve lost Dale Earnhardt” still seem eerie nine years later...

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  17. America's Oldest Racetrack May Die This Year

    The Milwaukee Mile, in West Allis, WI, is America’s self-proclaimed “oldest operating racetrack.” The former horse track held its first automobile race in 1903—eight years before the first Indy 500...

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  18. Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus: Can They Win With Another Team?

    I really couldn’t tell you why, but Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus haven’t been given the credit they deserve for their four straight championships...

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  19. The NASCAR Fan's Guide to the Offseason

    After a tumultuous 10-month season, racetracks across the country have gone silent. While some of the tracks are awaiting their own blanket of snow, the tracks in the south, with perfectly good dry pavement, are sitting empty, quiet, lonely...

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  20. Jimmie Johnson's Place in NASCAR History

    Let’s face it: Jimmie Johnson will win this championship and become the first driver to ever win four championships in a row. NASCAR Fans: deal with it. If he pulls this off, he will solidify his position as one of the greatest drivers ever...

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  21. Why Jimmie Johnson's Dominance Is Good For NASCAR

      Jimmie Johnson, whom I discussed in last Tuesday's article , is arguably one of the greatest NASCAR drivers ever, and will surely have himself a spot in the Hall of Fame once he is eligible...

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  22. NASCAR Racing Is a Cult

    Watching the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday, I came to some conclusions: 1. The Hall of Fame is great. 2. The first five inductees to the Hall of Fame are great. 3. NASCAR is a cult...

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  23. These Guys are in the Sprint Cup Chase for a Reason

    A buddy of mine and I have a fantasy league. It’s just the two of us (actually, there’s a third, but he’s in it as a joke) and it’s about as simple it can be– we just pick ...

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  24. Aggression vs. Savvy in NASCAR: Which Would Give Better Results?

    At the risk of sounding like I’m writing a series on “what Kyle Busch needs to know” (see last Friday's article Car Owner Tony Stewart Versus Anger Management Problem Tony Stewart), I write this week on the difference between savvy and aggression...

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  25. Brad Keselowski Doing It Right

    All too often, NASCAR’s most promising young stars fail at the highest level, the Sprint Cup Series. We consider them the best talent, the next Jeff Gordon. Then, they advance to Cup, produce lackluster results, and disappear...

    David Dubczak Written by David Dubczak about almost 5 years ago 72 reads 1 comments