The Daly Planet Ends Its Run

Well, color me confused -- with the 2009 season less than two weeks away, The Daly Planet, a widely respected and avidly read blog that dissects the finer points of NASCAR TV broadcasts, is ending its two-year run.  While I can appreciate how a person might get burnt on this whole blogging thing, I find myself perplexed at the following:  Priorities are rapidly changing in the world right now. This includes professional sports from top-to-bottom. NASCAR is deeply affec ...

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A Cooler Head Prevails

Storylines in NASCAR have a way of repeating themselves. Roughly 872 times per year, every year, I’m asked to read the latest earth-shattering piece about the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Super Bowl. Even more predictable and proportionally more annoying are the 4,322 annual stories that tell me today’s NASCAR is populated by wussies and things would be so much better if we could just get Cale and Donnie to throw down every once in a while. And while I’ve already wor ...

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Look for Bright and Sunny Skies This Weekend!

I've written a post or two about the brutal state of affairs in NASCAR these days, but this one right here? Talk about a buzz kill.And while the author tries his darndest to finish on a high note -- by citing this weekend's weather forecast for coastal Florida, of all things: apparently, it's going to be warm and sunny! -- the rest of the piece? It's forecast ain't quite so bright. I've written a post or two about the brutal state of affairs in NASCAR these days, but ...

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Six Degrees of Kyle Busch

1)     Pro football ends its season with its Super Bowl.2)     NASCAR opens its season with its super bowl, the Daytona 500.3)     Kyle Busch drives in NASCAR’s super bowl.4)     An ad for Transformers 2 was played during pro football’s Super Bowl.  1)     Pro football ends its season with its Super Bowl. 2)     NASCAR opens its season with its super bo ...

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Newman Weighs In On Drug Testing

Leave it to the guy with a degree in Vehicle Structural Engineering from Purdue to cut through the crap and point out a basic flaw in NASCAR's new drug testing policy.  Ryan Newman could've taken the easy route, the one that avoids the minefield and doesn't result in any unwanted attention from the powers that be, but, instead, he figured he might as well call out the pink elephant sitting near the ottoman in the living room.I mean, really, how effective can any drug-testing po ...

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