1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins but Season Is Still Up and Down

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and fans endured four years and two days or in NASCAR time—143 winless races—before winning at Michigan International Speedway Sunday...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talk Fast Michigan

    Matt Kenseth’s consistent finishes boosted his team to the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings this week with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in second, just 10 points behind...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth Take Lead to Shortened Pocono

    The top-five join other teams in the next event, the Pocono 400 presented by NASCAR June 10 at Pocono Raceway. All will face a freshly repaved track. Fans not in the stands at the 2...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Advances While Kyle Busch Drops

    After every point event, Sprint Cup drivers and teams move up as others slide. That’s normal in motorsports—but it is worthy of a race-to-race focus. Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Others Take on FedEx 400 at Dover

    The top five point leaders in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series seek good results and point buffers as they head into race 13—halfway to the Chase playoffs. This week’s fender contest is the FedEx 400...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Drivers Rock and Drop into Lucky 13 at Dover

    After two weeks of racing the home track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it’s time again to analyze 12 of the top 24 drivers in Sprint Cup points...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Point Hogs Dig Home Turf at Charlotte for Sprint Points

    For most of the 11 races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, top point leaders have been steady and resilient performers. Only Jimmie Johnson seems to have started at the bottom after Daytona and worked his way into the top five...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Sprint All-Star Race Is Pointless but Powerful

    One of NASCAR’s most popular races does not count for points, but it certainly scores speed, thrills and bragging rights. The Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race on the 1...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Drivers Rock and Drop Going into Race 12

    The rise and fall in point standings during NASCAR's 36-race Sprint Cup season and 26-race Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifying stint sometimes eludes week-to-week notice...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Strong Guys Ready to Take on Tough Lady Darlington

    NASCAR’s next big race, the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, is on the 1.366-mile oval steeped in stock car tradition on southern turf...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Five Aren't Counting on Tandem at Talladega

    NASCAR’s Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race will produce high speeds on the 2.66-mile tri-oval track with 33 degree banking at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday, May 6...

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  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Guns Aim Fast at the Quick Richmond Track

    Richmond International Raceway is the third shortest track on the NASCAR circuit, but speeds routinely exceed 100 mph and the bumping and banging action is well received by packed crowds that usually exceed 90,000 people...

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  13. Greg Schiano Shows NFL Toughness to Solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster

    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization fired head coach Raheem Morris for a dismal 2011 season, it needed to find and hire the next talented coach swiftly so it could get ...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Point Aces Bring Heart to the Heartland in Kansas

    For fans that have never had a ride or driven a stock car at 170 mph or so, the experience is way faster than it looks on a racetrack or on TV...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Guns Won't Have Rust as They Blast into Texas

    NASCAR drivers only get three weekends off during the long 36-race season, complete with an additional shootout and All-Star race. But 13 off days won’t cause moss to grow or rust to build in any racing sense...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: Not All NASCAR and NHRA Grandsons Get Free Rides to the Top

    It’s often said by those who understand sportsman stock car racing—the many local short tracks across the U.S...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Leaders Think Race 6 at Martinsville Is Like Returning Home

    Almost all NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers raced a short track somewhere when they were young and dreamed of the big time. For them, going to a short-track race on the NSCS circuit is like connecting history to the present...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers' Top Five Touch Shows on Track and in Points

    NASCAR’s Sprint Cup's top five in points are Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. The top five winners in last weeks’ race five in Fontana were Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch , Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  19. Street Legal IndyCar Ride in St. Petersburg Is Speed Without Issue

    Taking an IndyCar open-wheel car on any public street would attract local police in a hurry. Taking a street-legal IndyCar two-seater on local streets where an IZOD INdyCar race happens soon, will attract fans...

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  20. NASCAR's Top 3 Finishers Talk Before and After Bristol Beating

    Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the shortest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, but it’s also one of the most demanding events, physically and mentally. It might even be the most exhausting race—despite its length...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 Drivers Talk New Bristol, Old Bumping and Banging

    Race number four in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is next, and some teams are beginning to develop early strength that may take their drivers to a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship run...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Celebrates Spring Air with a Big Roar at the Gatornationals

    The enchanting fragrance of orange blossoms is common to Florida spring air, but about the same time as that yearly event, another scent permeates the atmosphere in March: that of engines spewing Nitromethane fumes...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 5 Drivers Won't Be Rolling Dice in Race 3 at Las Vegas

    NASCAR rolls into Las Vegas for the third race in a 36-race Sprint Cup season and though some team members might use available spare time at gaming tables, team efforts will focus on placing certainty into their race cars...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top 3 Finishers Talk Sprint Cup Desert Win at Phoenix

    Comparing comments by NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers before and after a race can often reveal much about strategy and reality. The NSCS Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: After Rainy Daytona Epic, NASCAR's Top 5 Eager for Dry Phoenix

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are generally long. That's the distinction for the sport’s top class, but most are three to four hours; not 36 hours like the postponed Daytona 500...

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