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Penske should look for the ‘Face of NASCAR’ instead of just another driver for the #22 car

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I’ve been doing some thinking about what is going to happen to the Shell/Pennzoil sponsored number twenty-two Dodge owned by Roger Penske now that Kurt Busch has been released. Who exactly is going to drive that car next year in

Commentary: Enhancing the Bud Shootout

With Speedweeks just a few weeks around the corner, I felt it appropriate to take a look at one of the most anticipated and also scrutinized events of the year in the Budweiser Shootout. There’s very little to criticize about

The story of Texas: The fight, the finger, and the firing

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Man, the Texas race had it all; a fight between two of NASCAR’s most non-violent men, Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton (actually it was more Gordon fighting than Burton), Kyle Busch expressing his displeasure with NASCAR by using his middle finger

It’s not Dover Until It’s Over and Other News and Notes

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DOVER DE - SEPTEMBER 26: Jimmie Johnson driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26 2010 in Dover Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

For everyone saying that Jimmie Johnson is back, please chill out. Johnson won at Dover, catapulting him from sixth in the standings all the way up to second, just 35 points behind leader Denny Hamlin. This prompted several fans, including

Ricky Byers and G-Force Global Marketing Join Forces To Make Racing For a Cure A Reality

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It’s funny how things work, really.  Just yesterday I had a conference call with The Gluckster (Jeff Gluck) and the powers that be here at SBN.  The topic of discussion?  Motorsports.  Not just NASCAR, but motorsports in general. Of course we talked

Has Jeff Gordon Become Just Another Driver?

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Running fourth in the Chase and with only one victory over the past three seasons, has Jeff Gordon become just another face? As a young boy, I was enamored by Gordon’s mystique. The California Kid took NASCAR by storm and

Disrespecting the legends, history of our sport

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Ignorance. If anything leads NASCAR media members and race fans alike to disparage any member of the 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame class and deny that they are fitting inductees, it is ignorance. Pure, simple ignorance of the great history

Kentucky Observations From A Georgian Race Fan

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My first reaction to the inaugural Sprint Cup race at the Kentucky Speedway is short, sweet, and to the point. “So this is what we lost a race to.” That’s really all there is to say. Being a native of the Peach

ARCA crash at Pocono re-enforces need for SAFER Barrier

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On lap 2 of the ARCA race at Pocono last weekend Buster Graham got down on the grass, hit a bump and leaped over the 3-tiered guardrail, landed on all four wheels on the other side of the guardrail and

SB Nation app for iPhone: Because mobile browsers are for start and parkers

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Hey y’all the new SB Nation iPhone app hits the Apple Store today and we want you, our faithful reader, to get it so you can follow us at NASCAR RnR … and other SBN sites too I guess, but really are

Open Letter to the Ranting and Raving Community

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I wanted nothing to do with racing following last Sunday’s IndyCar World Championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The death of Dan Wheldon had a more traumatic impact on all of our lives than any of us could have expected.

Beatin’ on Bowyer

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It would seem that Clint Bowyer isn’t going to win over any Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon fans right now. During the restart of the Green-White-Checkered at Martinsville this weekend Bowyer, on fresh tires, dove under the Jeff Gordon while