Is A Two Horse Race A Bad Thing For NASCAR?

So far, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign is the Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch show. It's no "manufactured" rivalry. It's Toyota vs. Ford. JGR vs. SHR. It's two guys who've rattled sabres more than once. These guys really don't like each other. It could make for great drama at Homestead if this continues. Now here's the question: is it a bad thing for NASCAR if two drivers dominate? Let's consider Sunday's race. Harvick ran into trouble and wasn't a factor. Busch opened a ...

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A Rules Package Change? Another Band-Aid?

[caption id="attachment_688335" align="aligncenter" width="520"] CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 19: during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)[/caption] If you're a serious fan, then you've already heard it. NASCAR's leadership is considering using the all-star race rules package at select future races. According to a a news release at Jayski.com, discussions picked up further st ...

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Kyle Busch: Gone Sailing

Some races, we see a great racer take a less than perfect car and will it to victory. Some races, a driver gets a great car and whips the field into submission. Kyle Busch can thank the guys at the shop at Joe Gibbs Racing for his dominating victory at the 2018 running of the Coca-Cola 600. "Adam Stevens and everybody on this Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was just on it, and that M&M's Camry was fast and wanted to stay up front, and it was pretty easy to do that with something driving so go ...

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For The France Family, It’s Time To Let Go

It's time for fresh blood. A new set of eyes. A new perspective. It's time for the France family to let go. Talk that NASCAR's first (and only) family is looking to sell has been swirling for weeks. As this observer ponders the possibility, now is the right time to make a change. Though the ratings, track attendance and general interest in NASCAR has been going on for close to a decade, it can actually get worse. While the France family has thrown ample creativity at addressing what ails ...

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Classy 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Can you say there were really any surprises with the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class? Not for me. All were going to get in sooner or later, and for the older inductees it's nice they get in while their here to enjoy it. That was what always stuck in my craw with NASCAR pioneer owner Raymond Parks. They could have inducted him into the Hall of Fame while he was still alive, but they missed that opportunity. He should have been among the very first, with all apologies to some who got in ahea ...

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