Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: The Problem with the Buschwackers Is… There Needs to be More of Them!

Of course it isn’t breaking news that there is a large disparity in talent and equipment between Busch Series teams owned by Cup team owners such as Childress, Ganassi, Gibbs, Hendrick and the other big-time Cup players in comparison to the series’ non-Cup-owned teams. Obviously, the Cup participants have both the monetary and engineering resources …

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Fanning the Flames: 1 NASCAR Team’s Folly is Another’s Fortune

What a typical NASCAR vacation: The circuit takes a one-week hiatus from on-track action only to turn up the volume away from it. The Ginn/DEI merger not only shuffled the driver deck and taught prospective owners a thing or two about life in the bigs, it opened a spot in the owner points standings for …

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Voices from the Heartland: Surprise! NASCAR’s Version of Reality Slightly Skewered

In case you didn’t know it, the competitiveness in NASCAR’s highest ranks has never been better. Don’t take my word for it, though; just ask NASCAR. On second thought, you don’t have to. This sport is more than willing to tell you what to believe. Here is an excerpt from a July 16 NASCAR press …

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Mirror Driving: Chasing the Chase, Truckers Ruining the Race? & Does ESPN Know Their Place?

This week marks ESPN’s return to covering Cup racing after a seven-year absence. What are your expectations for this season?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Race to the Chase Special Edition

It’s time to turn our focus to the upcoming seven-race slugfest that will determine the field for the 2007 Chase for the Championship.

Fanning the Flames: NASCAR Silly Season Could Be Worse – We Could Have Steinbrenner

Remember when Silly Season used to go into full swing around the Charlotte race date in October? These days, it seems it’s going strong by Indy. Yeah, I know I say this every year… but this season truly seems much sillier than last. Or the one before, and the one before that, This year is …

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