1. Dropping the Hammer: NASCAR Beaching It Up at Daytona

    When you think of perfection during the summer, it might be a beach, basking in the warmth of the sun as you relax on your chair, or lounging in the pool with a glass of lemonade. For those around a certain 2...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 404 reads 6 comments

  2. From Tragedy To Triumph: Junior Exorcises The Demons of Daytona in 2001

    Imagine coming back to the track when, only five months before his death, your father was one of NASCAR's greatest drivers of all time. All the pressures, expectations, sorrow and anguish had to weigh heavily on then 26-year-old Dale Earnhardt, Jr...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 1,477 reads 6 comments

  3. NASCAR Then and Now: Gordon Wins First Night Race at Daytona

    Prior to 1998, the Daytona International Speedway was one of the few super speedways on the NASCAR circuit that lacked a permanent lighting system...

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  4. The Rain Game: Why Logano and the No. 20 Team Deserve the Win at NHMS

    Sure, the winner of Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 only led for 10 circuits and took command of the race lead by virtue of crew chief Greg Zipadelli's gamble...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 121 reads 6 comments

  5. Getting To Know...Marilou Dozois-Prévost, Olympic Weightlifter (Part 2)

    Although the London Olympics won't happen until 2012, one of the faces that you should definitely keep an eye on to go for gold is 23-year-old weightlifter Marilou Dozois-Prévost...

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  6. Measuring Success: Coaching vs. Talent, From the Field to NASCAR Track

    When you ask sports fans to name some of the greatest coaches/managers from recent years, names like Bill Belichick, Phil Jackson, Joe Torre, and Scotty Bowman often top the list...

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  7. From Evernham To Letarte: Who Was Jeff Gordon's Real Crew Chief in 1991?

    When you look through the short list of crew chiefs who have worked with Jeff Gordon, it's like a Who's Who of the greatest NASCAR personalities of all-time...

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  8. NASCAR Drivers & Music: A Surefire Hit With Fans and the Ears

    When you watch Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet zooming by in the long straights of Talladega, you probably have "Sweet Home Alabama" ringing in your ears like the high-pitched squeals of his Sprint Cup machine...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 770 reads 43 comments

  9. Dropping the Hammer: A Preview of This Weekend's NASCAR Races

    NASCAR fans will be delighted to a double dosage of racing action in the form of traditional oval-racing, trading paint-style, at the Milwaukee Mile and the twists and turns of Infineon Raceway...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 171 reads 2 comments

  10. Bringing Back IROC: Will Race Fans Ever See A New All-Star Racing Tour?

    In 1974, the racing world was treated to an all-star motorsports series known as the International Race of Champions...

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  11. Feeling Good At Indy: NASCAR Drivers Deem Brickyard Ready For The 400

    Last year's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard was about as disastrous as a Griswold family vacation—overall, it was a mess for anyone at the prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway on that July afternoon...

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  12. NASCAR Then & Now: Youthful Kyle Busch Vs. Legendary Mark Martin

    One of these drivers has been a fixture on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series for nearly three decades, while the other has been dubbed as one of the sport's uncanniest characters in recent memory...

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  13. On Your Side: Nationwide Zooms to the Bluegrass State

    th the "Guitargate" of Nashville now in the rear-view mirror, the NASCAR Nationwide Series agents head on over to 1.5 mile Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY for this Saturday night's Meijer 300 presented by Oreo (ESPN2, 7:30 p...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 122 reads 2 comments

  14. Dropping the Hammer: A Preview of the LifeLock 400 at Michigan

    When one thinks about the racing action at Michigan International Speedway, they usually consider the sweeping corners, spacious straights, and the fuel mileage game...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 391 reads 12 comments

  15. From Zero To 160: Fans Offered Chance To Join Coke Family Driver at AMS

    As the summer heats up, fans watching the races at the tracks resort to a cool, refreshing beverage that is as satisfying as the day at the speedway...

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  16. Getting To Know...Marilou Dozois-Prévost, Olympic Weightlifter (Part 1)

    For many of us who watched the Beijing Olympics of 2008, we were in awe by the many record-breaking feats, the triumphs, the heartaches, and countless stories of the athletes, teams, coaches, ...

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  17. Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: Stewart Captures First Win As Owner and Driver

    One year ago, Tony Stewart left Pocono Speedway just inside the top-12 in points, winless, and dejected following a 35th-place finish in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota. A year later, Stewart, affectionately known as "Smoke," leaves the 2...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 219 reads 2 comments

  18. On Your Side: Nationwide Hits The Country at Nashville

    With the summer approaching, the heat is definitely on in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as the Insurance Agents head to Nashville Superspeedway for this Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 300...

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  19. Dropping The Hammer: A Preview of the Pocono 500

    For NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans, there are plenty of words to describe the races at Pocono Raceway: long, grueling, boring, a snooze-fest, four-hour marathon, and oh yea, did I say long? The 2...

    Rob Tiongson Written by Rob Tiongson about 5 years ago 65 reads 9 comments

  20. Clint Bowyer To Have His Cake (And Eat It Too) For His Big 30

    What do you get when you have one of America's largest financial service companies, a prestigious racing team, and a rising superstar who's turning 30? If you guessed Richard Childress Racing's ...

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  21. Getting To Know...Mike Massaro of NASCAR on ESPN

    He's one of the main faces of ESPN2's NASCAR Now program, hosting the show leading up to the race week or filing reports at the track for television audiences across the country...

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  22. Dropping the Hammer: A Preview of the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

    After another rain-plagued weekend of racing that hampered NASCAR's second crown-jewel event of the 2009 season, the Sprint Cup gang head to Dover, Delaware for this Sunday's Autism Speaks 400 presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips...

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  23. NASCAR Drivers Meet the Grill: Lowe's Plays Host to Coca-Cola Quarter-Mile Cookout

    You know those famous words that send chills to drivers, teams, and fans at the races? Well, try pitting some of NASCAR's top drivers with some of the culinary world's top chefs, and 5000 fans ...

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  24. On Your Side: Nationwide Races Home to Lowe's Motor Speedway

    Just under a third into this year's NASCAR Nationwide Series racing season and already, it's looked like another one of those campaigns when the Cup guys steal the limelight from the regular runners...

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  25. NASCAR Then and Now: How the '94 Coke 600 Made Jeff Gordon a Household Name

    In any sport, an athlete will often have fond memories when recalling their first victory of anything. Whether it's their first career win in regular season play, a post-season game, ...

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