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Wide-open field: Tabbing Sonoma favorites no easy task these days

Sunday marks the first of our two road-course races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. I just have to tell you that the racing at Sonoma has really evolved. We started going there in 1989 and from that point all the way up through the majority of the 1990s, you could pretty well pick on one hand who was probably going to win that race. You had Ricky Rudd, Rusty Wallace, Ernie...
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Throwback Thursday – The Sonoma Screwjob

Credit – Harrelson Photography/RIR Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 – Sears Point International Raceway – June 9, 1991 For the third consecutive year, the Winston Cup Series ventured to Northern California for the first of two road course events on the schedule. Nestled in the heart of wine country, Sears Point International...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Rudd Survives War of Attrition to Win Final 500 Mile Race at Dover

NASCAR Media/Motorsports Images and Archives Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 28, 2015 1997 Miller 500 – Dover Downs International Speedway For the first 55 races held at Dover from 1969 to 1997, the “Monster Mile” had been a 500-mile affair with attrition being the name of the game, but starting with the fall race in 1997 the race length was shortened...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Joe Nemechek's dramatic Kansas win

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400, there's no better time to look back on a memorable Kansas race from years gone by. For this Throwback Thursday, we remember Joe Nemechek's dramatic last-lap battle with Ricky Rudd in October 2004. Nemechek, starting from the pole in the No. 01 U.S. Army-sponsored Chevrolet, led...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Dale Earnhardt Clinches 7th Championship

Courtesy nascarmedia.com – (Photo by Bill Hall/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1994 AC-Delco 500 – North Carolina Motor Speedway – October 23, 1994 **Authors note: The May race at Kansas Speedway once belonged to Auto Club Speedway from the fall of 2004-2010, which was originally the Rockingham date from 1965-2003** After 28...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Why are today's Sprint Cup drivers more prone to miss races?

When NASCAR's championship was determined over a full season, missing races due to injury or illness wasn't an option. Ricky Rudd finished seventh in the 1984 Daytona 500 with his eyelids duct-taped open after a vicious wreck in the Sprint Unlimited. One week after breaking his ribs at Bristol Motor Speedway in 1992, Davey Allison went out and won at North Wilkesboro. Later that...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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