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.

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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What’s Next — Charlotte Race Recap

I’ve always said that Charlotte Motor Speedway is the crown palace of NASCAR. The track sits in the sleepy town of Concord, NC (some say it’s closer to Harrisburg, but locals say Concord), and has plenty of More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Richmond Wasn’t What Was Advertised

Many fans seem to be disappointed in what they saw at Richmond over the weekend. Yes, we had two runaway races—Kyle Busch in the Nationwide race and Brad Keselowski in the Cup race, but there is a reason for that More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Roush Fenway Gets Another Hit

Things are not rosy at Roush Fenway Racing. Lately, they’ve lost their top driver to apparently Joe Gibbs Racing, and today they lost 3M as a primary sponsor on the No. 16 Ford of Greg Biffle. The performance More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

The first shoe dropped Sunday morning. It was almost certain when Jack Roush revealed that Trevor Bayne would be driving the No. 6 Ford in 2015. Roush has only had three cars in recent seasons because of the lack More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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The No. 43 in Victory Lane – Tradition on a Non-Traditional Day

Mother Nature didn’t smile on Daytona International Speedway this weekend, but we did get to see two races, even if the Sprint Cup Race was only a 280- mile event. Though this writer is not a fan of restrictor More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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The Hendrick Domination: Is it Good for NASCAR?

Jimmie Johnson is on his usual roll at the mid-point of the season, and with the success of other teams using Hendrick Motorsports engines and chassis, it has left the rest of the field in a tremendous funk. It More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Junie Donlavey – Car Owner for the Common Man

While the rest of the NASCAR world is celebrating the sport’s most popular driver’s fourth win in 10 years, another stock car icon has passed away. It’s true that today’s youth doesn’t understand the history More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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A Great Day for the Hall of Fame, but the Procedure is Flawed

The NASCAR Hall of Fame nominations usually make me yawn. Year after year, mostly because of the Hall’s policy of only naming a few to the Hall and the fact that it includes drivers, owners, mechanics, and the More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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I Went to a Race and a Fight Broke Out

The old joke is that I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Well, Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway wasn’t that bad, but it seems the little skirmish between Marcos More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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A Different Winner Each Week and the Health of the Sport

We now have seven different winners in seven races. I’m sure no one at the sanctioning body dreamed this would happen, but it did, and I’m sure we will see repeat winners as the season goes along. The trouble More...

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