NASCAR’S Kobalt Tools 500: White Flag In The Air

Nov 13, 2011 3 Comments

What a wild week.  Tony Stewart lived up to his nickname, and his bravado with Carl Edwards this past Sunday in the AAA Texas 500 after Jeff Burton, who rolled the dice on fuel, came up short and ran out with only a few laps remaining.   Where there’s Smoke, there’s fire, and boy is he ever […]

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NASCAR’S AAA Texas 500: Even Penalties are Bigger Here

Nov 06, 2011 3 Comments

And we all thought the big news this week was the David Reutimann and Danica Patrick’s press conferences.  Enter Kyle Busch, who gets parked for the entire weekend after an on-track confrontation that left his and Ron Hornaday’s trucks wrecked, and land Kyle in trouble.  But I’ll get to that in my Shoutouts… We saw […]

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NASCAR’s TUMS Fast Relief 500: Indigestion for Drivers, Fans Alike?

Oct 30, 2011 1 Comment

Last weekend was an interesting race at Talladega, probably making some fans and race teams wish that the Good Sam 500 was the TUMS or Pepto Bismol 500.  Some charging to the front, some charging to the back, and some coming up empty-handed and out of the Chase with nothing but bad feelings in the […]

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Good Sam 500 Revisted: Talladega Let Down

Oct 30, 2011 7 Comments

  Everyone who had been at the Talladega Super Speedway saw a finish in the Good Sam Club 500 last Sunday.  Whether it was a good finish or not depends on who your favorite driver is.  After a late-race caution with only ten laps to go, seven of those final laps remained with the yellow […]

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NASCAR’s Good Sam Club 500: Payback or Pay Forward?

Oct 23, 2011 1 Comment

Well, as I had mentioned last week, someone would DNF their way to the bottom of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase standings.  Unfortunately for “Five Time” Jimmie Johnson, he was the one who got loose and into the wall in the Bank of America 500. And in the end, it was Matt Kenseth coming home […]

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NASCAR’s Bank of America 500: Saturday Night Lights, or Fights??

Oct 15, 2011 Comments Off on NASCAR’s Bank of America 500: Saturday Night Lights, or Fights??

So, who said Jimmie Johnson was done?  Obviously those who did far underestimated Ol’ Five Time’s ability to dig himself out and make more than a modest recovery.  JJ gambled on the Hollywood Casino 400 and came up the big winner, crushing the rest of the field by leading the most laps (124), holding off […]

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NASCAR’s Hollywood Casino 400: All In

Oct 09, 2011 4 Comments

NASCAR travels back to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400, a 1.5-mile tri-oval track we’ve visited once so far this year (my June race preview).  We’re in for 267 laps of continued competition in the fourth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, at a track where Brad Keselowski truly lit the […]

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