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Does Joe Gibbs Racing Hate Roush Fenway Racing?
Mike Harper - SOZ

For years NASCAR has experienced an uneventful silly season. For those new fans that have no clue what I’m talking about – in a nutshell, it was a time during the season when drivers lost their seats and moved to other teams. Rumors floated and speculation ran rampant. Now, with a controlled media and a higher level of job security for big named drivers, the silly season of old is long gone. But with the news about Dale Earnhardt Jr.,...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017
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Will You Watch This Weekend’s Race?
Mike Harper - SOZ

To watch, or not to watch, that is the question. I believe NASCAR made a huge mistake when they decided to move the XFINITY Series race from Lucas Oil Raceway across town to the “big track” Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) back in 2012. At the time former NASCAR president Mike Helton said, “Everybody wants to grow, and we’re no different than that. I think it speaks to the commitment that NASCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have with each other...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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NASCAR Invents New Definition for Insanity
Dennis Michelsen

NASCAR Invents New Definition for Insanity The new and improved (?) NASCAR schedule for 2018 is out and the folks in Daytona have sure shaken things up. Even stranger than all of the strange changes are the fact that so many covering the sport are applauding NASCAR for trying something to add excitement to the series. Good old Albert Einstein famously said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.” Apparently these new NASCAR changes...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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Dale Jarrett Didn’t Get NASCAR’s Memo
Dennis Michelsen

Dale Jarrett Didn’t Get NASCAR’s Memo Have you ever noticed that when NASCAR makes a big change that most of the NASCAR media quickly falls in line? This year when NASCAR made the largest rule changes in the history of the sport these changes were sold to fans as “Enhancements.” Not a single article, radio report or television report from the usual cast of characters in this sport mentioned “Rule Changes” which convinced me there must be an email list...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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Should Danica and NASCAR be Nervous?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Buried underneath the controversies of stage racing and Monster Energy girls we find one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers stuck in the middle of a confusing lawsuit. Without getting into all of the legalities – Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) sued Nature’s Bakery for $31 million for a breach of their contract. In return, Nature’s Bakery has submitted a counterclaim providing details on why they terminated the contract. I find those details surrounding the case interesting and somewhat troubling. First, to keep...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017
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Is Shaming Fans Good for NASCAR?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Call me crazy but I thought fans were important to NASCAR. How many times in the past did we hear “without the fans we couldn’t do what we love to do” when drivers or other NASCAR personalities talked specifically about the fan base? I would imagine having and retaining fans would be an important component to the success of the sport, which has me perplexed (I said it) on why NASCAR would allow employees and the sport’s paid media to...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017
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