Race Weekend Central

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Rule Changes & Missed Opportunities

If NASCAR’s offseason rule changes are any indication – in addition to Brian France’s preseason quotes – it appears that the sanctioning body is satisfied with how they are currently operating the Sprint Cup Series. But was that the right stance to take? There were no dramatic changes in the point system for the Championship …

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2008 Season Preview: Is There Another Juan Pablo Montoya in This Year’s Rookie Class?

After the success of Juan Pablo Montoya last season, the floodgates opened for a number of open-wheel stars to transition into the NASCAR ranks.

Full Throttle: News & Notes as NASCAR’s Winter Doldrums Reach an End

Last week, it hit 17 degrees here in beautiful Kannapolis, N.C. It’s obvious that winter is in full swing, putting racing as far from our minds as possible. But fortunately, that was an aberration; the start of the new week brought not only warmer weather, but the renewed excitement of the 2008 racing season – …

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Fanning the Flames: Another “Official Explanation,” the Scoop on Bogus Rumors & a Visit From Hee-Haw’s Roy Clark

Thanks for the fresh batch of questions this week, race fans! The inquiries continue to trickle in – go ahead, insert 1989 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year joke here – but seriously, folks, we need a flood of questions and opinions to keep your one and only interactive column running. I know the season …

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