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Bowles-Eye View: NASCAR Veterans Can’t Outrace Father Time

I grew up watching Sterling Marlin at his best. With bated breath as a 14-year-old, I watched the final laps of the 1995 Daytona 500, leaning a little too close to the television in anticipation that this would be the year the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. would finally win his first Great American Race. On …

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Racing at the Beach: Out With the Old & In With the New, 1986-1990

For Dale Earnhardt fans, the 1986 Daytona 500 is one of the “big ones that got away.” Earnhardt had a strong week, but the bad luck at Daytona he shared with Darrell Waltrip and Buddy Baker reared its ugly head again.

Racing at the Beach: Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales & Passing the Torch, 1981-1985

The 1981 Daytona 500 marked the debut of the so called “little” cars, with a 110-inch wheelbase as opposed to the 115 inches on the old reliable Monte Carlos and Cutlasses most teams had been running for years. The teams and drivers approached that year’s event with a large degree of trepidation.

NASCAR Community Reacts to the Passing of Benny Parsons

“Benny Parsons is not only the person I owe my NASCAR career to but he was a true friend to me from the day we met. I will always appreciate his friendship and what he did for me. Knowing he’s not going to be there to come up and ask me how things are going when I walk into the garage at Daytona is probably the hardest thing to accept.”

Best of Mirror Driving: Lions, Tigers & Tony Stewart

With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades away.

That’s History: Another NASCAR Season in the Books… Part II

in light of a debate I’ve seen in a couple of other venues, I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s stellar 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.

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