Bet On This: NASCAR in Vegas, Baby

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Sin City hosts Sprint Cup Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week. Developments in the last seven days: McMurray is “lovin it” with a new sponsorship, engine smoke will be the only kind fans in Michigan can enjoy, “Suitcase Jake” passes away at the age of 73 and axle problems on the track are more widespread than those on the ice for skaters in Vancouver.

It’s your weekly Sprint to The Chase Preview, breaking down the top contenders. Each week I analyze their strength for the race at hand as well as their chances for The Chase! Foot, pedal, gas, throttle, green flag… [Read more…]

Daytona 500 Winner Jamie McMurray Opens up

By Paul Schmidt

For Jamie McMurray, it was a whirlwind week. After running well in the Shootout races to qualify for the Daytona 500, McMurray used an unbelievable late surge to get into the lead and hold off a charging Dale Earnhardt Jr., and win his first Daytona 500 race.

The victory was only the fourth of McMurray’s nine season career, and it was obvious after the race just how much the win meant to him.

“It’s just really hard to explain like how special all this has been to me,” McMurray said. “I mean, winning the race was unbelievable, but everything else that goes along with it, whether it’s the talk shows or just the media coverage that you get for your team and your sponsor is unbelievable. To listen to the media tell their story of what they were thinking when they were watching the race, it’s just been awesome.”
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