Why Horsepower Reduction Is A Horrible Idea

So NASCAR (well, the powers that be) is looking at reducing horsepower, eh? It will improve the racing? Imagine me doing my best Phil Robertson impression "Nnnno." This is why racing people need to run racing. Could you imagine telling Usain Bolt he would have to sprint in snow boots? Maybe the runners in the Boston Marathon should have to tow a Volkswagen with a rope. Yeah, slowing the racing down, this should make it better. Good luck selling that one, though high speed doesn't always n ...

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Is Carl Edwards The Voice Of Reason?

"I think the thing we have to focus on as a sport is making sure the cars can race one another." Ladies and Gentleman, we present the "Voice of Reason," Carl Edwards. It's the cars, NASCAR! If you fix the cars so that the racing is good, the rest really doesn't matter. If the fan can walk away from a Sunday afternoon or a Saturday evening feeling like they've watched a good battle for a win, you can give the guys 10 points, you can give them a hundred. Thank goodness someone grabbed the ...

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A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION AND A LITTLE MORE ACTION

 Now that's more like it! The NASCAR brass and chatter class can talk 'til the cows come home about what the sport needs, but the visual offered Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway is a crystal clear picture of what fans like about racing.How complicated can it be? The Food City 500 was one of those "don't leave the couch for the fridge" affairs. There were races for position all over the track, including- dare we believe it- races for the lead as race winner Kasey Kahne and Brad Kes ...

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