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Top 10 Greatest Daytona 500 Races

Sunday marks the 57th running of the Daytona 500, The Great American Race. The event has been called NASCAR’s Super Bowl, the most important race of the season, and the one race that they [Racers] all want to win. As fans we want to see fabulous contests, exciting finishes, and ...

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Remembering Dale Earnhardt 2015

He was a husband, a father, and a son. He was a brother, an uncle, and a grandfather. He was a best friend, a mentor, and a ball buster. He was hated and revered. It has been 14 years since Dale Earnhardt passed. We mourn collectively as a fandom and ...

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Who Will Win the 2015 Daytona 500?

The Daytona 500 – The Great American Race – will be run this Sunday, February 22nd. Winning this race means being announced as a champion for the rest of one’s career and life. It is meaningful. It is important. If there is only one race a driver can win, this ...

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend with Racing!

For over two decades Valentine’s Weekend has meant two things to me: Love/Romance and Racing. Once racing, especially NASCAR racing, entered my life February’s Valentine’s celebration was shared with racing in Daytona. There were times when a Valentine’s gift was accompanied by a race win by my favorite driver, Dale ...

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Earnhardt Jr. Destined For the NASCAR Hall of Fame?

Last week my attention was firmly focused in Charlotte, NC for the sixth class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Joe Weatherly, Rex White, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, and Bill Elliott comprise the 2015 Class ushered into the Hall with much fanfare. All the names on the list were ...

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What Was Learned During NASCAR Media Week 2015

NASCAR Media Week concluded yesterday from Charlotte, NC. It was the first time in 2015 that journalists and fans were given a steady diet of news about the sport since its season finale in November 2014 when Kevin Harvick earned his first title as Sprint Cup Champion. Some of the ...

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‘Can it Really Be a Will Power Kind of Year?’

by Frank Santoroski  ”Oh Man! I love winning on ovals” was the elated cry over the radio as Will Power took a convincing win on the Milwaukee Mike two  weeks ago. A year and a half ago, if you would have asked me to bet on Will Power at the ...

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Mercedes Explode at Spa as Daniel Ricciardo Wins 2nd Race in a Row

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 35 Grand Prix                          Date                                     Tire Compounds       Italian Grand Prix              September 5-7             Hard/Medium Singapore Grand Prix       September 19-21         Medium/Supersoft Japanese Grand Prix        October 3-5 Drivers’ Championship: 1.  Nico Rosberg                  220 2.  Lewis Hamilton     ...

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Tragedies, Accidents, and Motorsports

When tragedy occurs we are left bereft, wondering what could have been, how we could have changed the horrendous outcome, and who we can blame. The truth is, tragedies occur every day. They are called accidents sometimes. In the world of Motorsports accidents are part of the risk. An inherently ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Easily Listed His Simple Joys

Simple Joys is a series of weekly articles I’ve been writing about my own life since 2011. I write about the five things, people, experiences, or the like that have been a great part of the previous week. Unknowingly a one-off blog took a life of its own and gained ...

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Father & Son: Pocono Stats for Dale Earnhardt & Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Many people wonder if Dale Earnhardt Jr. can score another win at Pocono in the GoBowling.com 400. He won the Pocono 400 in June for the first time, and currently is in second place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings. Earnhardt Jr. has a love for Pocono, and ...

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Pocono Raceway: Family First

For those of you who may not know, I am also the host of a radio show called “Race Talk Live with Kate Moss.” Kate has been my radio name for well over 10 years. It airs on CLNS Radio (www.clnsradio.com) on Wednesdays from 7-8pmEST. This past Wednesday, I was ...

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Dillon and Larson Provide Pocono Raceway with Racing’s Best

Coming into the GoBowling.com 400 race weekend held at Pocono International Raceway, many people were talking about Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s chances to sweep. Others pondered whether Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, or Carl Edwards would capture a win away from Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson, and still others wondered if Kasey ...

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FDNY in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series: Giving Back One Race at a Time

When tragedy hits, especially on the magnitude of 9/11, shock ensues. On that day in 2001, thousands lost their lives, and many more were injured, not to mention the families that lost their loved ones. Something like that doesn’t go away. These families were left to pick up the millions ...

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Alabama Gang Legacy Visits Victory Lane at Pocono

An evening race postponed by rain was run in its entirety and finished with an emotional win. The ModSpace 125 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event saw a contest between two drivers from dynastic racing families – the Kimmels and the Allisons. Justin Allison channeled his inner driving prowess ...

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Pocono Raceway: Pocono Green

Something that you may not know about Pocono Raceway is that they are Green. They are the most environmentally conscious track in NASCAR and in sports period. The facility is powered by massive solar panels across the street from the track. But that’s only the beginning. Their fan guide states, ...

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ARCA in 2015: New Engine Package

Since 1953, Automobile Racing Club of America has attempted to made racing affordable, but it’s still an investment and a half. Today, August 1, 2014, ARCA President Ron Drager announced that next year, a “progressive and innovative” engine package will be available as an option to teams starting in 2015. ...

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Can the 88 Repeat at the Tricky Triangle?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had an incredible season in 2004. Ten years later and much disappointment in between, some wonder if he can bank another win at Pocono Raceway this weekend in the GoBowling.com 400. Possible? Yes. Likely? Maybe. Earnhardt Jr.’s stats since his win at the Pocono 400 in June ...

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Something Old, Something New at Pocono Raceway

As I sit at my station in the Pocono International Raceway media center, I am surrounded by state-of-the art technology, from computers to the race cars that roar to life. What sticks out to me the most, however, is the sheer awesomeness of history associated with my home track. Doctors ...

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Red Bull’s Ricciardo Wins Hungary Grand Prix With Impressive Run

2014 Formula 1 Report:  USA Edition Drafting the Circuits Week 30 Grand Prix                          Date                       Tire Compounds       Belgium Grand Prix           August 22-24      Medium/Soft Italian Grand Prix              September 5-7    Hard/Medium Singapore Grand Prix       ...

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