Race Weekend Central

Fan’s View: NASCAR Driver Injuries Curses or Blessings?

I read the reports Thursday morning of Brad Keselowski’s wreck at Road Atlanta, wincing at the images of his elephantine ankle displayed on Twitter. We discussed the ramifications if he wouldn’t be able to race at Pocono, and you have to admit, that ankle didn’t look good at all. And then I wondered… would the …

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Fan’s View: Wishing for Just a Bit of Austin Dillon’s Youth

Ah, the exuberance of youth! Austin Dillon ran across the grass, his stride vigorous, a huge grin plastered across his face. He had, after all, just won the Lucas Deep Clean 200 at Nashville. Some kind of celebration beyond the obligatory burnout was clearly called for. He neared the huge, painted logo on the frontstretch …

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Fan’s View: Looking for a Little Luck in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series

Sometimes things are meant to be; the stars align, the gods are in a great mood, it’s a full moon… positive energy flows your way. One might think such good luck is what landed Ryan Newman in victory lane twice this past weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway — once in the No. 7 Whelen …

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Fan’s View: Champion Again? Will 2011 Be Kurt Busch’s Return to Greatness?

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There’s been an unfamiliar face holding various flags and trophies up in Victory Lane as of late. Well, not as much unfamiliar as unexpected. Kurt Busch finally managed to do on Sunday what his No. 22 has struggled to accomplish this year, and yet came up short time after time. He won. Not an, “Excuse me, sir, may I come through?” kind of win… but a, “Just who do you think you are, even _trying_ to keep up with the man?” sort of day. It was rather spectacular. I saw shades of 2004, his championship year, just without all the youthful angst that he seems to have shared with his brother oh so well.

Fan’s View: Not Enough Gas? Entertainment for the NASCAR Staycationer

It appears we are in the Summer of the Gas Pump. Nobody went anywhere over Memorial Day Weekend, as prices approaching $4 a gallon just seem to seal our wallets shut. And so we turned to more accessible forms of entertainment, instead of heading out to the beach, mountains, lake or what have you; we …

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