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NASCAR’s Guilt By Association?

Tony Stewart & eff Gordon Leading The Field At Texas

Tony Stewart & eff Gordon Leading The Field At Texas

When Controversy Impacts Fans

I’m a NASCAR fan. I have been a fan since I was 13 years old. You’ll have to trust me when I say that was a very long time ago.

Over the decades NASCAR has gone through many changes. Some good. Some not so good. But one thing that has been consistent throughout its history is the sense of family between competitors and fans.

We like being race fans. We love our drivers and we’re thrilled that our stars are approachable and don’t take us for granted. Continue reading

Historic Nascar Truck Race On Dirt!

Eldora Speedway

Eldora Speedway

Eldora Race Format

A Nascar race on dirt has not been seen for 40 years. The last time Nascar saw a dirt track was September 30, 1970 in Raleigh, N.C. Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway. But that’s about to change on July 24, 2013!

The Nascar Camping World Truck series heads to New Weston, Ohio and the famous Eldora Speedway dirt track owned by 3-time Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart for the inaugural “Midsummer Classic”.

Nascar announced on April 09, 2013 the format for this historic race. Unlike asphalt or concrete, dirt tracks have long held a different format to racing events. And that will be the case with this inaugural event. Anyone familiar with dirt track racing will recognize the heat sessions to qualify for the main event at the end of the evening. And that’s basically what’s happening at Eldora. Continue reading

2012 Fiscal Cliff Bill And Nascar – The Real Story & The Mis-information

Nothing like a sunset over RIR!

How Assumptions Can Create Mis-Information

Last month Washington DC was in its usual fight over money, budgets and bills when it finally agreed on several little deals to create what’s being called on the street as the Fiscal Cliff Bill. Along with being a sports fan, an author and teacher, I’m also a political junkie.  And one thing that irritates me more than the stupidity in Washington, is the B.S. and spin that the average American buys into at the hands of sloppy reporting and sensationalize journalism.

When that mis-information touches on something I care about, I tend to speak up. Such is the case of a recent story published in the Washington Post this week. An opinion piece, which I guess means the opinionated author doesn’t need to check their facts before publication. The article entitled “From NASCAR to rum, the 10 weirdest parts of the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill” was posted by Brad Plumer on January 2, 2013.

In this article Mr. Plumer makes the following statement: Continue reading