WHAT NASCAR CUP CAN LEARN FROM NASCAR GRASSROOTS

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. _ NASCAR’s Southern Modified Tour was in action over Easter weekend unlike its Cup relatives a few rungs up the motorsports ladder. Spending a beautiful afternoon at South Boston Speedway in Virginia watching the quick open-wheeled class was enjoyable and relaxing. That is also unlike its Cup relatives.In a struggling economy, entertainment and sports venues have to provide exceptional value for dollars spent. NASCAR’s overlooked home tracks fill that racing need wi ...

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FIVE DRIVERS WHO NEVER MADE IT TO CUP

The country is filled with drivers who started racing on Friday and Saturday nights and built strong resumes. Their talent improved and so did their win totals. Discussions in local pit areas and grandstands centered on big-time NASCAR team owners who would be wise to take a look at so-and-so. But good timing and opportunity are everything for the guys who have made it to the major leagues. And lack of good timing has held back a few thousand racers for every Joey Logano who got the chance to sh ...

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