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.,...

Thursday, 03 August 2017
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....

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Are NASCAR Drivers Good Role Models?
Mike Harper - SOZ

It’s the 2017 Rap Crap List! A role model as defined by is “a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.” At every NASCAR race you will find children in the stands. And for many adult NASCAR fans, sharing the experience of race weekend with their children is a beloved tradition, passed down from their parents. According to Nielsen Scarborough, one of the country’s largest marketing research firms, 2...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
NASCAR and Martinsville Put on a Show
Dennis Michelsen

NASCAR and Martinsville Put on a Show Couch Potato Corner- Martinsville Speedway This has been a weird year for NASCAR so far. While the racing has been average at best the entertainment value of the shows has been pretty good. Finally we got great racing to go with a great show and all it took was for NASCAR to go back to their roots to get this done. Martinsville Speedway never disappoints because even if the leader does drive away...

Monday, 03 April 2017
Monster Slip of the Ahem
Dennis Michelsen

Monster Slip of the Ahem Couch Potato Corner- California Speedway About the only thing predictable in NASCAR nowadays is that there will be nothing much that is predictable. The racing on the track has been OK; just OK not terrific but worthy enough of our attention. There are issues with the aero package that gives the lead car a huge advantage at any track where aerodynamics matter. The cars have never been more equal but somehow the leader is able...

Monday, 27 March 2017
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