Daytona Qualifying: It Shouldn’t Be That Complicated

  NASCAR has done it: they have built the better blivet. A blivet? What is that you ask? Try a couple of these on for size, and see if it doesn't sound like qualifying at Daytona: " A tool that has been hacked over by so many incompetent programmers that it has become an unmaintainable tissue of hacks; or an out-of-control but unkillable development effort." It is said that the term "blivet" comes from the military during World War II to describe "ten pounds of manure in a five pound ...

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Nascar Recap: Sprint Unlimited

[caption id="attachment_685588" align="aligncenter" width="339"] Courtesy: www.twitter.com/nascar[/caption] On the coldest week of the year, the 2015 Sprint Cup season started on fire. The 2015 Sprint Unlimited featured active passing, aggressive angst and a far more broad list of Daytona 500 contenders than when the evening started. Here's a breakdown of winners and losers from Saturday night. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Sprint Unlimited

Finally. There is a Sprint Cup race to discuss, even if that race is an exhibition where fans help make up rules and race sequencing. The Sprint Unlimited runs a limited race with a limited field. Still, the numbers offer insight into what might happen during the Daytona 500 next week. (more...) ...

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2015 Sprint Unlimited: Love & Racing

  Oh the irony: after all the attention paid to a NASCAR driver and his ex-girlfriend, and NASCAR's most popular driver and his aversion of bling for his long-time girlfriend this off-season, the 2015 campaign's genesis arrives on Valentine's Day. For those of us who have a love for racing, Saturday's Sprint Unlimited- a 75 lap kick-off once known as the Bud Shootout- the event will offer a welcome focus on something other than the private lives of Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...

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NASCAR’s Youth Movement

  I wouldn't say NASCAR is necessarily getting young, but suddenly there's a run on booster seats in Charlotte. There's no word yet of 12:00 p.m. nap times in the garage, but they may be coming and there may be a shorter supply of animal cookies and juice boxes at local supermarkets, One thing is sure, the faces of NASCAR have much fewer wrinkles and grey hair, with drivers young enough to be Dale Junior's junior. All joshing aside, many of the newest names on the scene have a fam ...

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