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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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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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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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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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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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