Race Weekend Central

Holding a Pretty Wheel: A Plateful of Trouble at Daytona

It could have been ugly. We got lucky; but it could have been tragic. The 2007 Daytona 500 was marred with crashes. There was no Big One, just a bunch of Little Ones, but a couple of those looked deceptively bad. Bottom line… there was nothing about those crashes in that race that made it …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR on the Right Track With Penalties

Penalties, penalties everywhere at Daytona. NASCAR handed down a total of five of them on Tuesday and Wednesday, the most severe coming late Wednesday afternoon when the sanctioning body announced a penalty against the team of driver Michael Waltrip following a strange substance in the intake manifold in both pre- and post-qualifying inspection. NASCAR confiscated …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: In NASCAR, If It Ain’t Broke… Don’t Break It Worse!

I could cry. Or barf. Or throw things. Or something. OK, OK, I know, NASCAR listens to nobody and cares about no one… but this is crazy. Knowing changes to the Chase for the Nextel Cup were coming did nothing to soften the blow of the actual news when it happened late Thursday afternoon. Although …

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