Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Announces Chase Changes While Fan Opinions Fall on Deaf Ears

Monday, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced the long-awaited changes to the points system as it pertains to points awarded drivers for winning a Nextel Cup race. Additionally, France informed the assembled news media that the Chase format would be augmented to include 12 drivers from the present 10. Sounds like something I’d be in full …

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And We Have A Winner….

Congratulations to Bill Gilmore of Raleigh, N.C. – the winner in our “Back in the Day with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.” DVD contest! Bill was the only person to correctly answer all 10 trivia questions.

Thanks to all the readers who participated in the contest!

That’s History: Benny Parsons a Champion

The NASCAR community suffered a second heartbreaking loss with the death of 65-year-old former Cup champion and award-winning broadcaster Benny Parsons after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Parsons’s death early Tuesday comes just a little over a week of the news that veteran NASCAR driver and former Craftsman Truck Series champion Bobby Hamilton Sr. …

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