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Beside the Rising Tide: For NASCAR All-Star Race, 2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad

As our long-time friend Michael Lee Aday (aka Meatloaf) used to tell us in one of his operatic, overly bombastic, teenage testosterone-fueled hits, two out of three ain’t bad. NASCAR’s annual All-Star event has fallen out of favor with most of the race fans I communicate with regularly. If the All-Star …

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Beside The Rising Tide: Daytona Lowering? NASCAR Superspeedway Rule Changes Ignore Larger Problem

At least partially due to the severity of Ryan Newman’s last-lap wreck in this year’s Daytona 500, NASCAR made several tweaks to the rules package run at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. I’m an old guy. I still call Talladega and Daytona International Speedway the plate tracks. And over the years, …

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