Brian France Arrest: Bad That Can Turn Out For Good

What would you say if I told that the impaired driving arrest of NASCAR CEO Brian France was no surprise to me? When a pattern of behavior begins to show itself, it's just a matter of time. Only the cruelest of humans would not wish for anything less than a full and swift recovery. Regardless of how he's managed NASCAR, Brian France is a human being with a family, and this is/has affected them as much as it has him. It's also comforting to know no one was injured in the moments leading to ...

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Let Racing People Run NASCAR

Every passing season, it just continues to fade. There's a hauler load full of reason for the decline of NASCAR, and no one fix takes care of it all. NASCAR will never be the NFL, but short of that, it is possible to enjoy a big piece of the sports viewing pie. There is one major fix that can help stop the bleeding. It's time to let racing people run NASCAR. At NASCAR's inception was Big Bill France and an eclectic mix of businessmen, mechanics, and people with some valuable knowledge of h ...

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Where Are The Young Fans Going?

There's a shift in the sports landscape, and you can see it. At this moment, fewer are going to NFL football games, and here in NASCAR Nation, even Captain Obvious can see that venues that used to sell out, aren't anymore. In particular, one struggles to find as many young fans getting into motorsports as there used to be. The causes are numerous, and we've explored them here before. If you're like me, and you're in your fifties, you may recall a time when you tinkered with your car in th ...

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Tony Stewart Re-Writing His History

The crinkling sound you hear is writers throwing what was going to be the final chapter of Tony Stewart's NASCAR driving career. The "Tony Stewart is washed up" narrative has just gone out the window. The three-time Cup champion who has won at just about everything he's tried has added another notch to his achievement belt. Demonstrating the process that has made him one of the most productive road course racers the series has ever seen, that 84-race winless streak goes out the window at Son ...

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Concerning Tony Stewart, NASCAR Is (Lug)Nuts

So, let me get this straight. Tony Stewart raises a safety concern and gets fined $35,000 by NASCAR for it. Then NASCAR changes their rules, stating that, going forward, all lugnuts must be tightened. Yeah, that makes sense. Shoot the messenger, then do what he said. Tony Stewart isn't always one for saintliness, but doesn't it say a lot about his character that he will pay his fine anyway, and the money raised from the NASCAR's driver's council to pay it for him will be donated to charit ...

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