NASCAR’s TV Ratings Continue Their Fall

There may be openings for the growing number of unemployed presidential campaign workers in the NASCAR spin room. It's kind of amusing that the spin regarding the TV ratings for the Kobalt 400 is that the ratings decrease for the race at Las Vegas was down "slightly" from last year, as compared to the steeper decreases reported for the races at Daytona and Atlanta. While the rating of 4.1 is down "slightly" from 2015, the truth is these are tied with the 2014 and 2010 races the weakest ra ...

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Conversation In The Nation: Downforce and Donald Trump

Kurt Busch has the pole for Sunday's race at Las Vegas. Will this finally be the year the boy from Sin City gets a victory at home? Younger brother Kyle won here in 2009, and among active drivers has stats that are only surpassed by Jimmie Johnson. Kurt didn't get the chance last year, saddled with a suspension while the Patricia Driscoll affair was being sorted out in the legal system. Speaking of which, do you remember how I said time would reveal who had the credibility problem? to his ...

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NASCAR Odds: Kobalt 400

The 2016 Sprint Cup season takes teams out west for the Kobalt Tools 400. Here's a look at the NASCAR odds, and how they might predict what Sprint Cup fans see Sunday. (more…) ...

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Jimmie Johnson Cementing His Place Among The Greats

With 76 wins, Jimmie Johnson is tied for seventh in all-time NASCAR cup series wins. With six championships, only Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt have won more than the former off-road racer from El Cajon, California. Is there really any more debate, that JJ has taken his place among the all-time greats? In terms of championships, Jimmie Johnson has won more than Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, and Bobby Allison. That's some pretty impressive company, consid ...

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NASCAR Recap: Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500

[caption id="attachment_686871" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: www.twitter.com/teamhendrick[/caption] The Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 came and went quickly Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The impact of the race, and news off the track, will linger far longer. Here's a NASCAR recap from a busy week in Atlanta. (more…) ...

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