Danica Patrick drops f-bombs on Dale Earnhardt Jr.


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NASCAR’s most popular driver and the league’s most polarizing driver crashed into each other tonight at the Quaker State 400. At Kentucky Speedway, there was contact between Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Here’s the video of the incident; which inspired Danica to go on a profanity laced tirade directed at Junior.

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VIDEO: Why some NASCAR fans won’t part with the Confederate Flag


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NASCAR came up with a brilliant idea to try and move towards one day potential eradicating the Confederate flag from their racetracks. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well this past holiday weekend. Only “a few” took Daytona International Speedway up on their offer to turn the rebel flag in for an American flag this past Sunday.

We don’t have an actual number on how many takers the track had. “A few” is just what the track spokesman said publicly.

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NASCAR’s Confederate Flag swap offer went quite poorly


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NASCAR have been distancing themselves from the Confederate flag as much as possible for several years. The stock racing league saw the light on the Southern Cross a very long time ago, and it seems like only now that many other coporations are getting up to speed on it.

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Rob Gronkowski driving pace car at NASCAR race


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Rob Gronkowski, also known as NFL Ryan Lochte, will get the Father’s Day weekend party started at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Gronk, along with his brothers Gordie Jr., Chris, Dan, Glenn and their father, Gordy Sr., will serve as co-Grand Marshals for the NASCAR race.

So many GRONKS! Gronk Nation!

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WORST (or BEST) of Indianapolis 500 Infield people watching


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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time.

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Guide to Indy 500 Museum; Photo of 1st ever Indy 500 car


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I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in mid-March 2014, just hours before Michigan State thrashed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Final. I used what scarce vacation time I had to take in Indy 500 history and Indy 500 culture. It was literally 26 degrees outside, with a wind chill of 10 that afternoon, in Mid March (just in case you needed yet another reminder of what a BRUTAL WINTER we had in the Midwest during 2013-14).

Still I fought the elements to bring you this Indy 500 photo essay- enjoy!

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NASCAR seriously has the Spongebob Squarepants 400 this weekend


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The Spongebob Squarepants 400. Yes, the Spongebob Squarepants 400. That’s now the name of an actual race. Yes, May 9th, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway will in fact be known now as the Spongebob Squarepants 400.

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NASCAR, Nike condemn Indiana’s new anti-LGBT law


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Indiana’s bigoted and discriminatory “Religious Freedom Restoration” law is getting condemned all over the sporting world. Even NCAA President Mark Emmert, usually as clueless as they come when it comes to powerful sports figures espousing sociopolitical ideas in public, seems to get it on this one.

While Emmert was more moderate about how wrong this unjust law is, both NASCAR and Nike went all in deriding it.

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Is Danica Patrick finally turning the corner?


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NASCAR BADLY needs star power to revive its popularity. This season, the stock car racing league needs some life injected into it. Danica Patrick, if she can finally close the deal and win a race, would be that boost NASCAR needs. Of course, if Patrick can develop into a solid driver, not just mediocre, but actually solid, and legitimate, it would be PHENOMENAL for the sport.

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Jumped the shark bracket: Danica Patrick Regional


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Welcome to the first ever Sports Bank “Jumped the shark” bracket. This is the Danica Patrick Regional.

Here’s where we call attention to all the things in life that have jumped the shark, they’re still around, and still popular, despite their usefulness or appeal disappearing a long time ago. We also have a couple items that maybe weren’t really ever good or worthwhile to begin with, but popular nonetheless.

Same principles apply to our regional names. Each bracket is named after something that jumped the shark. Yesterday we announced the Kate Upton Regional.

Tomorrow we’ll announce the Lindsey Vonn Regional and later today the Facebook Regional.

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NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch, charged with beating his ex girlfriend


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Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup level champion has been SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY due to the events of Friday. Today a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat a former girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from him in the future.

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Danica Patrick: Now or Never in NASCAR


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Danica Patrick, and every other NASCAR driver as well, begin a new season this week. Yes, it really is that time again. The 2015 Sprint Cup season kicks off Feb. 13-22 with the traditional Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The 57th Daytona 500, the first points-paying race of the season, is scheduled for Feb. 22 and will be broadcast live on FOX.

Heading into the final race of the season in Miami last year Patrick said “I’m tired of the season.” Here’s the full quote in in it’s entirety)

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