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rickyTruck rookie still practices, builds motocross tracks.

There’s no disguising how much love former Supercross and motocross hero Ricky Carmichael has for the sport that financially fixed his destiny for life.

But there’s also no question that Carmichael, 29, who plans to race more than half of the 2009 Camping World Truck Series schedule for Kevin Harvick Inc., has no desire to revisit the atmosphere he thrived in for more than a decade….  Details

Andrew Bradley gazed down the beginner’s slope at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort through a mask of trepidation.

The 20-year-old soldier never skied before. Had never really seen snow, save the icy inch that occasionally gathers around his Texas home.

Oh, and Bradley’s right leg was blown off just two months ago by a roadside bomb that struck his patrol in Iraq, a fact that he seemed to consider no greater a challenge than slick snow and gravity.

“I know it’s weird, but it really never bothered me…  Details


Empty seats? NASCAR doesn’t want to see this at the races.

How can a person try to justify going to the races, when some can’t even pay their mortgage these days?

Times were good last year and race fans renewed their tickets to the next race they had been attending yearly no matter what the cost. They want to be locked in to their favorite seats for years to come, and you just can’t give up that RV spot or next time you try to get one you’ll be out in the sticks.

How fun is it to go when you can barely afford the gas to get there, much less miss out on all … 

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Forbes is out with its list of the world’s richest people. And it’s been a rough year for billionaires.

Last year there were 1,125 billionaires in the world. This year there’s only 793 folks with fortunes that have at least nine zeroes.

That includes NASCAR’s stable of …  Details


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