1. Budweiser Shootout 2009: Statistical Tidbits

    We are just days away from watching our drivers hit the track at Daytona and NASCAR has released various tidbits about the shootout: • In total, 91 drivers have participated in the Budweiser ...

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  2. NASCAR Power Rankings: Budweiser Shootout

    We are just days away from the kickoff of the 2009 NASCAR season. The Budweiser Shootout takes place Saturday night as 28 drivers take to the track for one of the season's invitation-only, non-points paying event...

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  3. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 4 (Kevin Harvick)

    OK, back on my regular schedule of one of these a day. Today is part-32 of my 35-Day series previewing all those teams guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500. It’s been a long journey, but I want to finish strong with my last four drivers...

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  4. Groundhog Sees His Shadow: Nine More Months of BAD NASCAR

    Ahh it's Feb. 2, Groundhog Day. The day we all watch a little rodent climb out of a hole and listen to some guy "read" his prediction on whether winter will continue for six more weeks, or if spring is around the corner...

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  5. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style (Gordon, Burton and Mears)

    OK guys, sorry about not posting these for the last couple days. I've been outta town since Friday, so I never posted Saturday's and Sunday's... So here goes, I'm catching up from the weekend and today with Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, and Casey Mears...

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  6. The Ben Bomberger Story: How I Became a NASCAR Fan

    If you had met me just seven years ago, you would have found someone who was totally against watching cars go in circles for hours... and hours... and hours... I grew up in the north...

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  7. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 8 (Denny Hamlin)

    It’s Day 28 of my 35-Day venture around the owner points for NASCAR and today we visit the third team in the Joe Gibbs Racing stable in three days...

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  8. Could a Salary Cap Help NASCAR Level the Playing Field?

    The spending in NASCAR has got flat-out ridiculous. Let's be honest here, in NASCAR the teams with the most amount of money to spend, are the same ones that win every weekend, thus making even more money to spend...

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  9. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 9 (Joey Logano)

    It’s getting close, NASCAR fans—the start of the 2009 season, which kicks off in nine days with the Budweiser Shootout. Today is Day 27 of my 35-Day venture into the world of NASCAR’s top-35 teams in owner points...

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  10. Wal-Mart To Take Over NASCAR Cup Series Title (Satire)

    (Not sure why my picture I created above won't show up as the main picture... I hope people open it up and see it!) With the announcement yesterday that Sprint-Nextel will be forced to lay-off 8,000 employees, Wal-Mart Stores Inc...

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  11. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 10 (Kyle Busch)

    Things are winding down in my 35 day preview, with today being Day 26. Today, we look at the driver that everyone had penciled in (good thing they didn’t use pen) as the 2008 champion just a few races into the season...

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  12. Economics 8,000: NASCAR's Title Sponsor Announces Cutbacks

    It appears nobody is safe from the strain on America's tough economic status, and that holds true for the title sponsor of the NASCAR Cup Series as well...

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  13. NASCAR Fantasy: Who's Hot and Who's Not

    You can almost smell the fumes and feel the rubber from 43 cars whizzing by you at the Daytona International Speedway...

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  14. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 11 (Matt Kenseth)

    Good morning fellow NASCAR fans, it’s officially Day 25 (I’ve got the days right now!) of my 35-day preview of those cars guaranteed a spot in the first five races of 2009...

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  15. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 12 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

    Day 24 is here (again)! As we break into last year’s Chase field, we start off with the sports most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Junior has a lot to prove in his second season with the big dog, Hendrick Motorsports...

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  16. NASCAR's Top 10 Most Pressing Questions for 2009

    The 2009 NASCAR season is less than a month away, and as we approach it, there are several pressing issues that one contemplates. Here is a look at the Top 10 NASCAR questions that fans are asking: 10...

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  17. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style 13 (David Ragan)

    OK, things got a little confusing… apparently I skipped Day 17 and Day 18 in my countdown…I got confused, one number (the one in the title) was counting down, while the other number (which day I was on) was counting up...

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  18. Arena Racing: Joe Gibbs Flips Norm Miller for Win

    It seems we know where Tony Stewart learned to drive—from his former boss, Joe Gibbs. Gibbs participated in a 10-lap Arena Race Friday night against his friend and long-time sponsor Norm Miller...

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  19. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 14 (Aric Almirola)

    Ahh, the days are counting down. Today, we reach Day 24 of my 35-day preview leading up to the Budweiser Shootout...

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  20. NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Process Announced

    Photo Courtesy of NASCAR Media. Cutline: Left to right: Grand Marshalls Bob Lauth, Richard Petty, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, NASCAR President Mike Helton and Rick Hendrick break ground for the NASCAR Hall of Fame...

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  21. NASCAR Rejects Local TV Blackout

    NASCAR has rejected the idea of Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith to follow the National Football League's lead to black out events on local television when tracks are not sold out...

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  22. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style 15 (Kasey Kahne)

    Hello again, and welcome to Day 23 of the 35-day rendezvous around the teams guaranteed a spot in the first five races of 2009. Today we make another stop at the newly re-named Richard Petty Motorsports to look at heart-throb Kasey Kahne...

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  23. NASCAR Drive for Diversity Lineup Announced

    Former DEI Vice President of Global Operations, Max Siegel is kicking off his new role with NASCAR's Drive for Diversity (D4D)...

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  24. Jimmie Johnson: Surprised He's Not Favorite for Four-Peat

    Jimmie Johnson may be sporting a new, rougher look this season, but one thing is still the same: He expects to win the Sprint Cup Championship. Johnson has dominated the Cup Series the past three seasons...

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  25. Countdown to Daytona: Owner Point Style No. 16 (Martin Truex Jr.)

    Good morning (or afternoon for you late risers) NASCAR fans and welcome to Day 22 of my 35-day preview of the cars guaranteed a spot in the first five races...

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