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March 10, 2009

Memo to Jeff Gordon- It's the economy stupid

The NASCAR driver was surprised by the empty seats last weekend in Atlanta. Despite warm temperatures and sunny skies, Atlanta Motor Speedway was a tough draw on Sunday. Though the announced crowd was 94,400, the grandstands were at most two-thirds full for the Cup race. "To me, this is some... [Full Story]

Rating: 1.4/ (185 votes cast)

February 17, 2009

Dubai tennis cites security fear in barring Israeli tennis player

This all started on Saturday when Shahar Peer who was supposed to begin play on Monday in the United Arab Emirates, was denied a visa. From ESPN- Organizers of a women's tennis tournament said Tuesday that security fears were behind the decision to bar an Israeli player ***** The snub... [Full Story]

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November 28, 2008

Phoenix C Olli Jokinen to miss at least two weeks with shoulder injury

The former Florida Panthers 397 consecutive game streak comes to an end at 397. From AP- Phoenix Coyotes center Olli Jokinen will be sidelined for at least two weeks by a shoulder injury, ending his consecutive games streak at 397. Jokinen, the team's second-leading scorer with seven goals and 18... [Full Story]

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November 11, 2008

Ferrari boss smashed TV after F1 finale

It happened at the home of Luca di Montezemolo's daughter after Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One title last weekend. From Reuters- MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo smashed a television set after seeing McLaren's Lewis Hamilton snatch the Formula One world title from Felipe Massa in last... [Full Story]

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October 16, 2008

LPGA Tour loses title sponsor ADT

Is my home town tournament in danger of folding? From AP- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The LPGA Tour lost another title sponsor Friday when ADT Security Services said it would not renew its contract after 2008 for the tour's season-ending event at Trump International. The ADT Championship began in 2001... [Full Story]

Rating: 4/ (1 votes cast)

September 7, 2008

Not so fast- Felipe Massa declared winner of Belgian GP after Lewis Hamilton penalized

The British Formula One driver used some improper chicanery. SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium -- Felipe Massa was declared the winner of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton was penalized for cutting a corner during a late duel with world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton crossed the line 14.4 seconds ahead of Ferrari's... [Full Story]

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August 10, 2008

Kyle Busch wins Watkins Glen

In the process he makes some NASCAR history. From AP- WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - If Kyle Busch has a weakness, it's apparently going to be awfully difficult to find. After rivals Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon said during the week they thought he was slipping following two straight lackluster finishes,... [Full Story]

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April 20, 2008

Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history by winning Japan 300

I once heard life is all a matter of timing. Danica's timing(or breaks) in Japan were excellent today. MOTEGI, Japan - Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

April 2, 2008

Backrow to Owner's Suite

Fantasy Football Fantasy Sports Pro Sports Team As perviously reported, I came across a noteworthy opportunity I wanted to pass on to all sports fans. At every sporting event and around every TV set I always hear the same thing. These GMs and owners have absolutely no idea what... [Full Story]

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March 20, 2008

Own A Sports Team

Have you ever wanted to own your own sports franchise? Personally, I would really buy into an opportunity to be apart of a sports franchise. I came across a legit idea that I decided to actually promote. If I didn't buy into what these guys were doing 100%, then I... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

December 18, 2007

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton banned from driving in France

He was caught speeding and it wasn't at Circuit de Nevers Magny either. From AFP- REIMS, France - Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has been banned from driving in France for speeding, a French police spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Briton, who finished runner-up in the world drivers' championship... [Full Story]

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December 15, 2007

NASCAR Hall of Fame's First Class

Bob Margolis has a series of articles on the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bob is a good writer and I would usually defer to his expertise on all things NASCAR but I do take exception with a couple of points in his most recent installment. Bob's ideal inaugural class is... [Full Story]

Rating: 5/ (1 votes cast)

November 19, 2007

Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Straight Nextel Cup

Jimmie Johnson is the king of NASCAR for the second straight year. He finished 7th yesterday at Homestead, giving him enough points to easily out-pace Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon. Gordon, who actually led the regular season in points, seemed a little bitter about losing to Johnson, who started the... [Full Story]

