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Motorsports Commentary - The Amazingly Angry Smurf Helmet: Episode 10

Motorsports Commentary - The Amazingly Angry Smurf Helmet: Episode 10

<b>by Rick Carlton - Senior Motorsports Editor</b> <p> Ah yes, the wages of instant Karma. In a era where the current President of the United States wants us to believe that his pissing on our leg is really nothing more than a hard rain, even Danica Patrick has gotten into the act. <p> Granted, I ain't a fan of this wo ... Continue reading

Ford Booster Seat Giveaway Passes 150,000 Milestone

Ford Booster Seat Giveaway Passes 150,000 Milestone

Ford Booster Seat Giveaway Passes 150,000 Milestone Boost America! Education Campaign Projected to Reach 35 Million U.S. Schoolchildren and Their Families DEARBORN, Mich., July 10 Ford Motor Company today announced that Boost America!, its $30 million child passenger safety program, has distributed more than 150,000 fr ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Michael Waltrip Interview: Daytona Revisited

NASCAR WCUP: Michael Waltrip Interview: Daytona Revisited

(How important was yourDaytona 500 victory in terms of future wins and success for you and this newteam in the Winston Cup Series?) &#8211; &#8220;All of it is important. Practice sessions, qualifying, the race, allof it. After practice, I told the guyswhether I&#8217;m happy with it or whatever. And then on Sunday, th ... Continue reading

Earnhardt Lap Belt Found Broken

Earnhardt Lap Belt Found Broken

AP Reports:Earnhardt's Lap Belt Was Found Broken ROCKINGHAM, N.C.--NASCAR officials reported that Dale Earnhardt's lap belt was found broken after the crash that killed Dale Earnhardt at the very end of the Daytona 500 Earnhardt, 49, might have survived Sunday's crash if the cloth belt had held, a doctor said. "A broke ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: CAT Team remembers Earnhardt and addresses safety

NASCAR WCUP: CAT Team remembers Earnhardt and addresses safety

&#8220;As a competitor and as a fan, we all lookedup to Dale Earnhardt. He paved the wayin not only how we should conduct ourselves, but also how we should protect thesport. He was truly a mentor to all ofus as competitors. I don&#8217;t see any bodyin the near or far future that can replace him. Somebody will eventual ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from Dale Jarrett regarding Earnhardt

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from Dale Jarrett regarding Earnhardt

Statement from Dale Jarrett : "As millions of race fans mourn the loss of the man they knew as "The Intimidator," the sport and the race that he truly loved have taken from me one of my best friends. I know I should feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to race with, tangle with, sometimes outrun, but like most fin ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Deeply saddened, Hamilton moves on to Rockingham

NASCAR WCUP: Deeply saddened, Hamilton moves on to Rockingham

CHARLOTTE, N.C.,- The 43rd annual Daytona 500, the first race for Bobby Hamilton in the Square D Chevrolet proved to be an outstanding one as the pilot crossed the checkered flag with a top-ten finish. "We were fast all day. I did what I usually do here in Daytona (Fla.), just ride and be patient," said Hamilton. "At o ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Fans Mourn Loss Of Dale Earnhardt At Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR WCUP: Fans Mourn Loss Of Dale Earnhardt At Martinsville Speedway

Less than an hour after the news, they started filing into Martinsville Speedway. Some brought flowers. Some brought candles. All brought tears. For more than 24 hours now, they have been streaming into the track, some just slowly driving down Speedway Road and circling on out. ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Dodge Returns with three in the top 10 at Daytona

NASCAR WCUP: Dodge Returns with three in the top 10 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dodge is back in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. An absence of more than 15 years ended today as 10 Dodge Intrepid R/Ts competed in the series' premier event, the Daytona 500. Not only was Dodge in the race, but Dodge drivers set the pace for much of the afternoon as Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin a ... Continue reading

TACH SPECIAL: The Earnhardt Tragedy Aftermath

TACH SPECIAL: The Earnhardt Tragedy Aftermath

The press conference held yesterday by NASCAR did nothing to reveal what direction the sanctioning body will take on the issue of the HANS (Head and Neck Support) unit. The lack of candor and waffling on the device should enrage every race fan on earth. When will you guys admit that you have been "asleep at the wheel" ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from CART regarding Earnhardt

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from CART regarding Earnhardt

The following is attributed to Joseph Heitzler, President/CEO of Championship Auto Racing Teams: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dale Earnhardt. He was a true champion as well as a wonderful ambassador for our sport. The thoughts and prayers of the entire CART community are with the Earnhardt family and every ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from Jeff Gordon regarding Earnhardt

NASCAR WCUP: Statement from Jeff Gordon regarding Earnhardt

Charlotte, N.C. -- Brooke and I are deeply saddened by this devastating loss. Not only is it a huge loss for this sport, but a huge loss for me personally. Dale taught me so much and became a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Teresa and the entire Earnhardt family. Text Provided By Jon Edwards Editors Not ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Dale Jarrett response to Earnhardt death

NASCAR WCUP: Dale Jarrett response to Earnhardt death

DALE JARRETT "As millions of race fans mourn the loss of the man they knew as "The Intimidator," the sport and the race that he truly loved has taken from me one of my best friends. I know I should feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to race with, tangle with, sometimes outrun, and like most usually finish behind ... Continue reading

NASCAR WCUP: Jimmy Spencer response to Earnhardt death

NASCAR WCUP: Jimmy Spencer response to Earnhardt death

JIMMY SPENCER "I really don't know what to say. I can't believe Dale Earnhardt isn't with us anymore and that he's not going to be out there every week in that black number three. There isn't anyone I loved racing more than him because he was the best and you always want to challenge yourself against the best. "The thi ... Continue reading

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