O'Reilly Pit Blog

Being Too Social?

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I spend a lot of time wondering whether or not we'd be better off without the social media we have today.  It certainly has its advantages.  Never before have we had access to as much information as quickly as we currently do.  And, in a sport like ours, we get a chance to see the driver's personalities away from the track.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Winning Adds Up

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As it turns out, Erik Jones' win at Daytona was a one week break from the dominance of The Big Three.  Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex, Jr. have now combined to win 14 of 19 races this year.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Defending Stenhouse

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ricky Stenhouse has been absolutely vilified since the end of Saturday's race at Daytona.  And, not without some justification.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Expect the Unexpected

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The famous line from Forrest Gump, "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get", certainly applies to this NASCAR season.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

There has been no greater advocate for shorter races than I.  The NFL model is 3:15 max. 

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Speed Isn't Everything

Thursday, May 24, 2018

As you well know, there has been a lot of positive feedback from the new aero package NASCAR tried at the All-Star race.  The one negative that has seeped through, that has me shaking my head, are the folks who've complained about how they hated seeing the cars slowed down.  Some of the folks I communicated with told them it drove them crazy seeing slower cars.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

A Point of Dispute

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

I always find it interesting to hear folks question why someone like Joey Logano is welcomed to the playoffs while standing in Victory Lane.  After all, they say, his spot is not guaranteed, there could be 17 winners.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

A Helping Hand

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The thing we love about sports is the uncertainty.  One day we're stunned to see two caution-free stages at Richmond; a couple of days later, Matt Kenseth pops back into the spotlight.  Hadn't thought about him, had you?

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Posted by Brett McMillan

They Will Not Wait

Thursday, April 19, 2018

It's time to retire the well-worn statement that "NASCAR will never start a race unless they believe they can run the full distance".  We've seen too many instances recently that it's just not true.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

No One Else Wants Change

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

There is one constant when it comes to some race fans: they love to complain.

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Posted by Brett McMillan