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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

Here's to a Revival

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We often hear drivers talk about how tough it is to "win just one of these things".  But, it's hard to buy that when you see Kevin Harvick roll off three in a row, or Martin Truex, Jr. grab, now, 13 trophies over just over 2 years and Kyle Busch visit Victory Lane 184 times across NASCAR's three national series.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

A Geographical Gem

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I'm liking this western swing.  It's a good way for NASCAR to really get the season up to speed without weather worries (except apparently in Phoenix), and gives fans in an under-served part of the country a good chance to get out and see their favorite drivers

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Posted by Brett McMillan

One of the big themes of last weekend's visit to Las Vegas was: how much information would teams be able to leverage for the first-ever second date in Las Vegas.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

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