NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: Giving NASCAR Credit Where Credit is Due

As we’ve all seen over the past month, criticizing NASCAR for their infinite number of blunders and incidents of poor judgment is really not that difficult; but it’s not exactly fun to do, either. Believe me, it’s not my intention to relentlessly harp on the organization; as it is, by Wednesdays I usually find myself …

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Bowles-Eye View: Montoya’s Win-At-All-Costs Mentality Paying Off… But Don’t Crown Him NASCAR’s Newest Star Quite Yet

Breaking NASCAR’s modern-era code of “Every man for himself, except if you’re near another car that’s being paid for by your owner,” Juan Pablo Montoya had taken Pruett’s Juicy Fruit Dodge, chewed up the gum and spit it out on the side of the road course, spinning him en route to a win amongst a raucous pro-Montoya crowd in Mexico City.

Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 at Mexico City

In a Nutshell: It was Juan Pablo, Juan Pablo, Juan Pablo… all the time South of the Border. Montoya may have felt the pressure to live up to the hype this weekend, as his face graced posters all over Mexico City to promote the race… in the end, he certainly pulled through. Things didn’t start …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: WARNING! Invisible Debris is Hazardous to Your Health!

There is a danger lurking in the shadows at your local NASCAR track. It’s more dangerous than a flipping, burning racecar. It’s more insidious than a soaked tire. It’s scarier than Jimmy Spencer in a Speedo. It’s… Invisible Debris! Yes, race fans, Invisible Debris is everywhere! It could be lurking in turn 1, ready to …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: History of the Truck Series

With the Craftsman Truck Series taking three weeks off after only two races, what is there for a truck racing columnist to do? I started thinking about how the Truck Series originated, and I learned one thing; I didn’t have a clue. When I got into watching truck races, the series was well underway, so …

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Too Early to Worry? Not Necessarily

I love studying the points standings at the beginning of the NASCAR season. The first five or six races are intriguing in that unheralded drivers often float to the top of the rankings by running steady, not necessarily great, and avoiding early pitfalls that can start a team in the hole, if not derail their …

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