One Thing Went Down In NASCAR That Was Good

There's a lot going down in NASCAR these days. TV ratings are down, general interest in NASCAR is down, no matter how the auto racing machine tries to spin it. Between management miscalculations and a general cultural change with respect to automobile racing, there are troubling signs for NASCAR. As the smoke clears on the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season, there's one thing that went down that was good. Those dreaded debris cautions. According to this little nugget seen at Jay ...

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NASCAR Consistent In Their Inconsistency

They've shot themselves in the foot so many times, it's a wonder that NASCAR hasn't needed an amputation. Once again, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has created the perception of favoring some drivers over others with the no-call on Jimmie Johnson's pit stop at Charlotte. If you enforce your own rules, how is the 48 team not penalized for having their front wheels outside the pit box? You're not supposed to, right? How else am I supposed to read Rule 10.9.7.d? IF there is ...

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Jimmie Johnson Is Right About NASCAR Rulebook

  Did you hear what Jimmie Johnson said the other night? The seven-time champion says the NASCAR rulebook is "too damn thick." Some say he's been a beneficiary. So if you think about that- and you buy it- then it's quite an admission. From Johnson's point of view, the problem is everyone is running the same speed. Think about it: when was the last time one car just lambasted the field? We're not talking about 3-4 seconds, we're talking one car on the lead lap fast! It's been a lon ...

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NASCAR’s Big Mistake Came Long Before Tuesday

  No stranger to controversy, NASCAR has lit up social media with their announcement Tuesday that Matt Kenseth would be parked for two races following his actions at Martinsville last Sunday against Joey Logano. From this observer's perspective, NASCAR's big mistake was not in how it ruled against the former champion- what else could they have done? You can't have a driver- laps down- submarine a championship contender leading a race, that's not right! I know what you're thinking, ...

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Consistency, Not Conspiracy Is NASCAR’s Problem

  It seems like we've seen this movie before. A Joe Gibbs Racing driver wrecks and another JGR driver is unhappy with how the caution flag was (or wasn't) handled. Regardless of whether or not you like Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, JGR or Toyota, you have to admit the drivers of the 11 and the 19 have a point; in fact its one of the real issues that surrounds NASCAR. Consistency, not conspiracy is NASCAR's problem. On this page, yours truly poked a little bit of fun at NASCAR conspi ...

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