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Talking NASCAR TV: Checking Up On Offseason News ‘N’ Notes

Hello, race fans. Hope you had a great start to the holiday season! After a few weeks off, it’s time to give a little NASCAR TV update on what’s gone on so far this offseason. Quite a few pieces of news have actually broken on the TV front since Homestead, so let’s get right to …

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Like it or Not, the Danica Express is Coming to Save a NASCAR Near You

Well, with Tuesday’s announcement (not broadcast on television, but streamed online at GoDaddy.com) that Danica Patrick will run a limited schedule in the Nationwide Series in 2010, along with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Re/Max and Menards race at Daytona on February 6, the question of whether Danica will try stock cars or not …

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Kenny Wallace Driver Diary: Goodbye 2009, Looking Ahead… & You Want To Do What With My Helmet?

The last couple of races of the year were quite unique from the standpoint that we were under a lot of pressure to finish in the top 20 in car owner points [with the No. 28 car] – we had a quarter million dollars on the line. Although we don’t compete for all the wins, we did have literally a quarter million dollars on the line.

Voice of Vito: Keeping It Real – Nationwide Series Finale Raises Some Eyebrows – & Hopes for the Future

Denny Hamlin had quite a weekend in Florida. He won his fourth race of the year, spun a guy out, and declared himself the next threat to Jimmie Johnson’s “Drive for Five” championship quest. But while Johnson’s fourth consecutive Sprint Cup is the talk of the NASCAR world this week – either because of its …

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Mirror Driving: Making History, Penalizing Fairly & Winning NASCAR Fans Back in 2010

Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive title last weekend, the first driver to win four in a row and fourth to win four or more titles in the history of the sport. But should an asterisk go into the record books because Johnson won under the Chase system?

Talking NASCAR TV: Championship Overkill

Greetings, race fans and welcome to this week’s critique, entry No. 43 in a long running series where I look into the quality of the race broadcasts. We’ve got a lot to talk about, so let’s get right into it. On Friday night, the Truck Series held their season finale race, the Ford 200. SPEED …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Ford 400 at Homestead

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Ford 300 at Homestead

If nothing else, the Ford 300 was certainly a microcosm of the 2009 season. Brad Keselowski and Jason Leffler ran hard with good cars, but not good enough to challenge Carl Edwards or Kyle Busch (though in all fairness, both were also involved in incidents). And as for the two Cup superstars who resigned themselves …

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