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Ex-NASCAR Driver Jimmy Neal Busted

Ex-NASCAR driver, 56-year-old Jimmy Neal was arrested again, this allegedly his third time behind bars in a month.

And we use that title ex-NASCAR very loosely since Neal was never in a national NASCAR race but did run some laps in a regional series in the 1980s.

Earlier this year he tried outrunning the cops in a high-speed race that was said to hit speeds of up to 140 MPH but when his engine blew, he was busted and booked for the incident.

After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor felony evasion while driving recklessly, he was sentenced to a month behind bars followed by probation.

No problem, right?

Do the short time for the driving conviction, abide by probation and get on with your life. Not if you’re Neal.

Neal was later accused of rape and arrested again then just hours after bailing out on that charge he went for the trifecta and got popped again, this time for drug possession.

Neal may have gotten away with getting stoned to forget his troubles but according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, his bail bondsman allegedly caught him in a motel with methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia.

The bail bondsman called the cops and the rest is history.

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McMurray Dodges Pot Hole And Wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a total of 2 ½ hours of red flag mostly because of a pot hole in the track, Jamie McMurray inched out Dale Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Jr. to win the Super Bowl of NASCAR on Sunday in a amazing finish.

The long delays pushed the race into a 6 hour 10 minute marathon and put a major blemish on the event but to those several frustrated fans who left Daytona International Speedway early, you missed an amazing show.

Brought to tears during the post-race interviews McMurray said, “I can’t really put it into words the way it feels. I’m trying to be genuine and as sincere as I can and not sound cliche: as a kid growing up, this is what you dream of, of being able to win the Daytona 500.”

McMurray’s victory came after a sprint to the finish line with Earnhardt, a 12-time Daytona winner riding on his bumper right to the end. When it was over, McMurray beat Junior by just .119 seconds to earn the first Daytona 500 win of his career.

“Fans deserve probably more of a show, so that’s what they got,” said Earnhardt. “I didn’t know where I was, you know, ’til I really kind of got done almost wrecking down the back straightaway. Then I looked up — there’s just one car in front of me, ‘Jamie’s gonna win this damn race!’ I was happy for him. He deserves it. They’ve been through a lot. It’s a great team.”

During the delay some of the drivers relaxed in their cars making light of the situation. “Let’s put a cone over that Daytona 500 Potholehole. You think we can dodge that the rest of the day?” said one of the drivers.

After the first delay to repair the pot hole, the race resumed but more and more asphalt wore away and after a short time of cars flying over it at 190 MPH it was bigger than it was the first time.

This incident is embarrassing for NASCAR and DIS but the excitement of the finish may help erase much of that. Sunday’s 500 also saw a record number of different leaders throughout the race.

After the race, DIS president Robin Braig apologized for the hole and the delays that caused those fans to head to the exits long before the finish.

“We’re the World Center of Racing. This is the Daytona 500. This is not supposed to happen, and I take full responsibility,” Braig said. “We can come back from this. We know how to fix it. This is hallowed ground. We understand that. We accept the responsibility.”

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Woman Drivers! Chrissy Wallace and Danica Both Crash in Nationwide 300

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tony Stewart has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the Danica Wreck Daytonafifth time in the last six years.

Now for the bigger news, in her NASCAR debut at Daytona International Speedway Danica Patrick lasted until Lap 68 when she was involved in a 10 or 12-car wreck in the Nationwide Series event.

Danica was running smoothly in the 21st position when several cars bumped and spun out in front of her. She maintained her position in the middle of the track, a strategy that paid off earlier in the race when she was able to avoid spinning cars during an earlier wreck but using the same tactic the second time in the race ended her day early. Unable to avoid the spinning cars, she hit some debris then slammed into the outside wall damaging her car and knocking herself out of the race.

Shortly after, her crew pushed the car back to the garage and evaluated the heavy damage to the front right area of the vehicle.

Last week after completed the ARCA event at DIS and taking 6th place, Danica felt comfortable enough to move her NASCAR debut up a week to today’s Nationwide 300 season-opener.

She expects to run again next week in California then again in the following Nationwide race in Las Vegas.

Driving in the shadows of Danica, the other female competing in the race was Chrissy Wallace who also had an unscheduled visit with the wall, this one during Lap 1.

Ms. Wallace spun out near turn four slid across the track and slammed into the wall totaling her vehicle.

During an interview shortly after the crash, she blamed Paul Menard for the accident. “It was a “dumb mistake on his part,” said the disgruntled driver. That’s hard to argue with after seeing the replay of the accident where it appeared Menard pushed Wallace causing her to spin out of control.

Before throwing your PBR at the TV and getting your panties in a wad screaming out the cliche ‘woman drivers!’ you may want to watch the replays. Both of these wrecks were caused by some of men in the race.

BTW, Chrissy was one of four Wallaces in NASCAR’s second-tier event. Dad Mike Wallace, Uncle Kenny Wallace and cousin Steve Wallace also started the race.

