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 Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Hendrick Motorsports Confidently Moves Into 2016

Hendrick Motorsports, the standard for NASCAR Sprint Cup success, is confident going into the 2016 season. The last team featured during the 2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour beamed enthusiasm and confidence More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Ford Wednesday: Roush Fenway Feels They’re on the Right Track

Roush Fenway Racing has fallen on hard times over the last few years. The former leaders of Ford Racing have also fallen behind other Ford teams including Team Penske and to a lesser extinct, Richard Petty Motorsports. More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Richard Petty Motorsports Was Only 11 Points From Making the Chase and Looks Toward the Future

Aric Almirola, the most veteran driver in the Richard Motorsports stable doesn’t want to look at the past but has optimism for the future. After making the Chase in 2014 on his victory at the Firecracker 400 More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Roger Penske and Team Penske Celebrate 50 Years in Racing and Talk 2016

Ford Wednesday of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour continued with Team Penske. It was obvious that a celebration was being planned with the genuine Borg-Warner trophy sitting outside the main ballroom at More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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“Toyota Tuesday” Shows Very Confident Gibbs and Furniture Row Teams

It was Toyota day in the Media Tour. Joe Gibbs Racing, along with its first championship earned by Kyle Busch, comes into 2016 fairly intact from the success of 2015. Only a personnel change here and there are different More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Brian France Discusses State of the Sport and Announces Chase Format for Trucks and Xfinity

NASCAR made some significant changes to its two minor national series in announcements made on the opening day of the 2016 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. The announcement made by NASCAR Chairman Brian France More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Friday, December 11th, 2015
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Robert Yates Racing and Roush Fenway Racing…A similar Decline?

The 2015 season is over and Kyle Busch is the champion for this year. It was a tremendous fête, missing 11 races and still winning five races and coming home the champ. Congratulations to Kyle, but something very More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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NASCAR Must Do Something on Tuesday

What I saw at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday made me sick to my stomach. It ruined what otherwise was a good weekend at the track, the marvelous speedway that should be a blueprint for what racing should be. Everyone More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Talladega Lived Up To Its Strange Past

The championship playoff known as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has had more turns that a West Virginia mountain, but Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway took the cake. It all happened More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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My How Times Have Changed — Logano and the Chase

“If it comes down to Homestead and he is one of the four and maybe somebody else isn’t, they ain’t going to make it easy on him,” Kenseth crew chief Jason Ratcliff said. “Are they going More...






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