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Best of Bowles-Eye View: Paul Dana’s Death Cruel Reminder for NASCAR Family

Truth be told, Paul Dana was not a household name in motorsports; at least, not yet. Putting aside his former career as a journalist to pursue his dream, the 30-year-old was preparing for his first full season on the IRL circuit, quietly landing a deal with one of the best teams in Rahal Letterman Motorsports. …

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Bowles-Eye View: Finding the Beauty Within a NASCAR Championship Lost

Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Atlanta’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: it was the palace through which Cup champions were crowned. For some, a coronation proved merely a formality, their hardware long clinched before the annual fall 500-miler; others used this 1.5-mile track to create drama until the final moment of the final lap …

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Bowles-Eye View: NASCAR’s Future is Worrying Me

As always this time of year, NASCAR’s Chase is gobbling up most of the press, submersing some controversial subplots for 2007 into the background while predictions for the championship and the constant twists and turns of each week distract us from the big picture of the sport. I’m just as guilty as anyone else in …

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