JUANTABO MOJOYA IS GONNA BE PISSED

ESPN's David Newton is a very good writer. But it looks like he's still working out the kinks on TV. Newton mangles Juan Pablo Montoya's name not once, but twice, on NASCAR Now. Poor Juantabo Mojoya, first Bob Griese accuses him of eating tacos, then Vince Welch asks him a dumb question, then a reporter expected him to work past 5:01, and now this. ...

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Aric Almirola Has High Apple Pie in the Sky Hopes

In watching Nicole Manske (above) interview Aric Almirola about Earnhardt Ganassi Racing's decision to shut down the No. 8 team on ESPN's NASCAR Now, I was struck by one exchange in particular.Let's be clear: this is not an indictment of NASCAR or Aric Almirola but a general complaint about The Media. But, and with a nod to The Daly Planet, get a load of the following:Manske: What have you been told about the possibility that they'll find a sponsor down the road to get you back on th ...

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Tom Cruise Appears on NASCAR Now

NASCAR Now issued a press release to say that Tom Cruise would appear on Friday's show. Excuse me, but, well, does NASCAR or one of its flagship TV shows really want to hitch its wagon to this guy right about now?   Sure, we find ourselves at a messed up point in history where seemingly any connection to Hollywood and Movie Stars and Britney Spears’ nanny’s dog walker is somehow construed as a good thing.It's true, we live in a celebrity culture.  ...

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