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Thompson in Turn 5: Time for Jeremy Mayfield to Fix Self – Forget NASCAR

The Jeremy Mayfield saga took an ugly turn for the worse Monday with the news that sworn testimony had been gathered from four men that claim to have first-hand knowledge that Mayfield did use methamphetamine on a regular basis. The three affidavits and one deposition adds credence to similar claims of drug abuse previously made …

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Fanning the Flames: Touch ‘Em All… From Jimmie to Jeremy & Back to Juan

I had a whole big intro here that appealed to my stat-loving side. All kinds of goodies about how unbeatable Jimmie Johnson has been in the Chase over the last three years with the dorky stats and facts to back up my argument. Then our yellow-wallpapered buddy, Jayski, beat me to the punch yesterday when …

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Fanning the Flames: Numbers Show 2009 Season Most Competitive of Chase Era

A quick observation that somehow waded into my head amidst the congestion and cloudiness of a mid-August head cold: For as much as we, as fans and media, like to complain about the slanted nature of the sport circa 2009, notice that with Red Bull Racing’s win at Michigan, we’ve now had four first-time team …

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The Yellow Stripe: Emotional Win For Denny Hamlin Overshadows Clouds of NASCAR’s Perfect Storm

There are some days that are just meant to be. Those oh-so-rare days when you are the best, you know you’re the best, and more importantly, so does everyone else. The sort of days when everything falls into place, right at the exact time you need it. Monday was just such a day for Denny …

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Happy Hour: Jeremy Mayfield Drama Exposes NASCAR’s Credibility Problem

It has been interesting to read the articles and comments devoted to the Jeremy Mayfield mess. The surprise is the amount of fans in Mayfield’s corner. Some are lashing out at the institution of NASCAR as if it were a driver who had just wrecked their hero; others are presenting reasonable and thoughtful scenarios where …

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BSNews: NASCAR “Official” Bilked in Ponzi Scam (& Other Stuff!)

Daytona Beach, Fla. (BSNews) – Secret agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched the homes of two Florida men, claiming they bilked over $5.4 million from NASCAR drivers, a police officer, and even a “top NASCAR official.” Apparently, the men – Henri Zogaib, a driver in the NASCAR-owned Grand Am series, and Ormand Beach …

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Fanning the Flames: Herschel McGriff Scores 1 for NASCAR’s Geritol Gang

Move over, Tom Watson. Herschel McGriff, at 81 years of age, finished 13th in this past weekend’s NASCAR Camping World West race at Portland International Raceway. We’ve all heard about that, right? But did you realize when and where he made his first career NASCAR start? The inaugural Southern 500 at Darlington. No joke. The …

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Did You Notice? Mayfield Burned at the Stake, Sadler’s Recurring Nightmare & A Champ Cashing In

Did You Notice? That in light of everything that’s happened over the past week, there’s a large army of media, fans, garage members, etc. looking to tar and feather Jeremy Mayfield before all the evidence has even been collected? I had a hard-nosed debate with Dennis Michelsen of RaceTalkRadio.com Monday night about this issue, one …

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