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LEMASTERS: It Almost Happened

Ron Lemasters Jr.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. nearly won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Had it not been for a closing Kevin Harvick, he would have. And that would have been good for NASCAR as a whole, not just the 88 team

LEMASTERS: Aero Troubles Follow Teams To Sin City

Ron Lemasters Jr.

So what do we know, now that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has completed its opening three-race salvo for 2011? We know that while things are different, they remain much the same.

Earnhardt’s Death Still Resonates 10 Years Later

Dale Earnhardt (NSSN Archives Photo)

It hardly seems like 10 years ago that Dale Earnhardt left us. Who can forget standing there listening to Mike Helton utter the words, “We’ve lost Dale Earnhardt”?

LEMASTERS: Daytona 500 Won’t Be Boring

Ron Lemasters Jr.

NASCAR has already tweaked the plate size after last month’s test, and has now cut the intake openings to eliminate the two-car trains that we saw Saturday night

LEMASTERS: Godspeed, Mr. Carnegie

Ron Lemasters Jr.

The voices I heard growing up, in order of importance, were my parents, my grandparents and Tom Carnegie. Having been at the Speedway before the gates opened on many a spring Hoosier day, I heard, “Good morning, race fans!” booming out of the millions of speakers. To me, it was sweet music, even if I could barely keep my eyes open

LEMASTERS: The Next Best Thing!

Ron Lemasters Jr.

Remember last year, when we in the media anointed Denny Hamlin as the Next Big Thing? He was going to end this pesky Jimmie Johnson reign and hasten the dawn of a new day in NASCAR

LEMASTERS: Remembering Becky Robbins

Ron Lemasters Jr.

Those who knew Becky Robbins realize why that’s important. Those who didn’t missed the opportunity to know a lady who built the American Speed Ass’n from its infancy to one of the best training grounds for top-level stock car races in the world

LEMASTERS: Hamlin Left To Ponder What Might Have Been

Ron Lemasters Jr.

As the burnouts began on the front stretch Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin sat in his car and wondered what might have been.

Busch Strikes Again!

Kyle Busch prior to the start of Saturday's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch won the race. (Getty Images photo).

With the driver’s championship already decided, Kyle Busch was just as happy to ad to records and continue his chase of the legendary Mark Martin on Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway

LEMASTERS: Lone Star State Slugfest

Ron Lemasters Jr.

What in the name of Coo Coo Marlin is going on here?

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