Dale Earnhardt Jr. Brings Fresh Perspective To TV Booth

Amidst the ho-hum affair that was the race at Talladega Superspeedway was a pleasant surprise for this fan. Like many of you, this fan had heard that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be making an appearance in the broadcast of the race with the crew from NBC Sports. Racers sidelined by injuries or recently retired do this all the time- no big deal there. What was a revelation is what NASCAR's most popular driver brought to the broadcast. Dale Earnhardt Jr. did more than just make an appearance. T ...

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NASCAR on TV: Win, Lose or Draw

Video killed the radio star. Internet killed the video star. Apps might kill the internet. While watching events live might be far more entertaining, TV rules the sporting world. So when news happens about NASCAR broadcasting, it impacts the sport almost as much as the action on the track. Here's a quick breakdown of recent events, Bert Convy style. (more…) ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more…) ...

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MYTHBUSTING: NASCAR IS A REDNECK SPORT

 If you talk to some uppity sports fans, they think a typical NASCAR fan’s Sunday follows a predictable routine. They stagger out of bed with a pounding head sometime around 9 a.m. and throw on a pair of shorts that should have been thrown out five years ago, and their cleanest dirty sleeveless flannel shirt. After a pot of coffee as thick as roofing tar and a breakfast of Jimmy Dean sausage, eggs over easy and biscuits ‘n’ gravy, they hop in the ‘72 Ford pick- ...

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BOY HOWDY, (WARD) BURTON IS BACK!

Amidst all the hype at Daytona last week, there were three things that brought a smile to my face: A.J. Allmendinger’s victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the announcement that Elliott “Rabbit Release” Sadler would be running the 33 car for Richard Childress Racing in the Daytona 500, and the announcement that John Edward Burton III would be running in the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona. All is not lost with the world. Of course, you serious fans know that last ...

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