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NASCAR column

Gordon appears to be recharged

NASCAR COLUMN — Welcome back, Jeff Gordon.

I haven’t seen a fire like this in him since his last championship run in 2001. Yes, he has been close in previous seasons (3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2004) but it seems like his tenacity has returned as well as his drive to win. I don’t think Gordon is returning to the scene to the same hate that fans had towards him when he arrived in NASCAR. The fans are happy to see him extremely competitive this year so maybe he can knock off the current champion. (May 5, 2010, Page 10)

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    NASCAR has bracket madness of its own

    NASCAR COLUMN — Don’t be sad because NCAA March Madness is over and you didn’t win your bracket pool, just get ready to fill out your bracket again.

    That’s right, bracket madness is coming to NASCAR in the form of DirecTV’s head2head knockout. The bracket starts with 32 drivers racked and stacked and then paired in four regions to come down to the final four fastest drivers. The brackets starts this Sunday at Texas, travels to the ever-unpredictable Talladega, followed by Richmond and finishes in Darlington. (April 15, 2010, Page 7)

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      Where did that guy come from?

      NASCAR COLUMN — There are a few young and inexperienced drivers that seem to have come out of nowhere this year. Maybe there were a few new guys you saw last year in the starting lineup, but that was their few seconds of press time. It’s amazing what a single offseason and one more year of experience will give a driver. Can these young drivers hold on to make the Chase or will they take up their previous ways and race to the back of the pack? (March 31, 2010, Page 9)

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        Retaliation, wrecks a part of NASCAR

        NASCAR — While sports news outlets across the country have been reporting on the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski saga, Kyle McElhaney is taking his own look at the situation: He’s on the side of Edwards and NASCAR. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)

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