NASCAR Race Weekend Central

2007 NASCAR Driver Review: Carl Edwards

After losing his cool and hitting the wall during Saturday night’s Busch Series race in Kentucky, Carl Edwards arrived at MIS in the wee hours of Sunday morning with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. However, his good friend and crew chief, Bob Osborne, sat the driver down and said to put the whole thing behind him. Edwards did just that.

Voices from the Heartland: In France’s World, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and His Fans are to Blame

Here’s the scenario: NASCAR’s CEO was commenting on continued falling TV ratings that are plaguing the sport as of late. In need of an explanation, none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s name came up – unprovoked. “It would have helped if he would have been competitive,” said France. “He didn’t win an event, and he certainly didn’t make our playoffs. And that’s unhelpful if you’re trying to build ratings.” So, there it is. Laid out as plain as day from the mouth of the man who can do no wrong! You, Junior fans, are the reason television ratings were down 13% from 2006. Shame on you!

Mirror Driving: Banquet on the Move? Petty Movin’ On Up? & Teams Moving… to the Auction Block?

The week-long banquet celebration just concluded its 27th year in New York City amidst rumors it could be moved elsewhere. With no racetrack in the immediate vicinity, does the banquet belong in the Big Apple?

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