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February 22, 2008

NASCAR: 2008 Daytona 500

I thought the 2008 Daytona 500 was one of the better Daytona races I’ve seen in a while. Even the Nationwide race was pretty good. I think NASCAR has a good combination with the COT and the plate at Daytona, and I hope they don’t mess with it before Talladega. Cars could actually pass one […]

December 20, 2007

Help Save Nashville Speedway

A part of Nashville history is under attack. A “grassroots” group is out to get rid of the speedway at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Ostensibly they want to “relocate” the fairgrounds and the track. Realistically, there’s no way it can be feasible to build another race track in Davidson County. So in effect,they want to […]

December 3, 2007

Save Nashville Speedway!

A few days ago, it was brought to my attention that a group (actually one guy) has started a drive to move the Tennessee State Fairgrounds and “redevelop” the property. He’s gone as far as creating a non-profit organization to raise money to this end. Nowhere on his site does he mention anything about the […]

November 16, 2007

NASCAR: Final Nextel Cup Season Ends

Despite the fact that there are only 86 points separating the top two drivers in the Cup Series, this year’s Chase has, much like the regular season, been a snoozer. Jimmy Johnson only has to finish 18th or higher to clinch the championship, no matter where Jeff Gordon finishes. So, will he race for five […]

October 30, 2007

NASCAR: Atlanta, Memphis, Yawn

If you’re one of those racing fans who only watch races for the wrecks, then you must have thought the Memphis Busch race Saturday was an exciting race. What did they have, 25 cautions for almost half the laps? My theory is thatĀ  this is a result of all the “Busch whackers” (guess they’ll have […]

October 19, 2007

Music City Motorplex: What’s Wrong?

Since I gave up being the webmaster for the racetrack at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds (now called Music City Motorplex), I pretty much stopped going to the races there. Apparently, I’m not alone. Their “experiment” last year of having the races on Friday was a big failure, and it’s obvious that they didn’t recover from […]

October 17, 2007

NASCAR: Sterling, Sterling, Sterling

I went to see the “Southern 300” Sunday at Music City Motorplex. The main reason I went was to see former Nextel driver Sterling Marlin race. I hadn’t seen him race at the Fairgrounds in probably 10 years, so I was looking forward to it. Before the race, I logged onto the Motorplex’s web site […]

October 8, 2007

NASCAR: Nationwide Is Not On My Side

Next year the NASCAR Busch Series will be known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The insurance company signed a seven year deal with NASCAR to become the title sponsor of the second-tier series, and to become their official insurance company, replacing Allstate. In a lesson perhaps learned with the AT&T fiasco this year, instead of […]

September 26, 2007

NASCAR: Car of Tomorrow? Or Yesterday?

I really had high hopes for the Car of Tomorrow. It made sense that if the cars were more or less identical, that would put the driver back in the driver’s seat, as it were. But it’s beginning to look like I was wrong. About 7 or 8 years ago at a televised race at […]

August 31, 2007

NASCAR’s PR Guy Needs A Splint

Just read on Jayski a summary of a press release from NASCAR that said passes at the “new” Bristol doubled over the previous race. Then they cite some statisticsĀ  that show that there were 2,147 green flag passes during the race. J.J. Yeley, who finished 13th, managed to make 107 passes under the green flag. […]