Race Weekend Central

Scanner Static: Ragan Rage Still a Hot Topic

Q: Everybody seems to be ragging on David Ragan. NASCAR has created the situation with the driver shortage so why don’t we blame the organization? The last several races of the season have been used to break a team’s new driver in for the coming season. Ragan has been Roush’s choice of drivers for 2007. …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The Chase is winding down with only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season now that Atlanta is behind us. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway, and of course, everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. Eddie Gossage was …

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Mirror Driving: Is Tony Stewart Better Off Without Being in the Chase?

Can it be said missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a Chase provision that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Should Not Protect Mediocrity

During last Friday’s rain delay at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers were attempting to qualify for the Bass Pro Shops 500, conversation turned to how NASCAR should manage the expected surplus of well-funded race teams that will be attempting to race full schedules in 2007. The conundrum surrounds the fact that …

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Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR 2006 IS Ripe for a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak… and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand. …

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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

Q: I may be the last Ken Schrader fan standing, and I was really hoping he would have taken that piece of bumper he was holding and knock David Ragan‘s block off Sunday. What a mess Martinsville turned out to be, thanks to that kid. Does Jack Roush not have anyone better to put in …

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