Friday, February 21, 2020

Bob Jenkins needs to be the 2021 Squier-Hall Award winner

Recently, the NASCAR community was treated to the benefit of former ESPN play by play man Bob Jenkins working as the PA announcer at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the K&N Series East/West race. Jenkins, who lives near Indianapolis, usually works only the races at the Brickyard, but was working in Gateway for the IndyCar Series race...

Here we go again: Wall Stadium is in danger

Word broke last week that once again, a racetrack in New Jersey for motorsports is about to meet certain doom. This is all too familiar of a theme. With the closure of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park (Englishtown) in 2018 and the demolition of its dragstrip, yet another track in the history of New Jersey is gone. This is...

Pocono Raceway is becoming jack of all trades weekend

While the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was released on Monday, March 25, 2019, this writer has waited a week to get his thoughts together. Rather than complain about a good schedule, which including a correct prediction on this writer’s part (Martinsville as the second to last weekend of the year), it is time to focus on Pocono. The...

Watkins Glen’s tickets are insanely expensive compared to other tracks

This writer has made it incredibly clear on Twitter that despite watching his 25th season of NASCAR during the 2019 season; he has never been to a NASCAR national series race. He lives outside of Buffalo, New York, 130 miles northwest of Watkins Glen International. In order to get a ticket for the race, the track is asking an...

A change of manufacturer should be in the future at Roush Fenway

The news today that Roush Fenway Racing will no longer have a NASCAR Xfinity Series program is depressing. Jack Roush has been in this series forever. He has won two championships in the last ten seasons (two with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.). He also had wins in the Busch Series era, with Greg Biffle in 2002 and Carl Edwards in...

The gift of NASCAR is its young age compared to the Big 4

The loss of the Silver Fox last night hurt the NASCAR community. For the first time in 17 years, 8 months and 25 days, the NASCAR community lost a member of its Mount Rushmore. (For example, Rushmore in this consensus is Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, David Pearson and Jimmie Johnson (or Jeff Gordon).) David Pearson, the winner of 105...

The 2020 ARCA Racing Elite Series season should include Daytona

In early October, NASCAR and ARCA released early details on what the merger of the two organizations will include for the 2020 season. The ARCA Racing Elite Series will be the main series, with 20 races, 10 on speedways longer than 1 mile. The next 10 are the Stock Car Invitational with all 10 on short tracks. The latter...

It is time for Venturini Motorsports to have a Truck team

The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season should be an interesting one. With a brand new sponsorship (under the guise of Marcus Lemonis), the series is more popular than ever. The racing in 2018 week in and week out has been nothing short of spectacular. Without a doubt, NASCAR has a winner in that series and given how...

Sonoma’s change for 2019 is one for the best

The 2019 season has a twist people are going to forget until the race weekend. During the weekend of the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports announced a change in 2019. Sears Point International Raceway/Sonoma Raceway will return to the carousel set up in 2019 for the fiftieth season of racing there. For those who do not know,...

Talladega was disappointing, but it is only an anomaly rather than a new reality

Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was disappointing at best and mediocre at worst. Contrary to fan belief, including this one who loves Talladega, the race was not a complete disaster. Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone on Tuesday morning’s The Morning Drive on SiriusXM both understood that the fans have expectations for what Talladega should be. That expectation will be...
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