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Bowles-Eye View: If France Wants NASCAR “Back to Basics,” Getting There Starts With Daytona Dreams

It’s been nearly two weeks since Brian France spoke the words that made everyone covering NASCAR do a double take. “We’re going to minimize change the best we can,” he said of the upcoming season ahead. “Change is good to a certain point – but we’ve done all the changing we think the sport can …

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Bowles-Eye View: Out with the Old, In with the New, Jeff Gordon Wondering What Might Have Been

Since 1993, Jeff Gordon has won more races than any other driver in Cup. Four series titles, three Daytona 500s and 81 victories dot the landscape of a career marked by stats putting him at or near the top of any category created in the modern era. You’d think all that number-crunching would have taught …

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Bowles-Eye View: NASCAR’s Championship Battle of Who Could Care Less

As the sun set around the country Sunday, people sat glued to their television sets – sports were on their mind, and boy, were they ingesting a heavyweight prizefight for the ages. As the leaders of two great teams exchanged punch after punch, the crowd galvanized towards a frenzied climax, with the matchup hurtling toward …

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Bowles-Eye View: Scraping Up Respect For a NASCAR Champion & Other Atlanta Odds ‘N’ Ends

As the smoke cleared from a wild and wacky Atlanta finish, I noticed a great story buried amongst the rubble of torn-up tires, terrifying restarts and tough luck for about a dozen drivers that should have won the race. So, instead of turning towards the mayhem, my eyes drifted instead to a man that had …

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Bowles-Eye View: Carl Edwards Struggling to Busch Series Finish Line

More than likely, Carl Edwards will clinch his first-ever Busch Series championship this Saturday at Memphis. An eighth-place finish is all that’s needed to secure the trophy with three races left, no matter what second-place points man David Reutimann does on the racetrack. It’s a significant achievement for a man who’s never won a title …

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Bowles-Eye View: Jimmie Johnson Proving Exceptional in Unlikely Title Defense

On a day where this Chase became clearly defined as a battle between just two, Jimmie Johnson celebrated the seventh victory of the season at Martinsville with more than just a win at stake. Pulling the latest punch in this yearlong prizefight atop the standings, Johnson was able to close the gap between himself and …

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