Race Weekend Central

Confidentially, SPEED Excels While ESPN’s Chemistry Needs Work

Probably the best thing about racing television coverage over the Easter weekend, in my humble opinion, was the introduction of “NASCAR Confidential” by SPEED on Sunday evening. This was a fresh look at the 2008 Daytona 500, with some insights from some interesting people, including legendary photographer Warren T. Taylor. Taylor hasn’t missed a Great …

Read more

10 Points to Ponder… During NASCAR’s Easter Break

1) Takes One to Know One! – Megastar comedian and TV personality Jeff Foxworthy talked NASCAR in a CNN interview this week, attempting to persuade host Glenn Beck that instead of taking in a race at Daytona, he would be better served going to Talladega, Ala. for his stock car racing experience. In fact, Foxworthy …

Read more

Mirror Driving: Bristol Part II, Top-35 Taboos & RCR Who?

Sunday’s race — the second on Bristol’s new surface — seemed more competitive than the fall race last year. Is Bristol back after a brief hiatus?

Nuts for Nationwide: 4 Down, 31 to Go in 2008

It’s still very early in the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series but already the themes are emerging. Yes, there are thousands of laps to be run, but the preseason predictions are proving to be accurate. Well, mostly. Moonlighting Cup drivers are cleaning up Drivers from NASCAR’s top echelon have made almost exactly a third of the …

Read more

Mirror Driving: Tires Making You Pout? Will Carl Edwards’s Penalty Have Some Clout? & Mark Martin Spinning Someone Out?

Carl Edwards’s win was tainted with word that an oil-tank cover was left off the car following Las Vegas. Is it time for NASCAR to strip a win?

Did You Notice? Money in NASCAR Makes a Difference, Stewart’s Unique Hairdo & Oddsmakers Don’t Know What They’re Doing?

Did You Notice? How insane Las Vegas security was this weekend? All I can tell you is that both the garage area and pit road were policed like any citizen within 50 feet of anyone important was about to incite a terrorist attack; it didn’t matter whether you were a fan or had a hard …

Read more

Voice of Vito: Mark Martin: He’s Bad, He’s Nationwide – The All-Time Wins Leader Continues to Make an Impact in Semi-Retirement

When asked where his favorite vacation destination is, Mark Martin will list Las Vegas as his place of refuge. No, it is not because he enjoys gambling, the nightlife or the seedy underbelly of society. For the driver who calls 11:00 p.m. way past his bedtime, Martin enjoys Vegas because they have the best video …

Read more