Change Abounds For NASCAR In 2019

More is changing than rides in 2019. Frankly, it has to. The path that NASCAR has been on the last several years has needed changing, in no small part due to economics. Auto racing, as presented by this governing body, can go on, but not like it did before. Not only are fans not fighting for tickets at Bristol like they did at one time, corporations are nowhere near as willing to put up the kind of money they once were for their slice of NASCAR pie. Old Ben Franklin's adage has proven tru ...

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What’s Next For NASCAR? What Should Happen?

What's next for NASCAR? Its CEO needs time away to work on himself. It bears saying again: regardless of what we may think of his leadership, Brian France is a man with a family and loved ones who count on him and love him. This observer hopes he can shake loose of his demons and experience life free of substances that can enslave you, and pulled your loved ones down with you. Now what? In the here and now, NASCAR's first family turns to Jim France's, Brian's uncle, the brother of Bill Fr ...

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Brian France Arrest: Bad That Can Turn Out For Good

What would you say if I told that the impaired driving arrest of NASCAR CEO Brian France was no surprise to me? When a pattern of behavior begins to show itself, it's just a matter of time. Only the cruelest of humans would not wish for anything less than a full and swift recovery. Regardless of how he's managed NASCAR, Brian France is a human being with a family, and this is/has affected them as much as it has him. It's also comforting to know no one was injured in the moments leading to ...

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NASCAR Racing At Road Courses Has Changed

In some racing museum somewhere, you may find an endangered species. Typically, this species had its origins in sports cars series or perhaps some form of open wheel racing. Critics would argue that NASCAR racing on road courses is like a pig doing ballet. Among the old time legends of the sport, you would struggle to find one proficient at road course racing. Dale Earnhardt won only once on a road course- at Watkins Glen. By comparison- Richard Petty had six, Bobby Allison five, and Davi ...

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Racing At 90? Hershel McGriff Did!

  How old is Hershel McGriff? When he celebrates a birthday, the candles cost more than the cake! Or as Chris Myers once said of aging reporter Dick Berggren, "he's so old, he knew the Dead Sea when it was just getting sick." Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm just amazed. I'm not a pup myself, but it will take me 36 years to get to where he is now. And Hershel McGriff drove a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race in Tuscon. If I'm lucky (I think), I'll be living at 90. I can't imagine r ...

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