Race Weekend Central

Fan’s View: Nothing But Silly Stories & the End of NASCAR

Besides the fact that the race on Saturday night was yet another yawn-inducing fuel-mileage parade, was there anything at all happening in NASCAR this week? I mean something of importance. Something like… the Bank of America 500 was the first Cup race run without an Earnhardt in it since 1979. While it was certainly gossip …

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Fan’s View: Who Finished in the Top 12 & Aren’t Even in NASCAR’s Chase

Brad Keselowski won and Jeff Gordon appeared late in the running to almost give him some competition. There is nothing very stunning about the major headline for Sunday’s running of the AAA 400. You won’t even be surprised at the finishing order of the rest of the Chasers. The race was, well, kind of everything …

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Fan’s View: Some Unfamiliar Faces Appearing in NASCAR’s Victory Lane… Awesome!

Something odd is happening in NASCAR. Should you only watch the Cup coverage on Sunday, you wouldn’t notice. But tune in on Saturday or even the occasional Friday and the difference can’t be avoided. After about four seasons, a herd of young drivers are ready to stampede over the list of about 30 names that …

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Fan’s View: A Refresher Course for NASCAR’s Race to the Chase

It’s time for the Chase! Aren’t you thrilled? Oh. Well, actually neither am I. The fact is the haze of summer has given way to September blue skies and the children have returned to class. Life takes on a calmer pace and I look forward to quiet afternoons devoid of screaming children and angry parents. …

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Fan’s View: Making Memories with NASCAR – There’s No Replacement for Being There

It’s Sunday. You flick on the TV and the NASCAR logo flows across the screen, usually with an aerial shot of this week’s location in the background. The grandstands, shape of the track and familiar buildings rise up out of the trees, desert, hills… whatever the iconic signature of the area might be today. We’ve …

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Fan’s View: Sometimes the Ticket Sales Aren’t All About the Racing, Even at Bristol

Yep, Bristol’s Night Race was awesome. Sitting in the exit of turn 4, I was immersed in watching the drivers think their way through a new track and ultimately was delighted with the old-new-mini-Darlington. But you’ve heard all this. By Tuesday just about every NASCAR journalist out there has spun their own interpretation on the …

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