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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Kansas Chase race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Kansas Chase race

October 7th, 2013 12:48 pm by Dave Ongie

Some of the best drivers who have ever competed in the sport are in their prime and locked in an intriguing race for a Cup championship. The problem is they are stuck driving race cars that handle more like UPS trucks.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Chicago Chase Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Chicago Chase Race

September 16th, 2013 3:49 pm by Dave Ongie

In terms of reinforcing the sport’s integrity, almost every move NASCAR made last week was the wrong one. It’s almost hard to tell which decision made by Brian France and his inner circle did the most damage to the sport’s credibility.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Richmond II

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Richmond II

September 9th, 2013 12:10 pm by Dave Ongie

Shrugging and saying “That’s racing” about the Bowyer-Vickers-Logano-Truex caper pulled off at Richmond on Saturday night would be like saying the Chicago White Sox simply caught a few bad breaks in the 1919 World Series.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Atlanta

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Atlanta

September 2nd, 2013 1:23 pm by Dave Ongie

After fighting through adversity to win his fourth Sprint Cup race of the season, NASCAR’s resident Young Gun left folks who follow the sport wondering if he had finally gained the maturity necessary to win a championship.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Bristol Night Race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Bristol Night Race

August 26th, 2013 5:07 pm by Dave Ongie

They call Bristol Motor Speedway “The Last Great Colosseum.” After what I saw this past weekend, that moniker is right on the money — but I’m not talking about the beating and banging. I’m talking about the attempt to recreate past battles.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Michigan II

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Michigan II

August 19th, 2013 2:34 pm by Dave Ongie

As the Chase approaches, the drama is building, and nearly everything that happened Sunday at Michigan International Speedway added to the tension.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Watkins Glen

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Watkins Glen

August 12th, 2013 3:30 pm by Dave Ongie

The biggest lesson to take away from Tony Stewart's sprint car wreck last week isn’t that racing outside NASCAR’s top three touring series can be dangerous. It's that NASCAR racers are no longer seen as daredevils pushing the limits of speed.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono II

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono II

August 5th, 2013 5:18 pm by Dave Ongie

NASCAR has many critics these days but the folks in Daytona Beach have a rebuttal now: an $8.2 billion television package that will keep the sport swimming in money until 2024. So much for those hoping for change.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Indianapolis

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Indianapolis

July 29th, 2013 5:10 pm by Dave Ongie

There is no other place that symbolizes the rise and fall of NASCAR quite like Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Daytona

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Daytona

July 8th, 2013 3:45 pm by Dave Ongie

Humility is as much a part of NASCAR as horsepower. But after winning Saturday night in Daytona Beach, Jimmie Johnson didn’t bother. “I don’t know if I really made a bad move tonight,” Johnson said. “So I’m pretty proud of that.”

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