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NASCAR Hamlin Crew Chief Suspended for Six Races

NASCAR have suspended Darian Grubb, Denny Hamlin’s crew chief after the race at the weekend. Hamlin finished in third position but the car failed the post race inspection at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As well as being suspended for the

Lead Draft Friday: Some Interesting Stories Developing Early in The Season

Hey there, I can’t believe we have an off-week.  Oh well.  Here is the latest edition of Friday’s Lead Draft. Oh and if you reading this anywhere else besides or that means the person who’s site you are at stole this and

Lead Draft Friday: Bristol Promises To Be a Bash

Here is another edition of Lead Draft Friday. Don’t forget to enter The Dale Contest as it closes at midnight tonight.  The winner will be announced Sunday. Special thanks to the people at A&E for their support in this contest. Also, have

Lead Draft Friday: The Martinsville Mash

At the time of this writing we have over 100 people entered into the NASCAR Ranting and Raving Free NASCAR Pool powered by NASCAR Pools Online. We’ve got some pretty good people from some good NASCAR sites entered too.  I’ll put up

Lead Draft Friday: Phoenix Really Is This Weekend, Right?

Man oh man, having published this week’s article last week left me some room to go into stuff other than the usual pre-race showcase.  Read on and enjoy: Hey did last week’s column send you flying to your DVR’s at

Lead Draft Friday: Southern 500 Brings Memories of Awesome Bill From Dawsonville

It is nice to see the Southern 500 back and here is my one memory of the race – although it occured on the Labour Day weekend at that time:   The Southern 500 is back at Darlington Raceway this

Lead Draft Friday: It’s All-Star Time!

Sorry I haven’t been around here in a few days, my computer ‘done blowed up’ and it will be a little while before its fixed (if it can be fixed).  When I get a little more time I’ll tell you

The Chase is on: here are some predictions for the 12 drivers

Before Matt finishes his 5 parter I should add my 2 cents here first.  Now this isn’t my predicted final order, I’ll do that when Matt is done his so we can compare and tell each other off or pat

Lead Draft Friday: Fan Fears of Big Three Meltdown

I don’t know about you but I’ve noticed a lot more worry out there about the state of NASCAR if one or two of the big 3 north american car makers shuts down. Here is my original take before editing. 

Road Courses Are a Gas

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow and there is no better thing to do with your dad, especially if he is a NASCAR lover, than sit down and watch the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway. When I first started to get interested

Quick Review of Some of This Year’s Most Talked About NASCAR Stories

Another NASCAR season is in the record books and Jimmie Johnson is left at the top of the heap.  Not only is Johnson a four –time winner of NASCAR’s biggest title, but he won all four in consecutive years. Only

All eyes on Johnson’s #48 car at Martinsville

The question headed into the race at Martinsville Speedway this week is: “Will Jimmie Johnson tighten his grip on a record-setting fourth consecutive Sprint Cup Championship?” I don’t care what you say about Johnson, you can’t deny that he dominated