1. Sports: A Safe Haven in the Midst of Life's Turmoil

    The headlines scream out the troubles and turmoil in the world today. The economic news goes from bad to worse, with the stock market on a roller coaster of ups and downs, gutting many nest eggs and retirement funds...

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  2. Kevin Harvick: Visiting Tracks Twice Is Not So Nice

    Kevin Harvick is never shy when it comes to making his feelings known. So, it was no surprise when he recently spoke Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 ...

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  3. David Ragan Spends NASCAR Week Off Racing Open Wheels at Local Track

    Most NASCAR drivers will be savoring a rare weekend off from the hectic racing schedule by fishing, relaxing or just spending quality time with family and friends...

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  4. Marcos Ambrose Team Member Suspended for Chasing Errant Tire

    In one of the more bizarre incidents of the young NASCAR Cup season, a crew member for Marcos Ambrose's No. 47 team created chaos during the Atlanta race as he chased a wildly rolling tire across the infield access area and almost out onto the track...

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  5. Forget the Bye Week, NASCAR Needs a Week Off for Medical Leave

    After a hectic Daytona Speedweeks and the drama of the first four races of the season, NASCAR is ready for a mini-break, with a bye this weekend before heading off to the Bristol bull ring...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about over 5 years ago 450 reads 14 comments

  6. Jeff Gordon's First, Second, and Third On and Off the Track

    In a typically eventful Atlanta race complete with a few tire issues, many cars several laps down, and a barn burning finish, Jeff Gordon managed to hold his own...

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  7. Scott Speed Goes from Formula One to NASCAR to...Disc Jockey?

    Scott Speed is fairly synonymous with quirky and different, whether it be behind the wheel of a Formula One car or now driving his Red Bull Toyota in NASCAR's elite series...

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  8. Will Jeff Gordon Retire When Dupont Sponsorship Expires?

    In four-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jeff Gordon's career there has only been one primary sponsor on his car. DuPont, a multi-faceted company "puts science to work," according to their corporate tag line...

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  9. Is There a Softer Side to Kyle Busch?

    Say Kyle Busch to most any NASCAR fan and you very often get the range of smirks, frowns, grimaces, and yes, a few hisses and boos. Most fans acknowledge that he has a great talent on the race track, but they cannot quite stomach his attitude...

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  10. Jeff Gordon's Gamble, Glories, Gaffe, and Gain

    The NASCAR race at Las Vegas is known for its highs and lows, wins and losses, as well as triumphs and defeats...

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  11. Who Was Lucky and Unlucky in Nationwide Vegas Race?

    In one of the wildest, and longest, races in the Nationwide series, luck was with some drivers and not with others. Stranger still, some drivers vacillated as wildly as the race cars during this race between being lucky and unlucky...

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  12. Hendrick Hot and Heavy in Final Practice for Shelby 427 in Las Vegas

    Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon were fastest in the final practice session for the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

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  13. Scott Speed Snags the Pole for Nationwide Race

    In his debut, Scott Speed successfully secured the pole position for today's NASCAR Nationwide race in Las Vegas. Speed joined a crowd of only nine drivers before him to qualify on the pole in their first Nationwide effort...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about over 5 years ago 94 reads 6 comments

  14. Busch Brothers Ever So Briefly Together on Las Vegas Front Row

    For a brief moment, it was an all Busch front row at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Sin City, USA. Younger brother Kyle Busch qualified on the pole and big brother Kurt landed on the outside pole...

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  15. NASCAR Is Just the "Pits"

    While NASCAR racing is fierce and competitive on the track, it can get downright brutal in the pits. In fact, races are often won or lost based on the performance of a team's pit crew...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about over 5 years ago 264 reads 14 comments

  16. Jeff Gordon Has a New Gleam in His Eye and a Spring in His Step

    When Jeff Gordon climbed out of his sleek, shiny Dupont Chevy after finishing second to Matt Kenseth in the Fontana race, team owner Rick Hendrick took one look at his driver and he knew...

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  17. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Calamities Continue at California Auto Club Speedway

    Controversy has dogged Dale Earnhardt Jr. this race season since his Daytona 500 mishap with fellow Cup competitor Brian Vickers...

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  18. NASCAR's 2009 Academy Award Winners

    Since the NASCAR race at the Auto Club Speedway in California will be competing head to head with this year's Academy Awards, it seems only fitting that NASCAR hand out its own Oscars for the 2009 season...

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  19. Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch Will Lead the Nationwide Series To The Green

    It looked, for a brief moment in time during the qualifying session for the Nationwide series at Fontana, like the front row would be the Mike and Mike show...

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  20. "Ask Dale Junior" Segment Shared by Hendrick Motorsports Champions Club

    Hendrick Motorsports Champions Club recently released a video interview of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to their members. The interview, entitled "Ask Dale Junior", was done by Beth Jones...

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  21. Brian Vickers Takes the Pole at Fontana for NASCAR Cup Race

    Brian Vickers, in his Red Bull Toyota No. 83, took the pole for the Auto Club 500 race under the sunny skies of Fontana, Calif. Vickers secured the pole with a time of 39.25. Jimmie Johnson in his Kobalt Tools No...

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  22. Jimmie Johnson and Team 48 in Need of Motivation?

    In this week's Scene, there was a little, tiny article written by Jared Turner entitled "No. 48 team has it all—except slogan"...

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  23. Why Women Love NASCAR

    The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, affectionately known as NASCAR, has over 75 million fans and growing...

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  24. High School Musical Could Help Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s Daytona Downfall

    One of "Disney's High School Musical" signature songs is entitled "Get'cha Head in the Game". The song comes at a time in the film when the lead character Troy, captain of the school basketball ...

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  25. NASCAR's Daytona 500 With A New York Attitude

    New York City and the surrounding tri-state area is not a hot bed of NASCAR fanaticism. In fact, when the NASCAR Championship Banquet comes to the Big Apple, there is barely a ripple ...

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