Stewart

Where Have the NASCAR Critics Gone?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Statement about the future of the Thunder Crew Radio Show is at the bottom of this column… If you’ve followed NASCAR over the past five years you know without a doubt the times have changed. As I mentioned in ‘Did NASCAR Push Carl Edwards Away?’ the industry will continue to get smaller.  It’s not all bad and it’s not all NASCAR’s fault.  For example, the Internet and economic challenges from several years ago killed print media.  This caused the job...

Like
1198
10
Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Featured
Did NASCAR Push Carl Edwards Away?
Mike Harper - SOZ

The Carl Edwards situation should be a wake-up call for the sport.  We’ve all been hearing from some of the sport’s top drivers including Carl’s former teammates that everyone is surprised by his decision.   This reaction from insiders has me asking a very simple question, did NASCAR push Carl Edwards out of the sport with their decision to partner with Monster Energy? The timing of Carl’s departure and Monster’s sponsorship announcement is either coincidental or significant and since mystery still...

2
2363
2
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Featured
Making the Grade Indy: Three Bears and NASCAR
Dennis Michelsen

Let me tell you a little bed time story about NASCAR and the three bears of downforce packages. The first attempt to liven up the racing was a strong downforce package but the cars handled so well it led to single file racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The brilliant minds at NASCAR got together and decided a low downforce package would be better but again the race was less than memorable. This year a medium downforce package was used...

Like
119
0
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Making the Grade: Kentucky Slipping and Sliding
Dennis Michelsen

What happens when you have a newly paved and reconfigured race track, a mystery tire nobody tested, a low downforce package, and limited practice due to weather? You get the Quaker State 400! This will not go down as an instant classic but there was no short of carnage with ten cautions due to crashes. Let’s get our red marker out and hand out some grades. Race Grade: C+ This was another tough race to grade but other than the...

Like
207
0
Monday, 11 July 2016
Making the Grade: Smoke is Tough Act to Follow
Dennis Michelsen

They say there is no cheering in the press box but unless you lack a soul you couldn’t help but cheer when Tony Stewart won at Sonoma to break a winless drought that lasted more than three years. Some sad souls of course were quick to claim that Denny Hamlin gave the race away but I almost feel sad for those people. What we saw on Sunday at Sonoma was a finish for the ages and perhaps the final win...

1
94
0
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
NASCAR Screws Up Again
Dennis Michelsen

NASCAR Screws Up Again Most sports welcome back their injured super stars with exciting highlight reels of their performances. NASCAR welcomed back Tony Stewart with a $35,000 fine that has already infuriated Stewart’s fellow competitors and fans. Any business has the right to enforce their rules any way they please but NASCAR screwed up big time with this fine. If Tony Stewart had said, “NASCAR sucks I am not sure why I even want to come back to the driver’s...

Like
119
0
Friday, 22 April 2016
Hey, click and share, you RTR fan you!
Ok enough, hide me!
Menu Title