1. NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona All About Danica, Drama and Hot Storylines

    Bouncing back from a vicious crash with her Cup car was sweet for Danica Patrick when she captured the pole for the DRIVE4COPD 300, but she will need more than a fast car to battle the drivers from the Cup series and the hungry young guns...

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  2. Danica Patrick's First Cup Race at Daytona Ends with Hard Hit

    The drama of the first Gatorade Duel qualifying race ended with Danica Patrick taking a vicious last lap hit on the back stretch after a solid run. The accident was not of her making and a really disappointing finish...

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  3. Danica Patrick: 12 Reasons She'll Compete Well in NASCAR During 2012

    Danica Patrick left the IndyCar Series, not just to casually dabble in NASCAR, but to become a serious contender with the heavy, fendered cars that she has quickly learned to appreciate and enjoy driving...

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  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Bold Track by Track Predictions for His 2012 Season

    It's been a long dry spell for those waiting to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. return to Victory Lane. NASCAR, along with Junior Nation, has been watching race after race pass into history and he remains winless...

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  5. NASCAR Budweiser Shootout: 10 Lessons We Learned over the Weekend at Daytona

    The Budweiser Shootout at Daytona is designed to be a spectacle for the fans as the Cup drivers hit the track for the first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks...

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  6. Danica Patrick Talks to the Media About Sexuality at Daytona

    It was a surprise revelation from NASCAR 's darling, Danica Patrick , who despite her revealing commercials and photo shoots, questioned the media about sexual connotations and pretty female athletes...

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  7. Danica Patrick: The GoDaddy.com Driver Talks Daytona and Her NASCAR Gig

    It seemed a long time coming, but it was only two partial seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series that convinced Danica Patrick to jump the IndyCar ship and focus on her goals with stock car racing...

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  8. Kurt Busch's Girlfriend Driven to Help and Much More Than a Pretty Face

    Kurt Busch made his relationship to Patricia Driscoll known publicly at the Toyota/SaveMart 350 in June of last year when the two were together during prerace activities. He later kissed her as he stood victorious in the Winner's Circle...

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  9. Daytona 500 2012: Why John Cena as Honorary Starter Is Wrong

    John Cena is going to wave the green flag for the "Great American Race," so am I hearing overtures of a SmackDown at Daytona at a time when NASCAR should be distancing itself from ...

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  10. Kasey Kahne: A Win at Daytona May Be Next After Recent Knee Surgery

    Kasey Kahne had successful outpatient surgery on his knee Feb. 10 after experiencing swelling in his left knee the prior day. An MRI revealed a torn meniscus, which was treated with a partial medial meniscus removal...

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  11. NHRA Goes to the Line at Pomona Celebrating the Nitro Generation

    The professional straight-line drivers kicked off the 61st season of NHRA racing at Pomona on Thursday with this year's theme designated the Nitro Generation to honor the many multi-generational ...

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  12. 13 NASCAR Drivers Who Are Locks for Wins in 2012

    The 2011 season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was proof positive of the high level of competition, with five drivers who found Victory Lane for the first time and a total of 18 different drivers had wins in the series...

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  13. Hendrick Motorsports: What Will the 2012 Season Bring NASCAR's Juggernaut?

    Rick Hendrick has made the trek from his All Star Racing and the No. 5 car to the powerhouse, premier team owner in NASCAR. He holds all the cards with his All-Star cast of drivers and expansive operation...

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  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s New Tough Love Key to Cup Success in 2012

    The photographer's lights glared and the media attention was heavy as rapid-fire questions were asked of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver. The answers were direct, honest and often humorous...

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  15. NASCAR Drivers Who Will Be the Hottest Newsmakers in the Nationwide Series

    The crop of drivers running for the NASCAR Nationwide championship is replete with young driving talent and full of the personalities and storylines that may make for one of the most ...

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  16. NASCAR: Is A.J. Allmendinger Chase-Worthy for Penske Racing?

    A.J. Allmendinger has been the victim of a tumultuous five years since he left open-wheel racing to pursue NASCAR...

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  17. Kyle Busch: Can He Keep His Attitude in Check in 2012?

    Polarizing personalities who wheel race cars in NASCAR's top series sometimes end up being the most respected and accomplished drivers as history unfolds. Controversial drivers make racing fun...

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  18. Danica Patrick Driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing Guarantees Daytona Debut

    A collaborative partnership has been announced by Stewart-Haas Racing that will have Tommy Baldwin Racing field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick 's NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2012...

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  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Life Behind the Scenes of the "Intimidator's" Son in 2001

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. worked his way to the top series in NASCAR with aspirations of being recognized as a good race car driver, knowing he would never match his father's record...

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  20. Charlotte Dateline: Media Tour Finale Includes the New Walmart Cup Car

    The final day of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with a surprise entry in the Coke Zero 400 and the all-time most popular driver will be behind the wheel of a Hendrick Motorsports powered car...

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  21. Charlotte Dateline: NASCAR Hot Topics at Media Tour Day 3

    Tuesday night was fun and games with the drivers of NASCAR. In an effort to bring out the personalities of the Nationwide drivers, we first watched the Early Evening Show with Elliott Sadler...

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  22. Ford Brings Back Brand Identity to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars

    Once upon a time in NASCAR, the "win on Sunday, buy on Monday" philosophy was strong with the fans of NASCAR. Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion that will be used in the Cup series next year and fans will relate to it big time...

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  23. Charlotte Dateline: NASCAR Hot Topics at Media Tour Day 2

    The media marched forward through the second day of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway chock full of news that will impact the 2012 NASCAR season. First I will summarize the remaining activities of the first day...

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  24. Charlotte Dateline: NASCAR Hot Topics at Media Tour Day 1

    What began as an experiment 30 years ago with a handful of motorsports journalists that could hardly fill the chartered bus has evolved into the nation's premier preseason media event ...

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  25. NASCAR Fans Get Preseason Fix with NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint

    NASCAR 's Acceleration Weekend returned a fan favorite tradition that was missing, and it was a resounding success, with some fans spending long hours outdoors in cool, damp weather so they could race in to see their favorite drivers...

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