O'Reilly Pit Blog

Just What is It?

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Forty years in and the All-Star race is still looking for its identity.   Currently, and maybe, mostly valuably for the sport, are the years it’s used as a live, nearly, full field test session for new ideas.

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Quite a Reversal

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

I think it may be easy to overlook just how much Brad Keselowski has accomplished since he bought into Roush Fenway Racing.

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A Game of Inches

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on Ford’s lack of a win, and with good reason, we’re one-third of the way into the year and they have a goose egg in the column that matters most.

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What You Don’t Know

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

I don’t quite understand all the uproar about the fuel saving we saw at Talladega.  Was it really that big a deal; or that distracting?

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Toughing it Out

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Treacherous and sketchy.  Besides being a great name for a band, they were also the two words we heard most to describe Texas Motor Speedway.

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It Just Happens

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

NASCAR history is filled with the kind of well-timed feel-good stories like we saw at Martinsville.  I’m not suggesting anything nefarious; just coincidence.

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Not A.I. Yet, Still H.I.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Hard as we may all try, there are still human elements involved in policing sporting events.  And, where there are human elements, the chance for human mistakes is there.  Frankly, until the games are played perfectly by robots, I’m fine with that.

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Reverse Course

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Finding balance is tough.  The last couple of years, NASCAR has tried multiple new ways to enhance the road-racing product.  Whether they’re getting closer to success or not, is open to debate.

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The Future is Now

Thursday, March 21, 2024

This week’s trip to Circuit of the Americas is a shining example of what NASCAR has been aiming to do the last half-dozen years or so.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

My favorite moment in the Netflix NASCAR series was when the producer was talking to Christopher Bell in, I believe, the third episode, explaining why he hadn’t been included in the show to that point.  The producer had to tell Bell that he was given a list of probable finalists.

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