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Racing at the Beach: Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales & Passing the Torch, 1981-1985

The 1981 Daytona 500 marked the debut of the so called “little” cars, with a 110-inch wheelbase as opposed to the 115 inches on the old reliable Monte Carlos and Cutlasses most teams had been running for years. The teams and drivers approached that year’s event with a large degree of trepidation.

Mirror Driving: Is Crocker’s Career Cracked to Pieces? Does Montoya Take Pressure Off Everyone Else?

It was officially announced this week that Erin Crocker is scaling back her schedule to run only 12 ARCA races and four Busch Series races this year. Is this the begininng of the end, or can she make it back and become a success after all that happened this year?

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.

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