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BSNews: NASCAR “Official” Bilked in Ponzi Scam (& Other Stuff!)

Daytona Beach, Fla. (BSNews) – Secret agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched the homes of two Florida men, claiming they bilked over $5.4 million from NASCAR drivers, a police officer, and even a “top NASCAR official.” Apparently, the men – Henri Zogaib, a driver in the NASCAR-owned Grand Am series, and Ormand Beach …

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Kevin Harvick’s Gamble Pays Off for Kyle Busch in 2009 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway

There are a few things that one can usually count on when the Nationwide Series comes to Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis; hot weather, a Wallace or two (or three) will be racing and a long green-flag run sometime during the race. Last Saturday night’s presentation of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at GIR …

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Voices from the Heartland: Side-By-Side with Carl Edwards as He Rides for a Special Cause

As a member of the stock car racing media, or “citizen journalist” as NASCAR likes to call us (simply because their lawyers wouldn’t let them print what they REALLY want to call us), it is no big deal to find yourself rubbing shoulders with a lot of extremely famous people. It is, after all, what we do. In those situations, one is expected to display impartiality and professionalism, lest someone from NASCAR pull you aside and actually call you what their lawyers refused to let them print. While “working” a NASCAR event, one must remember the proper decorum — forget who your favorite driver is to be a “professional” first and “fan” second.

This past Tuesday, however, I had the chance to turn things around a bit. I was going to be a “fan” first and, thinking I could kill two birds with one stone, decided to use that experience to fill a deadline, too. The occasion? I got to go side by side with my favorite driver, Carl Edwards, and support a good cause to boot!

As we raced around the corners and down the long straightaways, my heart pounded furiously.

Mirror Driving: Double-File Disaster?, Ford’s Floundering Season & Gibbs Dominance… In Nationwide

After several late incidents at Chicagoland Speedway, several drivers blamed the double-file restarts for the problem. Was it the rule or the drivers themselves at the root of the problems on Saturday night?

Voices from the Heartland: While Not Required, Sportsmanship Is Still The RIGHT Thing to Do

sports•man•ship Pronunciation: \-ˌship\ Function: noun Date: 1745 : conduct (as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport The above is the definition of sportsmanship, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Most of us learn of it and its use when we are children. …

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Mirror Driving: Changing Plate-Racing Rules, Mayfield’s Murky Future & Truex’s Future Potential

Saturday night’s race at Daytona was the second restrictor-plate race in a row in which the leader was bumped and sent airborne as the field came to the checkers. Should NASCAR rethink its plate-racing rules with the new car?

Voices from the Heartland: Bad Economy or Bad Decisions?

Hey look, I know times are tough, but has this sport finally reached a point where a man must sell his soul for a sponsor? I speak mainly of Joe Nemechek, Kevin Conway, Steve and Rusty Wallace and their current sponsors, ExtenZe and U.S. Fidelis respectively. Now, unless you have been living under a rock …

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Mirror Driving: Logano a Legend Already?, Loudon’s Last Gasp & Who’s Hall of Fame Worthy

Joey Logano’s surprise win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway made him the youngest driver ever to win a Sprint Cup race. Where does his season rank among other active drivers’ rookie campaigns?

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