Opinion

THOMAS: The Spin Seen Around The World Isn’t Going To Hurt NASCAR’s TV Ratings

When Chase Elliott’s No 24 NAPA Chevrolet went flying into the outside wall during the closing laps of Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway, my jaw dropped, as did everyone else’s who saw the crash in-person. After the race,

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SANDERS: Brad Keselowski Is The New Superstar Of Superspeedways

Another wild and unpredictable race at Talladega Superspeedway had a familiar face reveling in success after the checkered flag. Brad Keselowski and his Team Penske Ford team once again captured the victory, cementing a place in the Round of 8

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ELLIOTT: Why Are So Many People Hostile Toward Jimmie Johnson?

I have a question for you guys this week: Why are so many people hostile toward Jimmie Johnson? Honestly, from about five minutes after the end of the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to this very moment, I’ve had to

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Latest All-Star Format Change Interesting, Yet Excessive

With the dust from its first running freshly settled, the new format for the Sprint All-Star Race threw up plenty of question marks on Saturday night. Announced at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago, the new format put forward with the

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Talladega/Kansas Date Swap a Safety Initiative Itself

Okay folks, we’re out of the Talladega weekend, we can all breathe easy now. The social media firestorm following last weekend’s Sparks Energy 300 and GEICO 500 was, for a lack of a better term, insane. Yes, Sunday was a race full

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If He Jumps, Kimi Räikkönen May Lead Another F1 Charge into NASCAR

A rather surprising headline that caught my eye this past week was a rumor that Formula 1 star Kimi Räikkönen could be on his way to NASCAR in 2017. Now, of course, it’s just a rumor, but it wouldn’t be

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Zowie! NASCAR Welcomes Drivers From Krypton And Gotham City

I like a good trend as much as the next girl, but this superhero thing is starting to confuse me. When did there get to be so many? Batman and Superman are usually the first names that come to mind,

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Strong Youth Performance in Cup Shows NASCAR is in Good Hands

After nearly a decade of the Sprint Cup Series being dominated by drivers that are now veterans, NASCAR’s youth is finally starting to come into their own in the series. For a sport that needed some new star power, their presence at

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My Brain On NASCAR: You Can’t Blame A Guy For Winning

Jimmie Johnson’s victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 28 perfectly illustrated the fact that even though 15 years have passed since a tragic accident at Daytona International Speedway took his life, all roads still lead to Dale Earnhardt. It

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To Duel or Not to Duel…

Following the completion of the second Can-Am Duel last night, I started thinking about the existence of the two exhibition races traditionally held during Daytona Speedweeks. Yes, the Duels have long been a part of the traditional schedule leading up

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