What The Xfinity and Truck Series Really Need

I sit at my computer this evening with that same quizzical expression that Chloe- my Border Collie- usually gives me when I make a bunch of nonsensical noise. After reading through some of the changes that will be enacted this year in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, I think to myself, "Huh?" I will give NASCAR some credit: they recognize there's a need for some energy that has been missing for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, with caution clocks, chase-style playoff f ...

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You Race To Win: The Upshot Of NASCAR’s Rule Changes

"You play…to win….the game.” The words of former NFL coach Herman Edwards ring true. It seems like the “Well duh” rule of NASCAR, but Brian France and Mike Helton have mandated that the on-track behavior that makes NASCAR look like “racertainment” be put to an end. It’s about time. If a driver is doing anything other than trying to overtake the car in front of him, if he isn’t truly committed to getting to the checkered flag first, then he needs a remedial course in Sports 101. Sell ...

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