Archive for NASCAR

The NASCAR Season starts today – Will you be watching

By joelb | February 18th, 2018

The 2018 NASCAR season starts today with the Daytona 500.  It always seems strange to me when they call it the Super Bowl of racing.   I get that it is the most popular race but there is no championship on the line.  So the prestige of winning is huge but it does not top off […]

Daytona 500 Winner 2016

By joelb | February 21st, 2016

As I predicted in my post about getting ready for the Daytona 500.  None of my predictions came true today.  In what was a mostly unspectacular race turned exciting on the final lap.  Just when it looked that Matt Kenseth was going to run away with the race.  Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.  made […]

Daytona 500 start of the 2016 Season

By joelb | February 21st, 2016

The Daytona 500 is here to mark the start of the 2016 NASCAR season.   A lot of people want to call this the Super Bowl of NASCAR.  I never really understood that because it is not the championship race.  It is a huge kick off party for the NASCAR season.  So while it is […]

NASCAR 2016 Season is Here

By joelb | February 13th, 2016

The NASCAR 2016 season is here.  The season starts tonight with the Sprint Unlimited.  Does anyone else miss the days when is used to be called the Bud Shootout? I don’t know how long it has been since the opening race of the season has been called that but it has stuck with me and […]

Mandatory Cautions – A really BAD idea

By joelb | January 23rd, 2016

The plan to use Mandatory Cautions in the NACSAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) is one of the craziest and dumbest ideas that NASCAR has ever come up with.  NASCAR has given no reasoning behind instituting the mandatory caution periods.   I am all for experimentation and trying new things to see how they work.  It […]

The NFL should become the title sponsor of NASCAR

By joelb | October 21st, 2015

NASCAR has a problem.  The problem is actually not that they are losing their title sponsor.   In less then two years Sprint is going to be kicking NASCAR to the curb.  Sprint is saying that the payback is small for the amount of money they are putting into NASCAR.  It is probably extremely difficult […]

Nascar's "Badboy"

By evanb | June 10th, 2012

Allright lets get one thing straight right out of the gate Kurt Busch is 100% percent responsible for his own actions there is no excuse for an athlete getting paid millions of dollars to lose his cool the way that Kurt Busch has over and over again. If it happens once its an aberration but […]

Sports Seasons that are too long

By joelb | November 3rd, 2011

How many times are you excited for a sports season to start but by the end of it you just can’t wait for it to be over or just give up on it and think that it has already been over for a while? In the name of greed many of the Professional sports leagues […]

NASCAR Playoffs 2011 Set

By joelb | September 11th, 2011

With the new format for 2011 there was quite a bit of excitement even if the last race results were not exactly what NASCAR had hoped for. I’m sure that they were thinking that in the last few races the racers would change spots and someone would make it with someone else falling out. It […]

How long should a Season be?

By joelb | October 6th, 2010

With the talk about going to 18 games in the regular season in the NFL it makes you think about what is the perfect length for a season in any given sport.  College and Pro football seem to have it right so far.  The season is short enough that you don’t get bored with it […]