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Gimmicky Racindeals

January 30th, 2014

As you can see, this is my first post in a long time. My on-again/off-again relationship with racing has been more off than on over the last few years. But there’s enough stuff happening right now that warrants comment, so here goes. Formula One: I’ve never been a big fan of F1 racing. It always […]

Gambling Cliche Racindeals

March 9th, 2011

PRESS CONTROVERSY: Apparently after the victory by Trevor Bayne at Daytona, the members of the press in the press box cheered. As a result, one reporter was fired. From around 1995 to 2000, I had press credentials and covered all of the Talladega races and a couple of Bristol races. You were expected to not […]

Phoenix Rising Racindeals

March 4th, 2011

GORDON’S STREAK: So Jeff Gordon breaks a 66 race losing streak at Phoenix, and I actually found myself rooting for him. Ten years ago, I’d have been rooting for someone to wreck him on the last lap. Ah well. I guess everyone has mellowed over the years. I’ll be sad though to see him pass […]

Two to Tango Racindeals

February 21st, 2011

GET YOUR DANCE PARTNER: So the Daytona 500 played out pretty much like everyone expected, with two-car drafts the order of the day. That led to a record number of lead changes, and apparently a record number of cautions. The racing was relatively interesting though.  Although two cars in tandem were fast, once they got […]

Shootout Racindeals

February 14th, 2011

So I watched the Shootout Saturday night at Daytona. It was the most excitingly boring race I think I’ve ever seen. The fact that NASCAR seems to be ok with speeds nearing 210 mph is interesting. I still say they’ll decrease the size of the hole in the restrictor plate before the 500. •  At […]

…is admitting you have a problem. NASCAR seems to have figured out that they have a few problems. News this week is that they’re thinking of changing the points system, qualifying procedure, and having drivers declare in which series they’re running for a championship. I guess NASCAR doesn’t want to change things too drastically. For […]

What Is Wrong With NASCAR

January 15th, 2011

[Note: I originally wrote this after the last Cup race in 2010. Interesting how some things seem to be changing.] I watched the Homestead race today (actually, these days “watching” a race consists of setting it to record on the DVR and a couple hours after the start time put it in play and fast […]

Easter Racindeals

April 5th, 2010

“OFF” WEEKEND: NASCAR’s Cup division was off over the weekend, but the Truck and Grand National series were at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday and Saturday. I was surprised to see that both races were apparently unsponsored (or if they were, Speed and ESPN didn’t mention the sponsors’ names). And it was an off weekend in […]

Rain Delayed Racindeals

March 30th, 2010

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL: Wow, how about three major races being affected by rain on the same day? The Cup race in Martinsville, the open wheel race in St. Petersburg, and the drag race in Charlotte were all affected in one way or another by rain on Sunday. They all had to run or […]

Old Timey RacinDeals

March 22nd, 2010

WEEK OFF: Since NASCAR had a spring break last week, I decided to take one as well (at least from this blog). OLD TIMERS: I tuned in to see the last 20 or so laps of the old timer’s race at Bristol on Saturday. The concept of the race is interesting, but the reality of […]

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