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Who’ll Win It? NASCAR 2010 Season Predictions

2010 is supposed to start a new era for NASCAR – but Jimmie Johnson may have something to say before we’re all said and done. No amount of “Let Boys Be Boys” rhetoric keeps Johnson from being the overwhelming favorite for a fifth title with both fans and the media. But as the season gets …

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2010 Season Preview: Can Better Rules Mean Better Racing?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: The new spoiler rules are the start of what could be several changes to make the Car of Tomorrow handle better on the racetrack. But with the controversial Chase system still in place, will better handling necessarily lead to better racing?

2010 Season Preview: Can NASCAR Really “Loosen Up?”

Today’s Season Preview Topic: During the preseason media tour, NASCAR officials went out of their way to claim they’ll “loosen up” during the upcoming season, allowing drivers to be themselves. But will people actually showing their personalities make a dent in declining ratings and fan attendance? And will sponsors actually allow their drivers to follow those rules?

Driven to the Past: Some Thoughts Before Going Into Hibernation…

Since I voiced the opinion a couple of weeks back that NASCAR should consider going back to stock-bodied cars, I think it behooves me to comment on the introduction of the new Nationwide Series car. They’ve definitely taken a step in the right direction. The cars they tested look much more like those you see …

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Driven to the Past: Working Inside…

I worked quite a few races indoors in my officiating career, and each one was an experience in itself. Just like outdoor tracks, each venue has its own personality. The first time was with the United Midget Racing Association TQs in the coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the ’60s. We’d run some pretty …

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