NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Mirror Driving: Daytona Debrief, Shocking Starts & Bad Bump-Drafts… in Trucks?

NASCAR made several rules changes in the offseason to improve the racing at Daytona and Talladega – allowing bump drafting anywhere on track, adding more attempts at a green-flag finish and pushing out a larger restrictor plate. Did the new rules do enough to provide great racing?

Voices from the Heartland: “Jesus Takes the Wheel” During Last Week’s ARCA Race!

We’ve all heard the old saying before… a picture is worth a thousand words. But be that as it may, the editors still insist I actually type about a thousand words every week whether they make much sense or not – and despite their editorial narrow-mindedness, the old adage still holds true. I will give …

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Voices from the Heartland: Who Stands to Gain From NASCAR Cutting Purses?

There’s a lot of talk about NASCAR’s money situation this week in the wake of a surprise announcement last Friday. On the surface, the sport’s recent disclosure that they are going to reduce race purse amounts by 10%, with those monies going back to the track, may sound like a good thing. In some ways, …

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Mirror Driving: Penny-Pinching Purses, Penske Power, & Pena?

NASCAR announced late last week a 10% cut in race purses, with the money instead going to the racetracks. How does this affect the sport’s outlook, given the sagging economy and increasing cost of competition?

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