NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Series in Trouble?

After eight weeks straight, the Craftsman Truck Series drivers get a break in their 25-race schedule. Since off weeks tend to be slow on news, I got to thinking about the series and the shape it’s in. Week in and week out, television coverage shows massive amounts of empty seating at every track, but is …

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BSNews! (Or Is It?) France Vows to Uphold Integrity of the Penalties, Not the Sport

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Speaking from his golden throne in a mahogany-paneled stall, just off his executive suite high above Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR CEO and self-appointed “King of Stock Car Racing” Brian France pontificated after hearing reports that recently suspended crew chiefs had been coaching their teams from surrounding high points at recent racing venues.

Fanning the Flames: Tony Eury Jr. Does Some Fanning of His Own

Kudos to Tony Eury Jr., who this week fired a salvo over NASCAR’s bow. Opining on the rash and severity of penalties doled out of late concerning the Car of Tomorrow and the nuances of the car’s templates, Eury had this to say: “The [rule] book’s there for a reason. The template’s there for a …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona Edition

The Nextel Cup circuit heads to Daytona this week for NASCAR’s traditional Independence Day extravaganza. Held on the 2.5-mile tri-oval to mark the end of the season’s first half, the 400-miler gives us a chance to take stock and look back on what’s been a wild and wacky beginning to ’07. Even though the race …

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Voice of Vito: What’s in a Suspension?

This past weekend’s race at Loudon, N.H. marked the eighth race of the Car of Tomorrow, the sixth race of Tony Eury Jr.’s suspension and the first race off for both Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte after their infractions last week at Sonoma. It’s the circle of life, Simba; as one suspension ends, two more …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at Loudon

1. Bonus Points, Part One – In the wake of last week’s penalties against the Nos. 24 and 48, drivers like Denny Hamlin and Kyle Petty said that a better punishment would have been taking away bonus points – the extra 10 points per win that drivers get once they make the Chase. But I …

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