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Today our Sprint Cup team preview takes us to Welcome, North Carolina home of Richard Childress Racing, which fields the No. 27 of Paul Menard, No. 29 of Kevin Harvick, the No. 31 of Jeff Burton, and the part time No. 33 of Austin Dillion.

Last season was one for Childress to forget. He lost his competition director and with his departure the team never got on its feet and struggled all season. The only win for RCR in the Cup Series was at Phoenix in November when Harvick won. He also was the only driver to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, while the other two drivers finished 16th and 19th in points. Read the rest of this entry »

On Tuesday, the Miami New Times reported that Alex Rodriguez had been receiving performance enhancing drugs from a wellness clinic in Miami, Florida. This really blows if you are a New York Yankee fan because that means you have to defend the Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship against people that will say it was tainted. It also blows because A-Rod has definitely not been legit even though he said he hasn’t touched a PED since 2003. In fact, since he’ll be be under more scrutiny from MLB because of these reports, the fact of the matter is that his performance will decline worse that what we’ve seen lately. Yes, Yankee fans. It can get worse than last year. However, this isn’t my problem with A-Rod. No, no, no.  Read the rest of this entry »

CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 24:  (L-R) Drivers Travis Pastrana, Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing pose for a picture with Jack Roush during the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on January 24, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

(L-R) Drivers Travis Pastrana, Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing pose for a picture with Jack Roush during the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour on January 24, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Driven. The mantra Roush-Fenway Racing this 2013 NASCAR season, in both the Cup and Nationwide. The Ford team of Roush-Fenway Racing will field three cars this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for drivers Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, and rookie Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. There are some big changes to RFR this season also, one being the loss of Matt Kenseth, who has moved on to Joe Gibbs Racing this season, and the addition of Penske Racing to the RFR engine department. With Jack Roush calling this 2013 lineup his “dream team”, will one of his drivers have a dream season or will the hype be too much? Read the rest of this entry »