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February 15, 2006


Someone asked me the other day why so many people like Dale Earnhardt. The best answer I could come up with was from the great book "Sunday Money" by Jeff MacGregor. He asked a normal Southern NASCAR fan why he rooted for Earnhardt and the guy thought for a second... [Full Story]

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January 31, 2006

NASCAR in 1984

I suspect the percentage of people that haven't read, or at least heard of, George Orwell's classic book 1984 is fairly small. Based on my experience it was required reading in most schools and remains popular today and led to the introduction of a whole vocabulary of words concerning totalitarian... [Full Story]

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December 21, 2005

Super Aguri a "Go" for 2006 Formula One Season

After months of uncertainness it appears Super Aguri will be on the Formula One grid in 2006. The hurdles they have faced such as the $48m entry fee and the 10 signatures needed by every other team have been completed. Honda have apparently paid the $48m and all teams have... [Full Story]

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December 10, 2005

Switzerland Gains Second A1GP Pole Position

The front of row for Sunday's A1GP Dubai grid will mirror that of round 5 in Malaysia with Team Switzerland's Neel Jani capturing his second pole of the year trailed by Team France and Team Ireland. Jani will be looking to reverse his Sepang fortunes when he lost the lead... [Full Story]

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September 18, 2005

NASCAR Nostradamus

Many have claimed Nostradamus foretold the existence of Mother Teresa (The Saintly one, not the NASCAR one.), and the downing of TWA flight 800. Other translations of his nearly 1000 quatrains claimed the 16th century prognosticator said JFK would die in a plane crash. Well... he was half right. JFK... [Full Story]

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August 17, 2005

Congratulations to Benny Parsons

Benny Parsons will be inducted into the Motorsports Racing Hall of Fame of America on Thursday August 18, at the State Theatre in Detroit, just five miles from where his racing career started on Six Mile and Woodward in 1960. Joining Parsons among the nine inductees are Indianapolis 500 winner... [Full Story]

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July 15, 2005

Race Track Blues and Lawsuits

Kentucky Speedway filed suit Wednesday against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp., alleging the companies have violated federal antitrust laws by illegally restricting the awarding of Nextel Cup races."We have alleged that NASCAR and ISC have violated the federal antitrust laws," said Stan Chesley, an attorney representing the Kentucky track. "In... [Full Story]

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June 13, 2005

Inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees

Now that the "race for NASCAR's HOF" is over and the five competing cities bids are in - all that remains is for the Daytona big wigs to announce the winning site later this year - media attention has turned to the first group of nominees. I have not seen... [Full Story]

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May 9, 2005

Inauspicious Start

Inauspicious: adjective, Definition: adverse: "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions." Synonyms: bad, baleful, baneful, black, dire, discouraging, evil, fateful, foreboding, ill-boding, ill-omened, impending, inopportune, MINARDI, sinister, threatening, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untimely, untoward. How is it possible for a team to have any... [Full Story]

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April 25, 2005

A British "Heidi Game"

One of the NFL's games that will forever live in infamy is the "Heidi" game of Nov. 17, 1968. In that game the Oakland Raiders scored 14 points in 65 seconds in a remakable comeback to win 43-32 over the Joe Namath led New York Jets. The stirring ending was... [Full Story]

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April 22, 2005

Pedro De La Rosa Leads Imola Practice

Itís now the fourth race of the season, and the new race weekend format is beginning to settle into a pattern. With only two sets of tyres available to the team on Friday, it is difficult to make reliable comparisons while the track is still dirty. In these conditions, and... [Full Story]

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February 24, 2005

Fox's Daytona 500 Ratings Tops For Nascar

Fox Sports coverage of the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon produced a 10.9/23 preliminary national rating and share, also pulling in 18.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data. That matches the highest rating recorded for a Nascar race, matching the rating for the 2002 Daytona 500 on NBC,... [Full Story]

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