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Should NASCAR Ban Heckling?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Booing and heckling has been a part of sports for as long as most of us can remember. Heck, as a young sports fan in Houston, I did my fair share of heckling and while it never got personal, I did try my best to get inside the mind of an opposing player in an attempt to get his mind off the game. Yes, every once and a while I was the beneficiary of a death stare from a player....

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
What Happened to Richmond (or Is It NASCAR)
Dennis Michelsen

What Happened to Richmond (or Is It NASCAR) Couch Potato Corner- Richmond When I hear the NASCAR announcers talking about “Clean Air” and “Great Racing in the Pack” at a speedway I have no issue with that because in today’s NASCAR this is what we have come to expect. But when these phrases are used at a short track in NASCAR there is something seriously wrong with your aerodynamic and engine packages. It isn’t rocket science folks just a few...

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Monday, 01 May 2017
Would Carl Edwards Replace Darrell Waltrip at FOX?
Mike Harper - SOZ

For NASCAR, it has been a tough path to gain traction in the television ratings this season. For FOX Sports, the same path has led them to experience this season three of the lowest rated Cup races dating back to 2001. Texas, Fontana and Phoenix provided historically low ratings and according to Sports Media Watch, the 2017 Texas television ratings, “tied as the lowest in the 20-year history of the spring Texas race.” They also stated the Texas race “was...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Who do you trust more: NASCAR on FOX or NBC?
Mike Harper - SOZ

In the life span of NASCAR, broadcast partners have come and gone.  Some have even come back and left again. If you’ve watched NASCAR over the past 10 years you’ve seen ESPN, FOX, FS1, NBC, NBCSN, SPEED Channel/TV and TNT, all have taken their shot at covering the sport and entertaining the fans. For me, FOX Sports has a special place in my heart because of my days of contributing on the SPEED TV web site. You might remember SPEED...

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Monday, 27 March 2017
Does Kyle Busch Have Friends?
Mike Harper - SOZ

I’m watching an angry Kyle Busch walk down pit road to find Joey Logano. Kyle is fuming that he was wrecked going into the last turn on the last lap by Joey.  Once found, without hesitation, Kyle throws a punch at Joey and Joey’s crew pounces on Kyle. This picture isn’t new but in the case of Kyle Busch, it’s odd. He was basically alone except for one crew member and a fleeing PR representative. (Note: A second crew member...

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Monday, 13 March 2017
Should NASCAR hire a VP of Common Sense?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Have you found yourself over the past few years, especially this season, shaking your head at some of the decisions being made by NASCAR and their driver and owner counsels? I have and even though some NASCAR insiders and media like to paint a rosy picture of the sport, we know if you’re being honest with yourself, it’s certainly not rosy. It’s not the end of the sport – but rosy it’s not. Colin Cowherd, host of The Herd on...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017
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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