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August 27, 2007

NASCAR: Bris-dull

I’m still trying to come to grips with the fact that I’ve just spent three hours watching one of the dullest NASCAR Cup races I can remember. All this week the press has been hyping the new track surface and in the pre-race show they talked about the new progressive banking in the turns, which, […]

August 1, 2007

NASCAR: Still Full of BS

Tony Stewart was fined $25,000 and docked 25 points for saying a dirty word on TV the other day. As usual, NASCAR pops out the ever popular “Actions detrimental to stock car racing” as their basis for the fine and points deduction. That’s BS. I understand that NASCAR wants their drivers to be good representatives […]

July 30, 2007

NASCAR: Thoughts On The Brickyard 400

Just finished watching most of the Brickyard 400. It was kind of like a lot of recent races: exciting at the beginning, fast forward through the middle, then kind of exciting near the end. Of course, congratulations go to Tony Stewart for winning the race. It’s nice to see a race won by a driver […]

July 27, 2007

NASCAR: Notes After An Off Weekend

The Nextel Cup was off this past weekend, but a lot sure is happening in the series. DEI is buying Ginn Racing. In a deal that leaves Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek, and Regan Smith out in the cold, Mark Martin will drive the 01 car for DEI, splitting duties with their new driver Aric Almirola. […]

July 17, 2007

IndyCar: “Nashville” Superspeedway a Snoozer

The yearly IndyCar race was held at “Nashville” Superspeedway Sunday. Rain caused the race to be postponed from its Saturday night start. Scott Dixon won the race. Dario Franchitti led most of the first half of the race, but Dixon took advantage of some slow cars that were holding up Franchitti and passed him. After […]

July 16, 2007

Fairgrounds Race Track Future in Doubt

A few years ago, when the politicians were lobbying the public to approve the stadium, you’d have thought that Nashville had never been home to professional sports. As usual, motorsports in this city didn’t get any respect. NASCAR held one or two races at the Speedway at the fairgrounds every year from 1957 to 1984. […]

July 13, 2007

F1 Leaves Indy

Formula One won’t be back at Indianapolis next year to run the US Grand Prix. F1 came back to America to race at the specially created road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 8 years ago. According to F1 head Bernie Ecclestone, F1 doesn’t need the race in the US, despite the fact that the […]

July 10, 2007

NASCAR: The Last Pepsi 400

Since I got burned out on weekly NASCAR racing a few years ago, about the only races I try to make an effort at watching are the restrictor plate races, since they usually have more excitement than the others. Saturday night’s Pepsi 400 was one of the better races Ive seen in a while. Here […]

July 6, 2007

NASCAR: New Name For Me, But Not For Thee

A telecommunications company pays a lot of money to be a sponsor. That company is then bought out by another company. The new company wants to change the name on the sponsorship to the new name. That sounds a lot like the Cingular/AT&T deal, except it’s not. An announcement is expected tomorrow (7/7/07) that NASCAR’s […]

July 3, 2007

That’ll Teach ’em, NASCAR

At the Sears Point race, NASCAR suspended a couple of Hendrick Motorsports crew chiefs for 6 races. So at last weekend’s race at New Hampshire, how did Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson perform? Gordon qualified 8th and finished 2nd.  Johnson was worse off: he qualified 10th and finished 5th. Those penalties sure did have an […]