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NASCAR 101: Surprise Victories in the Coke Zero 400 Are Nothing New

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In many ways, the Coke Zero 400 is an inferior race to the Daytona 500. While the 400-mile race is run on the same track and under the lights, it’s not held to the same level of prestige as the season-opening event. Only Daytona 500 victors are said to be champions of Daytona International Speedway. Still, …

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Dialing It In: Kurt Busch – Yes, Kurt Busch – Offering Example on Maturity for Keselowski

Just 19 races into his Sprint Cup Series career, Brad Keselowski has ruffled feathers and stirred up more controversy than most do in a decade. His aggressive driving style and eagerness to prove his abilities has come into conflict with a number of drivers in the garage. The 26-year-old has had his magical moments, winning …

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Happy Hour: Jimmy Spencer & NASCAR’s ‘Young Punks’

Former NASCAR driver and current TV commentator Jimmy Spencer recently addressed a crowded media center for a modifieds celebration to answer questions, and while speaking, he showed some disdain for some of the younger drivers in NASCAR today. His big beef is that the young guys today don’t appreciate what drivers in his day did …

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Critiquing NASCAR TV: Richmond Race Coverage Conveys Short-Track Drama Well

If you’re a television executive on FOX or ESPN, the last two weeks of NASCAR racing have bound to have left you drooling. At Talladega, the pack of cars did not get strung out or single file like it did in the fall race there; that caused the close racing and crazy wrecks fans expect …

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