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Fan’s View: NASCAR Drivers, Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em

The sport of automobile racing has always evoked deep feelings within its fans both for the sport and for individual participants within the sport. Over the years, the icons of the sport have always seen a dichotomy amongst the fans. The fans of the big names have always been intensely loyal, and the detractors of …

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Fanning the Flames: Kyle Busch’s Pink Car, Tony Stewart’s Momentum & Jeff Gordon’s Mustache

I get the impression that there aren’t a lot of Kyle Busch fans out there. Oh, I know he has his little sect of followers, but it’s safe to say he’s more heel than hero. Yet while he’s such a polarizing figure, I think the one thing we all agree on concerning Kyle is the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Diversity Pioneer Lyn St. James

To some racing fans, particularly those of the stock car persuasion, Lyn St. James is not a household name. This notion is somewhat understandable, as the Willoughby, Ohio native never raced nationally in stock cars and did not even make her Indy 500 debut until 1992 – at the age of 47. But James’s ephemeral …

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No Bull: Bad Calls Can Quickly Cost You Credibility

While NASCAR raced at open-wheel’s hallowed ground on Sunday, IndyCar stole the spotlight hours after the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis. As Helio Castroneves led the field to the green flag and a restart on lap 92 of the 95-lap Honda Edmonton Indy, he stayed to the inside portion of the frontstretch as the field …

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