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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: NASCAR’s Meeting of the Morons… Er, Minds

The bozos that make up NASCAR’s front office have many faults, but the most glaring of them is thinking their fanbase is made up of easily swayed morons. Led by the chief clown Brian France and his less than hilarious sidekick Señor Helton, the organization clings desperately to a party line that, somehow or another, …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Revisiting Major NASCAR Storylines of 2008

With the adoption of the 36-race Cup schedule some years back, the World 600 now ends the first of three 12-race segments that make up the season. And while it may be an even split, each portion comes ripe with its own agenda. At the start of segment one, teams arrive full of optimism at …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sounds the Nationwide Series Alarm

Though he’s a bit more polished than the rough around the edges kid he once was, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still struggling to get this politically correct thing down. Occasionally, he’ll still drop an unanticipated bombshell that will send NASCAR officials scrambling to their shelters – and this week in Charlotte, Earnhardt delivered another one …

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Matt McLaughlin Mouths Off: What Sort of NASCAR Fan Are You?

How a NASCAR fan responds to various stories, occurrences, and personalities has a lot to do with how long they’ve been a fan and the mindset they bring to the sport. From the enthusiastic – if still learning – newbies, to the hardcore longtime fans (the guys who’ve been around since Richard Petty was a …

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