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Top 10 Recent Understatements by NASCAR-Affiliated Personnel (With Commentary!)

10. “It was great to see the front and sniff a little bit of the lead of the race with 25 [laps] to go.” – Kurt Busch (Oooo, that smell! Can’t ya smell that smell?!) 9. “Everyone at Roush Fenway runs well. I mean, all of my teammates run well every single week… so I …

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Voices From the Heartland: Regan Smith vs. Tony Stewart Takes the Heat Off Cousin Carl

I am not a journalist. I am a columnist. As such, I can report or write about the facts as I interpret them. Let’s face it, it’s one of the reasons y’all love me so much… or vice versa. Having said that, I will tell you now it’s the reason I have Regan Smith’s name …

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Voices From the Heartland: Kansas Casino Proves That, Yes Virginia, There is a NASCAR Monopoly

Imagine, if you will, that I am extremely rich. I have enough money to fund the bailout of the bank crisis several times over (not that I would bail them out – they deserve no sympathy for their own stupidity). Instead, I embark on a little lavish stupidity of my own; I build a racetrack! …

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Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR Takes the Long Way Around the Barn With New Drug Policy

I came across a quote by Sir Barnett Cocks the other day that reminded me of the pansies that run NASCAR: “A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured – and then quietly strangled.” The “idea,” in this case, is NASCAR’s new drug-testing policy and – while it was not strangled – it …

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BSNews! Roid ‘Rage in NASCAR? & Bobby Hamilton Jr. Eyes Short Stint in Cup

BSNews – Bobby Hamilton Jr. Team Rensi Motorsports is facing a December shutdown if new sponsorship cannot be found, but Nationwide Series driver Hamilton Jr. says he is not ready to quit driving just yet. “I’d like to run full-time, but if you can’t, you’ve got to take what you can take. The Nationwide cars, …

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Who’s Going to Win It All? Our 2008 NASCAR Chase Predictions

The fifth edition of NASCAR’s Chase has three clear favorites: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson. But in a system where 12 drivers are separated by just 80 points, anyone could come out on top in a playoff race that seldom goes according to plan. With so many drivers and so much at stake, how …

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Voices From the Heartland: At What Point Does NASCAR Fame Make You Become a Jerk?

Every once in a while, something is publicized that, when you read it, leaves you scratching you head (or other parts of your anatomy) wondering – just where the heck did that come from? Such is the case with the recent Rolling Stone article featuring Tony Stewart. Normally, I never would have even read the …

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Top 10 Reasons Rolling Stone Should Stick to Writing About Rock Stars – Not Tony Stewart

10. Tony Stewart probably doesn’t even know who Dr. Hook is. 9. “…A cloud of greasy black smoke from Jimmie Johnson‘s celebratory rubber burn wafts over…” Black smoke from a burnout? Ain’t never seen that! 8. The article is more conveniently slanted than the corners at Bristol. 7. The only instrument Stewart could possibly play …

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