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Mirror Driving: Veterans Driving Junk, Who’s in a Funk & Will Chrissy Wallace Flunk?

Chrissy Wallace, daughter of driver Mike Wallace, is set to make her debut in one of NASCAR’s top-three series this week. Has Wallace proven her talent?

Top 10 Roush Fenway “Proprietary” Items Found in the Possession of “A” Toyota Team

10. A Roush Fenway internal memo titled “How To Get Into And Stay In The Top 35” in Michael Waltrip‘s back pocket. 9. Carl Edwards‘s golden ceremonial Gillette Young Guns shaver. Found next to the sink in Tony Stewart‘s motor coach, full of hair and right next to a torn-up coupon for a free waxing …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Open-Wheel Reunification a Lesson for NASCAR, Too!

One of the biggest U.S. motorsports stories of the last two decades occurred late last month, with the announcement that the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the Champ Car Word Series (CCWS) had agreed to merge. The news, however, garnered little more than a cursory nod from the stock car community, which seems reluctant to …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in the Nationwide & Truck Series: 2008 Easter Edition

While Sprint Cup and Craftsman Truck Series teams were home this Easter weekend – spending quality time with family and catching up on March Madness – the Nationwide Series spent Saturday afternoon roaring around Nashville Superspeedway, the series’ sixth stop this season. While this column is normally reserved for discussing the trends of the hottest …

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Confidentially, SPEED Excels While ESPN’s Chemistry Needs Work

Probably the best thing about racing television coverage over the Easter weekend, in my humble opinion, was the introduction of “NASCAR Confidential” by SPEED on Sunday evening. This was a fresh look at the 2008 Daytona 500, with some insights from some interesting people, including legendary photographer Warren T. Taylor. Taylor hasn’t missed a Great …

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10 Points to Ponder… During NASCAR’s Easter Break

1) Takes One to Know One! – Megastar comedian and TV personality Jeff Foxworthy talked NASCAR in a CNN interview this week, attempting to persuade host Glenn Beck that instead of taking in a race at Daytona, he would be better served going to Talladega, Ala. for his stock car racing experience. In fact, Foxworthy …

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Happy Hour: Tony Stewart Still Paying for WWE Comments

As everyone watching saw last Sunday, there was a marked difference in Tony Stewart‘s post-race demeanor between Atlanta and Bristol. After being dumped by Kevin Harvick at Bristol, which relegated him to a 14th-place finish in a race he dominated for most of the day, Stewart said as little as possible; a few sentences sarcastically …

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David Reutimann Driver Diary: Major Improvements & Big Changes

I’m definitely feeling a lot better about our performance in the No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine so far in 2008, especially compared to where we were at this time last year. Michael Waltrip Racing as a whole has made a lot of changes in the offseason and we are a different team this year, and …

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Voices From the Heartland: Where to Hide or Find Your NASCAR-Themed Easter Eggs

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to get creative and dye those Easter eggs! For all you hardcore NASCAR fans, I hope this week’s column will give you a few ideas on where to hide all those eggs that you actually put racecar numbers on. (Don’t be ashamed, everyone does it. …

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Fanning the Flames: Busting Brackets, Splitters & NASCAR Comeback Dreams

What a perfect time for an off-week. Let’s be honest; who among us is not thinking NCAA Tournament? In fact, the presence of March Madness actually brings me to my annual mid-March rant as to how to improve the Chase without actually eliminating it. In short, cut the Chase races to five so it truly …

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