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Happiness Is…Lawsuits, Consistency & Rumors

2016 Fontana CUP Jimmie Johnson Superman Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade /NKP)

Another weekend, another wild finish, and another Jimmie Johnson win.  In some ways, the race and result brought a collective yawn.  Johnson racking up another win is about as surprising as the sun rising in the morning (at least that’s how it seems sometimes).  That Kevin Harvick ruled three-quarters of the race may have also …

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Happiness Is… Rookie Class Hype

2016 Daytona I CUP Jimmie Johnson Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Last Sunday, Jimmie Johnson matched the win total compiled by Dale Earnhardt, and now they sit tied at 76. Johnson accomplished this feat in almost five fewer seasons, which statistically points to just how good he really is.  That Johnson is just one championship behind Earnhardt says something – but with the ever-changing format of how a championship …

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Happiness Is… Atlanta, Handling & Musical Chairs

2016 Daytona I CUP Denny Hamlin burnout John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

The Daytona 500 now sits in the rear view mirror.  Denny Hamlin added his name to the big trophy and enjoyed the spoils of the win.  While his story may be a feel good one for him and his team there is still something about the whole thing that felt a little flat.  It’s not …

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Happiness Is…Charters, Rookies & Green Flags

2016 Daytona Unlimited CUP Austin Dillon Jamie McMurray Joey Logano racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After Kyle Busch earned the 2015 Sprint Cup championship, the sport took a much needed break. The grind of the NASCAR season is one of the longest in sports, and the time away is good for the fans, drivers, crew people, media and anyone else associated with the traveling circus. For much of the offseason …

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