NASCAR

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A Dream Quietly Dies

by Mike Neff North Wilkesboro Speedway was one of the racetracks that was on the very first schedule for the fledgling sanctioning body known as NASCAR in 1949. There were eight tracks on the schedule then, but only two — Wilkesboro and Martinsville — are still in existence. Unfortunately,...

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Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kevin Harvick  Harvick’s 2011 season is beginning to resemble his 2010 campaign. The new points leader rides consistency to the top spot with a few wins thrown in for good measure. 2. Kyle Busch  Not to hammer the “consistency” theme into the ground, but...

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Delivering in Daytona

by Matt Taliaferro The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has been the year of first-time winners. Trevor Bayne stunned the sport with an unlikely win in the Daytona 500. Regan Smith followed suit at Darlington in Southern 500, and in the circuit’s return trip to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400, ...

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Big Picture Issues

by Tom Bowles Is NASCAR’s glass half-empty or half-full? As the sport gathers for its traditional version of the halfway mark — Daytona’s spectacle under the lights this Fourth of July weekend — the answer to that question, a lynchpin to its future direction remains increasingly uncle...

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by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards  Edwards and crew did what a championship-laden team is supposed to do as it continues to build steam: Stay above the fray and bring it home clean with a top-3 finish. 2. Kurt Busch  Speaking of staying above the fray, Busch’s car and strat...

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Silly Season Scenarios

by Vito Pugliese With news that Red Bull Racing is ending it’s five-year run in the Sprint Cup Series at season’s end, the Chase chatter that typically becomes the matter of obsession during NASCAR’s Summer Stretch will no doubt take a back seat to the Silly Season speculation that is now ...

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