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As we hit the unofficial halfway point of the season, it's a good time to take a look at how the major format changes are playing out.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

No Wine for the Ringers

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My how times have changed in the world of NASCAR road course racing.  It wasn't that long ago that guys like Jeff Gordon would walk into the garage at Sonoma and know that they really only had to beat, maybe, eight other drivers.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Not Moving

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I used to look at this stretch from the Coke 600 to the Brickyard as NASCAR's equivalent of the PGA Tour's Moving Day.  In golf, that's the Saturday round, when you put yourself in position to go for the tournament win.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Winning is the Only Thing

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I shouldn't be surprised, but I still am amazed by the reaction of some fans to Kyle Busch's post-race press conference.  For those that missed it, Kyle was asked if he was surprised that Austin Dillon made it to the end of fuel, and Busch's response was, "I'm not surprised by anything.  Congratulations."  He then dropped the mic and left.

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Posted by Brett McMillan