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Need A Date?  Sorry, Kentucky,  NHMS Isn’t Your Type!

Need A Date? Sorry, Kentucky, NHMS Isn’t Your Type!

Race fans have a sometimes contentious relationship with the Magic Mile--the contention owing to a track that fans just don’t seem to know what to make of, less than stellar racing in the track’s past, and television networks’ seeming inability to show any racing that isn’t among the top five and occasionally Dale Junior. With Speedway Motorsports, Incorporated’s latest purchase of Kentucky Speedway, there are those fans who would like to see NHMS lose one of their two dates in favor of the 1.5-mile oval in Sparta. To this notion I say, “Wait just one minute!” Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Kenny Wallace on The Fan Car, Big Changes, and…Use Your Imagination

Beyond the Cockpit: Kenny Wallace on The Fan Car, Big Changes, and…Use Your Imagination

_The NASCAR Nationwide Series has evolved through the years, in every aspect from the series’ vision to the technology and expense needed to be successful. A handful of drivers have been there through many of the changes, and this week we speak with one of them. The Frontsretch’s Amy Henderson sat down with Nationwide and Cup Series veteran Kenny Wallace, for a candid conversation about his team’s sponsorship efforts to run at Montreal in August, to the effects of manufacturer cutbacks and the series’ evolution on the teams...and then number one item on his grocery list._ *Amy Henderson, Frontstretch.com:* You’ve got an effort going for Montreal to have your fans sponsor your car. How is that working out? *Kenny Wallace:* The fan car is exactly that. It was an idea from one of my Facebook friends. It started out when I reached out to the media, asking if anyone knew any companies who would sponsor us in Montreal. Then we said, ‘hey wait, we have over 5,000 friends and fans on Facebook so we said why don’t we try and raise $20 per person?’ Read More »

Wallace and Team Trying To Score One For the Good Guys

Wallace and Team Trying To Score One For the Good Guys

Sponsorship is always a hot topic in racing and in the current economic environment, many teams, even some top Sprint Cup teams, are worried about sponsor dollars. And in the Nationwide Series, that talk is often doubled. There has been growing concern over the last decade as more Sprint Cup drivers are entering more Nationwide Series races. Sponsors love to get on the hood of a big star at a reduced rate, and so they flock to those teams like flies to honey and teenage girls to Kasey Kahne. This left many longtime and full time Nationwide teams without sponsorship, and many out of business altogether as the Cup teams have pushed them aside. The trend has turned off many longtime series fans, as well, as they watched their favorite teams and driver fall by the wayside. Now fans have a chance to change that. Read More »

Too Vanilla Or Too Obnoxious?  Where’s the Middle Ground?

Too Vanilla Or Too Obnoxious? Where’s the Middle Ground?

It isn’t easy to please race fans. That becomes evident in any discussion about drivers. One guy isn’t talented enough, and if he has a family name with a racing history, well then, by gum, he’d better live up to it or else! The next is too talented, apparently, because he wins too much, whatever that means. It’s a sport, winning is kind of the point… But I digress. Then there is the constant back-and-forth about the driver who, for whatever reason, is perceived as “boring” and the one who is an “obnoxious jerk.” Read More »