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Beyond the Cockpit: Parker Kligerman on Penske, Potential & Golf?

Parker Kligerman may have been the ARCA Re/MAX Series runner-up last season, but it’s his association with Roger Penske that has him bursting onto the national scene. A Nationwide pole at Kansas last year has led to hopes for a full-time schedule in the near future, teaming up with Justin Allgaier and Brad Keselowski to …

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Talking NASCAR TV’s Rain Delay Verdict: ESPN Pretty Good, FOX? Not So Much

Hello, race fans and welcome to our weekly TV critique. This weekend, the action was at the Texas Motor Speedway in Justin, Texas, just a few miles north of Fort Worth. The Sprint Cup Series were the headliners, with support from the ARCA Racing Series presented by Re/MAX and Menards and the Nationwide Series. However, …

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Kelly Bires Out of JRM No. 88, Mike Bliss Out of No. 36 for TBR

Two driver changes, one each in NASCAR’s Cup and Nationwide divisions, were announced Tuesday. In Cup, Mike Bliss was released as driver of the Wave Energy Drink Chevy for Tommy Baldwin Racing, replaced by Johnny Sauter for Texas and Talladega. Car owner Baldwin says Sauter is not the full-time replacement, hoping to name one by …

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Talking NASCAR TV: ESPN Focus on Cup Drivers Hurts Nationwide Coverage

Hello, race fans, and welcome back to our weekly TV critique. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series raced at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Meanwhile, the Izod IndyCar Series was in Leeds, Ala. near Birmingham for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union. Let’s see how FOX, …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Takes a Step Back While ESPN Shines at Nashville

Hello, race fans, and welcome to another edition of the weekly TV critique. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series took their traditional Easter break, putting the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series in the Music City spotlight instead. However, before I start talking about the individual races, I want to address both series’ TV …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Shines While FOX Fickle at Martinsville

Hello, race fans and welcome back to our weekly TV critique, where I look into the race telecasts that we all watch on television. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series were both at Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and Kroger 250, respectively. The Izod IndyCar Series was …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick showed up and vanquished everyone again. A qualifying rain-out on Friday gifted Harvick the pole, and he took full advantage of it. Harvick led a race high 187 of the 250 laps on his way to the victory in Saturday afternoon’s Kroger 250.

Talking NASCAR TV: Timing Troubles Haunt Bristol FOX, ESPN Coverage

Hello, race fans and welcome to my personal abode, the weekly TV critique. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series were in action at Bristol Motor Speedway. They were also joined by some legends of the sport who came together for the Scotts EZ Seed Showdown, a 35-lap race in USAR ProCup cars. …

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Talking NASCAR TV: IndyCar Blues & Fast Track to Nowhere… Er, Fame

Hello, race fans and welcome to the weekly critique, my 55th. Since NASCAR’s three major series were off last weekend, it makes picking out something to look at just that much harder. However, the Izod IndyCar Series had their season opener on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since I like all kinds of motorsports and …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Tire Problems Atlanta Crisis FOX Didn’t Cover Enough

Hello race fans, and welcome to my small corner of the internet, the weekly recap of the telecasts that we all watch on television. Before I get into the normal critique, one bit of news needs to passed across: Adam Alexander Named as TNT’s Play-by-play Commentator Last Wednesday, The Charlotte Observer reported that Adam Alexander …

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