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Fan’s View: When NASCAR Teammates Take Each Other Out

Now, that looked like it was shaping up for an exciting finish to the race. Tony Stewart (he’d been putting a whooping on the field), followed by an antsy Mr. Five-Time and then came the interesting part. Roush Fenway sat there all lined up ready to steal away Smoke’s thunder… 3-4-5, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle …

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Fan’s View: Is It Time for Daytona Yet?

There was an offseason for NASCAR, honest. It consisted of watching an ever increasingly intricate shell game called the Silly Season. For every week that I resisted the urge to approach the keyboard with my latest impressions of driver, crew chief and sponsors shuffles, another slew of announcements appeared in my email notifications. I wondered …

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Fan’s View: When the Only Thing That Counts Is Winning: How Tony Stewart Won the 2011 Cup

NASCAR crowned a champion on Sunday evening. They also handed a trophy to a winner. And for the first time since the Chase came to Homestead, the recipient was one and the same: Tony Stewart and his No. 14 team. There has been much said of the points system this year as NASCAR tweaked it …

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Fan’s View: Not Even Outraged, Simply Overrun by the Overlong NASCAR Season

I’d like to see everyone raise their hands who was absolutely gobsmacked shocked into silence that Kyle Busch drove Ron Hornaday into the wall, then didn’t apologize instantly. Anybody? Bueller? That’s what I thought. But wait, I have another one. A show of hands, please, on who couldn’t believe their ears when the Catawba County …

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