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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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Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2009 Bristol Night Race Recap

The Key Moment: Kyle Busch prevailed in a spirited side-by-side duel over the final two laps. In a Nutshell: While there’s side-by-side racing and technically better racing, fans just aren’t warming up to Bristol Lite. Fans don’t seem to like the new track, the new cars and less carnage. Maybe Bristol should modify Miller’s slogan, …

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Fanning the Flames: Numbers Show 2009 Season Most Competitive of NASCAR’s 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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Top 10 Sponsors That May Be Willing to Give Jeremy Mayfield a Shot If He Ever Races Again

10. The makers of Adderall. Well, until they lose interest. 9. Claritin-D. Hey, if he’s innocent, they owe him. 8. Aegis Labs. Let’s face it, he’ll be there a lot. 7. StarvingLawyers.com. 6. SPEED TV. 5. The sequel to the 1998 movie Stepmom, Stepmom II. 4. NASCAR, as part of their punishment if they lose. …

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