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Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) and Juan Pablo Montoya (42) drive through turn four on a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Can NASCAR Steer Itself Back Into Popularity?

Commentator Frank Deford has some theories about why NASCAR is having trouble expanding its audience.

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Hit The Numbers: Stats guys say that the clutch is a random crap shoot. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Frank Deford to football players: Get more creative when you win, please. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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The Straight Dope: The use of steroids and blood doping traces back at least into the 1970s. Robert Byron/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swims toward shore in Key West, Fla., on Sept. 2, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. She arrived at the beach about 53 hours after beginning her swim in Havana. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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A gay-rights activist chants slogans during a demonstration in front of the Russian Consulate in New York on July 31. Gays in the United States and elsewhere are outraged by Russia's intensifying campaign against gay-rights activism. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Television personality Regis Philbin participates in a Fox Sports 1 press event to launch the new show Crowd Goes W!ld. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Former baseball player Pete Rose at a boxing event in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2012. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Dick Kazmaier of Princeton University poses with the Heisman Trophy at New York's Downtown Athletic Club before the official presentation in 1951. Kazmaier, the last Ivy Leaguer to win the Heisman Trophy, died on Thursday. John Rooney/AP hide caption

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Dick Kazmaier, 'A Honey Of A Guy'

Commentator Frank Deford remembers the last Ivy League football player to win the Heisman Trophy. Kazmaier, 82, died on Thursday.

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Why Would You Volunteer For Next Year's Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is one of the great financial bonanzas of modern times. From the players to the networks to the hotels, everybody involved with it makes a killing.

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