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Friday, November 17, 2017

This Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick will all most likely compete in their final NASCAR Cup Series race, all three have made an impact on this sport.

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Posted by Doug Rice

With NASCAR's Playoffs fast approaching, here are 10 things I want to see happen before the season ends. The following thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.

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Posted by Doug Rice

My mom, like most moms, was a wonderful cook. Her greatest accomplishment was biscuits. She didn't really have a recipe. She just threw together some flour, water, milk and other ingredients, and out popped the best biscuits ever.

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Posted by Doug Rice

Put 'em in the Back

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let me start by saying this — I don't dislike Kyle Busch!

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All glory is fleeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

All glory is fleeting, just ask any driver.

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Humility suits a humble Chase

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It' not easy or fun to admit you are wrong; no one enjoys eating humble pie. I do enjoy the 70's rock band Humble Pie, that featured a young Peter Frampton, but I digress.

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Posted by Doug Rice

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is one-third complete with 12 of 36 races in the books, so what have we learned?

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Posted by Doug Rice

Night Moves

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bob Seger had the monster hit "Night Moves," the Bee Gees topped the chart with "Night Fever," even Shakespeare said, "good night parting is such sweet sorrow." All the world is in love with night. NASCAR's love affair with the night really exploded in 1992 when the All-Star Race, then known as The Winston, was staged under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Posted by Doug Rice

No Conspiracy Here

Thursday, May 7, 2015

After Dale Jr won at Talladega it didn't take long for the "well Jimmie let him win" talk start up. Jimmie Johnson didn't let anyone win, not even his teammate and friend, Dale Jr or maybe I should say, especially his friend and teammate Dale Jr.

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Posted by Doug Rice

Sunny Dogs

Monday, March 2, 2015

My dad was fond of saying, "the sun don't shine on the same dogs rear end all the time." This was a more colorful way of saying everybody gets a chance to bask in the sun and the same is true in racing.

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Posted by Doug Rice

We didn't get the storybook ending to the Daytona 500 that so many were hoping for; Jeff Gordon didn't win the Great American Race. Afterwards Gordon didn't really seem to be that upset at all as he laughed and joked with media.

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Top Moments Relived in NASCAR

Thursday, April 24, 2014

After the weekend off I am biting at the bit to get back to racing. On this edition of Fast Talk my co-host Kyle Petty and I reflected on NASCAR's top 25 Sprint Cup moments. Kyle and I had very similar top three moments and this is a combination of our top moments.

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Posted by Doug Rice

The Outlaw Revived

Thursday, April 3, 2014

When racing at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway drivers must have the perfect set-up in order to contend for the top spot. On this edition of Fast Talk I had Hermie Saddler as my co-host. We also had the opportunity to chat with the self-proclaimed "Outlaw", Kurt Busch, and Eddie Gossage from Texas Motor Speedway.

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Posted by Doug Rice

Auto Club Speedway is an old track with bumps and grooves, but do not let the oval fool you. Sunday afternoon's race at Auto Club Speedway proved that NASCAR's new aero package brings a dynamic racing style that has not previously been seen. On this edition of Fast Talk I had "Hollywood" Jeff Hammond as my co-host and we chatted with Kurt Busch and rising star Kyle Larson.

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Back Flipping at Bristol

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bristol Motor Speedway is known for bumping and grinding, and crazy finishes. Sunday night was not an exception to the Bristol chaos. This week co-host Hermie Saddler and I chatted with Food City 500 winner Carl Edwards and teammate Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. We also discussed the possibility of having 20 different drivers parade down victory lane.

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Posted by Doug Rice

A couple of weeks ago I tweeted out a question, “Is Matt Kenseth a NASCAR Hall of Fame driver?”  I can tell you the vast majority of the responses indicated that Matt would get in on the first ballot.

If you just break down the numbers it would appear he is a layup. Matt has 25 career wins. That means he’s tied for 23rd on the all-time win list. Matt sports a Sprint Cup title and two Daytona 500 trophies.  Oh yeah, and just for good measure he’s got 26 Nationwide Series wins, that’s 7th on the all-time list.

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The NASCAR landscape is populated with several power teams including Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart Hass Racing, which in many ways is related to Hendrick Motorsports. Joe Gibbs Racing is also considered a super team with Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and now Matt Kenseth in their lineup. Michael Waltrip Racing made great strides last year with both Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. making the Chase and Bowyer finishing second in the points battle.

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Top Ten Headlines for 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Here are my predictions for 2013 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup World. Please feel free to hold me accountable at the conclusion of this season.

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#10. Daytona Jet Fire: The Daytona 500 had already been postponed into prime time when Juan Pablo Montoya decided to take out a jet dryer creating a bizarre scene that looked like it belonged in a Terminator movie.  Thankfully no one was injured and Matt Kenseth would continue on to secure his second Daytona 500 win. 

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Through this point in his NASCAR career, Marcos Ambrose has proven to be a bit of a one-trick pony. He is fantastic on road courses where he has two wins at Watkins Glen. He should also have a win at Sonoma but forgot the laws of physics and NASCAR, and cut his car off while trying to coast up hill. His “failure to maintain track position” cost him what would have been a sure win.

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Fan Safety

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The recent tragedy at Pocono Raceway that involved the death of a race fan that was struck by lightning has sparked a great deal of conversation. I will not indulge in Monday morning quarterbacking but would rather look ahead and make sure that NASCAR and the tracks have an effective plan in place to lessen the likelihood that these events are ever repeated. 

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Jeff Gordon's Legacy

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jeff Gordon is a four time Sprint Cup Champion.  Jeff Gordon is 3rd on the all-time win list with 85 victories.  Jeff Gordon will be a first ballot hall of famer when he becomes eligible.

What Jeff Gordon is not these days is hot.  

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