1. Celebrities at Every Turn of This Year's Daytona 500

    The Daytona 500 has often been called the “Super Bowl” of NASCAR. It will indeed live up to its billing with all of the glitterati who will be attending the 51st running of the Great American Race...

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  2. Angels and Demons Abound In NASCAR Nationwide Race

    As Carl Edwards climbed from his No. 60 Scotts Ford after the Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway, he was thrilled to have come across the finish line in second place, right behind Tony Stewart...

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  3. J. R. Fitzpatrick is NASCAR's Newest North-of-the-Border Star

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  4. Is NASCAR Safer Or An Accident Waiting To Happen?

    As the Daytona 500 approaches, NASCAR fans worldwide get set for one of the greatest days in stock car racing, signaling the start to the 2009 race season...

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  5. NASCAR Boys Meet SI Cover Girls

    While these three NASCAR drivers—Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Martin Truex, Jr.—have yet to score a victory on the race track in 2009, they surely must feel like they have ...

    Mary Jo Buchanan Written by Mary Jo Buchanan about over 5 years ago 1,446 reads 8 comments

  6. 'Twas the Night Before the Budweiser Shootout

    "Twas the night before the Shootout when all through the house, Not even Ryan Newman was stirring, Left out from the Shootout, feeling like a louse. The cars were strung out on the track with care, In hopes that the checkered flag would soon be there.

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  7. Bud Shootout Final Practice a Wild One

    The final practice for the Budweiser Shootout was an eventful one. Final practice for this race has the reputation of being pretty exciting, as well as nerve-racking for many of the drivers...

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  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fires Back on Driver Accessibility Criticism

    The media blitz is just beginning as the NASCAR season gets underway with cars on the track in Daytona this weekend. But there has already been a bit of controversy brewing between track promoters and NASCAR’s most popular driver...

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  9. NASCAR Wives: Appendages, Assets, Or Liabilities?

    It seems like there have been lots of engagements and weddings happening on the NASCAR scene recently. Scott Speed is the newest driver to announce his engagement to the lovely Amanda Mathis...

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  10. Scott Speed-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.: Round II in the Nationwide Series

    There is no doubt bad blood between former ARCA drivers Scott Speed and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. When we last saw these two on the track, they were dueling for the ARCA championship at the Toledo Speedway...

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  11. Jeff Gordon's Mom and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s Grandma Share Recipes For Success

    Jeff Gordon's mom, Carol Gordon Bickford, has spilled the beans about her famous NASCAR son. Seems this four-time Sprint Cup Champion has one and only one demand of his mom, that she bring a big pan of lasagna whenever she comes to visit...

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  12. Kirk Shelmerdine: NASCAR's Don Quixote

    To dream ... the impossible dream ...To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...To run ... where the brave dare not go ...To right ... the unrightable wrong ...To love ...

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  13. Austin Dillon's High Hopes Trashed at Toyota All-Star Showdown

    Austin Dillon, 18-year-old grandson of Richard Childress, has had an amazing 2008 season in the Camping World East Series. He finished second in points in the series behind Champion Matt Kobyluck...

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  14. East Series Champ Matt Kobyluck Wins Toyota All-Star Wreck Fest

    Having had the pleasure of being at the Toyota All Star Showdown several years ago, you just know that the race is going to be wild and wooly...

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  15. Jeff Gordon, NASCAR's Four-Time Champion, Goes Commercial

    Economic times are certainly tough for everyone in this country today. But probably no one would have expected that four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon would have to ground his jet just to save costs...

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  16. Will NASCAR's Next Challenge Involve "Dead Beat" Sponsors?

    Many people are familiar with the term "dead beat" dads. These fathers are that walk away without fulfilling their parental responsibilities, particularly in regard to not paying child support...

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  17. NASCAR’s Newest Business Model: Start and Park

    Most teams and drivers cannot wait until race weekend to get out there on the track, practice, qualify and race all day long on Sunday...

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  18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon Admit to Heeding Advice of the Intimidator

    With the drivers making their first appearances at Daytona at Fan Fest and other media events, there is no doubt that many were waxing philosophical...

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  19. Does NASCAR Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Women?

    Stock car racing and women: it’s always been an interesting and somewhat confusing relationship. Racing has been a predominantly male sport, getting its start in the moonshine ...

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  20. Will Kerry Earnhardt Be the Phoenix to Rise Out of DEI's Ashes?

    The news at DEI continues to grow more gloomy. Martin Truex Jr. just reported that his sponsor, Bass Pro Shops, has pulled back on their full-time sponsorship, leaving DEI scrambling yet again for funding for the new year...

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  21. Could Brad Keselowski Be Any More Excited for His 2009 Season?

    Brad Keselowski had a stellar racing season in 2008, finishing third in points in the Nationwide series and notching his first win at Nashville. But even with that success under his belt, young Brad cannot wait for the 2009 season to get underway...

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  22. Creativity Key In Securing Newest NASCAR Sponsorship For Yellow Flag Cautions

    In this tough economy, any company has to be creative with their tight advertising and marketing dollars, especially in the world of sports. Promotions and tie-ins abound, often ranging from the wacky to the absurd...

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  23. B/R Exclusive: An Interview With Kip Childress, New Camping World East Director

    As a fan of one of NASCAR’s developmental leagues, the Camping World East Series, I was intrigued to learn that a new Director, Kip Childress, had been named...

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  24. NASCAR's Monster Mile Gets Monster Makeover

    One of my favorite places in the world is the walkway over the track at the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware. I traditionally walk it every September as we go to the fall race to celebrate my ...

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  25. Mark Martin Turns 50 and Officially Earns Nickname of NASCAR's "Old Man"

    Mark Martin has officially qualified to sign up for his AARP membership, turning 50 on Jan. 9, 2009. While fellow NASCAR Cup drivers have often affectionately called him "Old Man," he has now earned the moniker by hitting the half-century mark...

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