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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Team 19’s Money Stop Delivers Edwards Victory

Eleven seconds. It's not much time, unless you work at a radio station and have that much dead air. An eleven second pit stop- a crazy fast pit stop, even by NASCAR standards- set the stage for Carl Edwards' victory at Texas Sunday, punching his ticket to compete for a championship at Homestead. You hear commentators talking about the money stop. An eleven second stop to put a driver out in the clean air is a money stop if ever there was one. For those that say NASCAR is not a sport, I po ...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE LUG NUTS?

I have changed tires in my career. A little bit on the Cup and Truck Tours, a lot more in the northeast modifieds, both dirt and asphalt. Two of the most common questions I get asked are “How do they change tires so fast? What happens to all the lug nuts?”Often people follow their question with their own creative explanation. The lugs being sucked into the socket on tire removal and then going back onto the new wheel is frequently guessed by my friends outside the sport.The true expl ...

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