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Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews – Expounding Upon NASCAR’s Asterisk

Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews – Expounding Upon NASCAR’s Asterisk

Just before last weekend’s race at Atlanta, NASCAR President Mike Helton announced that, despite the fact that he missed three weeks of the regular season and despite what the rules say as to who can be eligible for the latest version of the Chase, Tony Stewart may participate in the Chase – should he qualify. “I’ll remind everybody back earlier this year when we announced the format for the 2014 Chase, that announcement included some responsibility about the routine participation ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: At Bristol, The More Things Change…

Voices from the Cheap Seats: At Bristol, The More Things Change…

Well, the weekend has come and gone and all that is left is memories – albeit some a bit foggy – of a handful of soldiers who made it home alive along with the task of cleaning out (and repairing) the camper. I did not attend the NASCAR races as a member of the media this weekend. No, as I prefer to do at Bristol, I was a fan. Free to mingle, consume without worry, support my driver proudly and ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: NASCAR Only Goes Halfway with New Rule

Voices from the Cheap Seats: NASCAR Only Goes Halfway with New Rule

Last week, I put out there that, while tragic, the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. was totally avoidable on two separate fronts. First, don’t do insanely stupid things like Ward did; and second, a sanctioning body could have had a rule that makes enraged drivers think twice about doing insanely stupid things when it is not obvious to themselves. I even gave said body a template to work with… “… unless threatened by fire or other perceived life threatening circumstances, ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Reason Must Prevail Over Emotion

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Reason Must Prevail Over Emotion

The recent events at Canandaigua Motorsports Park involving Tony Stewart and the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. are nothing short of tragic. What is even more tragic is that it all could have been avoided. Now, while what I have to say may seem callous to some, it needs to be said among all the media hype about this incident that we are going to have to endure for the coming months. Hey, America, y’all are so enamored with so-called reality ... Read More »

Voices From the Cheap Seats: It’s All About You, Baby!

Voices From the Cheap Seats: It’s All About You, Baby!

As I scanned the off the beaten path news releases this week, you know, the ones that only grouchy curmudgeons like myself will take the time to read, I was struck by exciting news coming from three different tracks that is sure to make you, the average race fan, want to run right out and buy those tickets! The breaking news from possibly the greatest track of all time, Chicagoland Speedway, was of such magnitude that it, ironically, almost made ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Social Media Exposes the Loyal and the Fickle

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Social Media Exposes the Loyal and the Fickle

Now that the announcement has been made, a war has begun among some that are loyal, some misguided and some just plain fickle. While it has not been made public as to just who Carl Edwards will be driving for next year, it has been revealed that it will not be for Roush Fenway Racing or Ford. The announcement has ignited a firestorm that really, really ticks me off. Longtime readers will know, as I have made it public many ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: After Giving It Some Thought…

Voices from the Cheap Seats: After Giving It Some Thought…

There have been a few issues arising recently in the world of NASCAR about which I have been loquaciously silent. Loquacious is sort of like deafening silence, for those of you still wondering what it means (or maybe the opposite… look it up!). However, as anyone who knows me personally will tell you, I don’t usually practice the “silent” part for too long and get right on to the loquacious side of things. So with the Sprint Cup Series silent ... Read More »

Voices From the Cheap Seats: You May Be a NASCAR Fan If…

Voices From the Cheap Seats: You May Be a NASCAR Fan If…

We are all familiar with Jeff Foxworthy’s trademark redneck jokes. In fact, you probably are one if you are reading this now. Now I not about to assert that I, even though we share the same first name, am anywhere close to Foxworthy’s status, but like him, I too have made a few observations over the years that I have been a fan of NASCAR. Some are more obvious than others; however, even when I’m nowhere near a race track, ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap (or Not!) Seats: A Mixed Bag of Corporate Nuts

Voices from the Cheap (or Not!) Seats: A Mixed Bag of Corporate Nuts

As you may or may not have noticed, I have been away for awhile. First was a four-day binge in Bristol with my two BFFs from high school, Brian and Brian, for the NHRA weekend and a refresher course on which one of us can consume the most beverages without being the biggest a-hole ever. Then it was off to Canada for ten days to debate the merits of American vs. Canadian beverages and to show a few friends up ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews! Chad Knaus Fumes After Pocono Defeat

Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews! Chad Knaus Fumes After Pocono Defeat

Chad Knaus, longtime — hell, only — crew chief for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, lashed out Sunday after the No. 48 was defeated in its bid to become the first car to win three races in a row, or a hat trick, since NASCAR CEO Brian France started his campaign to liken stock car racing to stick-and-ball, or in this case stick-and-puck, sports back in the early 2000s. “It’s just not fair,” a visibly irate Knaus said. “It’s the coward’s ... Read More »