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Clash Crash Chaos: It Was Bound to Happen

Well, what were you expecting in the Clash?  Drivers tip-toeing around a track that would make Martinsville jealous?  Checking up along with some give-and-take? This isn’t last year at a new track, with a new car, and new rules. Last year, there was good racing, bumping, spins and incidents.  It’s ...

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The “Hail Melon” Is a Rule Maker, Never a Rule Breaker

A majority of today’s NASCAR fans were not alive when Richard Petty and David Pearson wrecked in the 1976 Daytona 500, a move that nearly won Petty the race but ended with him a football field away from the line.  They weren’t around when Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison fought ...

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NASCAR Has Failed in the Face of Safety and Precedence

How is it that NASCAR continues to fail when faced with an obvious problem? In the midst of a time where they decide to have weekly sit-downs with drivers for safety and competition, how can they literally go in the opposite direction just days later? What do drivers have to ...

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The Next-Gen Has Set NASCAR Back

For several years, Talladega has long been a race that drivers, crews, fans, and media have known to be the track that can be intimidating, fearful, and one that many just want to survive to move onto the next week. This year, Talladega isn’t a track they fear, because now ...

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Tuesday’s Decision Happened a Long Time Ago for Busch

For many, it was clear that by the time Tuesday came around, Kyle Busch was not going to remain with his long-time employer.  It seemed evident all season the frustration on the track, and the anxiety off the track, were getting too much for the two-time champion. Busch seemed clear ...

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The First Time: My Debut Experience With a Monster

Do you remember your first motorsports moment?  Was it being at the local dirt track in the stands, hot dog in hand plus a soda in the other?  Were you sitting in the garage watching your dad wrench on an engine, then hear it fire up and spook the neighbors? ...

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Daytona as the Decider is a Disaster in Every Way

NASCAR making the choice to take away Daytona’s traditional second weekend was a bad move. It is even worse when the deciding race has little control from those at the wheel. Sunday afternoon, control of any sort went the way of the wind, or in this instance the rain. Let’s ...

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Heavy Right Foot Makes Joey Sylvester a Two-Time World Record Holder

When it comes to the monster truck industry, the word “record” can take different meanings.  There’s records for most stadium wins, most championships, and there could be a record even for most chassis built, or even wrecked. However, add one word ahead of record, and things can be rather murky. ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

The relationship between NASCAR and Indianapolis has been good, tumultuous, sometimes poor, and seems to be ever changing.  The excitement that came in 1993 at just a mere test session at the most famous speedway in the entire world had the racing community as a whole buzzing.  Mostly because seeing ...

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