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  1. NASCAR 2013: Let's get it started

    Eddie Gossage

    It's official ... spring is right around the corner. How do we know? Practice begins Friday evening for next Sunday's Daytona 500! (I betcha' thought I was going to say something about pitchers and catchers reporting! Sorry, nope.) To 75 million ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  2. Matt Kenseth put a bow on very bizarre SpeedWeeks

    Eddie Gossage

    As Monday turned into Tuesday, you wondered if the bizarre SpeedWeeks at Daytona -- something fans have waited for during what they consider an interminably-long offseason -- would ever end. Finally, it did with a clean sprint to the finish line dur...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  3. Bad timing for Daytona 500 postponement

    Eddie Gossage

    Sunday's postponement of the Daytona 500 -- the first time the race has been postponed in its 53-year history -- could not happen at a worse time for NASCAR. Coming off of the best finish in the point race ever in 2011 and heading into the new sea...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  4. History not on Carl Edwards' side at Daytona

    Eddie Gossage

    So Carl Edwards is on the pole for next Sunday's Daytona 500. That makes him the man to beat. Right? Well, not necessarily. The last time the winner of the Daytona 500 pole went on to win the race? Dale Jarrett in 1996. The last 15 pole win...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  5. How severe should Chad Knaus' penalty be?

    Eddie Gossage

    Chad Knaus, crew chief for five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, faces penalties after the team's car failed the initial inspection for next Sunday's Daytona 500. The C-post, which is the sheet metal work that separates the car's re...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  6. Win shows Jeff Gordon is still relevant

    Eddie Gossage

    Prior to last week's Daytona 500, four-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon was reduced to defending his "relevance." That kind of thing can happen when you are in the midst of the longest losing streak of your career while a teammate - Jimmie Johnson - ...

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  7. Follow along with updates of the Daytona 500

    Eddie Gossage

    The Daytona 500 is under way, and you can follow along here to get updates of the action. * The first caution caused by Kyle Busch's spin on Lap 5 was what I was talking about in Thursday's blog at ESPNDallas.com -- a case of one car zigging wh...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  8. Teammate communication key at Daytona

    Eddie Gossage

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- The new pavement at Daytona International Speedway was expected to change the style of racing for Sunday's Daytona 500, but nobody expected this. The fast way around the 2.5-mile speedway is to hook up in a two-car draft. Th...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  9. Q&A: Kevin Harvick on rules, strategy

    Eddie Gossage

    Kevin Harvick was in town for the Super Bowl and stopped by my office to talk about the upcoming season before heading home. I had a chance to pick his brain about some of the things going on in NASCAR this year. Q: What are your thoughts on Dayto...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  10. If it's kittens and singalongs, it must be NASCAR

    Eddie Gossage

    Commercials in the Daytona 500 are as much fun to race fans as commercials in the Super Bowl. This is the time all the big sponsors roll out their new TV spots and try to out-do each other. It seems the fan favorite was the Toyota commercial giving f...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  11. If it's kittens and singalongs, it must be NASCAR

    Eddie Gossage

    Commercials in the Daytona 500 are as much fun to race fans as commercials in the Super Bowl. This is the time all the big sponsors roll out their new TV spots and try to out-do each other. It seems the fan favorite was the Toyota commercial giving...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  12. All sporting events know: Stuff happens

    Eddie Gossage

    The pothole. That's the talk of the week. Some media folks that have never been to a race track in their lives and only talk about racing in derisive fashion have gone to great lengths to trash the sport and the unfortunate problem that sprung up (...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  13. Daytona 500 was an instant classic

    Eddie Gossage

    After time to reflect, Sunday's Daytona 500 ranks among the best races I've ever seen in 31 years in NASCAR. Even with the two red flags, the race ranks in my top three. The best race I've ever seen was the 1992 running of The Winston, no...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  14. Daytona 500 was an instant classic

    Eddie Gossage

    After time to reflect, Sunday's Daytona 500 ranks among the best races I've ever seen in 31 years in NASCAR. Even with the two red flags, the race ranks in my top three. The best race I've ever seen was the 1992 running of The Winston, now known as...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2010
  15. Pothole sinks spotlight for McMurray, Daytona

    Eddie Gossage

    Jamie McMurray's win in Sunday's Daytona 500 will sadly be overshadowed by a pothole. What a shame because the dramatic end of the "Super Bowl of NASCAR" makes last Sunday's Super Bowl look, well, boring. First, the dramatic finish. McMur...

    Blog | February 14, 2010
  16. Pothole sinks spotlight for McMurray, Daytona

    Eddie Gossage

    Jamie McMurray's win in Sunday's Daytona 500 will sadly be overshadowed by a pothole. What a shame because the dramatic end of the "Super Bowl of NASCAR" makes last Sunday's Super Bowl look, well, boring. First, the dramatic finish. McMurray was ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2010