Tony Stewart: A Rush To Judgment

As this is being written, we are awaiting an update on the condition of Tony Stewart. Since word got out earlier this week of the former champion's accident, there has been endless speculations and judgments rendered concerning this latest bit of bad luck in his life. Here's an idea: while we wait for this to play out, let's not avoid a rush to judgment. Watching the reaction to the news on social media makes one long for the day when we had less "information" to work with. You know wh ...

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Five Things To Look Forward To In 2016

In just 19 short days, the Daytona 500 will mark the beginning of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Fans haven't embraced all the changes that have come down the pike over the past decade, but there are some things to look forward to. For instance: A Freshened Up Daytona International Speedway- Much energy and care has been put into what has been described as a "re-imagined" Daytona. The entrances have been expanded and re-designed, complete with escalators and elevators. That's music to ...

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NASCAR Recap: Next To Last Off Week

Can Valentine's Day get here already? It's not like I have plans for a swanky dinner or big show; it's that we've waited nearly three months for actual racing that is now less than two weeks away. With a wait that reminds me of my time as a 5-year old before Christmas, here's a look at winners and losers from the next to last off week of this NASCAR season. (more...) ...

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2016 Chase Change Predictions

Two weeks from today, the 2016 Sprint Cup season will officially begin with the Sprint Unlimited. With actual action down the front stretch, it's time to start making predictions about the 2016 Sprint Cup season. Next week, it's Homestead predictions. This week, let's look at four drivers who I believe will make the Chase and the four drivers who will be on the outside looking in this 2016 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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Caution Clock: Logic Flying In The Face of Competition

Sometimes, a competitor or team is so great they dominate. Few people here may remember how the Boston Celtics won seven (!) championships in a row in the 60s. The Yankees owned baseball in the 50s. It seems like the NFL in the 90s was all about the Cowboys and 49ers. Pro-change NASCAR fans like to bring up the Southern 500 in 1965, where Ned Jarrett won by  14 laps. Isn't that kind of domination the reward for your preparation, talent and hard work? Some don't think so. Where I live, I r ...

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