NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Jeff Burton Once Again a Victim of Corporate Insanity

Jeff Burton, veteran driver for Richard Childress Racing, may be feeling a little singled out by corporate America as it becomes more and more likely that he will lose his primary sponsorship from Cingular Wireless through no fault of his or his team. The latest saga in Burton’s sponsorship woes centers on AT&T’s recent acquisition …

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NASCAR’s Youth Movement

Taking a look at last year’s Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship, you might have noticed an interesting pattern; six of the 10 drivers were no older than age 32. Kyle Busch, in fact, set a record as the youngest driver ever to make a run for the championship, qualifying for the playoffs at the …

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Full Throttle: Cars Going in Circles

The nuclear winter for racing fans is beginning to thaw. NASCAR testing in both Daytona and Las Vegas gave fans a little taste of some cars on the track in January, and the 24 Hours of Daytona let them see their first real racing action of the season last week. Suddenly, the countdown to 2007 …

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Bowles-Eye View: Can the Daytona Magic Come Back?

In just 13 days, engines will come to life, 43 cars will roll to the grid, and the drama of side-by-side racing at 200 mph for the mere benefit of trophies, money, and points starts all over again. That’s a given; the bigger question is whether or not the racing at Daytona you’ll see will truly deliver something memorable.

Voices From the Heartland: Voices of Cheer for NASCAR’s New Year

Last November, about the time that NASCAR’s “Silly Season” was officially declared to start, my personal life went into a “Silly Season” all its own, the seriousness of which, well… if you compared side-by-side pictures of Todd Bodine and myself, let’s just say that Todd appears to have a full head of hair. After a …

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Racing at the Beach: The Daytona 500 Tradition Gains Momentum, 1960-64

The inaugural Daytona 500 of 1959 had been a huge success with blistering speeds and nary a caution to mar the proceedings, so as the Grand National circuit prepared for their second visit to Bill France’s high-banked monument to speed in 1960, everyone was hoping for more of the same. Instead, the second version of the Great American Race brought with it a bit of a reality check.

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