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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NASCAR, YOUR FANS ARE WAITING

Deep in the heart of this great country are people with steel backs and iron guts. They work hard and their muscle ache at the end of the day. They are independent spirits who go against the flow and often go west when everyone is heading east. They’re unsophisticated, yet profound; they know the risk, and yet stand in the face of fear.These are the fans. They are the soul of NASCAR.Growth is something they understand, it’s practically un-American to stay at rest. There are new terri ...

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NASCAR ALTERS POINT SYSTEM AND CHASE

CHARLOTTE _ As expected, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced Wednesday evening changes to the point system used to determine series champions in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. Scrapping the much-complicated system used for decades, NASCAR will now award points at the end of a race on a 43 to 1 basis with the winner receiving 43 points, decreasing in one point increments per position. Those drivers that lead a lap will receive one bonus point, the driver that leads ...

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NASCAR GOING GREEN WITH E15 FUEL

CONCORD, N.C._ Brian France met with members of the media Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to announce after years of development, NASCAR will be making the switch from unleaded fuel to E15 ethanol. Sunoco will provide the 15 percent ethanol blend to the sport in their continued partnership as the official fuel provider of NASCAR. “NASCAR is committed to being an environmental leader, and the sport has taken significant steps over the years toward conservation by introducing measur ...

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