1. Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama: Starting Grid No Problem for Will Power

    Will Power may have made a record run at Barber Motorsports Park, but it was Helio Castroneves who captured the pole with GoDaddy.com driver, James Hinchcliffe, on the outside of the front row...

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  2. Matt Kenseth: Why Is Daytona 500 Champ Still Looking for a Sponsor?

    It is a conundrum as to how some drivers with lesser credentials have a full dance card of sponsors, while Matt Kenseth , NASCAR's 2003 Cup champion, has been without a primary sponsor for a good chunk of the 2012 season...

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  3. Junior Nation: Is It Threatened by Danica Patrick's Popularity?

    The agonizing wait for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win a race continues to test Junior Nation, as his winless streak reached 134 at Fontana. Certainly, hope springs eternal and an upcoming win would seem inevitable...

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  4. Auto Club 400: Tony Stewart Rolling Toward Championship with Win in Fontana

    The sunny California sky gave way to heavy rain, bringing out the first caution at the Auto Club 400 with 76 laps to go. The race was red-flagged, and Tony Stewart snatched his second win of the season...

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  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Hot Topics and Lead Contenders at Auto Club Speedway

    NASCAR's top series returns to the left coast for some California dreamin' about conquering the two-mile oval where drivers need a fast, balanced car, and crew chiefs get tested with pit strategy on a track known for long green runs...

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  6. Carl Edwards: Why He Still Could Be NASCAR's Savior

    There are always major players who are associated with each sport. They draw fan reaction and media attention with the mention of their name. NASCAR is no different, but their starpower has lacked the brilliance they need...

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  7. Chad Knaus: Will He Go Down as NASCAR's Greatest Crew Chief?

    Chad Knaus has devoted his life to working on race cars. He is a man possessed to be the best crew chief in the garage and lead the best team, even if it means pushing boundaries and testing rules...

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  8. Rick Hendrick and Company Go for Hail Mary Pass with NASCAR Appeal and Scores

    Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports , finds those who ruled against his No. 48 team fair, but rejects their opinion as being wrong. He went the final step in the appeals process Tuesday...

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  9. Food City 500: Takeaways from Bristol Motor Speedway

    Bristol Motor Speedway offered everything one expects from short-track racing with close competition, big-time wrecks, and some surprise finishes, and some visuals were stunning to observe...

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  10. Bristol Backlash: Sprint Cup Drivers with the Most to Lose at the Bullring

    The fastest half-mile track on the NASCAR circuit is all about throttle control, balance on the car, driver rhythm and smart calls from the pits. It is a game-changing track, and failure at Bristol is not an option for some...

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  11. Danica Patrick and the 15 Most Fan-Friendly Non-Sprint Cup Drivers

    Highly recognizable personalities often become household names and, such is the case with certain drivers in NASCAR that receive considerably more media attention than others, resulting in a relationship of sorts with the fans...

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  12. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 7 Drivers Who Disappointed at Las Vegas

    The Kobalt Tools 400 was more than the third race of the season, it was a test on the 1.5-mile oval that is so prevalent on the circuit. Some drivers strutted their stuff, others failed and problems were apparent...

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  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Getting His Groove Back in Las Vegas

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have extended his winless streak to 132 races, but he did something we haven't seen in several years by leading the second-most number of laps in the Kobalt Tools 400...

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  14. NASCAR Sprint Cup at Las Vegas: 5 Drivers Who Must Get in the Game

    The time for excuses is over as we head to the third race of the season for NASCAR's top series. And for those drivers languishing from the middle of the standings back, it is go-time...

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  15. Danica Patrick: Can She Better Her Record Finish at Las Vegas for Her Friend?

    It was a year ago that Danica Patrick finished fourth at Las Vegas with her No. 7 Nationwide Chevrolet. It was a record finish, and now she returns to the track where her friend and open-wheel driver, Dan Wheldon, lost his life last fall...

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  16. Kobalt Tools 400 2012: Preview, TV Schedule and More

    NASCAR continues the trek through the desert with their two top national series, but the big draw is always what the next chapter will bring on the journey to the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 2 years ago 1,288 reads 1 comments

  17. NASCAR Sprint Cup at Las Vegas: Carl Edwards and 10 Drivers in the Mix to Win

    "Sin City" is the next stop for the elite drivers of NASCAR who will gamble for a win in a high-stakes game at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fast cars and driver skill may be secondary to the strategy that will win the race...

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  18. Jimmie Johnson Kicks off Sweet Revenge Tour with Strong Run at Phoenix

    Jimmie Johnson may have suffered the wrath of NASCAR prior to crashing in the second lap of the Daytona 500, but the five-time champ came firing back for revenge with his run at Phoenix...

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  19. Matt Kenseth, Other Hot News and Predictions as Drivers Hit the Track at Phoenix

    After the weirdness that was the Daytona 500, we could expect perhaps a dust devil spinning around the Phoenix one-mile oval when the green flag drops. Barring that, we have lots of topics circling about...

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  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why 2012 Will Be Junior's Turn-Around Season in the 88

    There is a palpable change with Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season that has not been evident the last few years. We began to see his confidence and swagger return in 2011, but now it is back full-blown...

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  21. Daytona 500: Could Juan Pablo Montoya Have Averted a Near Tragedy?

    Juan Pablo Montoya is coming off a year he would like to forget, but his fiery crash at Daytona, with of all things a safety truck and jet dryer, could have easily been tragic and perhaps averted...

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  22. Daytona 500 2012: 10 Boldest Performances in the 'Great American Race'

    Only one in the 43-driver field can take home the Harley J. Earl Trophy from Daytona. The rest of the field will take home memories, some to be treasured and others best forgotten...

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  23. Daytona 500 2012: 10 Lessons Learned in the Great American Race

    The 54th running of the Daytona 500 is in the books and once again, we saw some game-changing moments that worked well for some drivers, while others became victims of dramatic events that are just part of the Great American Race...

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  24. NASCAR Season Kickoff at Daytona Speedweeks Ends with Soggy Climax

    Speedweeks at Daytona has been a great prelude to the Super Bowl for the sport. The weather gods were kind, racing was exciting, media had plenty to hype and the main event was postponed...

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  25. NASCAR Nationwide Race Fails to Live Up to Hype with Daytona Debacle

    The first race of the season for NASCAR's second-tier series had all the makings for a great finale if you followed the pre-race hype. What we saw was a crashfest that took out those who could have won...

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