Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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 #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 #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 #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 #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...

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,...
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