1. NASCAR Chase Patrol: Kahne Digs It At Atlanta As Vickers Closes In For Top 12

    Richmond might be hosting some dramatic developments for the Chase contenders in next Saturday night's Chevy Rock and Roll 400 following the events of the Pep Boys Auto Parts 500 at Atlanta...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 403 reads 7 comments

  2. Labor Day Of Love: Will The Atlanta Race Become a NASCAR Tradition?

    For NASCAR fans, Labor Day weekend has traditionally lent itself to the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Quite the irony, considering the three-day reprieve paying homage to diligent workers saw 43 drivers negotiating around a narrow 1...

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  3. Chase Patrol: Will Gordon's Summer of Discontent Result with Victories?

    As the Chase approaches, Jeff Gordon's 2009 season can go in two directions: either en route to a fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship or down the road of disappointment and gloom in what has been, overall, a solid campaign...

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  4. Flying High With Wings: Brian Vickers Captures Long Awaited Second Win

    While it is one of sport's most-overused sayings, Henry Russell "Red" Sanders' motto, "Winning isn't everything...it's the only thing!" truly applies to 25-year-old Brian Vickers, who captured Sunday's CarFax 400 at Michigan International Speedway...

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  5. NASCAR Then & Now: Tomorrow Never Knows for Jeff Gordon in '96 (Pt. III)

    Once laden with grimaces and disappointment, Jeff Gordon suddenly found many reasons to smile in 1996. After a rough start to the season, Gordon's championship defense gained tremendous momentum ...

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  6. Why Danica Patrick Is Actually A Bonafide Racer (And Needed In Racing!)

    Danica Patrick is arguably one of the prominent faces of the IndyCar Racing Series as one of the most popular drivers with fans internationally...

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  7. Dropping The Hammer: A Preview of The Carfax 400 at Michigan

    Jimmie Johnson was like the teenaged boy who was having about the most perfect date on a summer night with the cutest girl in the neighborhood when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last competed at Michigan...

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  8. Why Fans Will Always Love NASCAR (Even If It's Not Your Daddy's NASCAR)

    Like any other sport, NASCAR has its cast in each of its 36 performances with the drivers, crew members, officials, and media. Each of these characters, if you will, have certain roles to fulfill much in the vein of a Broadway play...

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  9. NASCAR Then & Now: Tomorrow Never Knows For Jeff Gordon In '96 (Pt. II)

    As chronicled in Part One, defending NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon started his 1996 campaign on an auspicious low note at Daytona...

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  10. NASCAR Then & Now: Tomorrow Never Knows for Jeff Gordon in '96 (Pt. I)

    Writer's Notes: This is for Yvette, who'll forever be my "Laker Girl" and confidant, even if tomorrow may rain. I'll just follow the sun, from here to California...

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  11. Let It Be: The Top Three Monumental "Breakups" in NASCAR History

    Sir Paul McCartney said that the filming of the ill-advised documentary, Let It Be, was truly a "movie filming how to do a breakup of a band," as it chronicled the finest hours of The Beatles in 1969-70...

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  12. Dropping The Hammer: A Preview Of The Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500

    Ah, so we're back in the luscious green scenery of the Poconos of Pennsylvania, where the summer heat and humidity are a common place to the drivers and fans as the strung out, single file racing at this 2...

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  13. Fast and the Curious: Rising NASCAR Star Caitlin Shaw Lets You Into Her World

    Most 19-year-olds across the continental United States are either working summer jobs or catching a wave at the local beach with family and friends...

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  14. Jimmie Johnson Proves (Again) Why He's a Three-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion

    Recurring themes are something of a common place in NASCAR, with repeat race winners, consistent finishers, as well as drivers and teams collecting championship after championship...

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  15. Do Brickyard Wins Translate to NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships?

    If the Daytona 500 is the race where the winner is supposedly jinxed for the rest of the season, then a victory in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard is the ticket to a championship...

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  16. Dropping the Hammer: A Preview of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

    The Lure of The Brickyard How can you sum up the amazing weekend of racing ahead for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? (Sunday, 2 PM, LIVE on ESPN) After all, ...

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  17. The Top 10 Most Enduring Athletes in American Sports From the Past 20 Years

    While the sports world may embrace flashy young athletes who find instant success and riches without a day in a college classroom, there are the veterans of the field and asphalt arena whose skills simply never tarnished over time...

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  18. Juan For The Ages: Montoya Makes His Case For This Year's Title Chase

    While everyone's attention in the Cup series may be on the elite drivers of Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Joe Gibbs Racing, Juan Pablo Montoya is giving Earnhardt Ganassi Racing fans some reason to look forward to the "Race to the Chase..

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  19. A Night of Comebacks: Chase Contenders Make Noise in Lifelock.com 400

    Races at the Chicagoland Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are generally a three hour affair of single-file racing. Save for late-race dramatics and the shootout restarts, this year's Lifelock...

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  20. Time for a Wakefield Call: Knuckleballer Having a Career Season for BoSox

    Although this Major League hurler may not have the most fiercest fastball in his arsenal and battles against Father Time, 42-year-old Tim Wakefield has been the hidden gem behind the success of this year's Boston Red Sox...

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  21. NASCAR Goes Back to the Future (Satire)

    Although the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has its usual contenders of Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Kyle Busch mixing it up for wins and points, there's been a particular rookie hailing from Hill Valley, Calif...

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  22. Why NASCAR Needs The Camping World Truck Series Alive and Kicking, Pt. 1

    Writer's Note: This will be the first of a four part series chronicling why NASCAR needs its two racing divisions in the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series around for the drivers, fans, and the sport itself...

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  23. A Tale Of Two Cities, Part 2: The Epic '86 ALCS of the Red Sox vs. the Angels

    Author's Note: This will be the second of a six-part series focusing on a new feature/collaboration series of articles by Yvette and myself about two cross-country metropolitan sports ...

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  24. Change of Tony: Mellowed Stewart Celebrates Victory at Daytona

    In the past, Tony Stewart, the stubbled 38-year-old Rushville, Ind., native, would've fully enjoyed his sweet victory at "The World Center of Racing," basking in the confetti and barrage of beverages from crew members in the celebration...

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  25. Youngest Earnhardt Shines for NASCAR in Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Most NASCAR fans remember the first time they saw Dale Earnhardt's youngest daughter Taylor Nicole. With her mother, Teresa, cradling and hugging her while watching the 1990 Daytona 500 from ...

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