NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Jeff Burton Once Again a Victim of Corporate Insanity

Jeff Burton, veteran driver for Richard Childress Racing, may be feeling a little singled out by corporate America as it becomes more and more likely that he will lose his primary sponsorship from Cingular Wireless through no fault of his or his team. The latest saga in Burton’s sponsorship woes centers on AT&T’s recent acquisition …

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NASCAR’s Youth Movement

Taking a look at last year’s Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship, you might have noticed an interesting pattern; six of the 10 drivers were no older than age 32. Kyle Busch, in fact, set a record as the youngest driver ever to make a run for the championship, qualifying for the playoffs at the …

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Voices From the Heartland: Voices of Cheer for NASCAR’s New Year

Last November, about the time that NASCAR’s “Silly Season” was officially declared to start, my personal life went into a “Silly Season” all its own, the seriousness of which, well… if you compared side-by-side pictures of Todd Bodine and myself, let’s just say that Todd appears to have a full head of hair. After a …

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What’s the Call? Should the Daytona 500 Guarantee Starting Spots?

This Week’s Question: This year, 36 of the 43 spots in the Daytona 500 will be already “locked-in” due to owner points and the past champion’s provisional held by Dale Jarrett. Is it fair that so many cars are guaranteed spots in the field, or should the vast majority of drivers and teams have to qualify their way into the Great American Race?

Mirror Driving: Juan Pablo Montoya Already Best in History? Should the Bobby Jr. Story BE History?

With Juan Pablo Montoya adding a Rolex 24 victory to his resume over the weekend, it’s another prestigious trophy to go along with his years of success in CART and Formula 1. Can Montoya be already considered one of the most successful drivers in history, even if he ends up failing in stock cars?

Thompson in Turn 5: A Season of Inconsistency & Frustration

Though I continue to keep an open mind concerning NASCAR’s decision to develop and introduce the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) into weekly competition, the schedule for 2007 seems certain to create an inconsistent and disjointed season for fans. Instead of the 16 scheduled CoT races slated for 2007, the sanctioning body would have been better …

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2007 Season Preview: Whose Job is on the Line?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: What driver enters the season under the most pressure to make NASCAR’s Chase, and why? Will they succeed or fail?

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