I'm back from my weekend at Dover, no longer a NASCAR virgin. More about all that later.

For now, a nice bit of journalistic-y stuff from Deadspin here regarding Bill Simmons' imminent re-upping with ESPN.

If they announce it at the upfront Tuesday, I will be on the scene to follow up myself.

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So it now appears ESPN has locked up two of its big 2010 free agents - Chris Berman and Simmons.

Next on the list: a certain sideline reporter currently readying for the semifinals of "Dancing With the Stars."