1. NASCAR: Third-Generation Driver Ryan Blaney Shines in Nationwide Series Debut

    Travis Pastrana may have been the featured attraction at Richmond International Raceway tonight, but when all was said and done, young Ryan Blaney put on the better show...

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  2. NASCAR: Travis Pastrana Makes Few Mistakes in Nationwide Series Debut

    Before tonight's Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Travis Pastrana made sure to thank his RAB Racing crew for what he called the "opportunity of a lifetime...

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  3. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Owners Point Battles Settle Down Coming into Richmond

    The final blow to the competition for spots in the top 35 of NASCAR owners' points may have been struck last weekend at Kansas Speedway. After Joe Falk took over Richard Childress Racing's No...

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  4. Michael Waltrip Increases Social Media Reach, Joins Motorsport.com as Advisor

    Part-time racer, full-time television personality, prolific race team owner and serial tweeter - Michael Waltrip is NASCAR's answer to the concept of the renaissance man...

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  5. Rick Hendrick: When Will Hendrick Finally Score His 200th NASCAR Win?

    Last fall at Kansas, Jimmie Johnson took the 199 th win of Rick Hendrick’s long and storied career as a NASCAR owner...

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  6. David Reutimann, Landon Cassill Headline NASCAR Top 35 Points Battles

    After a weekend to forget at Martinsville, Tommy Baldwin Racing driver David Reutimann found himself bumped from the top 35 in Sprint Cup owners' points by Landon Cassill by a single point...

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  7. Kasey Kahne Looks to Turn NASCAR Season Around After Rockingham Truck Victory

    The first few months of the 2012 NASCAR season have been a nightmare for Kasey Kahne . A series of unlucky breaks has sent Kahne and his No. 5 team spiraling downward in the Sprint Cup points, with little solace to be had from two poles and fast cars...

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  8. NASCAR: Wendell Scott Finally on the Verge of Well-Deserved Recognition

    For years, NASCAR has attempted to increase driver diversity within the sport, establishing development programs with the intent of shedding the Southern white male-dominated image of the sport...

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  9. NASCAR: Sprint Cup Top 35 Owners Points Battles Heading into Texas

    Blame Danica. No, Tommy Baldwin Racing's decision to keep David Reutimann on the track at Martinsville two weekends ago despite a seriously crippled car wasn't just about keeping the car that he and Patrick share in the top 35 of owners' points...

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  10. Nationwide Series Primed to Produce Sprint Cup Talent After Extended Lean Period

    Where is the next big-time Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year? What was very recently a hard-fought award with plenty of competition has died down to a whisper...

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  11. Greg Biffle: Can NASCAR Sprint Cup's Current Leader Keep Up His Fast 2012 Start?

    It’s been a few years since Greg Biffle has made a serious charge for the championship in the Sprint Cup ranks. His last top five points finish came in 2008, when two consecutive wins to start the Chase enabled him to take third place...

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  12. NASCAR's Mendoza Line: Ranking Teams 31-40 in Sprint Cup Owners Points

    In baseball, the mark of mediocrity for a hitter is called the "Mendoza line." Named for former shortstop Mario Mendoza, a career .215 hitter, players unfortunate enough to fall below a ...

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  13. The 10 Best Nicknames in NASCAR Today

    The 1970s had The King versus The Silver Fox. The 1980s saw the emergence of The Intimidator and Jaws. But in a period of enhanced media attention from all angles, it seems like more ...

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  14. Commercials Cutting into Fox's Edge in NASCAR Coverage

    For the past decade, Fox Sports has put together some of the most consistent, well-rounded broadcasts in the history of NASCAR...

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  15. Brian Vickers Saves His Sprint Cup Career at Bristol

    The 2011 season seemed to be the perfect storm to end Brian Vickers' competitive NASCAR career. Coming back to full-time racing after blood clots removed him from his ride for the ...

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  16. Rick Hendrick Needs to Know When to Let Go of NASCAR Appeals Process

    Perhaps it's time for Rick Hendrick to just let it go. After losing today's appeal to the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel, Hendrick will continue to pursue the overturning ...

    Christopher Leone Written by Christopher Leone about over 2 years ago 765 reads 4 comments

  17. Playing a Numbers Game: Projecting the Chase for the Sprint Cup in March

    There's a trick to predicting the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It's not particularly difficult if you follow the trail that the past few years' worth of standings have produced...

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  18. 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Guaranteed to Improve in 2012

    Sprint Cup racing isn't quite the Grand National circuit of NASCAR's heyday. There are so many good teams these days that rampant fluctuation in the standings from year to year isn't just common, it's expected...

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  19. Danica Patrick: Why Has She Been Involved in So Many Crashes Lately?

    Anybody who's worried about Danica Patrick 's start to the NASCAR season, particularly in regard to the amount of her equipment torn up in Daytona, is jumping the gun. No, the statistics didn't look good during Speedweeks...

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  20. Daytona 500: FOX's TV Coverage a Mixed Bag

    Somebody, for the love of god, needed to take Darrell Waltrip's microphone away on Monday night. Waltrip was by far the biggest problem in an up-and-down broadcast of the Daytona 500, once again produced by Fox...

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  21. NASCAR: Danica Patrick's Sprint Cup Debut Part of a Week to Forget

    Welcome to NASCAR, Danica Patrick . Daytona Speedweeks 2012 marked Patrick's first foray into the Sprint Cup Series, as she transitions from Indy cars to stock car racing full time...

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  22. Who Moved Where? Recapping the NASCAR Silly Season Before the 2012 Daytona 500

    It wasn't even 2011 when we figured out that 2012 was going to be a season of significant change in the Sprint Cup garage...

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  23. Daytona 500 2012: Which Bottom Feeders Could Surprise Everyone?

    Winning the Daytona 500 doesn't just take a fast car, it takes a significant stroke of luck as well. Just ask Derrike Cope, who inherited the 1990 win when Dale Earnhardt shredded a tire after leading 155 of 200 laps...

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  24. Predicting the Top 20 in NASCAR Points in 2012

    The eighth iteration of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup may have been the most entertaining one since the format's debut in 2004...

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  25. NASCAR's 10 Hottest Young Drivers

    When the American economy collapsed a few years ago, NASCAR was the hardest hit of all professional sports. The sponsors that were willing to stick around favored established drivers over development programs with young drivers...

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