Juan Pablo Montoya! Makes headlines twice: first, winning the Kansas pole, then getting caught?!
Juan Pablo Montoya: Do you want to be the NASCAR official who has to tell this guy ‘You’re disqualified.’ (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] KANSAS CITY, KansasJuan Pablo Montoya? On the pole? Yes! And in a Dodge!So this place may well be an unexpected wild card in NASCAR’s championship chase.Whoops. […]
Greg, Jimmie and Carl may put even more distance on championship rivals in Sunday’s Kansas 400
The sweet taste of victory: Greg Biffle, Kansas (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw / Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] KANSAS CITY, KansasFlat-out, wide-open, and get the heck out of my way, or eat my bumper: That’s the approach Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards are taking in this championship chase.But Tony Eury Jr., […]
NASCAR and Diversity: The Hispanic market—Big challenges, and big opportunities, especially in LA
The visage of Adrian Fernandez, one of Mexico’s most famous sports stars, on a mammoth TV screen at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez course in the heart of Mexico City, at the start of NASCAR’s Mexico 200 (Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images for NASCAR) NASCAR AND DIVERSITY: SECOND IN A FIVE-PART SERIES ON NASCAR’S PUSH TO CHANGE […]
NASCAR and Diversity: Are women racers just marketing gimmicks…can a woman really beat Kyle Busch?
Natalie Fenaroli: The next Danica Patrick? Nope, she says she’d rather be the next Lewis Hamilton. Hey, NASCAR: you’d better start selling her on your part of this deal. (Photo: Fenaroli) NASCAR AND DIVERSITY: THIRD IN A FIVE-PART SERIES ON NASCAR’S PUSH TO CHANGE THE FACE OF STOCK CAR RACING (Parts Four and Five are […]
NASCAR and Diversity: What’s the real reason NASCAR pulled out of Mexico City? And what’s next?
NASCAR’s last Mexico City 200? Or are Daytona sports execs simply regrouping and waiting for better economic weather? (Photo: Toyota Motorsports) NASCAR AND DIVERSITY: FOURTH IN A FIVE-PART SERIES ON NASCAR’S PUSH TO CHANGE THE FACE OF STOCK CAR RACING (Part Five is below) By Mike [email protected] Robbie Weiss insists that NASCAR’s pullout from Mexico […]
NASCAR and Diversity: Brad Daugherty knows the sport so very well, its strengths and its weaknesses
Brad Daugherty, the former NBA and UNC star, is now making his career in NASCAR, not only as a TV analyst but now as a NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner (Photo: ESPN) NASCAR AND DIVERSITY: LAST IN A FIVE-PART SERIES ON NASCAR’S PUSH TO CHANGE THE FACE OF STOCK CAR RACING By Mike [email protected] Brad […]
NASCAR and Diversity: What are the right questions, and does NASCAR have the right answers?
NASCAR’s Managing Director of Public Affairs Marcus Jadotte (Photo Credit: Ron Hoskins / Getty Images for NASCAR) NASCAR AND DIVERSITY: FIRST IN A FIVE-PART SERIES ON NASCAR’S PUSH TO CHANGE THE FACE OF STOCK CAR RACING (Parts two, three, four and five are below) By Mike [email protected] Somewhere along the line a few years ago, […]
Carl Edwards nips Kyle Busch to win Bristol, and tempers flare Saturday night
Fans watch as cars crash during the Sharpie 500 at Bristol (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] BRISTOL, Tenn.This Busch-versus-Edwards thing is getting more than a little testy, and NASCAR’s top two drivers this season went nose-to-nose again here Saturday night…and tempers flared in the final miles, with the two exchanging […]
Can Aric Almirola make the dream come true at DEI?
Aric Almirola (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR) By Mike [email protected] BRISTOL, Tenn.Give Richard Childress two thumbs-up…give Bobby Hutchens a pat on the back for taking the charge. And now it’s time for Aric Almirola and Regan Smith to step to the plate and show what they can do with the wheels.There are no […]
NASCAR cracks heavy on Joe Gibbs’ two Nationwide teams, with several suspensions
Car owner Joe Gibbs isn’t a bit happy about his two NASCAR teams trying to slip something by NASCAR officials at Michigan (Photo: Toyota Motorsports) By Mike [email protected] BRISTOL, Tenn.Trying to fool NASCAR officials is no laughing matter, as Joe Gibbs’ Nationwide crews have learned. And the veteran NASCAR team owner was appropriately apologetic Wednesday […]