Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: Sponsor Dollars Buying More Than Hood Space in NASCAR? Jack Roush Says So

Sponsors spend a ton of money getting their name and logos painted onto cars in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Some of them pay more than $30 million, in fact, just to spend a full season on the hood of a top-flight team. However, it appears as though some people in the garage area feel …

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Food City 250 at Bristol

In a Nutshell: The new track surface was the focus of much pre-race hype at Bristol… and it lived up to every bit of it. All race long, cars were spread from the top to the bottom, with three-wide racing taking place more than we had ever seen before at the half-mile bullring. Jason Leffler …

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Full Throttle: Earnhardt’s Stepmother & the State of the Sport Spoils the Happy Ending For the No. 8

It was announced this week that the No. 8 will be staying at DEI for the foreseeable future, and therefore will not be on the side or roof of Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s car next year when he begins driving for Hendrick Motorsports. Much to the disappointment of Riki Rachtman and the majority of Junior’s legion …

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Full Throttle: Could Cracks Be Forming in the Foundation of Junior Nation?

When it comes to who’s a fan favorite in Nextel Cup, there’s no question Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always carried the biggest legion of followers to each track the series visits. The winner of the Most Popular Driver contest for four years running, Junior dominates every vote about the sport that ever seems to take …

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Full Throttle: NASCAR Teammates – For Good or for Evil?

Saturday night was an encapsulation of so many things that are good and bad about NASCAR teammates. Some drivers helped their teammates succeed, some ended their teammate’s night, and some just couldn’t get out of each other’s way. With the driver movement that is already set to take place at the end of the year, …

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