NASCAR NEEDS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

If you’re much over the age of 25, you’ll recall baseball’s lost season of 1994, when player and owners reached an impasse. Some called the battle of “the millionaires versus the billionaires,” but fans felt they came out the real losers. When play resumed in 1995, the fans let the sport hear about it with attendance off by some 20 percent, and those showing up being none to quiet about their disdain for what baseball had become. Not missing a game in near ...

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LEAST MEMORABLE NASCAR STORIES OF 2010

As Old Man Time ushers in a new year, many NASCAR experts look ahead to the 2011 season brimming with possibilities while some look back to the best moments from the past decade or try to classify NASCAR's sexiest mustaches. All too often the least memorable stories fall through the cracks in the Daytona Speedway, overlooked in favor of exciting or juicy stories.Here are the least memorable stories of 2010. These stories will go down in the annals of history as the gum stuck to the shoe of NASCA ...

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NASCAR CHRISTMAS LIST

For Richard Petty Smart financial managers that let The King run the race team and intelligent decisions are made with the budget and spending.For Jamie McMurray More big trophies.For Race Fans A collection of Indy 500/Charlotte 600 double dipping drivers. That means the logistics need to be possible. Forget the $20 million bonus. I could put up the money for that. That is how safe it is. I just love to see racers who need a steering wheel and the rest of the machine is inconsequential. For Kurt ...

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HOLIDAY PROP BETS

 Tis the season for crappy bowl games and new ways to capitalize on amateur athletes. I went to Ohio University. My editor went to Ohio University. Our football team stunk to high heaven most of the time we were in Athens.  Ohio played in the New Orleans Bowl against Troy. It’s the second straight bowl game for the Bobcats. I should care. I don’t. Since I don’t care about my alma mater playing, I don’t care about the other 30 irrelevant games goin ...

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NASCAR IS A BETTER LIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE THAN THE NFL

CHARLOTTE _ Throughout much of the 2010 season, one of the biggest topics discussed by the media, NASCAR officials and track representatives was lackluster attendance. There were empty seats at Daytona, Talladega, Martinsville and even Bristol – regardless of the quality of racing on the track. The NFL’s ratings have at times embarrassed NASCAR’s and its attendance numbers are rarely mentioned. The leader in most categories when it comes to American sports, the NFL is often the ...

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