Quaker State 400: Traffic Jam On and Off the Track?

Jun 30, 2012 4 Comments

As I sat down to write last week’s predictions, I didn’t know how true my words would be.  Not only had Dale Jr redeemed himself two weeks ago at Michigan, but Clint Bowyer got the job done last week on the Sonoma Road course for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 for his first win of the […]

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NASCAR’s Ford 400: Final Lap, It’s Mano y Mano

Nov 20, 2011 No Comments

This is it.  The final race, and it’s down to two drivers: Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards.  One on one.  Man to man.  One is the current points leader and Sprint Cup Championship hopeful Carl Edwards.  The other, two-time NSC champion Tony Stewart.  But to set up the excitement for this week’s finale, a brief […]

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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 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 No Comments

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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