NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Special Commentary: Cup

A Fair Compromise

The realm of sports is often home to feel-good stories, but they frequently prove fleeting in nature.  Given the industry’s sponsorship-focused business model and frequent need for immediate return, that’s arguably more true in motorsports than any other industry.  It’s because of that truth that deals like Thursday’s (Oct. 8) …

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Waid’s World: ‘The Curse’ Has Long Been a Part of Talladega Lore

Over the years, Talladega Superspeedway has been a track where the unpredictable is always predictable. You know something unusual is going happen, but you just don’t know what it is or when it’s going to happen. There is the “Big One” of course – that multi-car accident most often created …

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Daytona’s Going to Be Different. Let’s Enjoy It.

Arguably the most normal part of the 2020 motorsports calendar came on Jan. 25, when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its annual voyage to Florida for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Now perhaps the wildest moment of the entire pandemic – on track, at least – is about to …

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Losing Iowa Would Expose Truth That NASCAR Ignores Short Track Racing

Another week, another rumor about a short track closing. It’s gotten all too common, unfortunately. This time it’s Iowa Speedway, and though nothing official has been announced about the track’s future, the rumors are the speedway could be sold or closed in the near future. Obviously, it has put NASCAR’s …

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