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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round three

Over 4,500 votes were cast in Round 2 of the Hottest NASCAR Driver Tournament, up to the very last minute! The results are in and they’re VERY interesting.

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little taylor hamlin has arrived

The daughter of Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish has finally arrived! Taylor James Hamlin made her debut yesterday at 8:20pm EST weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. Denny tweeted the announcement early this morning.

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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round two

The first round of the 2013 Hottest NASCAR Driver Tournament has ended and now we have the results! This is shaping up to be a very interesting tourney, I have a feeling that each round is going to be hotly contested.

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preseason thunder: not interested in dale jr.’s chips

NASCAR drivers reported to Daytona International Speedway yesterday for two days of Sprint Cup Series Preseason Thunder testing. This was supposed to be an extra-special testing session because they were driving the new sixth-generation car.

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2013 hottest nascar driver tournament: round one

It’s that time again! Who do YOU think is the supercutest NASCAR driver? We’re ready to find out who will be crowned the hottest driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2013! This year’s field is compiled of the drivers that completed 34 or more races in the 2012 season. The brackets were seeded randomly and we have five rounds (each round lasts a week) of action to determine the ultimate winner.

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little ryden hunter-reay has arrived

IndyCar’s 2012 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay welcomed his first child with his wife, Beccy, on Friday, December 28th. The couple’s son, Ryden, weighed in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 19.5 inches.

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interview: talking baby & marriage with denny hamlin’s girlfriend, jordan fish

I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Denny Hamlin’s girlfriend, Jordan Fish. Jordan met Denny when she was a dancer for the Charlotte Bobcats five years ago and since then their relationship has grown to the point where they’re now ready to welcome their first child — a girl — into the world later this month. Jordan is super sweet, honest and open. I had a blast talking with her about her life with Denny and learning more about who she is as a person.

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landon cassill got married

NASCAR driver Landon Cassill married his girlfriend, Katie Linsted, last Friday, December 28th, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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reed sorenson got engaged

‘Tis the season to get engaged! Reed Sorenson proposed to his girlfriend, Laura Frame, yesterday (Christmas Day). According to Reed, she said “yea.”

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trevor bayne got engaged

Yep, ladies he’s off the market! 21-year-old Trevor Bayne proposed to his girlfriend, Ashton Clapp, today and she said yes. Trevor shared the news via Twitter.

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indycar drivers talk christmas plans & presents

IndyCar recently asked their drivers how they will spend Christmas this year in addition to naming the best Christmas gifts they’ve ever received.

david ragan got married

David Ragan married his longtime girlfriend, Jacquelyn Butler, on Saturday, December 15th in Charlotte, NC.

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interview: a conversation with ryan newman

On the day of the last race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season I had the opportunity to interview Ryan Newman (as you can see in the photo above). This was all thanks to his sponsor Quicken Loans who brought me down to Miami last month. It was a quick but really interesting conversation.

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Brad Keselowski on if he'll ever keep his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship trophy at his house. (December 11, 2012)

kyle busch dances gangnam style

Wow. Just. Wow. :)

You must watch this video of Kyle Busch dancing at the Kyle Busch Motorsports Christmas party. You won’t regret it. :)

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givin’ it away: no. 39 quicken loans mini-diecast cars

Thanks to the awesome people at Quicken Loans I’m giving away twenty, that’s 2-0, No. 39 Quicken Loans mini-diecasts! If you love Ryan Newman you’re gonna want to win one of these.

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champion’s week: photo gallery two of two

The 2012 NASCAR Champion’s Week is over and here are the photos I was able to use for the site. Enjoy! :)

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champion’s week: photo gallery one of two

Since I’m not in Las Vegas (*sniffle*) for NASCAR’s Champion’s Week festivities all I can do is post photos. Above is what I’ve got so far from Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ll post everything else on Saturday.

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homestead: penske persistence pays off (say that ten times fast) and other stuff

I was going to write a whole paragraph about how traveling sucked but I figured what’s the point. You guys have been there, you know what I was dealing with on my flights from San Francisco to Charlotte and then on to Miami. Although I have to say I have NEVER been on a flight so full of babies & toddlers as I did that Saturday. It was crazy and it made me vow that if I ever have kids I’m not flying anywhere with them until they’re adults. :)

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danica patrick’s getting a divorce

Wowzers! Danica Patrick is divorcing her husband of seven years, Paul Hospenthal. She announced the split on her Facebook page this afternoon.