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12:22  07 december  2017
12:22  07 december  2017 Source:   charlotteobserver.com

Joe Gibbs: Daniel Suarez "is everything you could want as a driver"

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When you don ’ t know what to get for that NASCAR driver on your holiday gift list By Brendan Marks. December 06, 2017 07:27 PM. Ah, the holidays . A time for celebrating with family, remembering all the good times from the past year, and being thankful for what we have.

I don ’ t know about you , but I love online shopping. There’s something about the thrill of finding the perfect gift at a great deal, all without If I were buying a gift for NASCAR drivers , it would only be fair to buy something for everybody. I saw this was on your wish list . Sorry if you ’ve already read it.

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The driver we find here knows that all his wins won' t be enough to get him to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. You may ask, "If he's winning, why wont Essentially, you don ' t want to enter in the series that is considered "super competitive" and finish fifth every week. Honestly, no one besides your dad will

You might know Earnhardt best as NASCAR ’s most popular driver , but he’s also the president of JR Motorsports. When you do that, it gets people excited to work with you and want to help you . When you don ’ t create those types of close working relationships, it’s really difficult to get people to work

Ah, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, remembering all the good times from the past year, and being thankful for what we have.

And, as a way of showing our appreciation for one another, giving presents.

But what do people really want? Teenagers may ask for a video game system, or young adults may ask for tickets to a concert. Because athletes, including NASCAR drivers, are people too, that means they're also in line for gifts.

So let's try to give a handful of NASCAR's best drivers and biggest names what they really want for the holidays. You'll find the perfect (somewhat fictional) gift guide below:

Dale Earnhardt Jr (A parenting book): Earnhardt, unfortunately for his legions of loyal fans, ran his last race in November at Homestead, meaning now he's retired from NASCAR's Cup Series. The next great challenge for the 15-time winner of the sport's Most Popular Driver award? Being a dad. Earnhardt and his wife, Amy, announced earlier this season they are expecting their first child next year. The best thing we could give Earnhardt at this point, who has no children, is an intro-to-parenting book. If you thought racing was tough, get ready for dirty diapers.

Wood Brothers owner recovering from heart surgery

  Wood Brothers owner recovering from heart surgery Eddie Wood, co-owner of the legendary Wood Brothers NASCAR team, underwent open heart surgery and is recovering, the team announced Tuesday. The planned surgery to repair a prolapsed mitral valve took place Monday in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital according to NBC Sports. The Wood Brothers Twitter acccount reports that Wood is doing fine after the procedure.Eddie Wood is the oldest child of Wood Brothers co-founder Glen Wood, a former driver turned team owner who launched the race team in with his brother Leonard in 1950 and was indcuted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Don ’ t you think that they found themselves, after so many failures, questioning what they wanted to do, not knowing what direction they wanted their lives to The last and final question that you need to ask yourself when you ’re confused, lost and you have no idea where your life is heading, is to ask how

Don ' t Mess With Taxes is an Amazon Affiliate. In other words, my ramblings on the ol' blog are free advice and you know what they say about getting what you pay for. That's why when it comes to filing your taxes, I urge you to get additional, professional, paid-for guidance from an accountant, Enrolled

Kyle Larson (A working engine (or a few)): Larson, 25, was one of NASCAR's most dominant drivers all season, and he looked poised to compete for a championship through the first half of the playoffs. But then in the playoff cutdown race at Kansas, his engine inexplicably blew and eliminated him prematurely from contention. Then it happened again weeks later, and Larson ended up not finishing four races in a row. Had that not happened, Larson would have been one of the favorites at Homestead, but now he'll have to wait for 2018 to get his first crack at a title.

Chase Elliott (His first win): This one's got to come soon anyway. Elliott has finished second seven times (!!) in his young career without winning a race, coming as close as the last lap or two on several occasions. That said, he still finished the season fifth in points and almost made it to Homestead without a win. That would have been impressive. Look for Elliott to finally get a win in 2018, and potentially more than one.

NASCAR's newest and youngest champions honored in Charlotte

  NASCAR's newest and youngest champions honored in Charlotte More of NASCAR’s newest champions – including some of its youngest stars – were officially crowned Friday night at the NASCAR Home Tracks Awards. During a banquet and the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom, the champions of seven NASCAR series – K&N Pro Series East and West, Pinty’s, Peak Mexico, Whelen Modified, NASCAR Whelen Euro and Whelen All-American – officially received their titles and rings.Among the group were three first-time champions – Harrison Burton (K&N Pro Series East), Alon Day (Whelen Euro) and Alex Labbe (Pinty’s). Burton, at 16, was also the youngest.

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When it comes to finding the perfect holiday gifts for a crew like this it’s easy peasy. What do you choose for the most challenging people on your gift list ? We’ve all got to eat, right? Whether a bottle of wine, a collection of fine chocolates or tea, or a basket of food items you know your particular

Jimmie Johnson (No. 8): Not the actual number, as his No. 48 has done him very well throughout his career, but championship No. 8. Johnson won his record-tying seventh in 2016 by storming from behind, and now he's tied with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most all-time. But Johnson was never really a threat to win in 2017, despite three wins, and he'll look to finish 2018 on a better note. That eighth trophy would make him, statistically, the GOAT (Greatest of All Time).

Danica Patrick (A good finish in her last race): Patrick's announcement that she was retiring from being a full-time Cup Series driver in November was tough, but at least her fans will get to see her suit up for one last NASCAR race at the 2018 Daytona 500. Patrick has never won a NASCAR Cup Series race, but the Daytona 500 actually has been one of her better tracks, considering she won the pole for the 2013 iteration and came in eighth there. Patrick doesn't need to win her final Cup Series race to go out on a high note, but she'd certainly like to finish better than 28th, where she finished the 2017 season.

Kurt Busch agrees to 1-year deal with Stewart-Haas Racing

  Kurt Busch agrees to 1-year deal with Stewart-Haas Racing Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing have agreed to a one-year deal.Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing have agreed to a one-year deal to have the 2017 Daytona 500 winner continue driving the No. 41 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season, Motorsport.com has learned.

A gift - list app is probably one of the least expensive gifts you 'll buy this season since most are free or under a dollar. It will certainly save you from some holiday blues (Android) Don ' t write in your diary wondering how you 'll get everything done for the holidays , use it to get your gift list under control.

Driving into the corner: When drivers say they are having problems driving into the corner it means the Drivers search for a fast groove, and that has been known to change depending on track and Short pit: The strategy of pitting well before running out of fuel, getting fresh tires to make up time on

Martin Truex Jr. (To stop time): Maybe this is a little silly, but considering everything Truex has going for him right now, this makes the most sense. The man just won his first Cup Series title, which capped a dream season for him. His longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex, who has battled ovarian cancer, was healthy enough to be there to celebrate with him. And he won several awards at last week's NASCAR awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Yeah, now would be a good point to just freeze time and savor everything he has going for him.

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