Thursday, April 2, 2020

NASCAR Breaking News: Major Announcement

NASCAR released a major announcement concerning the 2016 season at 1:30p.m. E.T. today, according to NASCAR.com. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France along with other executives (including Sprint Cup Series Team owners) addressed the press with an announcement regarding the upcoming season. NASACR is implementing the Team Owner Charter Agreement for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season. According to the press release,...

Roadgeek Ramblings #1: Watkins Glen’s Safety

For the revival for the Auto Sport section on Armchair All-Americans, we have introduced a new column by Adam Seth Moss (Roadgeek Adam on most websites) who likes to ramble about auto racing and the many series involved in them (NASCAR, ARCA, Formula 1 and IndyCar racing). For the first article, he covers the idea of the questionable safety...

Roadgeek Ramblings #2: Life After Jeff Gordon for a Diehard Fan

I am 25 years old and for 21 of those years, I have watched NASCAR. From the start, I was a fan of Jeff Gordon, from the “Rainbow Warriors” era to the struggle of watching Jimmie Johnson win the Chase instead of Gordon working hard in 2004, 2007 and 2012 to earn the championships the hard way. I was someone...

Roadgeek Ramblings #3: Brickyard, Blah, Blah, Blah

If you’ve been a regular reader of news articles on NASCAR after the 23rd annual Brickyard 400 this weekend at Indianapolis, you know quite well that there are more complaints about the lack of attendance and interest in the race than people in the grandstands. Everyone has pointed out how Kyle Busch dominated the gong show called the Xfinity...

Roadgeek Ramblings #4: Racing in the Rain

While there was no Sprint Cup action going on this weekend, NASCAR’s second-tier had quite the race in its place. Road courses in the lower series have become regular things with four races run in the lower tiers that do not appear on the Cup schedule. Saturday’s race at Mid-Ohio brought a rare spectacle: racing in the rain. NASCAR...

Roadgeek Ramblings #5: The 1.5 Mile Chase Drain

In the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, there are four important races (the four that make up the round eliminators. However, in that time we have ten races, most of which are on tracks 1.5 miles long. In those kind of races, passing is at a premium and some of the fun is drained when it’s a long...

Roadgeek Ramblings #6: No Teddy, We Turn on the Lights

The day of the last Roadgeek Ramblings, discussing the idea of moving Martinsville to be the finale of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it was announced that the track would be the first to get LED lighting around the .526 mile paper-clip. The decision to get the historic Martinsville track lights is potentially historic, as we can now...

Roadgeek Ramblings #7: F1 Needs More Mexican Grand Prix

There is clear rust on Formula 1 racing. Mercedes has gone completely bananas this season, having won 18 of the 20 grand prix run this far in the 2016 season, with the German Nico Rosberg winning eight and the British Lewis Hamilton winning nine. Those two have also dominated the pole position, owning 19 of the 20. Red Bull-TAG Heuer...

Lewis Hamilton’s Strategy Leads To No Avail With Rosberg Winning The F1 World Championship

Last Sunday’s race was a magical moment for German Nico Rosberg. He finished second to fellow teammate Lewis Hamilton, but still won the championship with just five points more than Hamilton. Of course this P2 finish did not come easy for Rosberg, in fact it came with a little surprise. Lewis Hamilton’s strategy was to slow down to let Sebastian...

Roadgeek Ramblings #8: The Roush Debacle

In the last couple weeks, we have had a lot of shifts in the charter system for NASCAR teams to make the starting field. The Wood Brothers, originally denied a charter, finally got theirs; GO FAS Racing got theirs while on the other side, Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports gave up one of theirs each for other...
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