Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends Around the Track: ISM Elimination Edition

While everyone talks about “Game Seven Moments” in stick-and-ball sports, sometimes the most exciting are the Game Six elimination moments. One team has the advantage but wants to finish off their opponent, while the other team is in that win-or-else mode. This weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, we will …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Everything’s Bigger in Texas Edition

Everything is bigger in Texas, and nobody finds more ways to entertain NASCAR fans than Eddie Gossage at Texas Motor Speedway. In the NFL, they talk about coaches being from either the Bill Belichick or the Sean McVay coaching trees. In racetrack promotion, they talk about the Humpy Wheeler promotion …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Elimination Edition

The NASCAR playoffs are heating up this weekend. The first cut from 16 to 12 drivers sometimes eliminates a true contender, but usually it just erases the championship pretenders. But this week, after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway, we will see some of the top teams …

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Odds & Ends Around the Track: Richmond Edition

Richmond Raceway is one of my all-time favorite tracks on the NASCAR circuit, but they need to officially drop one of their nicknames. Its original nickname of “Strawberry Hill” is fine, even if I don’t automatically think of Richmond, Virginia, when I think of strawberries. “America’s Premier Short Track” is …

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