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Back Home Again, in Indiana…..Kinda

Back Home Again, in Indiana…..Kinda

Well it now feels like the IndyCar season is truly under way! In this crazy, pandemic dominated world we are dealing with, the original 2020 schedule was ripped to pieces and half-puzzled back together, so the opening race was held in Texas but it was a MONTH ago. So,...

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It’s GREAT To Be Back!

It’s GREAT To Be Back!

Well it’s the morning after the first race back for IndyCar, after the most unusual “off season” since World War 2. And I just want to say it’s great to be back! Texas Motor Speedway hosted the IndyCar season opener, the first live sporting event in Texas since the...

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Indy Will You Be My Valentine?

Indy Will You Be My Valentine?

So, I titled this story "Indy Will You Be My Valentine?" because as a fan I have had a life-long love affair with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I remember as a young boy listening to the race on the radio and waiting to see it on TV later that night because back...

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Penske Gives IMS a Valentine

Penske Gives IMS a Valentine

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I came away from the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway even more impressed with Roger Penske and what he can accomplish. It was just 100 days ago that he purchased the Speedway and the NTT Indycar Series.  There is a lot of...

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Movie Review : Ford vs. Ferrari

Movie Review : Ford vs. Ferrari

I’m not sure Ford vs. Ferrari is the appropriate title for this film. Shelby vs. Ford, Miles vs. Beebe, or The Ken Miles Story might have more aptly described the content. Ferrari plays just a small part in the overall plot. The good news is this is a very...

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It’s Too Quiet Around Here!

It’s Too Quiet Around Here!

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, really it is! You probably think I’m crazy since we’re all tapping our fingers waiting for the racing season to begin. I’m with you but, what I like right now is the anticipation of a brand new season. All around the...

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Safety First?

Safety First?

I write this on a sad anniversary, October 16th. Eight years ago, Dan Wheldon lost his life in a crash at Las Vegas. Each year we are sad, but remember a great champion and a nice guy. He was deservedly loved and admired, and we will never forget him. But this is not...

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Why So Negative?

Why So Negative?

So, as I sit here on the night after a great Indy 500 race, I’m wondering what to write about. There were so many story lines, incidents, thrills and chills in the race that I just can’t decide on a topic right now.But then it hit me. Why isn’t IndyCar racing as or...

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It’s Time

It’s Time

Well, an issue has cropped up that has been on my mind for a while so I figure it’s time for me to jump smack in the middle of it. God help me.The issue I’m referring to is that of Darrell Waltrip the broadcaster and his imminent retirement. Rumors had...

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Curbs or Anarchy?

Curbs or Anarchy?

I’m at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas covering IndyCars' inaugural visit here, and a somewhat unexpected controversy has developed. You see the track at COTA has really large paved aprons and runoff areas on some corners and in some of those...

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Boom….or Bust?

Boom….or Bust?

The long-awaited moment has finally arrived. Here we are getting ready to go racing with IndyCar at The Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. My home track so I'm just a little amped about it! But there are questions swirling. Important and not so...

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It’s Almost “Christmas Morning”

It’s Almost “Christmas Morning”

Well, for IndyCar fans anyway. Seven days from today we'll be watching the start of arguably the most exciting IndyCar season in quite a while. Why do I say that? Well let's discuss shall we race fans?First off, there is just a general air of excitement...

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Well This Is DIFFERENT!

Well This Is DIFFERENT!

Well it surely is a "year of transition" for NASCAR. They finally have realized that changes need to be made to plug the holes in the dike of fan interest. After years of slow decline in both attendance and TV viewership, and the resulting ripples of panic...

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Leave Your Negativity at Home Please

Leave Your Negativity at Home Please

The NASCAR season is now in full swing……..What have we learned so far?Well first of all NASCAR seems to have the golden touch when it comes to feel good stories. Just in case you haven’t heard (doubtful) JD Gibbs, the son of NASCAR team owner and...

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And It Begins………

And It Begins………

So here it is. The eve of the Daytona 500. The start of a new season. The last time this year that EVERYONE is tied in points.The hype machines are cranked up. Race fans are amped for tomorrow. It's time to see what all the teams have got and who will take...

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A Transitional Season…..Hopefully

A Transitional Season…..Hopefully

Well as I write this I'm also watching the Daytona race......not the 500, but the Rolex24. I love all kinds of racing, but seeing Daytona makes me think about the start of the Monster Energy Cup Series season in 3 weeks, so let's preview what's old, what's...

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It’s Gonna Be a Helluva Year!

It’s Gonna Be a Helluva Year!

Well here we all sit......waiting for the new season to begin. Watching football, basketball, movies, or whatever, until race days begin. And of course this is when race fans' minds turn to speculation, changes, and anticipation. So let's jump in, fill the...

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He Really Deserved Better……..

He Really Deserved Better……..

OK this post is gonna be a bit different......An injustice has occurred and I'd like to do my little part here to try and offset it.As most NASCAR fans know, Kasey Kahne has retired from full-time stock car competition. This is not the injustice I refer...

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Happy Holidays………..Ugh

Happy Holidays………..Ugh

Well race fans it’s that time of year again; the holiday season. The time of falling leaves, frosty pumpkins, icy windshields, family gatherings, snow, and glad tidings. A time when the world seems a tiny bit more peaceful and people a bit more friendly...

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Racing Has Been WUSSIFIED!

Racing Has Been WUSSIFIED!

Yes I really did say it. Racing, especially Formula 1 racing has been “wussified.” And I think it’s one of the reasons for the decline in motorsports worldwide.  Let’s discuss shall we?First off let me clarify the term wussified. In this case I would...

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Who’s Cheatin’ Who?

Who’s Cheatin’ Who?

Hey there NASCAR fans. Slow week huh? Yeah, right.In a time when the last thing NASCAR needs is a hit on their reputation they have, depending on your view, either received or created a very big one.Let’s break it down, by the facts.The InfractionAfter the...

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Retaliation!

Retaliation!

Bump and run.Retaliation.In many fans minds' (and the NASCAR marketing department), these two go together like peanut butter and jelly. But the reality is not quite that simple.Last week at Martinsville Joey Logano, running second on the last lap, bumped...

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Bumper Cars!

Bumper Cars!

Well now that a couple of days have passed since the "bump that shocked the world" and we've all had a chance to digest, review, rewind and discuss, let's take a REAL look at what occurred in the First Data 500 at Martinsville last Sunday shall we? First,...

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Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

Okay we’re going to start this post with this…….Everybody just CALM THE HELL DOWN!Now, let’s discuss the breakup that has rocked the NASCAR world. Jimmie and Chad are not going to be “Sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G” anymore.As if you haven’t heard, the...

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Racing, Ratings, and the “Roval”

Racing, Ratings, and the “Roval”

Well one week on, the ratings are in for NASCAR's much-anticipated "Roval" race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and while it was successful in that attendance and viewership were up (and it was a damn entertaining race), the fact remains that we race fans are not enjoying...

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IndyCar’s Future Looks Bright!

IndyCar’s Future Looks Bright!

As we head into this week’s IndyCar finale, all eyes are on the championship leaders, and all hearts are hoping for an exciting race filled with lots of hard racing, passes for the lead and hopefully a dramatic finish.More importantly, for the first time in recent...

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