Race Weekend Central

NASCAR’s Same Old Chase Song Is Over?

Folks, this is it; the home stretch. In just four weeks we’ll be leaving a plethora of what-if’s and could-be’s behind as the regular Sprint Cup season comes to an end and we embark upon the grand, mysterious, and often problematic Chase to the Cup. On the upside, we have three races left that are …

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Odds On that the NASCAR Chase is Exactly What America Wants

What are the odds that Jeff Gordon, in a spectacularly mediocre year, has the chance to win his fifth Sprint Cup? Apparently they are one in four.   When NASCAR decided to declare a victory for the Air Titans at about 11:30pm Sunday night, and I was staring at the Final Four of Gordon, Harvick, …

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Fan’s View: What Will Gordon Nation Do Now? A NASCAR Apocalypse

2015 Texas Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Final Rodeo Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

“What will you do when Jeff Gordon retires?” The question has been bandied around this year, mostly asked by those who are not die-hard Gordon fans. What will we do? It’s like there’s supposed to be a national crisis when the man we have cheered for since 1993 will no longer compete on a weekly …

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Sometimes Racing Can be too Good

The day dawned bright and clear. The fans filed into the track via Daytona’s new “injectors.” Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip yakked up a storm. Mikey appeared for a short time before the green flag to play the goofy younger brother that he does so well. The pre-show went off like clockwork—on-track concert, anthem, driver …

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Superspeedway or Junkyard? Your Call

“The World’s Fastest Junkyard”   FOX’s Mike Joy may have coined the next great nickname for a track on the Sprint Cup track.  It’s a shame that Talladega won’t be able to use it in their promotional material.  Who wants to sell their multi-million dollar venue as a place where cars go to die?  Yes, …

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