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The Dumbing Down of NASCAR: How Television Took Fans For a Ride

One thing about racing is that there is always something going on, always a storyline. It might be big, it might be small, but there is always something. It might be an aging star trying to hang on one more year, a rookie looking for a break, a quiet contender …

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It’s Time To Make The All-Star Fan Vote A Thing Of The Past

One Saturday night in May, the stars shine bright at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the best in the sport line up to race it out for a million-dollar prize. This weekend, the Sprint All-Star Race will light up the night on Saturday once again in the hometown of stock car …

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Racing Under the Lights: Better, or Just Hype?

The colors are brighter, somehow. Everything is magnified, and, well, they just lookfaster. Whether there’s a full moon in the sky above or simply the stars that pale in comparison to the shining lights, watching a NASCAR race after dark is quite an experience. Night racing has become a staple on the NASCAR circuit since …

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Championship Caliber? What Does That Even Mean?

With all the talk surrounding NASCAR’s new Chase, a lot has been focused on Stewart-Haas Racing, one of two organizations with multiple race winners, the only driver with more than one win, and, at least for now, more than one car in the Chase. On the one hand, that should make SHR a …

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