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Different is Good

Friday, September 9, 2022

This is how the NASCAR Playoffs are different from every other sport.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Just the Point

Friday, September 2, 2022

Thanks to the class of Kurt Busch, we were saved from months of hearing how unfair the NASCAR playoff system is, when a driver can finish in the top-4 in points and not make the playoffs. 

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Posted by Brett McMillan

How could you not like the new NASCAR?  I mean, getting away from going to the same tracks at the same time year after year is such a breath of fresh air.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Fair is Fair

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Fair.  When I would tell my parents that I didn’t believe something was fair, their pat response was always “life isn’t fair”.

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The End Justifies the Means

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Things can be handled professionally.  No one expected Tyler Reddick to just lay down because he’s leaving Richard Childress Racing after next season.  And, while I heard a lot of people question how committed the team would be to him in the interim, I never doubted they’d give their best as long as there were championships to win.

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The Intimidation Game

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Is Ross Chastain really the proverbial “bull in the china shop”; uncontrolled wild man that he’s being made out to be?  Or is something else at work here?

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Posted by Brett McMillan

We all figured there would be some of the unexpected and unusual this year, but I don’t think anyone imagined that we would have five first-time winners in the first half of the season.  Five

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The Champion is…

Thursday, June 23, 2022

You want to know how unusual this year is?  I can’t ever remember coming to the end of June and not feeling like there was a favorite (or two) to win the Cup championship.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

The Good Story

Thursday, June 16, 2022

You’ll hear true journalists say all the time that they don’t go to an event rooting for any particular teams; they go rooting for a good story.

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Times are a Changin’

Thursday, June 9, 2022

New and improved has been a tried and true ad slogan for decades.  It couldn’t be more appropriate for what we’re seeing in NASCAR these days.

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Posted by Brett McMillan