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Jeff Gordon
by Dustin Long For a moment, well, actually about two hours on Monday night, it appeared as if the Daytona 500 would conclude one of the greatest weekends in racing upsets. As crews doused a jet fuel fire and then washed Turn 3 with Tide,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
2012 Daytona 500 Starting Lineup  1. Carl Edwards, No. 99 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  2. Greg Biffle, No. 16 Ford, Roush Fenway Racing  3. Tony Stewart, No. 14 Chevrolet, Stewart-Haas Racing  4. Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Ford,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro The Daytona 500 will kick off another exciting NASCAR season on Sunday, as Tony Stewart tries to defend his Sprint Cup title against many worthy adversaries. The Budweiser Shootout was exciting last weekend with Kyle Busch...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Dustin Long Athlon Sports: You had gone three years without winning multiple races in a season before 2011. How did 2011 revitalize you? Jeff Gordon: That is definitely the proper phrase. It has. This team has revitalized me. I see it...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro Kyle Busch won a crash-filled Budweiser Shootout on Saturday evening, kicking off Daytona Speedweeks in spectacular fashion. Busch’s .013-second win over Tony Stewart (right) was the closest finish in the Shootout’s 34-year...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
2012 Daytona 500 Entry List by Matt Taliaferro Forty-nine teams are entered for the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Forty-three cars will qualify for The Great American Race. The front row for the event will be determined in qualifying on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
2012 Budweiser Shootout by Matt Taliaferro Thirty three drivers are eligible for NASCAR's 2012 Budweiser Shootout. The Shootout, which unofficially kicks off Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, will be televised on Saturday, Feb. 18...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  It’s tough to rank Stewart ahead of Carl Edwards or vise versa, but Smoke gets the edge here because he’s throwing wins on the board — and that’s fun to watch. 2. Carl Edwards  His consistency —...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
Article originally published in 2005 Athlon Sports Racing annual 1. Should Junior’s expletive have cost him 25 points and had a potentially significant effect on the Championship? Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the most popular driver award and...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Kobalt Tools 500 Track: Phoenix International Raceway Location: Avondale, Ariz. When: Sunday, Nov. 13 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1-mile oval; Banking/Frontstretch: 3°; Banking/Turns 1 and 2...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Momentum has clearly swung in Smoke’s favor. He’s always been a streaky driver, and now that he’s “on” it may be hard for Carl Edwards to hold him off. 2. Carl Edwards  Averaging a 5.6-place...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards Talladega and Martinsville were the wild card tracks, and the two Edwards and crew were most apprehensive about. They went into ’Dega with a five-point lead and left Martinsville up eight. 2. Tony Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Vito Pugliese There’s a reason why Talladega continues to endure and endear itself to NASCAR Nation. Vito Pugliese provides a first-hand account of this past weekend’s racing from the 2.66-mile behemoth. While some experiments and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Tums Fast Relief 500 Track: Martinsville Speedway Location: Martinsville, Va. When: Sunday, Oct. 30 TV: ESPN (1:30 p.m. EST) Specs: .526-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 12 degrees April Winner: Kevin...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Haven’t we seen this movie before? Summer turns to fall and the 48 team shifts into another gear that no one else has, and that it seemed to be hiding all along. 2. Carl Edwards  Edwards’ tough-...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro For those who have followed Jimmie Johnson’s five-year reign in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his performance in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup is none-too-alarming. A deceptive 10th-place run to start the playoffs,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Attention race fans: Do not count Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase until he is mathematically eliminated (which probably will not happen). Thank you. That is all. 2. Carl Edwards  The preseason...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway ranked ninth and 10th in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup — in 28- and 29-point holes. Many were already throwing dirt on Johnson’s bid...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Difficult to place him anywhere else. Smoke has two consecutive wins and an average finish of fourth over the last four weeks. Lean & mean after shedding the dead weight. 2. Jeff Gordon ...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Jeff Gordon
by Matt Taliaferro Most had written off Tony Stewart as a legitimate 2011 championship contender — including himself, if you believed his words in the midst of a 27th-, ninth- and 28th-place string just six weeks ago. After all, his No. 14 team...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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