NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice? Ford’s Flop, Veteran Victory Droughts & Silly Season Ends Early?

Did You Notice? That with so much focus surrounding Jeff Gordon’s 38-race winless streak, we’ve forgotten about a lot of big-name drivers riding even larger droughts? We’ve knocked off two big ones (Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick) in the month of April, both of whom hadn’t won since the 2008 and 2007 Daytona 500s, respectively …

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Did You Notice? Earnhardt’s “50-Mile Mess,” “Chasing” NASCAR Points & Drugs

Did You Notice? What Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a moment of frustration after Monday’s race? NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver never fails to tell it like it is, and in a moment of passion jumped into some political incorrectness that vocalized what we’ve all been thinking: “I was having fun until all those cautions kept …

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Did You Notice? The Difference a NASCAR Decade Makes? & Feed the Rich

Did You Notice? What a difference a decade makes? In this slow off week, I figured we’d do something a little different to show how much NASCAR has changed in the past ten years. So I figured, with so much worry over Jimmie Johnson‘s seemingly limitless success as of late, why not take a look …

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Did You Notice? Martinsville’s 2nd Swan Song?, Silly NASCAR Warnings & Roush on QVC?

  Did You Notice? Martinsville’s finish was one of the best we’ve had in the past several years, causing longtime fans to breathe a little easier about its future? I wish I could say I’m with you on that one. Certainly, if these decisions were based on racing alone Martinsville would be assured a second …

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Did You Notice? It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid; Tony the Terrible? & Testing

Did You Notice? The debate raging on over all the empty seats at Bristol? Everyone’s trying to figure out if the answer lies in the economy, a different style of racing, or just plain ol’ fan disinterest. So, which is it? I’ve heard some strong, compelling arguments for #1. People claim that tough times mean …

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Did You Notice? Talladega Testing Confusion, Four NASCAR #1s & Mayfield Pops Up?

Did You Notice? We learned everything and nothing from this Talladega test… at the same time? In many ways, NASCAR’s choice to squeeze this experiment onto the schedule was good for two reasons: 1) The cars started out too fast with the initial plate package offered (a flat, 4.5-inch spoiler with two-inch extensions on either side, …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Lawsuits Galore, Hamlin’s Media Firestorm & Childress’s Bad Move

Did You Notice? Big-time teams swimming in a mountain of money problems? I know most people come back to that sobering reality from Vegas, but these appear to be worse than that few hundred lost on a bad hand at poker. We’ll start with Rusty Wallace Inc., whose team revealed Tuesday they’re owed $535,439.18 by …

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