Ron Fleshman

Ron Fleshman has followed NASCAR racing since attending his first race at Martinsville Speedway in 1964. He joined the Motor Sports Forum on the CompuServe network in the 1980s and became a reporter for Racing Information Systems in 1994. In 2002, he was named NASCAR Editor for RIS when it appeared on the World Wide Web as www.motorsportsforum.com. He can now be found at www.ris-news.com. Ron is a member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. You can find Ron following and reporting on the top three NASCAR divisions each week. As a lifer in his support of racing, he attends and reports on nearly 30 events a year and as a member of the motor sports media, his passion has been racing for 47 years. He lives with his family in rural West Virginia and works in the insurance industry when not on the road to another track.

By Ron Fleshman On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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And Then it Rained in Concord

I looked forward to the NASCAR weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Of course, I always look forward to going there because the entertainment quotient is so high. I was especially excited because there was going More...

By Ron Fleshman On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Upon Witnessing the Southern 500

Posting from the great state of South Carolina today. I slept during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race and awoke late to chronicle the iconic race. It seems like the throwback idea is going to last awhile. More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Silly Season Comes In With a Bang

Silly Season hit full stride on Wednesday as a surprise announcement from Team Penske and the Wood Brothers racing organizations made announcements. Roger Penske had hinted that his team was looking at a third car More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Will Using Gimmmicks Save NASCAR?

The season is now almost a third over and so much has happened. Attendance is up at some tracks and way down at others. The new stages concept has given us better racing, but many are just staying away. Some of More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Retirement the End of NASCAR?

Listening to NASCAR on SiriusXM satellite radio has not been pleasant since Monday. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement at the end of the 2017 season has his fans in turmoil. Many almost weep and others declare that More...

By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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The Jury is Out

Now that the dust has cleared and a Daytona 500 Champion has been crowned, it’s time to look back at that race and see where we are with the changes made by NASCAR. First, we must understand that Daytona (and More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Media Tour – Ganassi Teammates Larson and McMurray Discuss the New Format

Teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray are part of the two-car Chip Ganassi Chevrolet team, No.’s 1 and 42. Daytona is just around the corner and both drivers are ready for the coming season but a little conversation More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Media Tour – Team Penske’s Logano and Keselowski Look Forward to 2017 Changes

One thing is certain. Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are sure-fire bets to be championship contenders in 2017. They sat down with the media at the CMS Media Tour Wednesday and gave their thoughts More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Media Tour – Blaney Looks to Improve in 2017

Ryan Blaney, driver of the famous Wood Brothers’ No.21 Ford, grew up in the sport, and although his family concentrated on dirt racing, he ended up in the top racing series on asphalt. A lot of that was because More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Media Tour – Dillon Brothers Say Sibling Rivalry is There but Wish the Best for Each Other

Ty Dillon met with members of the media at the 35th Annual NASCAR Cup Media tour presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his thoughts about his first full season, being a member of a single-car team, More...





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