Coming This Sunday, Martinsville Madness!

  If not for NASCAR, most of us couldn't find Martinsville, Virginia on a map. This quiet little town (population 13,821- 2010 census) once famous for making plug chewing tobacco cranks up the volume for full contact racing this Sunday. If they were racing at night, "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles would be a perfect theme song. "Somebody's gonna hurt someone, before the night is through. Somebody's gonna come undone, there's nothing we can do." This is where it all started for N ...

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NASCAR’s March Madness: Reality & Fantasy

    Tony Stewart in 35th? Kevin Harvick is spanking the field? Martin Truex is in third? Jeff Gordon is 25th in his farewell tour? Welcome to "March Madness" NASCAR style. The 2015 season has been downright "cray cray." Amidst the insanity, let's take s step back to consider what is reality and what is fantasy. First of all, let's remember that in today's world of "win and you're in," you can stink up the track for the better part of the spring and summer, and as long as y ...

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Forget That “Kid” Stuff, Joey Logano Has Come Of Age

  There comes a time when a boy becomes a man. For each man, maturity arrives in differing places; some are thrust upon it due to a family a tragedy, others get there when they have the responsibility of wife and/or family, some may live in a Peter Pan-like state and may only get there later in life, if at all. As a kid from days gone by- Jeff Gordon- prepares to ride off into the sunset, it would certainly seem that a kid of more recent vintage- Joey Logano- is stepping up to the pl ...

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Nascar Odds: Sprint Unlimited

Finally. There is a Sprint Cup race to discuss, even if that race is an exhibition where fans help make up rules and race sequencing. The Sprint Unlimited runs a limited race with a limited field. Still, the numbers offer insight into what might happen during the Daytona 500 next week. (more...) ...

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The 10 Greatest Drivers Of The Last 25 Years

  2015 appears to be shaping up as one of those crossroads season, with some great careers coming to a close, and some potentially great careers getting started. Jeff Gordon's retirement announcement got this fan in a reflective mood. When the Rainbow Warrior happened on the NASCAR scene in the early 90s, the sport was in a golden era, and at the time, there was an exchange of great careers getting started, and some great careers winding down. In this humble opinion, these are the ...

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