Race Weekend Central

Voices from the Heartland: Sunoco Misses Yet Another Advertising Bonanza

Remember way back in February when Kevin Harvick was firmly ranked first in the Chase after winning the Daytona 500? Remember all the hoopla by racing pundits everywhere about how Kevin had the Chase all but sewn up? Me neither! What I do remember, though, is all the whining by Sunoco, The Official Fuel Supplier …

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NASCAR Stuff We Can’t Make Up

In our newest feature, Senior Staff Writer Becca Gladden scours the NASCAR news front to bring you the week’s curious, offbeat, and just plain wacky news from the intriguing world of big-time stock car racing. Trust us, folks, these stories are all true – we just couldn’t make this stuff up! According to an article …

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Fanning the Flames: It’s Time for a NASCAR Change at the Top

It’s safe to say the boom is over. With NASCAR’s television ratings dropping at an alarming rate (down 16.7% from Atlanta’s 2007 telecast) and a half-full house at said track… Atlanta! A cradle of stock car racing! It is past time for a change at the top of the NASCAR hierarchy. As rumors continue to swirl …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The long road that’s been the 2007 Nextel Cup season is finally winding down to a close; and hopefully, your fantasy team is still in a position to make you care. With just three races left, the chance to move up is fading fast; just like in the real Chase, the contenders have emerged from …

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Mirror Driving: Carl Edwards vs. The Media, Junior Flees Media Circus, And Dissecting The Memphis Massacre

After what’s happened with Carl Edwards over the past week or so, is it fair for people to withhold their opinions until they feel the timing is right?

Thompson in Turn 5: Billionaire Bruton Smith Bluffs Concord City Council Into Submission

The key to being an successful bluffer in a game of poker is to time the bluff properly so that the hand is never called, and thusly, the other players are never certain whether a player is really bluffing. For once it is discovered that a player is prone to bluff, the tactic losses a …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the Chase: 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Edition

Nothing too surprising happened during Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Granted, there were the out of the blue late-race wrecks and tires mysteriously flying off cars; but, after the past few years of hair-raising last-lap finishes, you come to expect wild things at Atlanta when it comes time for the checkered flag. No matter …

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