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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NASCAR Isn’t Crashing and Burning

 There are NASCAR fans who will tell you – with a straight face, at that – that they watch racing for the racing. Yeah, well, most politicians swear – swear! – they won’t raise taxes, either. How’s that working out for you? Anyway, to some race fans, the idea that people might watch a race because, you know, they kinda sorta maybe hope they’ll see an historic, awesome wreck a la Michael McDowell at Texas or just a garden-variety, Robby Gordon-c ...

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Should NASCAR Pull A Model T and Disappear?

It used to be, The Chicago Tribune had a sports columnist by the name of Bernie Lincicome. This guy was, to my way of thinking, a complete and utter moron, the type of writer whose sole purpose was to conjure the most asinine, nonsensical, stupid tripe he could think of, the better to infuriate his readers. It’s unlikely that any member of the fourth estate can possibly achieve the craven depths that Lincicome did back in the day (and may still, though I kicked the habit after college ...

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Quite Possibly The Coolest NASCAR Photo Ever

Elliott Sadler, the unlucky SOB along for the ride in the No. 38 car? He walked away from the barrel roll that resulted from this unscheduled airborne trip in the 2003 Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Sadly, the car had to be put down. ...

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