1. Danica Patrick and David Reutimann: NASCAR's New Odd Couple

    Ever since Tony Stewart put together a 10-race deal to bring Danica Patrick to the Sprint Cup Series this year, he had been looking for another driver to complete the full schedule in her No...

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  2. NASCAR Silly Season: The Top 10 Drivers Still Looking for a Ride

    We're standing on the precipice of February, and with the second month of the year comes the start of the American motorsport calendar in earnest. The Rolex 24 at Daytona has been won (by a team that included NASCAR driver A...

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  3. NASCAR: Top 10 Drivers After Preseason Testing

    NASCAR season is close at hand. Can you feel it? Okay, yes, the Daytona 500 is still over a month away. But as most of us froze last week, Sprint Cup drivers and teams spent much ...

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  4. NASCAR's Top 15 Bullies of All Time (With Video!)

    NASCAR drivers are no strangers to heated exchanges, as the photo above should illustrate. In November 2010, after an accident under caution ended both of their days, Jeff Gordon decided to attack Jeff Burton as a way of releasing his frustration...

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  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Top 7 Drivers We Can't Wait to Be Analysts

    See the photo above? It's a picture of Rusty Wallace and Dale Jarrett, taken in mid-2005. Besides sharing the common thread of being former champions at NASCAR's highest level (Wallace ...

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  6. NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 10 Most Versatile Drivers

    There's no single, universal, linear path that a driver follows from grassroots racing to NASCAR stardom. Plenty of drivers hone their skills on their local short tracks in late models, ...

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  7. The Top 10 Most Manipulative Figures in Motorsports

    Manipulation, however you want to characterize the word, is one of the traits of any great leader. Those in power must be able to take control of the situations put forth in front of them and alter them to their own advantage...

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  8. Kurt Busch: Which Sprint Cup Car Will He Be Driving in 2012?

    It's safe to say that 2011 wasn't Kurt Busch's finest year. Despite scoring four wins (two of them non-points victories in the Budweiser Shootout and Gatorade Duel at Daytona), Busch fell from grace pretty steadily from the start of the year to the end...

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  9. Tony Stewart and the Greatest Owner/Drivers in NASCAR History

    In an era dominated by multi-car super teams with excess sponsorship money at their disposal, NASCAR purists probably wondered when (or if) the Sprint Cup Series would ever see another owner-driver win a championship...

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  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 8 Up and Comers Who've Shown They're Ready

    Since the economic downturn sapped much of the sponsorship money out of NASCAR in the latter part of the past decade, rookies have been harder and harder to come by on the Sprint Cup circuit...

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  11. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Is Carl Edwards the Next Mark Martin?

    "I told my wife, 'If I can't win this thing, I'm gonna be the best loser NASCAR has ever had,'" Carl Edwards said after losing the Ford 400 , and with it the 2011 Sprint Cup, to Tony Stewart on Sunday...

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  12. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Why Tony Stewart Is This Generation's A.J. Foyt

    When Tony George established the Indy Racing League in 1994, his goal was to advance the careers of young American midget and sprint car drivers to American open-wheel racing's biggest event, the Indianapolis 500...

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  13. NASCAR Sprint Cup at Homestead: Why Jimmie Johnson's Days of Domination Are Done

    The reign is over, folks. Jimmie Johnson ’s stranglehold atop the Sprint Cup heap is over come Sunday, when either Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart will be crowned the new champion ...

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  14. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Why Brad Keselowski Is the Biggest Surprise of the Season

    For Brad Keselowski 2010 was an up and down year. There were both figurative ups, winning the Nationwide Series championship with a brand new Penske Racing team the highest, and literal ...

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  15. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ranking the 15 Drivers with the Biggest Fanbases

    We all know that NASCAR is one of the biggest spectator sports in America, if not the world. With that, some of its drivers have become superstars on level with A-list celebrities, ...

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  16. NASCAR: The 18 Biggest 1-Hit Wonders in Stock Car History

    Not everybody in NASCAR can be as talented or lucky as Jimmie Johnson. The five-time Chase for the Sprint Cup champion will always be known as one of the best of his era, an all-time legend and a future Hall of Famer...

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  17. Building a Better IndyCar in the Wake of Dan Wheldon's Passing

    Thanks to my years as an IndyCar blogger, I was fortunate enough to have met Dan Wheldon more than once. He was fantastic company—always smiling, more than willing to take pictures ...

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  18. NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Power Rankings: Top 12 Drivers Coming Out of Kansas

    Well, if there's one thing we learned from yesterday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, it's that you never, ever count Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Ever...

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  19. NASCAR: 5 Things We Learned from the Sylvania 300

    What a first two Chase races we've had. From the overdue ( Tony Stewart 's first win of the season) to the outrageous (two consecutive fuel mileage races shaking up the points standings), ...

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  20. NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Power Shift Coming Out Of Chicago

    Coming into the first race of the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Tony Stewart was one of only two drivers to make the playoffs and fail to win a race during the regular season. So much for that...

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  21. Danica Patrick: 10 Reasons She's Going to Struggle in NASCAR in 2012

    Get ready, NASCAR world. After nearly a decade spent in the American open-wheel ranks, Danica Patrick will be headed to the Nationwide Series full-time in 2012, with her eye on a Sprint Cup ride at Stewart-Haas Racing for 2013...

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  22. Kyle Busch: Why His 200 Wins Would Be More Impressive Than Richard Petty's

    This weekend, four Sprint Cup drivers have a shot at winning $1 million in the Sprint Summer Showdown at Atlanta. Of those drivers, three—Paul Menard, Marcos Ambrose and Brad Keselowski—were unlikely picks to join the program...

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  23. NASCAR Power Rankings: Kyle Busch Leads Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Michigan

    With his win at Michigan International Speedway in the Pure Michigan 400, Kyle Busch became the first driver to punch his ticket into this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup...

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  24. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ranking the Top 7 Current Rivalries On and Off the Track

    "Boys, have at it" is the four-word difference between the NASCAR of today and the NASCAR of a few years ago. Drivers are permitted to settle their differences on the track... although that's not always where they choose to do so...

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  25. NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Brad Keselowski a Big Winner at Pocono

    File this under the "Real American Hero" department: Brad Keselowski breaks his left ankle in a testing accident at Road Atlanta—the ankle on his braking foot, mind you—but decides to race that weekend at Pocono anyway...

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