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Is it Really What NASCAR Fans Want?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Have you noticed during the Brian France era in NASCAR when a major change in format or policy is introduced, it’s done because NASCAR said the fans asked for it or it was done for the fans? It’s the go to line for NASCAR to help persuade us on whatever their selling. Let me give you a few examples. In 2004, Brian France’s first full season as NASCAR’s top executive, the sport introduced the Chase. At the time Mike Helton...

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Friday, 17 March 2017
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NASCAR Embraces Their Stereotype
Dennis Michelsen

NASCAR Embraces Their Stereotype NASCAR just sent a dangerous precedent by not having some sort of punishment against Kyle Busch. They also made a statement about how the value of the entertainment is more important than having law and order at the race track. Its almost as if NASCAR brass decided that the best thing for their brand is to go 100% World Wrestling Entertainment. NASCAR is embracing their stereotype in an attempt to boost ratings and attendance. What Happened...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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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
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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
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Was That Good NASCAR Racing?
Dennis Michelsen

Was That Good NASCAR Racing? Couch Potato Corner- Atlanta Motor Speedway Over the years when I have turned on NASCAR racing I knew right away if I was seeing a good race or not. I better schedule an eye Doctor appointment for myself this week because after watching the Triple Header weekend of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then seeing what the experts said I no longer understand what good racing is in NASCAR. When clean air can make...

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Monday, 06 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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