The next five points races – Darlington, Charlotte, Dover, Pocono and Michigan – are critical for those teams whose goal is to make the Chase.
Here’s my take on what’s behind the summer of NASCAR fans’ discontent.
The August race at Bristol will probably be a very good race, if taken for what it is. But it’s not the old days anymore.
NASCAR nailed it the day they penciled in “Rockingham” on the CWTS schedule.
This is the first time voters will have to weigh exceptions for the NASCAR driver contingent.
Between the events that took place at Martinsville and the sentiment of race fans, the Top-35 rule has some serious flaws.
I think it’s great how fans, drivers and media can interact on the Interwebz these days. But it’s also taken a little of the excitement out of the sport.
The message John Middlebrook sent to NASCAR was loud and clear: the policing of the sport needs to be consistent.
Does the appeals system need a major overhaul? The answer is yes – and no.
Consider these five drivers, none of whom have a guaranteed full-time ride for 2012.
The time is now-or-never for Rockingham and other speedways like it, there may be no tomorrow.
Does NASCAR or its fanbase really want nothing more than IROC with the NASCAR label slapped on the fenders?