Jeremy Clements & Ryan Sieg need better-fueled rides

The Xfinity Series Dash4Cash races are helping breathe some new life into the series. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers out of commission for four weeks (Bristol, Richmond, Talladega and Dover), the series has been showing off the future of NASCAR. Ryan Preece and Christopher Bell have both shown off their strength. The races at Bristol and Richmond...

Looking at the concept of more racetracks having 1 race or 2

During a drive through North Carolina, this writer’s radio was listening to Tradin’ Paint on SiriusXM Radio Channel 90. That day, in passing, Jim Noble noted that with the 2021 schedule to be the first after the sanctioning agreement would end, that maybe it is time to remove a few races from a few tracks that currently have two...

Fontana needs to come off the Xfinity schedule

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California was another day of ho-hum Cup drivers winning. In the five races since the season began, a grand total of one Xfinity Series regular has won. That race was the 2018 PowerShares QQQ 300, which required all the Cup drivers to wreck during a green-white-checkered finish and...

All this talk of grassroots is nice, it will not change anything

Since Sunday night, when ISM Raceway at Phoenix winner Kevin Harvick and his car owner Tony Stewart talked in the media center about the lack of grassroots interest in racing, the talk has been all grassroots. Harvick and Stewart both called out Phoenix president Bryan Sperber about their decision to not have the K&N West (Touring) Series and the...

A NASCAR miracle on February 18

On February 18, 2001, this writer was a nine-year old kid who spent an afternoon sick and unable to play with his friends. That afternoon, this writer sat down and watched the 43rd Daytona 500. It was a depressing day when Mike Helton’s famous words, “we lost Dale Earnhardt.” This writer spent two and a half hours crying in...

The loss of Englishtown is another strike against Jersey racing

Last month at Armchair All-Americans, we talked about the history of auto racing in New Jersey. We also looked at the idea of some K&N racing returning to Wall Speedway, the track where Ray Evernham, the now-NASCAR Hall of Famer, began his career. We noted that there were a few tracks still open for auto racing in New Jersey....

Looking at a New Jersey track outside of Millville

In the last piece on Wednesday, we looked at a New England/New York and Pennsylvania racing series. In the past, we have looked at the idea of a race track on Staten Island and even F1/IndyCar style racing in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. However, this writer spent 20 years in New Jersey. Right now the only track with...

Looking at a new investment of stock car racing in the Northeast

Stock car racing is a Southeastern production and most of its success is still in the Southeast. NASCAR has expanded across the nation, trying to reach big markets, such as Las Vegas and Los Angeles. For the most part, that has worked. However, at the same time, NASCAR’s investment in the region of America where this man author lives...

ARCA’s return to Charlotte is going to be strange

In late November, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) released their schedule for the 2018 season. While most of it is the same (opener in Daytona, finale in Kansas), ARCA is going to three former tracks: Berlin, Charlotte and Gateway. In response, Kentucky, Chicagoland, Winchester and Road America were all removed from the schedule. ARCA has not raced...

The National Baseball Hall of Fame should take a hint from NASCAR

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In a world where Joe Morgan is getting the right to lobby the Baseball Writers of America to not vote for people, the idea of the writers and the Hall of Fame. Fans for years have questioned the right to have the Baseball Writers of America stripped of their rights to the Hall of Fame voting. This piece is...