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Is It Too Soon For Tony Stewart To Race Again?

Is It Too Soon For Tony Stewart To Race Again?
Thursday afternoon NASCAR announced that Tony Stewart would be back behind the wheel of his # 14 Bass Pro Chevrolet in this weekend’s Atlanta Sprint Cup race on Sunday night. Tony has been out of the car the last three races (Watkins Glen, Michigan & Bristol), following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on a... Read more »

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?
So by now you’ve heard how three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in a on track incident Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York State last night. What we know now is that Stewart the part of owner of Stewart-Haas racing (which is the team consisting of Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick & Kurt... Read more »

The Day NASCAR Became Presidential & A King Was Crowned

The Day NASCAR Became Presidential & A King Was Crowned
This Friday marks a significant 30th anniversary when NASCAR really came into being a national sport. Now some will say that happened five years prior at the Daytona 500 which was the first nationally televised NASCAR race on February 18 1979 but the event that day was at the race’s conclusion with the famous fight... Read more »
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Wendell Scott Has Been Elected To NASCAR's Hall Of Fame

Wendell Scott Has Been Elected To NASCAR's Hall Of Fame
Today Wendell Scott was elected into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, yes the 1960’s and 70’s trailblazing African American racer is now posthumously honored in the hallowed halls with NASCAR’s finest in Charlotte North Carolina. Though there was already a small exhibit about him, now he has truly been elected by his peers as one... Read more »

How Fox Sports Is Killing NASCAR

How Fox Sports Is Killing NASCAR
I’m a long time NASCAR fan and by long time I mean most of my 38 years on this planet. I understand most of that time NASCAR has has some sketchy television coverage (remember tape delayed races or trying to find TNN to watch a race?), but you’d think with the unification of Fox (Fox... Read more »

Its A Whole New Ballgame In NASCAR

Its A Whole New Ballgame In NASCAR
Yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway (50th anniversary of racing at that track), was a reminder that it’s a new ballgame this year in NASCAR highest level. First that with the new playoff system (Sprint to the Chase aka “Chase”), is that wins are king. So last weeks winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.... Read more »
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The Polarizing Effect Of Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Nascar

The Polarizing Effect Of Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Nascar
Even if you aren’t knowledgeable about NASCAR you probably know who Dale Earnhardt Jr. is. He ‘s the offspring of NASCAR royalty, someone who was idolized, revered, hated and died on an iconic racetrack (Daytona International Speedway), so his son would have unreasonable expectations. But for the first few years of Dale Jr. being in... Read more »

Why Donovan McNabb is Wrong

Why Donovan McNabb is Wrong
So on Friday evening on Fox Sports Live, former Mount Carmel star football player Donovan McNabb said that race cars drivers are not athletes. Donovan needs to take a race car ride, any series, anytime because its nothing like driving your street car, even if you go 120 MPH (and I have), its not the... Read more »

A NASCAR Weekend At Chicagoland Speedway

A NASCAR Weekend At Chicagoland Speedway
These are sights of NASCAR’s entry level Camping World Truck Series race from Friday night, the mid level Nationwide race on Saturday afternoon and the twice weather delayed top level Sprint Cup race Sunday afternoon and late night. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely... Read more »
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NASCAR Comes To Chicago

NASCAR Comes To Chicago
So this week all three levels of Nascar (NCWTS-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NNS-NASCAR Nationwide Series & NSCS-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series), will come to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, for the opening weekend of playoff (also known as the Chase), of stock car racing. And with it are a bunch of activities on and off the... Read more »
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