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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NASCAR Racing At Road Courses Has Changed

In some racing museum somewhere, you may find an endangered species. Typically, this species had its origins in sports cars series or perhaps some form of open wheel racing. Critics would argue that NASCAR racing on road courses is like a pig doing ballet. Among the old time legends of the sport, you would struggle to find one proficient at road course racing. Dale Earnhardt won only once on a road course- at Watkins Glen. By comparison- Richard Petty had six, Bobby Allison five, and Davi ...

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A Winner Is In A Position To Be Lucky

"Merry Christmas, Clint Bowyer." I'm sure many of you were thinking just that after last Sunday's race at Michigan. By virtue of being in the right place at the right time, Kansas Clint walks away a winner for the second time this season. Some would say the win was pure luck. Really? Let's talk about this. Before we dismiss this win as somehow tainted, consider this: that in order to finish first, you must first finish. NASCAR races and racing in general is test of survival. Otherwise, th ...

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Dominance In NASCAR Is A Good Thing

No, no stuttering here. Dominance in NASCAR is a good thing....once in a while. Am I sure about that? Yes, and here's why. Though he's still among the greats, the mustard is off of Jimmie Johnson's hot dog. He's not through being a quality competitor, but it's no given he'll get that record-breaking eighth championship. He and Hendrick Motorsports have looked pretty mortal this season. That leaves something of a void. So, follow along here, the dominance in NASCAR of Kevin Harvick, Mar ...

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Martin Truex Jr.: Not To Be Forgotten

This year's quest for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship is far from a two horse race. While Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch are the clear front runners, defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has reminded us his car is no Clydesdale. Recognizing that the 78 was a long run car at Pocono Sunday, Martin Truex and crew chief Cole Pearn played their cards right and picked off their second win of the season. The Furniture Row team may not appear as imposing as they did in 2017, they'r ...

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