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Danica Does Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick the most popular female race car driver on the planet is currently honing herDanica in Daytona skills at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for her NASCAR Nationwide series debut on Saturday February 13th.

Danica will be driving the No. 7 Chevrolet owned by JR Motorsports; Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick and her crew chief will be Tony Eury Jr.

The two-year deal between Danica and JR Motorsports was announced in 2009 and the hype and plan for her to debut at Daytona began immediately. Patrick’s deal requires her to participate on a limited basis and the word on the street is we should expect her to compete in nearly 20 events in 2010.

Danica came to Daytona for practice sessions on the tri-oval during the winter break and made her ARCA debut this past Saturday. She has garnered a lot of media attention and qualified her Chevy appearing cautious at times while she adjusted to her new vehicle.

During that ARCA race the ride was going smoothly with a little under 30 laps left when Patrick lost control and spun through the tri-oval and the grass eventually making a sweet recovery then working her way back for a 6th place finish. Dale Jr. and the team were very pleased with that inaugural performance.

Danica and the boys played again during Nationwide series practice where she again held her own and grabbed a 26th place finish out of 51 cars, showing she wasn’t afraid to run with the big boys.

Patrick is guaranteed a spot in the race using points from CJM racings No. 11 team that finished 15th in points last season. Tony Eury Jr. was quoted as saying “She just soaks it all up” and she asks a lot of questions.

Taking it all in stride, during a recent television interview Danica said “We kept the car in one piece, I ran out there with some big guys, so that was good.”

Now she will have to earn the same respect of the rest of the competitors in the Nationwide series while she stays focused on making her way to her first trip to a NASCAR victory lane.

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Danica Patrick Takes Test Drive at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH – ESPN reported that Danica Patrick will make her ARCA debut on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway but has Danica Patrick not decided on whether she will begin what will be a 13-race Nationwide Series schedule for JRM at Daytona or wait until the next week at California.

Danica said there’s a 50-percent chance it will happen at Daytona, but first she wants to learn more about the car. She also has to get NASCAR’s approval, which likely won’t come until after the ARCA race.

Danica did take her first test run in Daytona today for the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and completed a total of five laps, reaching a maximum speed of 176.142 mph.

That speed is almost 50 mph off the IndyCar pace at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Danica Patrick Joining NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The AP reported that a reputable source said Danica Patrick will be joining the NASCAR circuit.

Danica PatrickThe sexy driver, seen here in the Sports Climax “Sexiest Female Athletes Gallery”, has graced the pages in sexy swimsuit and near naked photo spreads for Sports Illustrated and Maxim Magazine.

Patrick is expected to announce her NASCAR deal at a Tuesday news conference in Phoenix and will be driving for the NASCAR Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

GoDaddy.com is expected to sponsor her NASCAR run as well as her future IndyCar races.

Patrick recently signed a three-year deal to stay in the IndyCar series, but that schedule allows enough time for her to also compete in NASCAR.

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Fights, ‘roids and Danica

NASCAR has been squeezing itself onto prime-time sports shows on ESPN and some of the other major networks after last week’s steroid investigation of driver Ron Hornaday and the all-out brawl that took place at the end of Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in New Hampshire.

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Many mainstream sports fans seem to be jumping on the NASCAR bandwagon because, let’s face it, nothing like a good hockey fight, a first-round knockout or a plain old-fashioned brawl between a bunch a’ good ole Pabst-drinking boys from the south, kickin’ each other’s ass; just because.

The fight started after David Starr spun out Todd Bodine. Bodine retaliated by ramming into the back of Starr’s vehicle-sounds like a day on the L.A Freeway during the road-rage 90’s without the guns.

The pit crews for Bodine and Starr both took offense to their rival driver and decided to start throwing a few haymakers right there in the pit. Spectators who viewed the “main event” said the fighters left the arena with a split decision.

The Las Vegas Speedway tried to lighten the incident up by offering to set up a “friendly” tug-of-war bout between the two cranky crews before this week’s truck series race in Vegas and said they were, “Happy to supply the rope.”

I’m sure they are . . . but what really for?

The incident put NASCAR back in the news for the second straight week after last week’s Hornaday steroids inquiry earned national airtime. NASCAR borrowed a chapter from the MLB and NHL marketing books; combating steroid accusations one week, then going toe-to-toe the next.

Both got ‘em a spot on sports highlight reels.

Fights between drivers seem to be stealing the attention away from the sport that many sports buffs think of as nothing but a bunch of rednecks driving wreck-less as hell in the same circle hundreds of times, without turn signals or horns.

The cat-fight the fans really wanted to see ended up just a tease when Danica Patrick and Venezuelan Milka Duno got into each other’s face after a race recently; the argument only elevating into towel-throwing. That knock-down-drag-out-ripping-each-others-clothes-off event can only happen in all of our minds now.

Back to the crew vs. crew incident, NASCAR did suspend a bunch of team members and put them on probation until December 31. Fines totaling $15,000 were also handed out. That calculates out to about 2,500 cans of PBR . . . now that’s hitting below the belt.

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