Xfinity Series

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
Is NASCAR Still Bigger Than The Drivers?
Mike Harper - SOZ

I remember the days when the very first thing to do each morning was to visit the JAYSKI web site to find out what the latest rumors were in NASCAR. Back then the “Silly Season Site” was truly the must read for driver rumors. Even drivers used the site to find out about other drivers or rumors about themselves. And while the JAYSKI site is still very relevant to this day and a must visit for me, the silly season...

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Tuesday, 23 May 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
Did Earnhardt Call NASCAR Boring?
Mike Harper - SOZ

No sport or industry focused on entertainment wants to be called boring. For NASCAR and track promoters, the biggest challenge is keeping fans entertained before and during the race. And sadly, when the race itself is struggling to entertain fans people begin to do desperate things. The announcement or rumor, depending on how it’s being reported… is Monster Energy will bring MMA fighting to NASCAR races. As Monster tries to become NASCAR’s ratings savior, this will, without a doubt spark...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
C’Mon NASCAR: Is the car really a weapon?
Mike Harper - SOZ

Lost in all of the controversy of the Austin Dillon – Cole Custer incident from the Xfinity race at Phoenix is NASCAR’s use of a new word to describe the act of retaliation.  After Custer wrecked Dillon, an angry Dillon retaliated on the track with his car. Since the incident the media has concentrated on Dillon’s non-penalty and scolded NASCAR for not acting after one of their executives said a day before the race, “We’re very clear that we’re not...

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Thursday, 30 March 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
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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