10 Races That Are Must See TV In 2016

Note to family friends: on the following dates this year, do not try bothering to contact me. I will not answer. You're welcome to come join me, if you wish, but on at least these five dates, I will not be fishing, I will not go hiking, I am parking my aging keister on the sofa to watch racing- NASCAR style. Fellow fans, you know what I'm talking about: every sport has its special dates on the calendar. Baseball fans have the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, NFL fans have a keen eye open for when ...

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Thrilling Or Not, Talladega Does NOT Belong In The Chase

OK, it's Uncle Jimmy's story time, otherwise known as confessions of a fan who has a convoluted view of Talladega. If I may let the fan in my out, I was rooting big time for Mark Martin in 2009. He had taken a big swig from the Fountain Of Youth, and the (at that time) five-time championship runner-up was making a spirited run at Jimmie Johnson's "four-peat." It was a feel good story in the making. This was during that era when Johnson was darn near indestructible. You had to have your "A ...

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Mild Or Wild, There’s Nothing In Between At Talladega

Are you like me? Sometimes watching a race at Talladega Superspeedway has been as frustrating as can be. For this fan, racing at Talladega has been a lot like fighting a war: hours of sheer boredom, following by seconds of sheer terror. Races where drivers wouldn't pass each other, two car tangoes, and pile-ups that fouled the fortunes of my favorite contenders are too vivid in my head. Like you- I keep watching, because you just never know what a day in Alabama may bring. Talladega has s ...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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Time To Toss Out The Plates?

Business is picking up again in metal recycling. Wednesday's practice at Daytona International Speedway saw more stuff get wadded up than a novelist with writer's block. Can you imagine the fist pounding back at the shop? As of right now, it appears one of the victims, Dave Blaney, will be packing it in, and another Daytona favorite, Trevor Bayne, may have his chances of making the show jeopardized by the mayhem triggered when Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth nudged each other. This is racing ...

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