Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Move the All-Star Race, Same Old Kyle & Sponsafy Waltrip?

Yes, Charlotte is the home of NASCAR. It’s in the backyard of 90% of the teams that compete in the All-Star Race and has hosted the event for over two decades. But as Saturday night showed once again, short of the 10-lap trophy dash, the racing is leaving a lot to be desired at Charlotte Motor Speedway these days.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in the Racing World: 2010 Charlotte/Indy Edition

Technically, the NASCAR Sprint Cup circus didn’t take last week off. But after a 100-lap, four-segment exhibition where only the last 15 minutes seemed worth watching, it’s hard to add to those regular-season trends which typically define this Hot/Not column. So just like everyone else is about to do this Memorial Day Weekend, let’s take …

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Talking NASCAR TV: SPEED Strong, But Broadcasting Bias Stood Alone at Charlotte

Hello, race fans. It’s that time again, where I go over the NASCAR telecasts with a fine tooth comb. This week, the Sprint Cup Series held their annual Sprint All-Star Race and Sprint Showdown, while the Camping World Truck Series served as the main support with their race on Friday night.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

After a three-hour rain delay, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.228 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in the early hours of Saturday morning. Busch started on the pole and never dropped out the top 10 on the way to his 18th career Camping World Truck Series win. Ron Hornaday Jr., James Buescher and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Charlotte Brings Drivers Out of the Woodwork

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. As is typical of the mile-and-a-half track, there are 42 drivers entered for tonight’s race. Along with the healthy entry list comes quite a few unfamiliar faces. One of those drivers is Mike Guerity who will …

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Mirror Driving: Empty Seats, Empty Punishments & Learning From Jeremy Mayfield

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors, and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Talking NASCAR TV: Tape Delay Hurts SPEED, FOX Shooting Themselves in Foot

Hello, race fans and welcome to my weekly TV critique. This past weekend, the three top NASCAR series were all in Dover, Del. for a tripleheader. The Camping World Truck Series raced Friday evening in the Dover 200 presented by Polaris (but presented on SPEED by Pep Boys). The Nationwide Series raced Saturday afternoon in …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Dover 200

Aric Almirola took the checkered flag 0.898 seconds ahead of James Buescher to win the Dover 200 Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Almirola came from two laps down and maintained the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win. Rookie Justin Lofton, Ricky Carmichael and Todd Bodine rounded out the top five.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

I’m not questioning NASCAR here (see below for that) because my biggest beef of the weekend wasn’t with the sanctioning body, but with a group of journalists who wrote all over Twitter about the winner of the Camping World Truck Series race from Dover-before most of us got to see the broadcast.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Understanding the Kyle Busch Motorsports Fiasco

Almost two weeks ago, the Charlotte Observer reported several subcontractors claim they are owed for work done at the new Kyle Busch Motorsports facility that’s set to open for the team in June. Paul Davis of Creative Carpets LLC filed a lien as a last resort against the contractor that hired him, claiming he is …

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