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by Vito Pugliese Washington and Wall Street were in Mylanta mode on Thursday, as the stock market imploded, losing 512 points. Larger-than-expected gains by General Motors could not buoy the economic realities of being sunk financially, out of...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro There are 16 races left in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and already it is being remembered as the “Year of the Upset.” And Paul Menard solidified that designation in the Brickyard 400 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro There are 16 races left in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and already it is being remembered as the “Year of the Upset.” And Paul Menard solidified that designation in the Brickyard 400 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Mike Neff During his off-week, Kasey Kahne pole vaulted out of Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania after crashing a World of Outlaws sprint car. While Kahne was unhurt, the wreck brought attention to the fact that race drivers like to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Mike Neff During his off-week, Kasey Kahne pole vaulted out of Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania after crashing a World of Outlaws sprint car. While Kahne was unhurt, the wreck brought attention to the fact that race drivers like to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro The announcement in 1993 set the world of motorsports on its ear. And the inaugural race in 1994 captured the attention of millions. The fendered stock cars of NASCAR — at the time the “next big thing” on the North American...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro The announcement in 1993 set the world of motorsports on its ear. And the inaugural race in 1994 captured the attention of millions. The fendered stock cars of NASCAR — at the time the “next big thing” on the North American...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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What sports fan is not enthralled by March Madness, fantasy sports and loud, mean, aggressive horsepower? Well, take that bracket-style format, roll it into a fantasy game that pits NASCAR’s greatest 32 drivers against one another and you have...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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by Tom Bowles If you were a NASCAR crew chief on the hot seat, chances are this summer was brought to you by the color pink — as in pink slip. The roster of head wrenches this week underwent a major shift, with two additional replacements...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards  Edwards has been first or second in the point standings after 17 of the 19 races this year. It may be tight at the top, but as others come and go, Carl remains. 2. Kyle Busch  Kyle claims the flat...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro A typical fuel-mileage race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit finds a surprise winner in Victory Lane — a driver and team running mid-pack that have nothing to lose by rolling the proverbial dice and stretching a tank of gas...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro A typical fuel-mileage race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit finds a surprise winner in Victory Lane — a driver and team running mid-pack that have nothing to lose by rolling the proverbial dice and stretching a tank of gas...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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Golden Tate runs a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash; but even he can’t keep up with the nearly-900 horsepower of a NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car. The second-year Seahawks receiver inadvertently threw down the green flag on a head-to-head Twitter war...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Location: Loudon, N.H. Specs: 1.058-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 12°; Banking/Straightaways: 2° Race Length: 317.4 miles/300 laps TV: TNT (1:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners:...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Location: Loudon, N.H. Specs: 1.058-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 12°; Banking/Straightaways: 2° Race Length: 317.4 miles/300 laps TV: TNT (1:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners:...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Vito Pugliese NASCAR’s running of the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway last weekend should have been the culmination of all things grand — one that left an indelible image on the core of race fans everywhere. Suffice to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  Busch’s third win of the season — an impressive routing of the field at Kentucky — catapults him to the points lead. By the way, we used the picture to the right for obvious reasons. 2. Carl Edwards...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro Saturday was a date that over 10 years in the making for Kentucky Speedway. Following years of litigation, lawsuits and a buyout, the track finally landed a cherished NASCAR Sprint Cup race under the guidance of parent-...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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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...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro Quaker State 400 Location: Sparta, Ky. Specs: 1.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 14°; Banking/Tri-oval: 8°; Banking/Backstretch: 4° Race Length: 400 miles/267 laps 2010 Winners: None (Inaugural Cup race) From the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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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...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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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...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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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...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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by Matt Taliaferro Location: Daytona Beach, Fla. Specs: 2.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 31°; Banking/Tri-oval: 18°; Banking/Backstretch: 3° 2010 Winners: Jamie McMurray (Feb.) and Kevin Harvick (July) 2011 Winner: Trevor Bayne (Feb.)...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
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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...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago

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