Race Weekend Central

Bowles-Eye View: Race to NASCAR’s Chase Lacking True Drama

I don’t know about you, but whenever I watch The Godfather, Part II – one of my favorite movies – you always watch certain things and hope for the ending to be different. Fredo can be a very likable character at times, and you can slip and find yourself thinking that maybe he won’t make …

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Fanning the Flames: Kurt Busch Delivers, Herman is Saved, & A Season Finale At… Bristol?

In this very column two weeks ago, I gave Kurt Busch a pretty hard time. His Pocono victory lane celebration, with its scripted victory speech and fake beer swigging, was not only pre-meditated, it was downright fake. So to be fair, I must acknowledge that Kurt’s straight-up rundown of the last 100 laps and compulsory …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Bristol Night Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won five Cup races at Bristol, but only one of those wins was in the August Night Race. Still, with 18 top-10 finishes in 29 starts here, Gordon figures to be a factor Saturday night. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished sixth in this race last year. This spring, he led …

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Fanning the Flames: Robby Gordon’s Problem, Joe Gibbs’s Reality & Why Kurt Busch is Craving… Miller Lite?

“Big picture, we didn’t gain many points on Dale [Earnhardt] Jr. today or any of the guys because they ran well. But the other big picture is all the Americans that enjoy Miller Lite with us today, I encourage them to go out to the convenience stores, grocery stores or their pubs, grab a fresh …

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