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Nuts for Nationwide: New Sponsor, Same Old Issues

If you’ll forgive me for going all Jean Girard on you, the first two weeks of the Nationwide Series bring to mind a line from an old French proverb; “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.” Or in other words, the more things change the more they stay the same. With a couple of …

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Mirror Driving: Too Much Rain, Too Many NASCAR Penalties & Too Little Parity?

NASCAR did everything possible to get the Auto Club 500 off as scheduled Sunday. But they came up short thanks to Mother Nature and a host of other issues.

Did You Notice? JJ Yeley vs. Kyle Busch? Good vs. Bad Teammates? Robby vs. Reality? & More

Did You Notice? That other than Jeff Gordon‘s lucky break on the final lap, there were a total of zero engine failures at California Speedway Monday? It’s only the third time in the track’s history that’s happened; the lack of mechanical problems were especially notable in this case, considering there were all sorts of debris …

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Mirror Driving: Dodging the Charger, Who Pulls the Next Upset & Questioning the Start Times at Daytona

Dodge took six of the top-10 spots in the Daytona 500. Were the Dodges merely in the right place at the right time or are they going to be a force this year?

Nuts for Nationwide: 2008 Nationwide Series Preview, Part II

Last week we talked about the new series sponsor, “buschwhacking” and the future of the series. This week, we examine the champ, the contenders and the 2008 rookie class. If last season’s Busch Series championship had been a boxing match, the bout would have been stopped by the referee in about the fourth round and …

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Mirror Driving: A Slap on the Wrist for Stewart & Kurt Busch? Junior Go Whoosh & Waltrip’s 2008 Push

For the second time in a year, Kurt Busch took his frustration with Tony Stewart out on pit road. This time, NASCAR went for probation. Was this enough?

Did You Notice? CoT Equality, Newman Backing Stewart?, Harvick Speaks Out… & More

Did You Notice? That after Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch tangled on the track, Ryan Newman was seen engaging in lighthearted conversation with Stewart on his way to the NASCAR hauler? It’s not like the two drivers can’t talk to each other – they’re friends – but to make that type of move in public, five …

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