Earth to Derrike Cope, Come In, Derrike!

 I’m all for big dreams and whatnot – me, I just want to meet Englebert Humperdink. I do that, I’m done. Done. But, really, what’s the likelihood that an insignificant-albeit-dedicated fan like me – ask me anything about Englebert, anything at all – could actually find myself in the presence of His greatness? Really? And yet, I hold dear to my hope, clutch it to my chest like a precious keepsake – does this photo speak to you the way ...

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Yes, Gloria Gaynor, NASCAR Will Survive

Merry Christmas and a happy new year? Yeah, about that. Look, it’s bad, okay? The economy sucks and it isn’t going to get better any time soon. And while it would be nice if we could give all these doom and gloom stories a rest, the fact is, we can’t – NASCAR has been and will continue to be in the midst of a seriously tough time. And while I generally thrive on negativity, even I’m a little burnt at this point.  Still, even I, a nattering nabob of ...

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Working For NASCAR: Hazardous, Perhaps, But Profitable

I have gots to get me a job with NASCAR. Now, I can’t really render any opinion on the merits or demerits of Mauricia Grant’s $225 million lawsuit – though experience in both the real and NASCAR worlds leads me to believe it had quite a bit of merit. However, yesterday’s news that said distraction was settled out-of-court and on the serious QT, leads me to believe I might be in line for a nice little payday myself, if I plays my cards right.  Look, let’ ...

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NASCAR Is Not A Dinosaur

Dumbassedness is a very powerful thing. Witness the response engendered by Robert Weintraub’s entirely silly Slate.com column, the one in which he suggested it was time for NASCAR to go the way of the dinosaur.  We’ve got The Charlotte Observer’s David Poole using considerable time, space and energy to eloquently debunk Weintraub’s silliness. We have Steve Waid over at SceneDaily.com also using valuable time and mental energy politely explaining why he believes th ...

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