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Blog Profile / NASCAR Ranting and Raving

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Archived Since:March 5, 2010

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NASCAR Pundit Jumps Shark

We all get things wrong. Whether we are bloggers, so-called pundits, denizens of the main stream media or just plain members of NASCAR Nation that post on blogs and forums. In a way wrong is good, it shows an attempt was made, you lay it out there for the world to see. My Mother used

More NASCAR Punditry Flung off the Rails into a Ditch

As seen in my preceding post when it comes to punditry, whether it be of the NASCAR variety or political/social, it must come with at least a modicum of truthfulness. If not you’re just a hack with a license to print. Yesterday’s example was on the Vickers/Earnhardt controversy. Today’s edition of punditry gone wild is

Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series Roundup

It may feel like all of the excitement is focussing around Sprint Cup in the NASCAR world at the moment with the Chase taking place and so much excitement around the races with drivers under a lot of pressure. However, we should not forget that the season is coming to a close for the World

NASCAR Final Results of the Season

This weekend saw the final races of the season for all three divisions of NASCAR. The Sprint Cup was the most awaited with Kevin Harvick putting up a dramatic fight to win the title. He left it very late to pass Denny Hamlin and the whole championship battle was extremely exciting for fans. Afterwards Harvick

Training To Work Among NASCAR Motorsports Finest

A garage technician might have big dreams of working around NASCAR racecars but will keep those dreams in check because they know they are not trained to work on that equipment or any other high performance engines for that matter. The typical garage mechanic might be able to repair a street model automobile but it

Qualifying at Daytona Is All About The Front Row

An all Martin front row. A former DEI driver, Mark Martin, and a newly formed DEG driver, Martin Truex Jr. Interesting. OK here is the deal, I think Truex’s speed was made on a more radical and aggessive set-up while Mark’s was slightly less aggressive. the real test will be on how they run in

Some Observations of Saturday Night’s Race

Well I barely managed to stay awake through the Bud Shootout Saturday, not because it was boring but because my son is sick and he had us up at about 5:30 am – not to mention I’m a little under the weather myself – but none-the-less I manged to stick it out and write a

Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin – Undue Influences, Who Knew?!

My job is so much easier when posts write themselves. A case on point: An inmate in federal prison has filed a $23 million lawsuit claiming NASCAR is responsible for his laundry list of criminal activity, from speeding to credit card fraud. Jonathan Lee Riches filed suit in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., stating

Last Lap Passes, I Don’t Need no Stinkin’ Last Lap Passes!

How it was in February 21, 2009: With a No. 51 Toyota truck that absolutely dominated the competition Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, polesitter Kyle Busch streaked to a 9.023-second victory over Todd Bodine, last week’s winner at Daytona, in the San Bernardino County 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. “Last lap passes, I

Nationwide Series: Death of a Myth?

Congratulations to Carl Edwards who won the pole for today’s Nationwide event at Fontana. Edwards was joined in the top ten by Roush-Fenway teammates Greg Biffle (5th) and David Ragan (8th). In looking through the starting line-up I may have spotted what could best be described as a Mythbuster. No, not this Mythbuster. However if

Kyle Busch, Captian of S.S. Interstate Batteries No. 18?

The #18 Interstate Batteries car cruised around Texas Motor Speedway Friday, but it wasn’t on the 1.5-mile track. The newly decaled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car took its original spot back into the middle of the Texas Motor Speedway Lake beside the Indy car and NASCAR truck. Before sending it off on its voyage,

Like a “Hannibal” Smith Plan, Sometimes Themes Come Together

Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, the fictional character in the 1980s action/adventure TV series The A-Team, was famous for using the tagline; “I love it when a plan comes together.” Sometimes blog posts drop out of the sky, or the stars align themselves is a certain way and I get to paraphrase Hannibal Smith and say:

Jon's NFL Mailbag: The officials sure are trying their hardest

Hi, friends! Welcome to my second-ever NFL mailbag. You didn't send in any questions, and boy did I not even ask for them at all! That's because I totally just made up my own questions to answer. More softballs that way. Today I'd like...Show More Summary

Aaron Rodgers puts together another disappointing fantasy performance

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued his slow start to the season, throwing for 223 yards and rushing for 17 while scoring no touchdowns in a Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Rodgers was not terrible on Monday Night...Show More Summary

Colin Tanigawa injury: Washington loses another OL starter

The hits keep coming for a depleted Washington offensive line that was already missing three experienced players. Colin Tanigawa is presumed to have suffered a knee injury in the Huskies' 41-3 to LSU, according to the Seattle Times. The redshirt sophomore guard, Tanigawa, also missed the last two games of 2011 with a knee injury. Show More Summary

NFL power rankings, Week 4: Falcons over Texans in the top spot

For the third straight week we have a new No.1 in SB Nation's NFL power rankings. Week 3 brought us a 49ers' upset, three undefeated teams remaining and the Patriots under.500 for the first time in nine years. So basically a normal week by the NFL's standards. The best team in the NFL is officially up for debate. Show More Summary

Seattle Seahawks defense rewards fantasy owners with 8 first half sacks

The Seattle Seahawks defense sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times in the first half of Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. Rookie Bruce Irvin got the first two sacks of his career, Chris Clemons racked up four sacks and Brandon Mebane added two sacks of his own. Show More Summary

Leeds United vs. Everton, English League Cup third round: preview and schedule

Everton face a stern test as they enter the League Cup in the third round with the original tricky away tie, to Leeds United at Elland Road. Everton are perhaps the leading form team in England at the moment, but they will know that they could come unstuck should they fail to negotiate this difficult encounter. Show More Summary

Michigan, Notre Dame to put series on hold in 2014, according to report

Notre Dame will opt out of its contract with Michigan, meaning that their last scheduled matchup will be in 2014. They are exercising a three-year out, according to Larry Lage. The teams were originally scheduled to meet up in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Many have speculated that this is related to the recent news that Notre Dame will be joining the ACC. Show More Summary

Mortal Gods

He had hung up his own glove by the time I was eight and sleeping snugly with my own. But the former All-Star third baseman had nevertheless become guardian angel of my baseball ambitions. After nine years with the Indians, Al Rosen had retired — perhaps even been gently nudged out the door — and become a full-time Cleveland stockbroker. Show More Summary

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