Racing: No One Quite Does It Like Americans

Looking out my office window, I see a row of American flags flying. Somehow they serve as a silent reminder that for all of our country's faults, we are free. Today, we celebrate that freedom. Freedom is expressed in many ways: through our words, through our choices, through our actions. You could say racing is one such expression of freedom. Have you ever opened it up on a lonely rural highway? Now we're not advocating lawlessness here, but race fans, you know what I mean if you're being ...

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NASCAR Conspiracies: No Season Is Complete Without One

NASCAR fans love a conspiracy. Regardless of who the driver is, if he or she dominates, it can't be because they are good; they're good because they cheated. Granted, it isn't without good reason that fans would raise their eyebrows. NASCAR's first Strictly Stock winner- Glenn Dunaway- had his victory taken away because of an illegal, unapproved spring. Legendary mechanic and car owner Smoke Yunick was the original "Slick Willie," finding every loophole in the rule book to gain an edge. C ...

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The Fan: NASCAR’s Greatest Asset

The aroma of racing fuel and burning rubber. The deafening song of a motor revving 9,000 rpms. The sight of four-wheeled missiles flashing by in a streak of light. For a racing fan, its an addiction and a need for speed that is never permanently satisfied, and it keeps them coming back for more. The loyalty of a NASCAR fan is more fierce than a mama bear defending her cubs. There may be unrest, angst and frustration concerning the state of affairs in the sport. It is not uncommon to hear ...

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DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT

Following every weekend, there’s a Monday. After sleeping off the celebration, it’s time to face reality; time to get back to work. Now that the 2012 champion has been crowned, and the season has been put to bed, NASCAR has some serious work ahead of it. From here, there are less than 90 days to go before magical motorsports tour descends on Daytona, so there’s no time for fooling around. While folks in Washington DC talk of a fiscal cliff, NASCAR is looking over a precip ...

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NASCAR’S GUILTY PLEASURE

 "If I'm a fan, I would love that. I think it is incredibly intense. It's wild. It's crazy." From Wonder Boy to NASCAR sage, Jeff Gordon has summed up well the manic mechanical madness that is NASCAR racing at Talladega Superspeedway. The drivers hate it, the writers almost self-righteously opine that no sane race fan should enjoy it, but nothing generates more shock and awe for the American sporting public than than the frantic finishes at NASCAR’s largest track. For ...

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