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Pay-Per-View vs. a Highlight Reel: Fixing FOX’s Terrible Coverage

Which would you rather have, four hours of uninterrupted NASCAR race coverage or a one hour highlight reel? That’s a tough question these days. One I used to be able to answer unequivocally. Why would I want the Sprint Cup Series to go pay-per-view? Well, when FOX cuts to commercial every five minutes, regardless of …

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NASCAR Forgot to Tell Them, “Keep it Clean, Boys.”

“Boys, have at it.” Brian France and Co. all agreed this ought to be the credo of NASCAR several years ago. Collectively, the fan base proceeded to cheer. At long last, our heroes would not be fined and suspended for failing to control their tongues in moments of extreme stress, or worry that rubbing a …

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Fan’s View: The 2010 Season Next Verse Same as the 1st? I Don’t Think So!

The face sitting in victory lane on Sunday may have been a familiar one. Jimmie Johnson appeared as a giddy school kid while he studied his Auto Club 500 trophy. You have got to admit the Chevy Fleetmaster Woody Hot Rod with the surf board on top hauling a shiny new No. 48 to the …

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Fan’s View: You Know It’s Time to Repave Daytona When…

You know, life often goes on in a pretty bland miasma of non-interfering episodes. We get up in the morning, drink the coffee, take the shower, climb in the car and scoot off to work. Day after day, week after week… it’s awfully boring when you think about it. However, there’s usually something that will …

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Fan’s View: Talking About NASCAR Family & Friends

It’s like the first day of high school. No, not your freshman year, where you’re walking around afraid the seniors are about to do something awful to you, but your sophomore year. Everybody piles off the bus, you exchange news from the summer and you wonder what your friends think about… your new look. That …

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Fan’s View: Raking Up the Remains of the Season

Well, golly…. The conclusion to the 2009 Sprint Cup season was… expected. I’ve tried really hard for the past 24 hours to come up with something clever and insightful to describe Jimmie Johnson’s historical year – but it simply isn’t there. Much like the remains of my flower garden, all that lingers of his accomplishments …

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Fan’s View: Will a Hamlin/Keselowski Rivalry Help Save Our Sport?

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Remember the chant from the playground? Whether you were a party to the upcoming event or not, you probably followed the rest of the kids outside hoping to see what would happen. It’s called conflict. It’s interesting, even when nothing really happens. For days after, there would be whispers in the …

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Fan’s View: Safe Cars Are Not Supposed to Fly

One good thing came out of Sunday’s AMP Energy 500. Ryan Newman climbed out of his dinged, squashed and damaged No. 39 without any serious injury. That car – in all its ugly CoT-ness – kept its occupant in his seat, buckled in and safe while it sailed across Talladega’s backstretch. The larger greenhouse, even …

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