Let Racing People Run NASCAR

Every passing season, it just continues to fade. There's a hauler load full of reason for the decline of NASCAR, and no one fix takes care of it all. NASCAR will never be the NFL, but short of that, it is possible to enjoy a big piece of the sports viewing pie. There is one major fix that can help stop the bleeding. It's time to let racing people run NASCAR. At NASCAR's inception was Big Bill France and an eclectic mix of businessmen, mechanics, and people with some valuable knowledge of h ...

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Restrictor Plates In The All-Star Race?

No, you are not hallucinating. NASCAR has announced that restrictor plates will be used in the May 19th all-star race. I can't say I saw that one coming. On the other hand, NASCAR has been known to frequently tweak the race. It's another case where a fan has to remind themselves every year what the current rules are. This is definitely one of the more interesting ones as these days, restrictor plates are only used at Daytona and Talladega, the largest of the superspeedways. No doubt th ...

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How Tony Stewart Is Not Like You and Me

Rich people live in a different world than the likes of you and me. For the rich AND famous, it's another universe. I've never even been close to being rich and and while I've experienced being a big fish in a small pond, I've never even come close to the notoriety of a Tony Stewart. Instinctively, we know that the rich and famous live by a different set of rules, but there's a part of us that doesn't know the fullness of what that really means. Let us consider the matter of Tony Stewart ...

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Kevin Harvick: Sonoma Win? Check

Sonoma down, only threemore tracks to go. Kevin Harvick now only has three active tracks on the NASCAR Monster Energy circuit where he hasn't won: Kentucky, and oddly enough, Texas and Pocono. With his win at the piece of land known as Sears Point, the 2014 champion now has 36 career Cup wins and cements his place in the playoffs.'s further evidence of how far Harvick has come. When this observer started opining about NASCAR in 2007, he saw Dale Earnhardt's successor win a dramatic victory i ...

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NASCAR, HMS Will Survive The Dale Earnhardt Jr Exit

The response has been as diverse as NASCAR Nation itself. The announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring after this season is blowing up the blogosphere. Like it or not, it's a big deal. Among the many topics of discussion is what lies ahead for Earnhardt's team- Hendrick Motorsports- and NASCAR itself. Make no mistake, the exit of the sport's most popular and most recognizable figure will have a seismic effect. Already gone from the Sunday scene at the race track are two other icon ...

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