Fri, 23/03/18 – 8:58 | No Comment

In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks are far from cool – […]

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Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If it’s an argument you’re looking for, tell a Sprint Cup driver that his series is more about points racing than racing for victories. Then, step back, accept the blindfold and wait for the fusillade of indignation.
But judging just from the sounds emanating from driver interviews this week, points racing […]

Fri, 09/17/10 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Pedley: Victories Are Priority No. 2 In The Chase
Sturbin: Notes On Racing IndyCars In Japan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan – When I was a big-time boxing writer, Europe was my playground.
Actually, Europe was the playground of undisputed welterweight (147-pound) champion Donald Curry of Fort Worth. Curry’s career became my “beat” in the early 1980s while I was a sports writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  As […]

Thu, 09/16/10 – 10:19 | Comments Off on Sturbin: Notes On Racing IndyCars In Japan
Woody: Cheaters Shouldn’t Keep Their Trophies
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Reggie Buch this week returned his 2005 Heisman Trophy after admitting that he won it while violating NCAA rules during his playing days at USC.
Bush said his actions “stained the dignity of the award.”
Good for Reggie. It’s refreshing to see a pro athlete with a conscience and a sense of shame these days.
Maybe NASCAR will […]

Thu, 09/16/10 – 7:10 | 5 Comments
Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Those who think that success in racing goes to the lucky may want to pick Carl Edwards to win this year’s Sprint Cup championship. Or Greg Biffle. Or Matt Kenseth. Because when it comes to luck, few can come close to those three drivers’ team owner.
Jack Roush, in fact, would […]

Wed, 09/15/10 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Can Roush’s Luck Win Chase?
Woody: The Chase – And The Pressure – Is On
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In the NFL there are two types of teams, and I don’t mean running and passing.
I mean the ones that make the playoffs and the ones that don’t.
That’s the standard by which a season is measured in the NFL: making the playoffs. Getting in makes the season a success. Not getting […]

Wed, 09/15/10 – 6:32 | Comments Off on Woody: The Chase – And The Pressure – Is On
Harris: Dealing With ‘Pit’ Woes Is Key To Winning Chase
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Heading into NASCAR’s Chase to the Sprint Cup championship, there are 12 very motivated drivers racing for the title.
Jimmie Johnson wants to win another championship and there are 11 others, well, driven to take it away from him.
But only one of them can win the title, and history shows that […]

Tue, 09/14/10 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Harris: Dealing With ‘Pit’ Woes Is Key To Winning Chase
Woody: Chase Is Only Chance Against Football
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
For those who don’t like NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, here’s something to consider:
NASCAR had no choice.
Football – college and pro – is king, and every year the kingdoms are growing.
If you don’t believe me check out the “mainstream” media coverage last weekend. Compare the inches/airtime that NASCAR’s big Richmond showdown […]

Tue, 09/14/10 – 7:31 | 4 Comments

San Bernandino County, Calf –  The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is just a few weeks away, but NOW is the time to get some of the best deals for NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway October 8-10 before they soon expire.
Experience the thrill of NASCAR, with special ticket packages offering a full weekend […]

Mon, 09/13/10 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Last Chance for Auto Club Deals
The Big Q: Does The No. 48 Team Go Down in 2010?
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There are a lot more questions concerning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship than there are competitors in the field. Perhaps sitting atop the heap of questions is the one which has been around for about three years now:
Can anybody dislodge Jimmie Johnson as champion?
While many drivers and teams – out of prudence, […]

Mon, 09/13/10 – 10:09 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Bruton Smith Rides The Old-School Bus
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s always shabby when a prominent person steps on the fingers and toes of others to promote a personal agenda. That’s not unusual in business or politics. Such back-stabbing and petty name-calling is hardly unusual in motor racing, either.
Track owner Bruton Smith managed to insult everybody […]

Mon, 09/13/10 – 7:56 | One Comment