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Into the Thoughts of a Duhhub: Michigan

That was a pretty typical Michigan race, I thought. Lots of passing, but few cautions. The only thing out of place was who was running up front. Did anyone really think that Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson would be running up front towards the end there??? Not me. Instead, I chose Carl and Denny, and we all know how their day went.

I thought the race was pretty mild. Especially on the restarts, the racing normally would get 4 or…

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Added by Duhhub on August 22, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Michigan 2 - Pure Michigan 400 (Post Happy Hour)

 

We actually got to see the cars on the track after qualifying this weekend, so be sure to check out my Practice Breakdown to see who will probably be fast (at the beginning anyway) during the Pure Michigan 400. Roush-Fenway teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth took the front row in qualifying, and the…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on August 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

2po6w0llabsnr NASCAR Gets Technical Before Each And Every Race

by Sal Siglia, Jr.

Most race fans have all heard the term, “It’s only cheating if you get caught,” or the ever popular saying, “There are grey areas that certain crew chiefs have found, and that’s why they are able to win,” at one time or anoth

Smokey Yunick and Junior Johnson were the innovators when the time came to see who could pass NASCAR’s tech inspection, without getting caught bending the rules, in order to give…

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Added by 2po6w0llabsnr on August 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2po6w0llabsnr Danica Patrick's Version Of "The Empresses New Ride"

Most of us might remember when growing up the story of the “The Emperors New Clothes.” To loosely paraphrase the fable, there was an emperor who simply adored beautiful clothes, and he would go through great lengths along with spending huge amounts of money to make sure he had the best wardrobe that anyone could ever set their eyes upon.

His passion for having the best wardrobe probably overshadowed some his decision making, and…

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Added by 2po6w0llabsnr on August 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

2po6w0llabsnr Jeff Gordon: NASCAR's Best All-Around and Complete Driver

Throughout the years, the NASCAR racing gods have always shown a great deal of generosity whenever the time has come to hand over the reins to the sports next big superstar.



Whether it be every 10, 20, or even 30 years, there will always be a driver who will step up to the challenge that takes him beyond the normal realm of just being labeled as, “One of the guys.”



NASCAR garages from around the country are oozing…

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Added by 2po6w0llabsnr on August 17, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Marcos Ambrose NASCAR Cam Teleconference

published courtesy of NASCAR Media Group

An interview with:

MARCOS AMBROSE
 
 
THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, and welcome to today's NASCAR teleconference. Today's guest is Marcos Ambrose. Marcos will also be competing in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Montreal.
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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Duhhub's Michigan Race Preview

After a rain-delayed week at Watkins Glen, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads slightly west, to Michigan International Speedway for the Pure Michigan 400. One of the fastest and widest tracks on the schedule, MIS is known for it's side-by-side action and fuel mileage finishes.

Located in Brooklyn, Michigan, this is a 2 mile D-shaped oval. Turns 1-4 are all banked at 18 degrees, the back straightaway is 5 degrees, and the wide front straightaway is 12 degrees. The turns are also 73…

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Added by Duhhub on August 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Michigan 2 - Pure Michigan 400

For the second and final time this season, the Sprint Cup Series will visit Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. This is a 2-mile D-shaped oval, which means 200 laps will be scheduled for the race on Sunday, equaling the 400 miles. The schedule for the weekend is a bit different than normal, though. There will be a practice session on Friday at noon and qualifying…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on August 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 17, 2011 at 1:12am — No Comments

NASCAR Sprint Cup Statistical Advance: Michigan 2011

NASCAR Media Group

Statistical Advance: Pure Michigan 400 At Michigan International Speedway
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2011) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway going into the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 21.

The drivers listed below rank among…
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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 16, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

2po6w0llabsnr NASCAR’s Unsung Heroes; The Research and Development Team Saves Another Life

Sal Sigala, Jr.

The last noise a race car driver ever wants to hear when his mind is focused on maneuvering around his favorite track, is the deafening screech of tires, followed by the impact of the car exploding against a retaining wall or tire and foam attenuator.

