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The Perspective of History: Earnhardt vs. Johnson

NASCAR and Sports history were made yesterday when six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson won his 76th race tying the late Dale Earnhardt’s total on the all-time wins list. Fans of Johnson are thrilled to see this milestone met and cheer him on enthusiastically to continue to win, break ...

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Dale Earnhardt: 15 Years After

Time stood still. No one moved or breathed. No one believed that The Intimidator was mortal. Certainly he’d walk away from what looked initially like an innocuous hit into the wall. This was Daytona, the track that Earnhardt won consistently at and even had captured a 500 victory three years ...

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Happy New Year: 2016 in NASCAR

By: Candice Smith @RacingDTC @Chief187s   Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be one to remember in the world of NASCAR. To recap 2015, Jeff Gordon made the most of his farewell tour by actually competing for a championship. He didn’t win, but it added to the heightened emotions of ...

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Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is Great, Seriously!

Last night Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team won at the Ford EcoBoost 400 making them NASCAR Sprint Cup champions. For many loyal and adoring “Rowdy” Busch fans, this was an inevitable and sweet victory. Busch has been racing in NASCAR’s top series since 2004 and ...

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Alexander Rossi Represents USA For Manor F1 At The US Grand Prix At Circuit of the Americas

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report United States Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The United States Grand Prix returns to Austin this week for the 4th United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. With the Constructor’s Championship settled in favor of Mercedes, and Lewis Hamilton looking to ...

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What Justin Wilson’s Death Taught Me

Drafting the Circuits By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s   Death is the great equalizer. In racing, dying doing what you love adds you to a new fraternity. On Monday, August 24, 2015 Justin Wilson joined that solemn order. I was at Pocono International Raceway covering the Verizon IndyCar ABC Supply Co. ...

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Verizon IndyCar ABC Supply Co. 500 Preview

A Hollywood script could not have conjured up a more beautiful day than is dawning this morning – Race Day for the ABC Supply Co. 500 Verizon IndyCar race from Pocono International Raceway. The drivers will awaken to perfect conditions at the track for the penultimate race of the 2015 ...

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Marco Andretti Returns To Pocono Raceway

The name Andretti is synonymous with racing excellence. Pocono International Raceway is synonymous with racing excitement. On this weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series competes at Pennsylvania’s top-notch facility, there is much expectation over what will unfold, especially for Marco Andretti. Marco Andretti, grandson of the legendary racer Mario and ...

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Kate Moss/Holly Golembiewski Is a Star

She had a smile that lit up a room, an infectious laughter that made you happy, and a presence that was so palpable you just wanted to be with her. Holly Golembiewski, also known as Kate Moss, was a beautiful person inside and out. We first me at Pocono Raceway ...

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Preview of the Windows 10 400 from Pocono Raceway

Pocono International Raceway has dialed up one of the Top 10 Days of the Year for the Windows 10 400 today. The sun is shining brightly, the excitement is palpable, and the speculation is rampant as to who will win today’s second event at the Tricky Triangle. There are some ...

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The Debut of the NASCAR Fanatics Superstore at Pocono Raceway

NASCAR and Fanatics debuted their brand new Superstore at Pocono International Raceway on Friday to much fanfare. The state-of-the-art shopping area was larger-than-life and boasted banners of the sports’ biggest stars of yesteryear and today. From Dale Earnhardt to Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty to Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kyle Busch to Danica ...

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Ray Black, Jr. Dives Into Competition at Pocono

  Ray Black Jr. is making a splash in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competing for Rookie of the Year honors for this 2015 season with his No. 07 SS Green Light Racing truck. Currently 11th in the driver points standings, Black Jr. is well on his way to ...

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Jeff Gordon and Indy Are Tied Together

It’s difficult to find a track that four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon hasn’t excelled at in his career spanning over two decades. From Daytona’s Superspeedway to Martinsville’s Short Track, Gordon has made his mark with countless wins. He is, of course, third on the all-time win list trailing ...

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Empty Seats at NASCAR: It’s Not Rocket Science!

Drafting the Circuits By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s   Another summer weekend is upon us in the world of NASCAR and racing will occur at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  New England’s race fans get to converge on the centrally located track of their region and delight in all associated when NASCAR ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins the Geico 500: It Was What Was Needed

By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s   Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning his sixth race at Talladega Superspeedway in Sunday’s Geico 500 was exactly what was needed. It was what was needed for Earnhardt Jr. and his team to get into the season-ending Championship Chase. It was what Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief Greg ...

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The Four C’s of Dale Earnhardt

By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s Fourteen years after Dale Earnhardt died I still remember him fondly daily, but especially on his birthday. For those who never saw Earnhardt drive or be interviewed in their lifetime I’d like to explain, if possible, why Earnhardt’s mystique remains so potent so long after his ...

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If You Were Lucky Enough To Know Who Steve Byrnes Was…

By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s   My breath is shallow, my heart is heavy, my eyes are watery. Death once again rears its ugly head in the NASCAR garages. This time it is cancer that ravages one of our own, but racing accident or illness or anything in between doesn’t matter. ...

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Spotlight: SAFER Barriers

By: Candice Smith  @Chief187s When talking to casual observers of NASCAR who poo-poo the lengthy three to four hour races in the top series, I try to explain that NASCAR racing at the Cup level is a marathon not a sprint. Yesterday we were treated to a marathon of marathons ...

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My Love Affair With Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway is a magical place and a huge part of my story in terms of racing. The paper-clipped shaped track was the first venue I ever witnessed a live NASCAR Cup race. I was in awe from the moment the traffic slowed our progress to the track until we ...

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What’s Up in Cup After the First Five

Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup 2015 Season and intrigue, drama, and suspense thickens. No surprise that Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, the current Sprint Cup Champion, is atop the points at this juncture. His momentum carried solidly over from 2014. The team is full of confidence; their team is ...

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