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As a sport, NASCAR prides itself on its access to its drivers, teams and personalities. Just hours before  a race, fans can see their favorite driver up-close at the track through driver appearances in fan zone areas, autograph sessions or through other question & answer opportunities for fans.

This access is what separates NASCAR from other major sports. One cannot easily go to an NFL or Major League Baseball game and get that kind of access to their favorite athlete.

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It’s hard to believe, but the time is almost here! Following an off-season that has seemed as if it would never end, the start of the 2012 NASCAR season is almost upon us! In just a few short days, that rumble of stock car engines will fill the air, christening another exciting season in the world’s premiere form of racing!

But at times, the wait can be agonizing. Here are 10 signs that you are ready for the 2012 season to arrive.

10. You refuse to get into your vehicle by opening the door. Instead, you climb in through the window.

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Making Sense Out Of Silly Season

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A lot of newness fills the beginning of each season, as every team starts with a renewed feeling of optimism. After all, everyone begins the season tied for first place, giving many teams the belief that this is their chance to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. For other drivers, there are aspirations of a first Sprint Cup Series victory or qualifying for the Chase for the Championship. 

For some drivers, it's also a time to get used to a new team. Confused with all the driver and crew chief changes? Not to worry! Here's a breakdown of who has gone where entering the 2012 season.

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Full Rundown of ESPN's Speedweeks Coverage

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

With the NASCAR season getting underway at Daytona International Speedway this week, ESPN’s multimedia platforms will have two weeks of comprehensive coverage of events surrounding the Feb. 26 running of the Daytona 500.

Television coverage, highlighted by Daytona locations for ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter and ESPN2’s daily news program NASCAR Now, coverage of NASCAR Media Day on ESPNEWS and NASCAR Nationwide Series practice and qualifying, will culminate with the NASCAR Nationwide Series 300-mile race on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 25.

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Get ready, Atlanta fans! The No. 3 AdvoCare Bus is coming your way! The No. 3 bus, emblazoned with the No. 3 to commemorate Austin Dillon and AdvoCare's partnership in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. Be on the lookout for the bus at various locations in the Atlanta area, where AdvoCare Spark samples will be available. AdvoCare distributors will also be present to talk and meet with anyone interested in AdvoCare and its products.

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Scores of big names have joined fans for NASCAR events through the years at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Future United States President Jimmy Carter, retired four-star general Colin Powell, country music icon Charlie Daniels, Dukes of Hazzard cast member John Schneider and actor Tom Cruise are but some of the big names who have joined us during race weekends. 

Should things go a certain way on Super Bowl Sunday, a reigning Super Bowl champion could be added to that list. Among the players vying to be part of the Super Bowl champions on Sunday will be New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco. 

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