1. NASCAR And The Auto Club Speedway: Reflections And Projections

    Now that the NASCAR traveling roadshow has come and gone for the last time in the fall for the foreseeable future, it's a good time take a moment to reflect a bit on NASCAR 's ...

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  2. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Says Goodbye To Hollywood

    Not only did the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship say farewell to Fontana for this year, but it also said farewell to the Auto Club Speedway's Fall race for next year, and for the foreseeable future...

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  3. NASCAR Fast-Forwards to Fontana: Before the Big Show at the Auto Club Speedway

    Hosting its final Chase race this year, the Auto Club Speedway race weekend offers a number of other items of interest for fans both in the area and nationwide...

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  4. Danica Patrick: Exactly What Are They Teaching Her About NASCAR?

    At least a half-dozen times during Saturday's New England 200 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick made statements or asked questions over the team radio that would have ...

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  5. My Most Memorable Moments From NASCAR's Auto Club Speedway Weekend

    Now that the first race of the year at Auto Club Speedway is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the past week or so and see which of the moments I will carry with me for a lifetime...

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  6. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: A View from inside the Belly of the Beast

    Ever been in the grandstands at a NASCAR race and wonder what it looks like to those covering it on race day? It's not all fun and games as one might imagine...

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  7. NASCAR: Danica Patrick Practices for the Stater Brothers 300

    On Friday, full-time Indy Car driver, part-time NASCAR driver, and new media sensation Danica Patrick appeared at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., to practice for Saturday's Stater Brothers 300 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series...

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  8. Kyle Busch Barely Misses Texas "Hat Trick"

    Three races. Three cowboy hats. That's what Kyle Busch was gunning for this weekend. In the end, he barely missed the bulls-eye, coming up a little short on his third shot...

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  9. Déjà Vu All Over Again As Kyle Busch Wins Nationwide Race In Texas

    As Yogi Berra would say, it was déjà vu all over again for Kyle Busch as he took the checkered flag at the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway...

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  10. Kyle Busch Begins Another Attempt At First Weekend Trifecta At TMS

    Friday night was another banner night for Kyle Busch—the banner being yet another checkered flag for the 24-year-old driver's growing collection...

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  11. Behind the Scenes with NASCAR's Weekend Workhorses

    We're all used to seeing our favorite driver either in or around his car and we're used to seeing the haulers that transport them from venue to venue...

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  12. Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson: The Perfect Weekend

    In an article published earlier today on Bleacher Report, I wrote about one of the greatest goals, if not the greatest goal, of Chad Knaus' career—the "perfect weekend...

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  13. Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson: One Win Away From Perfection

    Chad Knaus is a tough man to please. He has won three championships in a row (the only crew chief in history to do so) and looks to be on the verge of a fourth, yet still hasn't reached one of his major goals in racing...

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  14. NASCAR's 20 Coolest Pit Crew Helmets

    Safety innovations and improvements have been the watchwords for NASCAR since the time of its inception. In recent years, however, such safety concerns have become paramount...

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  15. NASCAR: The 20 Best Signs on Pit Road

    One of the busiest places at any NASCAR race is pit road—particularly during a pit stop made under caution. Up to 43 cars at any one time may be jockeying in and out of their pit stalls at pit road speeds ranging from 35 to 65 mph...

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  16. NASCAR: Three New Ingredients Expected To Add Flavor To The Pepsi 500 This Year

    The 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule marks the first time that the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA features a race in the Chase for the Championship...

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  17. Stater Bros. Racefest 2009 At The Auto Club Speedway

    Every fall, local grocery chain Stater Bros. sponsors the Racefest--an event free to fans that kicks off the race weekend. Racefest 2009 is the first to be held before a Chase race at the Auto Club Speedway...

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  18. In and Around the Auto Club Speedway for the Pepsi 500 Weekend

    As the haulers have already begun arriving in Fontana, it's time to look to some of the news and announcements of happenings in and around the Auto Club Speedway this week...

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  19. Busch, Logano, and Speed to Race in Event for Kyle Busch Foundation

    Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and Scott Speed will all be kart racing to raise money for the Kyle Busch Foundation during the upcoming Pepsi 500 race weekend...

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  20. Kyle Busch and the Bashed Guitar: To the Victor Belong the Spoils

    Once again I'm going to take an unpopular stance and say Kyle Busch's trashing of his trophy guitar in victory lane in Nashville not only finally showed some much-needed personality in victory ...

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  21. NASCAR To Begin Double-File Restarts At Pocono?

    According to a slip of the tongue by Michael Waltrip and friends on "This Week in NASCAR" and a blurb in an article on FoxSports.com, double-file restarts could be implemented in the Sprint Cup Series as soon as this weekend at Pocono...

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  22. Kyle Busch: Great NASCAR Driver or Greatest Driver Ever?

    By capturing the checkered flag on his 24th birthday Saturday, Kyle Busch put his 15th career Cup win in the books, tying him for 45th on the all-time Cup win list (rank:30)...

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  23. Demonizing Kyle Busch: NASCAR Nation's New Favorite Pastime

    Since when did "knowing how to lose" become a prerequisite for being a good NASCAR driver? And how exactly is someone—particularly a driver racing in the sport's most prestigious ...

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  24. NASCAR Nation's Favorite Question: Why Can't Junior Win?

    I just finished reading an article and commentary about it here on Bleacher Report, in which the author pleads for the media and members of NASCAR Nation to leave Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  25. 18 Reasons To Hate NASCAR's Kyle Busch

    As the first part of my sure-to-be-best-seller, A Beginner's Guide to Hating Kyle Busch, I offer up this introduction as a teaser for those already familiar with him as well as for those who might be new to NASCAR and know of him only by reputation...

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