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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese

    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. NHRA Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson could use some good news for a...

    Terry Blount

    CONCORD, N.C. -- When three-time NHRA champion Greg Anderson pulled up to the starting line Saturday for the last time, it was go or go home. Only one problem. "I don't have a home right now," said Anderson, whose house was burned beyond repair two...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  3. Apparent demise of US F1 team is no surprise

    Terry Blount

    The US F1 team is done. Does this really surprise anyone? If so, it shouldn't. There's a pattern in racing that goes like this: Some group, usually with a well-known or well-connected person involved, announces it is starting a major racing team i...

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2010
  4. Don't expect Jimmie Johnson to apologize for dominating the NASCA...

    Terry Blount

    LAS VEGAS -- Jimmie Johnson won again last week. He may win Sunday, an outcome that wouldn't surprise a soul. He starts 20th in the Shelby American race, the worst starting spot of the four Hendrick Motorsports cars. Big deal. His starting spot m...

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  5. Jamie McMurray's emotional win in the Daytona 500 was life-changi...

    Terry Blount

    FONTANA, Calif. -- "There's no crying in baseball," as we all know from Tom Hanks' famous movie line, but crying is OK in NASCAR. That's what the drivers say about Jamie McMurray's tearful moment after winning the Daytona 500 last week. "You guy...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2010
  6. Danica Patrick is going to run in Saturday's Nationwide Series ra...

    Terry Blount

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Using a baseball analogy, Danica Patrick is going from one impressive showing in a Class A game to a Triple-A league in one week. That sounds pretty imposing. Actually, it's much worse. The reality is Patrick is going from a ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2010
  7. The NASCAR media may have jinxed Jimmie Johnson's run at Sprint C...

    Terry Blount

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson now officially is jinxed in his quest for a fifth consecutive Sprint Cup championship. For only the second time, the media has picked him to win the title. That's it. He's done. The results were announced Thurs...

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  8. A 10 percent pay cut for NASCAR drivers? Welcome to the club

    Terry Blount

    Every NASCAR driver and team owner just took a 10 percent pay cut. NASCAR is reducing the purse money by 10 percent for every Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series event this season. A lot of folks across the country would say welco...

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2010
  9. Without Kelley Earnhardt, there is no JR Motorsports for Dale Ear...

    Terry Blount

    Kelley Earnhardt is the general manager of JR Motorsports. In other words, she runs the place. But she says her famous little brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has to pull rank in the company every now and then. Kelley gave a funny example last week dur...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  10. The NHRA gets it right with four-wide racing at zMAX Dragway

    Terry Blount

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Some old-school NHRA fans won't approve. First it was reducing races to 1,000 feet. That was bad enough. Now it's racing four-wide? Sacrilege. Just a silly gimmick. For those who feel that way, we'll agree to disagree. You're dead...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  11. John Darby's replacement? How about Chad Knaus?

    Terry Blount

    CONCORD, N.C. -- I have the perfect solution for finding a way to beat Jimmie Johnson. I also have the perfect guy to replace John Darby as Sprint Cup Series director. Darby is taking a new position at NASCAR, which will be announced Thursday. An...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  12. NASCAR fans will come first in 2010

    Terry Blount

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Leave it to the old football coach to lead the charge. Only one day into the annual NASCAR Media Tour, the message is obvious: "Come back to us." That theme was emphasized by NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, who has given his share of...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2010
  13. Some media tour questions won't get an honest answer

    Terry Blount

    Three things you won't hear said this week during the annual NASCAR Media Tour: 1) NASCAR chairman Brian France: "We don't know if these changes will work, but we're going for it to try to shake things up." 2) Richard Petty and George Gillett: "Thi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2010
  14. This ain't your daddy's NASCAR Bud Shootout

    Terry Blount

    Derrike Cope has a spot in the 2010 Bud Shootout. For the younger fans who may not know, he won the Daytona 500 -- 20 years ago. Sixty-year-old Geoffrey Bodine, who hasn't raced in a Sprint Cup event since 2004, is invited to jump in a fire suit and...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  15. New Dodge boss Ralph Gilles is a grassroots racer

    Terry Blount

    LAS VEGAS -- New Dodge president and CEO Ralph Gilles has a message for Sen. John McCain. Last month while attending the NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix, McCain said Chrysler, including Dodge, was unlikely to survive, despite $15 million in government lo...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  16. The NHRA future is bright at John Force Racing

    Terry Blount

    In case you haven't noticed, John Force tends to ramble when he speaks, and he speaks a lot. It can give the impression that the 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion doesn't know what's going on around him. Impressions can be misleading. Force always is...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  17. Jimmie Johnson on verge of one of NASCAR's defining moments

    Terry Blount

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Many years from now, lots of people will say, "I was there." The crowd of 75,000 for the Ford 400 on Sunday will grow to about 750,000 in 2020. It's human nature, just a little white lie. It always happens on the rare occasions of...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2009