As many longtime readers may have noticed, the Voices column has not been around this year. There are plenty of reasons for it, but I will briefly share a couple of the major ones. First and foremost, I just plain got burnt out. This space started out years ago as a fun way to share …
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While Denny Hamlin is on fire after winning at Darlington for his third win this year (and taking the first weekend sweep at the Lady in Black in 17 years), reigning champion Jimmie Johnson has posted two DNFs in the last three races. Have the tables finally turned?
10. Any of the “debris” the fans pelted the track with at the finish of the 2004 Aaron’s 499 in Talladega, which eventually led to green-white-checkered finishes in the Cup Series.
The Richmond race is often one of NASCAR’s most competitive. Instead, its 12 lead changes were the fewest we’ve had all season. Cause for concern, or still a great race – just without enough passes for the lead?
The Aaron’s 499 featured a record 88 lead changes and three green-white-checkered attempts. Did that make it one of the best races ever, or was it just more of the same at a restrictor-plate track?
10. “Just remember, your four Cups are ‘Made for TV’ Cups. Mine are real!”
Phoenix added 100 kilometers to its race on Saturday night. Did the extra laps give fans more bang for their buck, or was lengthening the race a mistake – one that could even cost them a second date with NASCAR’s restructuring?
10. Hello… the fans that NASCAR has left are not exactly the “age demographic” audience for this message.
After his driver Jimmie Johnson won his 50th race in 296 starts, car owner Rick Hendrick wondered why Johnson is not being mentioned among the sport’s all-time greats. Why isn’t he? And at what point in a driver’s career is such talk appropriate?