1. NASCAR: 7 Bold Predictions for the "Lady in Black"

    Darlington Raceway is one of the oldest tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule, having hosted its inaugural race in 1950. For many years it witnessed two races per season, although since 2005, the Cup series has visited just once each year...

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  2. The 10 Best Young Drivers in NASCAR History

    NASCAR's Sprint Cup series has seen surprisingly few wins by drivers under the age of 25. Winning a race at NASCAR's top level takes a level of maturity and patience that few young ...

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  3. NASCAR: Richmond Mayhem Shakes Up Standings

    For more than half the race, Richmond was dominated by long green-flag stretches. The only drama was the struggles of several top drivers. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Tony Stewart , Jeff Burton and others were lapped...

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  4. NASCAR: 7 Bold Predictions for Saturday Night's Race in Richmond

    Richmond International Raceway is known for producing thrilling excitement on the track. At three-quarters of a mile, it is the third-shortest track on the Sprint Cup circuit and there is always action going on somewhere...

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  5. NASCAR: In Edwards vs. Keselowski, Who Is in the Wrong?

    Who is most at fault in the well-chronicled history of altercations between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski? Keselowski often comes across as a brash young man who speaks his ...

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  6. NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Other Top Surprises in the Sprint Cup Standings

    Junior Nation has to be excited. NASCAR's most popular driver has climbed all the way to third in the standings, and it's looking like he'll make the Chase for the first time since 2008...

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  7. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Final Talladega Predictions by Team

    Which team is the best at Talladega Superspeedway? Which drivers on each team will have the best finishes on Sunday? Which cars are most likely to end up as scrap metal? Predicting ...

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  8. Milwaukee Brewers: The Two Best Surprises so Far in 2011

    In the first 10 games of 2011, Brewers superstars Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder have performed up to everyone's expectations and are knocking the cover off the ball. Braun is batting ...

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  9. NASCAR: 7 Bold Predictions for the Aaron's 499 at Talladega

    This Sunday, the Sprint Cup series heads to Talladega Superspeedway, the longest track on the circuit. Frightening wrecks, airborne cars and even a few fatalities over the years have ...

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  10. NASCAR: Where Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Next Sprint Cup Win Come?

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. ’s last Sprint Cup win came at Michigan in the summer of 2008. Since that fuel-mileage victory, Junior has had four runner-up finishes, eight top fives and 23 top 10s, but no wins...

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  11. NASCAR 2011: Seven Bold Predictions For the Samsung Mobile 500

    Texas Motor Speedway is one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR and, since its opening in 1997, has been known for producing exciting action on the track—even during qualifying (remember Michael McDowell's hair-raising wreck just a few years ago)...

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  12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shows He Can Contend for Title in 2011...Or Can He?

    With a second-place run at Martinsville, Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved up to eighth in Sprint Cup series points. Junior's pairing with crew chief appears to be paying off. He has three top-10s in 2011 as well as the Daytona 500 pole...

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  13. Kevin Harvick Proves He Is Again a Legitimate Championship Contender

    On Sunday, Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway to take his second consecutive Sprint Cup win...

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  14. NASCAR: Could There Be a First-Time Martinsville Winner Sunday?

    There are quite a few elite Sprint Cup drivers who have never won at Martinsville Speedway. In fact, only seven current Cup drivers have won at Martinsville: Jeff Gordon (seven wins), ...

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  15. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 5 Drivers with a Shot to Win at Martinsville

    There are only five drivers with a realistic shot at winning Sunday's Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Perhaps more so than any other track, it is possible for a driver to get dialed in at Martinsville and dominate the track for years on end...

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  16. NASCAR Girl Power: Female Drivers on the Rise (It's More Than Just Danica)

    The 2010 and 2011 seasons have seen several records broken by female drivers in NASCAR. Danica Patrick has been in the news ever since she announced she would be driving a partial Nationwide schedule in 2010 for JR Motorsports ...

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  17. Milwaukee Brewers: John Axford Aims to Avoid Closer's Curse

    In 2010, veteran closer Trevor Hoffman struggled following his brilliant 2009 campaign and rookie John Axford was promoted to fill his place. Axford experienced remarkable success in relief of Hoffman...

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  18. Getting Lapped: These 2010 Chasers Are off the Pace

    After the first four races of the 2011 season, several drivers who made the Chase last year find themselves looking upward in the standings. In fact, only five of the 2010 Chasers are in the top 12 in points...

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  19. NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth Headline Fantasy Picks for California

    Auto Club Speedway is a two mile, D-shaped oval built in 1997. Also known as Fontana, the track held two races each year for the last several seasons...

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  20. NASCAR: Young Guns Stealing the Truck Series Show in 2011

    Many traditional NASCAR fans believe the Camping World Truck Series produces the best and most exciting racing in NASCAR today. Without a doubt, the series provides heated action and flaring tempers no matter where it heads...

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  21. Wisconsin Badgers: 6 Reasons They Will Make It to the Final Four

    Not many fans outside of Badgerland gave No. 4 seed Wisconsin much chance at a deep NCAA tournament run. Wisconsin looked vulnerable following a gruesome 36-33 loss to Penn State in the Big Ten tournament...

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  22. NCAA Tournament: Ohio State Is the Most Vulnerable No. 1 Seed in the Sweet 16

    Post-Sweet 16 Update: I failed to predict Arizona's upset of Duke, but Kentucky came through with a big win over Ohio State. With Wisconsin's loss to Butler on Thursday, all Big Ten teams are now out of the tournament...

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  23. Danica Patrick's Dose of Reality: Bristol Brings Her Back To Earth

    For the past two weeks, NASCAR was abuzz with the news of Danica Patrick 's historic fourth-place finish in the Nationwide race at Las Vegas...

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  24. Kyle Busch Goes for Second Consecutive NASCAR Sweep at Bristol

    Kyle Busch made NASCAR history last August when he won the truck, Nationwide and Cup series races at Bristol Motor Speedway . He became the first driver ever to sweep all three national touring series races in a single weekend...

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  25. NASCAR: Young Guns Turning Heads, Running Up Front at Bristol

    Bristol Motor Speedway is known as one of the toughest tracks in NASCAR. It goes by such names as “Thunder Alley” and “The World’s Fastest Half Mile...

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