The NASCAR Bubble

Bubbles are trouble when you're not talking about a kid's bath. We've had the "dot-com" bubble, the real estate bubble, and now it sure looks from here that the NASCAR bubble is working its way out as all manner of issues in "stock" car auto racing are on the table for discussion. Does this mean NASCAR is dead? Never say never, as yours truly stares down the barrel of 50 years of age in a few weeks, I can tell you I have seen everything from the moon landing to Roe V. Wade to the Internet ...

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Why Horsepower Reduction Is A Horrible Idea

So NASCAR (well, the powers that be) is looking at reducing horsepower, eh? It will improve the racing? Imagine me doing my best Phil Robertson impression "Nnnno." This is why racing people need to run racing. Could you imagine telling Usain Bolt he would have to sprint in snow boots? Maybe the runners in the Boston Marathon should have to tow a Volkswagen with a rope. Yeah, slowing the racing down, this should make it better. Good luck selling that one, though high speed doesn't always n ...

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NASCAR Sad Santa Photos

It is a staple of everyone's childhood. Go visit Santa, be scared to death of Santa, scream bloody murder in front of Santa and be mocked by your family with said photo for the rest of your life. Even the best in NASCAR have a Sad Santa experience. Here are three of your favorites who might have that Sad Santa feeling inside this weekend after Thanksgiving: (more...) ...

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You Race To Win: The Upshot Of NASCAR’s Rule Changes

"You play…to win….the game.” The words of former NFL coach Herman Edwards ring true. It seems like the “Well duh” rule of NASCAR, but Brian France and Mike Helton have mandated that the on-track behavior that makes NASCAR look like “racertainment” be put to an end. It’s about time. If a driver is doing anything other than trying to overtake the car in front of him, if he isn’t truly committed to getting to the checkered flag first, then he needs a remedial course in Sports 101. Sell ...

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH TIPS FROM NASCAR DRIVERS

NASCAR drivers know heat. Drivers don thermal firesuits to ride in cars with no air conditioning, except for their helmets, where track temperatures at midsummer races can reach 120 degrees. The strategies these drivers employ to beat the heat can be useful to fans as unprecedented heat waves have swept the nation. All along the east coast thermostats are rising faster than Kyle Busch's speedometer in school zones. A few Southern cities have seen temperatures higher than Jeff Burton's forehead d ...

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