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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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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Fantasy Takes Hard Blow From Reality In Stewart-Haas Switch

In our neatly constructed dream sports worlds, things never change. Lebron James never leaves the Cavs. Brett Favre retires a Packer. Peyton Manning brings a second Lombardi trophy to Indy before he retires. Most of all, Tony Stewart, a man perceived as synonymous with Chevrolet, never, ever associates with a.........Ford! Given the reaction of fans throughout NASCAR Nation, you would have thought Coach K was announcing he was leaving Duke to go coach at UNC when it was announced that Stewar ...

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How Great Is Jeff Gordon? Feast On These Numbers

Performance is a funny thing. Success breeds greater expectations, dominance makes consistency mundane, and impressive details can get lost on a decorated resume. Recently retired racing icon Jeff Gordon hangs up his helmet having amassed a great body of work, evidence to future generations that never saw him on the track will be able to view, and know there were few- if any- better. Let's have a look at the numbers, shall we? If you're as big a stat geek as me, you have to check out this ...

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The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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