Who does NASCAR think they are, Formula One?
On the ovals, pro stocks were invented by a local promoter as a response to the high costs of racing a modified at his track. At least, that’s what they’ll tell you in New England.
If dirt track open wheel racing lost its definition of a badass when Bryan Clauson tragically lost his life last August at the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, then pavement open wheel racing suffered the same loss Saturday night with the passing of Dave Steele in a sprint car crash at Desoto Speedway.
If you’ve visited a museum lately, here’s hoping you displayed the proper reverence.
Buckle up, NASCAR fans, because the youth movement has officially taken the sport by storm: whether you were prepared for it or not.
The Daytona 500 will have its accidents, but don’t expect it to be reminiscent of the carnage that characterized Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race.
All of motorsports has been forced into an evolution, because technology has evolved to the point where the future fans of our sport don’t have to or want to sit in front of a TV for hours at a time in order to consume the content.
Retirement is different for professional athletes than it is for everyone else, and not just because when athletes retire, they have to start thinking about getting a real job.
As I was surfing social media on Sunday morning after the revelation that Tony Stewart had withdrawn from the All Star Circuit of Champions finale at Bubba Raceway Park the night before, I saw a lot of “fans” throwing shade at ‘Smoke’ for his actions and for not competing in front of a packed house Saturday night.
Disagree with me if you want, but NASCAR’s second stage of procedural changes for the 2017 season are another step in the right direction.
NASCAR has struck again, and I can’t ignore yet another attempt by them to generate buzz and keep fans with short attention-spans happy watching commercials over the course of 500 laps and four hours, some of which might involve racers actually racing.
When renowned Italian sports car driver Max ‘The Ax’ Angelelli hangs up his helmet for the final time after this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, it will unequivocally mark the end of an era in North American sports car racing.