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Bowles-Eye View: Sterling Marlin Can’t Outrace Father Time

I grew up watching Sterling Marlin at his best. With bated breath as a 14-year-old, I watched the final laps of the 1995 Daytona 500, leaning a little too close to the television in anticipation that this would be the year the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. would finally win his first Great American Race. On …

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Bowles-Eye View: Tony Stewart’s Win, Gibbs’s Momentum Tilting Luck Away From Hendrick

With a little luck, we can help it out. We can make this whole damn thing work out. With a little love, we can lay it down. Can’t you feel the town exploding? There is no end to what we can do together. – Paul McCartney If you’re asked to describe Tony Stewart‘s year in …

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Bowles-Eye View: There’s No Crying in NASCAR… Except for Jamie McMurray

The screaming on the radio was so deafening, Jamie McMurray couldn’t clear his head. The third-closest finish in NASCAR history had just taken place, and the 31-year-old from Missouri had seen too many close calls go against him to count his chickens before they hatched. It took the better part of 30 seconds to mouth …

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Bowles-Eye View: With 9 Races to Go, Clint Bowyer Most Vulnerable Chase Contender

Since the racing mecca that is Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR Nextel Cup’s gotten busy honoring itself with a litany of breakthrough performances by drivers suddenly making a name for themselves. One by one, these men have come forward to claim their winning lotto tickets to the relative surprise of the racing public. Casey Mears, Martin …

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Bowles-Eye View: Can Matt Kenseth Save Roush Fenway? More Importantly… Should He?

Matt Kenseth has never been one to stand out in the crowd. Quiet and unassuming when you first interact with him, he doesn’t give the impression that he’ll win any popularity contests anytime soon. Ironically, with his sarcastic humor and easygoing nature, Kenseth actually can be one of the most engaging drivers in the NASCAR …

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