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2008 Season Preview: How Can NASCAR Stop the Bleeding?

After a year of declining TV ratings and empty seats in the stands, NASCAR is working hard to win back the fans. What’s the most important thing to do?

2008 Season Preview: How Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. Do At Hendrick?

Emerging from the shadow of DEI, will Dale Earnhardt Jr. succeed in his first year with a new team – or will the pressure of expectations set him up for failure?

Down in Daytona 2008: A Rundown of Sprint Cup Testing

The Sprint Cup Series has officially finished Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona, and after six days of action featuring 56 drivers, it was Kasey Kahne who left the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway as the fastest. The 27-year-old from Gillett Evernham Motorsports shined on the third and final day of the second session, besting all competitors with …

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Thompson in Turn 5: There Will Be Only 1 Junior to Blame

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to the track for testing Monday in the new No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, his presence at Daytona officially ushered in a new era for fans hopeful for greater success in the coming years for stock car racing’s Most Popular Driver. Now that the son of NASCAR …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Toyotas Overshadow Junior/Hendrick, Dominate Single-Car Runs in Opening Day of Session 2

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing news and information in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. To read his reports from earlier in the week, be sure to click the links below: Cup Testing, Day 1 Cup Testing, Day 2 Truck Testing, Day 1 Truck Testing, Day 2 Truck …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Change is the Story After Day 1 of Winter Testing

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. His first installment, on day one, comes from a fan’s perspective – before going down to the garage later this week. It seemed like only yesterday that the Nextel Cup series crowned Jimmie Johnson the 2007 …

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