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Time For Answers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's finally time to fire up engines and get some cars on the track.  Homestead seems like ages ago.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Younger Than You Think

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Kyle Busch had some valid points with his recent complaint about NASCAR promoting the younger drivers at the expense of the veterans.  But, there is also a 30,000-foot view that the sport needs to take that the drivers don't see.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Uncertainty Reigns

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Why do we love sports?  Excitement, uncertainty, passion.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Sharing Challenges

Friday, January 12, 2018

Whenever I'm asked what's wrong with NASCAR attendance and TV ratings, I respond that it's not just NASCAR that is having those issues.  That, it's a sign of the times.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

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