After the initial impact, there is usually an eerie moment of silence from the fans as the driver slowly gathers his thoughts, while wondering if…

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Added by 2po6w0llabsnr on August 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

2po6w0llabsnr Tim Richmond; 22 Years Later and Still Not Forgotten

Every 10-30 years, a young driver comes along who shakes up the NASCAR world, and more time than naught, it’s usually these types of drivers that come into the sport with some kind of a racing background.

Tim Richmond was a lot different since he did not grow up with racing in his blood, and did not come from the hard working middle class lifestyle that most of NASCAR’s big names came from. Instead Richmond was born into wealth,…

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Added by 2po6w0llabsnr on August 16, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Post-Race Interview Transcript: Marcos Ambrose And Todd Parrott

 

Courtesy: NASCAR Media Group
An Interview With MARCOS AMBROSE and TODD PARROTT
 
 
THE MODERATOR: Pleased to welcome our winning crew chief and driver. We have Todd Parrott, crew chief; driver Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Stanley Ford. Good note here, this is the first Ford win here since 1996, pretty significant. First win in the Cup…
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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Into the Thoughts of a Duhhub: Watkins Glen

Was that an exciting finish or what??? The racing was great all day long, actually. Good side-by-side racing, plenty of wrecks, an exciting G-W-C finish, and domination by a guy who never won in Cup before. Wow!!!

Really, from the start, there was quite a bit of action. Cars were side-by-side, I even saw some three-wide on the restarts. These drivers are very talented, because there was only 1 issue during the restarts that caused a wreck. How they can keep those 3,400lb behemoths on…

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Added by Duhhub on August 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Dale Ratings Jr.

Stop it! Just stop it already!

Let me make myself clear first before I start rambling, and before you Jr fans get so mad that you don't even finish my blog and start burning up your keyboard like Newman burned everyone at Hampy. I actually like Dale Jr. His demeanor, the good ol' down south attitude. His racing abilites are ok, not great, somewhat better than a lot of other drivers in the series. Ok, I'll spit it out, he's mediocre at best, with a few great moments thrown in. I have…

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Added by NAZCARDAMUZ on August 14, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

NAZOLOGY Watkins Glen Ratings (Final)

These are the post-qualifying/final ratings. Top 5 are in blue.

PTS/DRVR/RATING/RANK/CHANGE FROM P2 SESSION

1. C. Edwards/ 20.56/…

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Added by NAZCARDAMUZ on August 13, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Watkins Glen - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen

 

Can Marcos Ambrose Finally Get That Elusive Sprint Cup Victory?

Like it or not, the Sprint Cup Series drivers will be making left and right hand turns on Sunday, as they are set to make (at least) 90 laps around Watkins Glen International for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen. There will be "road course ringers" in the field on…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on August 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Duhhub's Watkins Glen Race Preview

OK, I know I posted this Wednesday on NASCAR.com, but I think I'll post it here too! For those of you who don't know me from back in the old NASCAR.com days, I post a weekly preview blog like this. But this week's is a little more complex because it is a road course. But anyways, here it is:

 

Race #22 on the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, Watkins Glen International is up next. Perhaps the most scenic track on the…

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Added by Duhhub on August 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Designs A Hot Wheels Car

Dave Norris

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 "Hammerhead" was Dale Jr's nickname as a kid, and he has teamed up with Mattel and designed a cool Hot Wheels™ car of the same name, as well as a line of licensed apparel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 According to Earnhardt, Jr. the “Hammerhead” was one of his childhood nicknames. “I’ve grown up around cars all my…

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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 11, 2011 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Two Earnhardt-Ganassi Crew Members Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Two members of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing were arrested on Tuesday after a drug bust in Huntersville, N.C. netted 10.5 pounds of marijuana.

 Trevor Lynn Lysne, the front tire changer for the 42 EGR team with driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Lysne was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking marijuana, one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and one count of maintaining a dwelling to distribute…

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Added by Dave Norris™ on August 10, 2011 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

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