Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

This weekend’s race at Martinsville kicks off the second half of NASCAR’s playoffs, the Chase for the Championship. The first five races have been kind to some of us (Mike), while others are struggling to make up lost ground from early miscues (Cami). On the track, Jeff Burton has made the biggest gain, moving from …

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Bowles-Eye View: At Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR Simply Not Doing Enough

Two years. One “levigation” project. One nightmare. That just about sums up the type of racing we’ve seen at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Once known as one of the sport’s best tracks, recent results have been nothing short of disastrous. Now six Cup races into a new racing surface, no fuel cells, tire combinations or public …

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Voices From the Heartland: Loyalty is 1 Thing, Blind Stupidity is Another

Sometimes – and it only happens about three times a year – something happens on the track that evokes the best and worst out of all the fans that follow NASCAR week in, week out. It usually involves one or two of the most popular drivers, and it induces opinions fed by loyalty, which at …

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Scanner Static: Brian Vickers Gets in 1 Parting Shot

Q: I’m no fan of Jimmie Johnson or Dale Earnhardt Jr. – I pull for the Roush cars on race day – but I had to get a laugh out of the way Talladega ended. Hendrick shuts Brian Vickers out of his team meetings after years of making him run races with crappy stuff and …

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