Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Changes are a comin’, whether or not NASCAR fans want it

On the eve of the most anticipated race at Charlotte in a long time, the NASCAR community has made another major change. According to Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal, the governing body has approved the use of the All-Star Package in various 1.5 and 2 mile racetracks for the 2019 season. We do not know the extent...

The idea of an All-Star package needs to be tested in 2019

The hot topic since the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race is the used of the reduced speed package to produce side by side draft racing. The fans thought it was a great idea because of all the passing in a race that lost a lot of its luster. The racing was fantastic. As Dave Moody noted on SiriusXM Speedway,...

The need for a North Carolina Racing Museum at abandoned tracks

Auto racing in America has a lot of Halls of Fames and museums, along with abandoned tracks. A lot of them are in North and South Carolina. Charlotte has the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Welcome, North Carolina has the Richard Childress Racing Museum. Mooresville has the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. All of them are great places...

The Xfinity Series playoffs should be reduced to 8 or 10

When NASCAR changed up their playoff formats for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, it incentivized the idea of winning races. The idea works. NASCAR has for the most part found a format that incentives all 36 races during the season, rather than wasting the first 26 races and going on an...

Want more dirt tracks? Look to the ARCA merge

The demands after another spectacular race at Eldora Raceway in July are for more dirt tracks on the NASCAR schedule. This is a common theme from the fans, to beat writers, to the drivers, even to track owners. The six races at Eldora Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have been must-see television every year. All have...

Brian France made a mistake, let us not forget he is human

Even though he made a serious error, let's still treat Brian France as a human.

A NASCAR track in Jackson is a nice thought

Once again in the headlines for August 2018 is the proposal for a NASCAR track to be built in the Jackson, Mississippi area. This new track would be on Elton Road (off exit 88 of Interstate 55) south of downtown Jackson, Mississippi. This new track is proposed to be near the Pearl River and is a designated flood zone....

Elko Speedway needs to come to the Trucks

On Saturday night after the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky (a snorefest), the eyes of the racing world descended on Elko Speedway in Elko, Minnesota. The 3/8 mile short asphalt track hosted the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Sioux Chief PowerPex 250. The ARCA racers, though only 18 cars in the field, put on a show for the...

Being cheap on the NASCAR broadcasts makes a poor product

In the last few weeks, one of the hot topics of conversation in the NASCAR community has been the television broadcast ratings. In the last 12 years, the viewership for the race at Sears Point International Raceway (Infineon; Sonoma) has fallen from 8.2 million in 2006 to 2.3 million this year. There is some argument that the last time...

Biscuits and Gravy with a Side of Malört

We're a day late, but to make up for it, we brought a friend! This week on Just Press Play, the guys talk about who had the best week in sports, IHOB, and a dictator's toilet (1:00), then the doctor is in the house to let us know what we're missing about hockey, and to assist in our ongoing debate of which athlete is superior (17:50). We hit on Lebron's casts, both supportive and protective, and we have some ideas on how to fix the NBA (34:33). An exotic year, or a once in a lifetime 10 minutes (57:46)? Did Colangelo lose the best job in sports (1:03:36)? And speaking of doctors, the Doc gives us a peek behind the clipboard, letting us in on why it takes so long, what patients do wrong, and how much you can trust a twitter physician (1:10:04). We finish it up, as always, with What We're Listening To.
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