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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

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NASCAR Preview: Don’t Give Jimmie Johnson The Title Just Yet

Before anyone engraves Johnson’s name on the Sprint Cup, a little history lesson is needed. While it has been proven that Johnson can win titles, he has also shown that he can lose them.

11/15/2013

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship and finishing in fifteenth place 
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Rochester Hills Native Brad Keselowski Clinches NASCAR Championship Title

Keselowski clinched the title when fellow title contender Jimmie Johnson pulled out of the season finale because of a parts failure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2012

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Keselowski Could Become First Michigan Born Driver To Capture NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Championship

Brad Keselowski and five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson are the only two drivers in contention for the title and it’s truly Brad’s to lose as he enters the race with a 20 point lead.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

Kahne Wins Pole At MIS

Kasey Kahne’s future has been settled. The present doesn’t look too bad for him, either. After finally finding out where he’ll be driving next season, Kahne turned in an impressive performance for his current team […]

08/13/2010