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Would Petty vs. Patrick prove anything

I thought the whole Danica Patrick/Richard Petty controversy that started up when Petty made a comment at a motorsport show in Canada, saying that the only way Patrick would win…

Words of wisdom from Dale Earnhardt

It was 13 years ago today — Feb. 18, 2001 — after a fatal crash in the final turn of the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 that NASCAR…

Memories of Daytona 500s gone by

The green flag is quickly approaching on the 2014 NASCAR season, with the Sprint Unlimited exhibition race for 2013 pole sitters on tap for Saturday night and the running of…

Richard Petty: sexist or just stating fact?

Richard Petty, the unofficial King of NASCAR as a seven-time Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, not to mention the face of what is, arguably, the first family of…

NASCAR heads in right direction with penalties announcement

NASCAR just keeps on changing things in anticipation of the 2014 race season. While I may not quite be on board with the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format…

New Chase: it’s official but I still have my doubts

On Thursday, NASCAR made official the Chase format that I was dreading. You know, the one that included an expansion to 16 drivers, eliminations every three races and a points…

Interesting tidbits about latest NASCAR Hall of Famers

On Wednesday night, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2014, including Tim Flock, Dale Jarrett, Jack Ingram, Maurice Petty and Glenn “Fireball” Roberts. In honor of these…

NASCAR at least on right path with qualifying

Last week, NASCAR announced a new qualifying procedure for its three national touring series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck), adopting more of a Formula 1-type of qualifying format,…

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie battle one to watch

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the interest in the battle for Rookie of the Year honors has seemed to wane somewhat in recent years. There was, perhaps, more public…

I think NASCAR found its New Coke

Sometimes change is a good thing; sometimes it’s not. Sometimes, frankly, it’s just too much. In case you haven’t heard, NASCAR is throwing around ideas for changing its Chase for…