Confessions Of A Plate Racing Fan

[caption id="attachment_688394" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 7, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida.[/caption] OK, I've put it out there- I am a plate racing fan. To the purist, this is sacrilege. This fan was always amused when racing great Mark Martin referred a race at Talladega as "the lotto." You can't argue with him; look at how many drivers who have only won at plate tracks. I co ...

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So Dale Earnhardt Jr Is A Broadcaster Now?

A few years ago, this veteran broadcaster would have been skeptical. Dale Earnhardt Jr. a broadcaster? Some of his post-race and post-wreck interviews would have been cause for skepticism. He talked 100 miles an hour, his eye contact was poor, and his vocabulary lacking. Frankly, this observer figured NASCAR's favorite son would go the way of Tony Stewart. At one point, being more of a motorsports businessman- with a big assist from his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller- seemed more logical. ...

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It’s Racing Like You’re Being Raced Right?

What a race! After Martin Truex Jr. blew away the field at Sonoma last week, Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson delivered a door banging, full contact finish in the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland. This is the kind of racing fans crave. In light of that, it's a bit curious the reaction of the fan to the win by Kyle Busch. It's especially perplexing when you consider the reaction of runner-up Kyle Larson. He accepted with class the consequences of initiating contact. Unlike the reaction of Kurt Busch ...

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Cole Pearn Is NASCAR’s New Resident Genius

That call to pit? Forget it, we're staying out. Cole Pearn- the crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. and the 78 car- helped deliver the win for his team. The call enabled Truex to obliterate the field at the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Sunday by ten seconds! Wham! How many times has Cole Pearn been a factor in a 78 win? I don't have an exact figure, but the number continues to climb higher. Not to dismiss the talents of Truex, but remember that 16 of his 18 victories have come since 2015. L ...

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Silly Season For NASCAR Sponsors

Today, "Silly Season" no longer just applies to NASCAR teams. The scramble to complete the personnel and funding picture now applies to the governing body itself. At least the funding part. This will get interesting as we see whether or not the coming paradigm shift will affect finding sponsors for individual teams. It no doubt will on some level. With the information we have so far, the notion of a single title sponsor seems to be going away once Monster Energy concludes its current run. ...

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