NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Voice of Vito: Salute to You III… IV… Anyone for V?

Rocky Balboa. The Terminator. The Dismembered Knight from Monte Python. The paperboy from Better Off Dead that wants his $2. Mark Martin. All five keep getting up and coming back for more punishment. It had seemed that following the fall announcement in 2004 that Martin would be done competing in the Nextel Cup Series at …

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Voices From the Heartland: Is It Time for Ford to Step Down?

It was recently announced that the Ford Motor Company set an absolutely amazing company record last year. They recorded a $12.7 BILLION loss last year! That’s not a misprint, folks… BILLION. Not thousands… not millions… you get the picture. As far back as April of last year, rumors have run rampant that one manufacturer was …

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Scanner Static: Broadcasts, Street Cars & Last-Lap Finishes

With a thrilling Daytona 500 quickly fading into our rearview mirror, I have just a couple of comments before we settle in for a Sunday afternoon nap during the Auto Club Parade from California. Speaking of which, did anyone catch California Speedway president Gillian Zucker on SPEED TV during Speedweeks? Man, they’re trying hard to …

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Matt McLaughlin’s 2007 Fontana Spring Race Driver Handicaps

Jimmie Johnson: Johnson scored his first-ever Cup victory at Fontana back in 2002 (yes, kids, they were racing stock cars way back in 2002). In addition, Johnson has scored three runner-up finishes at California, one of them in this race last year. That’s a total of four first or seconds in eight career Cup starts …

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Mirror Driving: I’ll Take Blocking for $200, Alex… & A Yellow Flag on the Last Lap

Should NASCAR stay consistent with NOT throwing the yellow on the final lap if the wreck happens behind the leaders, as they did in the Daytona 500?

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