Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series

California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …

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Mirror Driving: I’ll Take Blocking for $200, NASCAR… & A Yellow Flag on the Last Lap

Should NASCAR stay consistent with NOT throwing the yellow on the final lap if the wreck happens behind the leaders, as they did in the Daytona 500?

Random Thoughts on the Eve of the 2007 Daytona 500

To anyone who missed Friday night’s Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona, shame on you. For the last several years, the trucks have put on the best race of Speedweeks, and Friday night’s three-wide finish was outstanding. Yeah, I was pulling for the guy with the Blue Oval in the grille, not the foreign trucks, …

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Mirror Driving: Juan Pablo Montoya Already Best in History? Should the Bobby Jr. Story BE History?

Can Juan Pablo Montoya be already considered one of the most successful drivers in history, even if he ends up failing in stock cars?

Best of Nikki Krone: Let’s Not Forget Kenny Irwin Jr. & Tony Roper

When driver Paul Dana lost his life last weekend during IRL practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway, race fans not only took the time to remember Dana, but also other famous drivers who have lost their lives on the racetrack. Many race fans’ thoughts automatically turned to Dale Earnhardt, whose death a little more than five years …

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