The Fan: NASCAR’s Greatest Asset

The aroma of racing fuel and burning rubber. The deafening song of a motor revving 9,000 rpms. The sight of four-wheeled missiles flashing by in a streak of light. For a racing fan, its an addiction and a need for speed that is never permanently satisfied, and it keeps them coming back for more. The loyalty of a NASCAR fan is more fierce than a mama bear defending her cubs. There may be unrest, angst and frustration concerning the state of affairs in the sport. It is not uncommon to hear ...

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Bank of America 500: Win Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_683437" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy Associated Press[/caption] The Bank of America 500 looked like a corporate race for about 400 miles Saturday night, with Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing dominating the field. Those final 100 miles proved to shake things up a bit, enough to break things down Bert Convy style... (more...) ...

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NASCAR Road To Recovery: A Brief Overview

When Travis Kvapil is making NASCAR headlines, something either really amazing or really bad has taken place. Kvapil's alleged conduct involving his wife and an assault arrest makes drama on the track look trivial. The decision to let Kvapil race Saturday in Charlotte also bring NASCAR's Road To Recovery program into the spotlight. Here are three things to know which might explain what happens when  your favorite  gets into trouble. (more...) ...

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Hollywood Casino 400: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_683381" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy the Associated Press[/caption] We're not in Kansas anymore. After Kevin Harvick's win Sunday, the contender pool may be a bit deeper. The quality of that pool may not be as high. When in doubt, let's break down the weekend Bert Convy style: (more...) ...

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Marty Reid Out as ESPN: Win, Lose or Draw

Marty Reid is out at ESPN after a well-documented blown call at Kentucky. It wasn't his first as you can see above. Announcers make mistakes, just maybe not this bad. But after 31 years of covering five different motor sports for one network, the speed of Reid's departure raised some eyebrows enough to merit a breakdown....Bery Convy style. (more...) ...

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