Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: Toyota Triumphs, Penalties Confuse & Hendrick Heartache?

Toyota broke through with their first Sprint Cup win as a manufacturer on Sunday. What else can we expect from them throughout 2008?

Did You Notice? Robbie Reiser Hasn’t Lost a Beat, Newman Feeling the Heat… From Montoya & Old Friends Reunite?

Did You Notice? That lost within the weeklong penalty furor surrounding the No. 99 was the quiet and successful substitution of Bob Osborne with Robbie Reiser atop Carl Edwards‘s pit box? Reiser’s the man for the next six weeks while Osborne is on suspension, and it clearly looked like he hadn’t skipped a beat since …

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Happy Hour: Do Hard Hits Make NASCAR Drivers Consider Retirement?

Shortly after Rusty Wallace announced his impending departure from the NASCAR traveling circus at the beginning of the 2005 season, he had to correct a motorsports media that suggested he was scared to get into a racecar. Wallace clarified that it was not that he was scared to get behind the wheel… racecar drivers can’t …

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Fanning the Flames: Palm Sweat, Las Vegas Blackjack & Taking Your Chances with the NSCRC

Lesson learned the hard way last weekend: When a casino changes dealers on you, just get up and walk away – no exceptions, no questions asked. This is now one of Taliaferro’s Cannon Laws; well, after I kissed that hundo goodbye in a heartbeat. Our esteemed Managing Editor managed to get out of Las Vegas …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: What is Right with NASCAR Racing

More than occasionally, I am chided by readers for being too negative about the sport I cover. I am labeled a prophet of gloom and doom; though all too often, my predictions have borne out. That raises a question in some reader’s minds as to why I continue covering a sport that gets me so …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta

After a weekend in Sin City, there are always those select few who fly home happy after hitting the jackpot… and just as many who wind up empty handed after going bust. Case in point: if your fantasy team last week had Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth on it, you’re probably feeling a bit …

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