Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Roadgeek Ramblings #17: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. wins at Talladega

In December, Armchair made mention of the struggles at Roush Fenway Racing for the last few seasons. The team seemed lost in the sands of poor performance since Carl Edwards left in 2014. In that article, we mentioned that the approach should be not to give up on Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. or Trevor Bayne. Both drivers have serious potential and...

Roadgeek Ramblings #15: North Wilkesboro Needs a Hero

There are many complaints about the fact that North Wilkesboro Speedway, one of the premier short tracks of NASCAR, is sitting on the side of U.S. Route 421 deteriorating with every passing day. The track has not seen a NASCAR-sanctioned race since 1996, when Jeff Gordon won the Tyson Holly Farms 400. There was a short life for the...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. announces his retirement

In one of the least surprising headlines of the 2017 season so far, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the no. 88 Nationwide/Axalta Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, announced his retirement at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The announcement as to who would replace Earnhardt in the car has not occurred. Earnhardt, Jr will retire...

If Iowa Speedway’s Attendance is Failing, Why Are We Still Going?

We have heard this argument time and time again. The Cup stars bring out the people to watch a good race. The Cup stars should not be allowed in the Xfinity or Camping World Truck Series. We have heard these arguments again and again as the standalone, cup free races become more and more popular. Jeremy Clements’ upset win...

MotoGP Heads to Austin for Lone U.S. Stop

MotoGP is making its way to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend for the lone stop on U.S. soil. The fastest riders in the world will take on the 3.427 mile track in front of upwards of 150,000 fans over the course of the three-day weekend. https://twitter.com/circuitamericas/status/854742694672965638 For those unfamiliar with MotoGP, here's a quick rundown: The season consists...

Matt Kenseth Losing the 20 Flaws the 4-Team System

News broke Wednesday that Erik Jones would replace Matt Kenseth in the #20 Dollar General car for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Jones would depart Furniture Row Racing and its #77 car at the end of the season. While the move makes sense, Kenseth is far from being out of NASCAR. Joe Gibbs Racing is having...

IMSA’s Yellow Giant Killer

There is a team in this year's IMSA Weathertech Championship that has far exceeded expectations for a new team. Armed with a Gibson powered Oreca 07 LMP2 car, this outfit, affectionately known by fans as the Banana Boat, has become a legitimate threat to not only finish on the podium, but win races. This team is called JDC Motorsports...

Cody Ware Breaks the Fourth Wall

Most drivers are finicky people, especially after a race is over. People who have been in an intense environment for 3.5-4 hours usually and feel like they have been done wrong can be rather aggravated. It happens. We have seen it time and time again with drivers such as Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and so on, so...

The Indianapolis 500 ‘Fan-sperience’

Memorial Day Weekend is never about the cookouts, the cold ones or the lake trips but rather the remembrance of the brave soldiers that lost their lives so that we can enjoy all of the previously mentioned freedoms on the long weekend. Choosing to celebrate the freedoms that were hard-earned in one of the most American way possible, I ventured...

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,...
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