Where Are The Young Fans Going?

There's a shift in the sports landscape, and you can see it. At this moment, fewer are going to NFL football games, and here in NASCAR Nation, even Captain Obvious can see that venues that used to sell out, aren't anymore. In particular, one struggles to find as many young fans getting into motorsports as there used to be. The causes are numerous, and we've explored them here before. If you're like me, and you're in your fifties, you may recall a time when you tinkered with your car in th ...

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One Veteran Driver- Kurt Busch- Will Be Back

Many of NASCAR's old guard- either for health or for sponsorship reasons- have been forced to the sidelines. One former champion- Kurt Busch- will be back for the 2018 season. Not only will the 2004 champion return for another season of racing, he will be doing so in the 41 car he has piloted since 2014. Kurt Busch appeared to have his career placed in limbo when Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would not have his contract renewed last summer. All along, both SHR and the 38-year old Day ...

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Richard Petty Motorsports Switches To Chevrolet

Remember the jingle? "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet," the iconic commercial tune went. Just as iconic as those symbols is Richard Petty to the world of NASCAR racing. RPM will not only align with "the bowties" in 2018, they will also align technically with Richard Childress Racing. That's the word at Jayski.com. While Richard Petty himself is more of a NASCAR ambassador and organizational figurehead, in this season of change, it's good to see an icon from the sport's heyday ...

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Where Will Dale Earnhardt Jr Fans Go Now?

Dale Earnhardt Jr has hung up his helmet and will trade it for a microphone. NASCAR's most popular driver will no longer grace the cockpit of the 88 car. Junior Nation is huge within NASCAR circles. Where will those legions of fans turn? One has to wonder how many of those fans got into NASCAR because of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Some hard core fans put his popularity on his dad's name. Undeniably, there is some truth to that, though in terms of his demeanor and his career, Junior bore little ...

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Bud Moore: A Real American Hero, Part II

".....one who made many contributions to the sport. One whose firm handshake was as good as any contract. One who always gave a straight answer. Most of all, to be remembered as a man who loved his family, his country and the sport of racing."- Bud Moore on how he'd like to be remembered. No history of NASCAR is complete without the mention of Bud Moore. Though his fascination with cars began racing around on the streets of Spartanburg, South Carolina in his teens, the man who would be in ...

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