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This Worked

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NASCAR has tried a lot of different things over the years; looking to increase interest.  And who can blame them?  What's the old saying about the definition of insanity…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Leaving a Void

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The contrast among the three drivers that walked away from full-time rides in the Cup series Sunday is quite amazing.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Not a Bad Way To Go

Friday, November 17, 2017

There are very few perfect exits from sports.  Rarely does an athlete win a championship and "drop the mic".  Part of that is because of exactly what made them successful in the first place; their competitive drive.  It's hard to give up the adrenaline kick they get from competing.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Doubling Up

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Brian France's stated desire with the NASCAR playoffs is to finish the season with a Game 7 moment.  And, he has created that in the Homestead finale…all or nothing.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

An Improvement

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

And that's why Talladega didn't need to be an elimination race.  Fourteen cars running at the finish?  The majority of the 26 on the sidelines were there due to no fault of their own.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Crank Up the Heat

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I believe that Round Two of the NASCAR Playoffs is the most intense.  It has to do with expectations and perceptions. 

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Loss of a Legend and More

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The drivers and crew chiefs tend to be the stars of our sport, but they don't have success without the help of guys like Robert Yates.  Engine builders may be like the offensive linemen of NASCAR; you only hear about them when things go wrong.

               

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Posted by Brett McMillan

A Different Opening

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I'm looking forward to next year when the playoffs will begin in Las Vegas.  I think there's going to be a different level of excitement than we've had in Chicagoland.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

We're Not Alone

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I am constantly asked about the state of NASCAR.  Why is attendance down?  We see the tracks taking out seats.  When I answer that NASCAR is far from alone in this decline, I'm occasionally looked at like I've got three heads.  But, it's true.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

The Best Place for Trucking

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

There has been a lot of talk the last few weeks about the future of the Truck series.  With Brad Keselowski pulling out, there is a possibility that there won't be any Ford trucks running next year.

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Posted by Brett McMillan