1. Carl Edwards Upbeat about Texas and Beyond

    In a recent press conference, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards expressed a huge amount of enthusiasm as the Sprint Cup teams enter the final three races of the season...

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  2. Tony Stewart Surprises Pack at Martinsville

    Racin’ with Russ- How do you get Tony Stewart to win a race? Just get him upset enough to want to eat the steering wheel and he’ll get up on the wheel enough to make ...

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  3. Matt Kenseth Nails Third Win of Season at Charlotte

    Racin’ with Russ With Matt Kenseth rising to the occasion in winning the latest round of the Sprint Cup Chase at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Jimmie Johnson’s ...

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  4. Jimmie Johnson Straps on Cape to Win Kansas

    Racin’ with Russ- Just when many race fans were saying that Jimmie Johnson is slipping off the game plan to win a sixth consecutive title, Johnson strapped on that Superman ...

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  5. Kurt Busch Rallies Back to Win Dover

    Racin’ with Russ — Kurt Busch has been complaining a lot about his car ‘going away’ during the later stages of most races, but Sunday’s afternoon’s ...

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  6. Brad Keselowski Stuns Cup Crowd at Bristol with Third Win

    Still feeling the effects of crashing during a recent practice run, Brad Keselowski once again surprised his competitors and the crowd at Bristol on Saturday night in taking the checkers at the grueling 500 lap event...

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  7. NASCAR: Marcos Ambrose Finally Lands First Sprint Cup Win

    Racin’ with Russ—The NASCAR Sprint Cup race got underway on Monday morning after Mother Nature halted racing action during the normal Sunday start...

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  8. Racin' with Russ: Brad Keselowski Overcomes Adversity to Win Pocono

    They’ll probably have Brad Keselowski test another car and crash this week if that's what it takes to inspire the young man to rise to the occasion and hold off the likes of Kyle Busch to win (like on Sunday)...

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  9. NASCAR: Paul Menard Adds Name to Elite List of Brickyard Winners

    Racin’ with Russ - Not many people would have picked Paul Menard as a possible winner of this year's Brickyard 400...

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  10. NASCAR: Carl Edwards/Austin Dillon Checker Nashville

    Racin’ with Russ— Carl Edwards had a relatively easy time nailing down his latest Nationwide win in Nashville, while young Austin Dillon brought home yet another truck trophy, winning on Friday night at the same track...

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  11. Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart Top Charts in New Hampshire

    Racin' with Russ From the start of the racing weekend in New Hampshire, teammates Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart were impressive—impressive enough for Newman to nail down his first pole position this year with Stewart right alongside him...

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  12. Kyle Busch Doubles Up at Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch started the weekend by easily winning the Camping World Truck race at Kentucky on Thursday evening, then wrapped up the weekend by winning the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Saturday night...

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  13. David Ragan Takes First Checkers at Crapshoot 400 in Daytona

    Racin’ with Russ - While David Ragan was celebrating winning his very first NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, seventh place finisher ...

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  14. NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Calls It Splitsville from Wife Eva

    While the world was watching Kurt Busch celebrating in victory lane his first road course win at Infineon last week, many wondered who the pretty blonde was among those congratulating the Penske driver...

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  15. The 10 People in NASCAR You'd Love to Have a Beer With

    Over the years of covering auto racing, I’ve managed to be among many drivers, owners and crew members after hours in local ice cream parlors...all right, bars...

    Russell  Schmidt Written by Russell Schmidt about over 3 years ago 1,674 reads 1 comments

  16. Kurt Busch Stomps Away With Sprint Cup Win at Infineon

    The first hint that Kurt Busch would be strong on the weekend is when he topped the charts in practice. It only took nine laps in Sunday's race for the Penske Dodge driver to get ...

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  17. Denny Hamlin Climbs Back Aboard the Checkers Express at Michigan

    Racin’ with Russ Denny Hamlin has been struggling all year to get back on track to his winning ways of last season...

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  18. Richard Childress vs. Kyle Busch: Tale of the Tape: Who'd Win?

    Racin' with Russ - How did we get here? I mean, we're talking about a 65-year-old car owner looking to put a whooping on 26-year-old driver Kyle Busch? A brief review if you've been in a cave for the past two weeks...

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  19. NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Captures 84th Career Win at Pocono

    Jeff Gordon needed a win. I mean, all of the drivers need a win, but the four-time champion was slipping away from the top 10 and needed that insurance win to pretty much lock himself into this year’s Chase, one way or another...

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  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: At This Point, Is His Career a Success or an Utter Failure?

    Racin' with Russ — After more than a decade of competing in NASCAR’s upper divisions, those being Sprint Cup and Nationwide, fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr’s career has seemed to have stalled towards any kind of greatness...

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  21. NASCAR: Gas Sipping Strategies Send Keselowski and Allgaier to Checkers

    For the second weekend in a row, NASCAR race results were dictated by fuel mileage strategies. Saturday’s Nationwide race at Chicagoland was decided by who could coast faster ...

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  22. Who's the No. 1 Bad Ass Sprint Cup Driver You'd Want in a Bar Room Brawl?

    You're in a strange city, and you walk into a bad part of town biker bar. What NASCAR driver(s) would you want to have with you? Of course, you'd want the biggest and most bad ass driver you could get your hands on...

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  23. Danica Patrick: The 10 Least Alluring Photos Taken of the IndyCar/NASCAR Driver

    While there have been thousands of pictures taken of Danica Patrick, most of them shot of the GoDaddy girl with less than the normal amount of clothing...

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  24. Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 Winners Need Just 500 Feet to Win

    The two big races of the weekend were won by drivers needing only the final 500 feet to capture the big prizes on the day. Rookie J.R...

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  25. Danica Patrick: Can She Compete with the Big Boys of NASCAR?

    Racin' with Russ—No, no and no. In the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "let me count the ways." Even some of the best open-wheelers are struggling to come to grips with the many nuisances with wheeling a 3,400-pound stock car...

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