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Racing At The Beach: Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales, And 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.

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Mirror Driving: Is Crocker’s Career Cracked to Pieces? Does Montoya Take The 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?

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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 of BellSouth/Cingular and the assumed changing of the Cingular identity logo to reflect AT&T's ownership of them. NASCAR, as part of their series sponsorship agreement with Nextel Wireless had agreed contractually that no teams may acquire sponsorship from companies competing with Nextel. Or, as in the No. 31's case, change their sponsor's name.

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NASCAR’s Youth Movement

No question about it; in today's world of NASCAR, the youth movement has effectively taken control. And with today's young drivers finding themselves behind the steering wheel at an earlier age than ever, the amount of untapped talent is high. There's an immense amount of teenage sensations to sort through; read on to sift through the research and figure out which drivers experts say are better than Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart at their age and which ones can be closer compared to Paris Hilton and Ryan Leaf.

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Racing At The Beach: Legends Set The Stage, 1971-1975

The Grand National Circuit, in the process of becoming Winston Cup, was very different than it had been when the drivers and teams had been there in 1970. The Factory Wars were over: Ford had announced it would not run any factory teams in 1971, and Chrysler was supporting only two cars, Richard Petty in a Plymouth and Buddy Baker in a Petty Enterprises Dodge.

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Full Throttle – Cars Going In Circles

The nuclear winter for racing fans is beginning to thaw. NASCAR testing gave fans a little taste of some cars on the track, and the 24 hours of Daytona let them see their first real racing action of the season. It is only 12 days until the Daytona 500. Then the longest season in professional sports will begin its arduous trek to the end of November, when the 2007 Cup champion is crowned.

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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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Don’t Drink The Kool Aid

As a season of uncertainty in NASCAR is set to begin after some football game this evening, NASCAR is circling the wagons. Unable, or perhaps unwilling to fix the problems that plague the sport, the organization has instead decided to ramp up their propaganda machine to proclaim all is well.

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