Fixing NASCAR (In One Simple Step)

Did you watch the race Sunday? If you did, you're in select company. It was pretty sad that a place like Richmond International Raceway couldn't draw a better crowd than it got. It should have been a sell out. This isn't one of those oft-criticized "cookie cutter" tracks. This is one of NASCAR's "classic" short tracks. Regardless of the potential for good racing in NASCAR's heartland, the attendance was pretty sad. Day after day, folks like your truly ponder the future of racing, and opin ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Poised For Big Comeback

  2017 could go down in NASCAR history as the Year of "The" Comeback. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has resurfaced this week, reporting that he is nearing his recovery from concussion-related health issues and he's feeling great, eager for Daytona's launch into the 2017 campaign. By then the 42-year old Earnhardt will be a newly married man, and will have by then taken a good six month hiatus from competitive racing. There's nothing like married life and an extended absence from doing what y ...

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A Fan’s Take: Coming To Terms With Jimmie Johnson

"Nobody roots for Goliath" Wilt Chamberlain Truer words were never spoken. Back in the 60s, there were those NASCAR fans who pleaded for ANYONE to win a race by Richard Petty. No one dominated an era like "The King." Fast forward 20 years, and a man named Dale Earnhardt had as many foes as fans; not only because he won six of his seven titles in a nine reign of fear, but because of his aggressive style. Then came Jeff Gordon. The anti-Earnhardt won four titles in seven years and set ...

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The Thrill Is Gone: Racing At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

That was embarrassing. Last Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a complete dud. Guess it's a good thing no one was there to see it. You have to imagine that the camera crew for NBCSN would have done anything in their power to keep the grandstands out of the shots. That the show of nostalgia between legends Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon after the race was the highlight of the day tells you everything you need to know. There once was time when the concept of a NASCAR race at Ind ...

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The Curious Case Of The Fans vs. Brad Keselowski

Can someone explain to me why fans seem to hate Brad Keselowski so much? Here's a driver possessing so many of the traits fans say they place great value on, and yet, perhaps the only driver currently less popular than Brad Keselowski is his Penske teammate Joey Logano. He's a winner. The second-generation NASCAR driver has 20 wins and championship. I'm not much of a mathematician but I believe that's one more championship than the beloved Dale Earnhardt Jr. owns, and more than what Carl ...

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