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Racing to the Point: How Earnhardt, Kahne Traded Places at Hendrick

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Remember when Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished 25th in the Sprint Cup standings in 2009? It’s hard to believe considering the success he’s had lately, but it’s true. The next season didn’t go much better, with little progress, and the son of a legend ended up 21st. If his name wasn’t …

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Racing to the Point: What’s Up With Stewart-Haas’ Other Team?

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If I mentioned a Stewart-Haas Racing driver with two top-20 finishes, sitting 28th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, who would you guess it is? If you guessed Danica Patrick, you’d be wrong. After her run Saturday that was more surprising than the time Darrell Waltrip correctly identified a car on aFOX broadcast, …

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Let’s Start Putting Superspeedway Feats Into Perspective

Danica Patrick became the first female driver to lead at Talladega… but how big a deal is that, really?

When Danica Patrick flat-footed Daytona for a lap faster than anyone else, earning the pole for the 2013 Daytona 500, all hell broke loose. She had 742 stories written about her historic accomplishment, the first woman to sit on a Daytona pole, and she was cast as a favorite to …

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: Talladega – Kansas Edition

Last year, Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan hit pay dirt. Sunday, the only part of his car that wasn’t wrecked was the KFC Go Cup riding shotgun.

Restrictor plate racing. It’s hard to describe the sensation it brings. Just when it appears evident that a dominant car/driver has prevailed, the field shuffles again.Brian Scott had it right when he said, “Love them or hate them, with the luck involved in superspeedway racing, you always feel like you have …

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Racing to the Point: NASCAR Has Its Own Heartbreak Kid

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Ben Stiller is no longer the Heartbreak Kid. The role now belongs to 23-year-old Parker Kligerman. Kligerman didn’t marry a crazy woman after knowing her for six weeks, then fall in love with someone else on his honeymoon, nor did he act in a subpar comedy. His story is full …

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Racing To The Point: Rules Package Has Created Parity

Joey Logano was the seventh different winner in seven races this season and the parity has been largely credited to NASCAR’s new Chase system.

Seven drivers have visited Victory Lane in seven races and not one is named Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne or Denny Hamlin. In case you didn’t notice, those all happen to be Hendrick and Gibbs drivers. Along with Kyle Busch, they dominated the Sprint Cup season in …

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Racing To The Point: Sliced Bread Ready To Be Served

After a lackluster few years, Joey Logano is finally living up to his nickname of Sliced Bread.

There’s been a question mark hanging over Joey Logano’s head since the then-18-year-old filled Tony Stewart’s seat at Joe Gibbs Racing at the start of the 2009 season. The question was simple: could this driver who had developed more buzz than probably any talent that had come before him deliver …

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