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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 »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: NASCAR’s Best Bet for Your Taxpayer Dollars

Voices from the Cheap Seats: NASCAR’s Best Bet for Your Taxpayer Dollars

In case you don’t have any where you are from, the title is known as “sarcasm.” Go out and getcha some today! While everyone else in the media is focused on the life-and-death issue of whether Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards will remain at Roush Fenway Racing after this year (both will, by the way), I thought I would do something different and focus on some of the more fun and frivolous aspects of the sport. In this case, I’m ... Read More »

Maturity Rears Its Head In NASCAR

Maturity Rears Its Head In NASCAR

Despite what you may read in the mainstream media and this site, seeing as I am somewhat privy to what people are going to write about in any given week, there was extraordinary maturity displayed on many levels in the world of NASCAR this past Sunday. First of all, you are going to be inundated by many, many stories about how plate racing sucks. Well duh! Everybody knows that. But did you know that the ancient pyramids were a mistake? Wait a ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Wussies And Suits Are Ruining NASCAR

Voices from the Cheap Seats: Wussies And Suits Are Ruining NASCAR

Last week, I wrote about stupidity in advertisement and how multitudes of commercials are, or at least should be, an insult to your intelligence. If you disagree, well, you should probably stop reading this column now because it’s definitely not going to be for you. Now, my editors will probably not let my original title stand and will probably replace the letter “P” with a “W” but when I started this writing gig, I was applauded for my edginess. Even though ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Advertising For Dummies

Since we are on an off week and there is little to no real NASCAR news, other than maybe Brad Keselowski’s almost tearful revelation at how utterly heartbroken and betrayed he felt by Rick Hendrick in 2010, I want to talk about commercials. Yes, they are an evil that we all have to live with and that will never change. Thankfully, with modern technology, if you can exercise self-control but still want to watch the race, you can always hit the pause ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: The Tale Of Two Tires

Voices From The Cheap Seats: The Tale Of Two Tires

Now that you have watched the first and last 20 laps of NASCAR’s Cup race at Texas — skipping the insidious 300 laps in between so as to get along with your normal Monday night television viewing schedule — I want to tell you the tale of two tires. OK, to be honest (honesty being one of my best traits when I want it to be) I’m actually talking about just one. However, at the time you read this article there ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: BSNews! A New NASCAR CEO On The Rise?

Voices From The Cheap Seats: BSNews! A New NASCAR CEO On The Rise?

BSNews, a wholly disowned subsidiary of Frontstretch.com, has learned that the CEOof NASCAR, Brian France, will step down as the head of the sanctioning body following the conclusion of the 2014 racing season. The news has been received by both fans and teams with shock and incredulousness, and was announced early this morning from the headquarters ofNASCAR in Daytona Beach, Florida. “I feel — and I have been mulling this over for a long time, longer than many of you may have or ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: How To Mix Predictable And Incredible All At Once

Voices From The Cheap Seats: How To Mix Predictable And Incredible All At Once

And now for something completely different — different, that is, from some of the fluff that’s been pouring from this very site! While one writer has a caption describing, almost verbatim what I heard from the FOX booth all afternoon Sunday, this writer is going to, as usual, point out some of the realities I trust some of you out there feel, too. First off, just because you have a record number of lead changes at a track doesn’t make ... Read More »

The Difference In NASCAR Between Oblivious And Relentless

The Difference In NASCAR Between Oblivious And Relentless

Once again, I am writing about a topic that, while obvious to the common man (and not to mention that most of us thought it had long ago been taken care of), has reared its ugly head once more: SAFER barriers. I know what you are thinking: aren’t SAFER barriers old news? Yes, Virginia, they are. Unfortunately (and much to my surprise) I learned during last week’s Daytona 500 that there are, in fact, still areas of the track that are unprotected! The first moment of ... Read More »

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Daytona Just A Faster Version Of Rush Hour

Voices From The Cheap Seats: Daytona Just A Faster Version Of Rush Hour

As I stated last week, my apathy for the sport has grown to the point that it is getting hard to write about, even to complain. I mean, what’s the point? While most of my readers would generally agree with what I say, unfortunately NASCAR does not, all the while unwittingly trying to convince everyone that they do. However, every year, when I convince myself that I will no longer subject myself to weekly deadlines, I always seem to find ... Read More »