Mild Or Wild, There’s Nothing In Between At Talladega

Are you like me? Sometimes watching a race at Talladega Superspeedway has been as frustrating as can be. For this fan, racing at Talladega has been a lot like fighting a war: hours of sheer boredom, following by seconds of sheer terror. Races where drivers wouldn't pass each other, two car tangoes, and pile-ups that fouled the fortunes of my favorite contenders are too vivid in my head. Like you- I keep watching, because you just never know what a day in Alabama may bring. Talladega has s ...

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Saturday Night At The Fights

"Any publicity is good publicity" the adage goes. It's not every day NASCAR finds itself talked about on Good Morning America. One question though: NASCAR is a RACING series right? If it is, then what happened Saturday night at the Bank of America 500 may not be the kind of attention the series needs. Do you remember what one of the criticisms of NASCAR is by the non-fan? That it is low brow entertainment preferred by those that somehow find enjoyment in watching cars go around in circle ...

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Nascar Odds: Bank of America 500

[caption id="attachment_685098" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] For a sport always trying to do something new, Nascar outdid itself. The Nascar odds for Saturday night's Bank of America 500 are backwards, with points and predictions having the least alignment I've ever seen in five years of writing for this site. It's amazing what Kansas can do. (more...) ...

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Looking For Chase Drama Where None Exists

Oh, the hand wringing! Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Brad Keselowski out of the Chase? Oh, the horrors! The media is stirring up all this drama as if the elimination of this trio is a foregone conclusion. These guys are looking for NASCAR drama where none really exists! I'll tell you who should be feeling the pressure: it's those drivers, who for the most part haven't been a real part of the championship discussion. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newma ...

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Kyle Larson Is Running With Fast Company

  Pop quiz time....how many of you thought Kyle Larson would be this good, this soon? That's o.k. Mr. and Mrs. Larson, you can put your hands down. You too, grandma, I'm sure Kyle appreciates the support. Most serious fans knew the phenom was highly successful as a Sprint Car stud, but usually, you expect a fair amount of futility to accompany those moments of brilliance.  This observer is beginning to think the other shoe isn't going to drop. While Larson's inaugural NASCAR Sprin ...

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