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 Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Roush Fenway Looks to “Tweak” Their Way Back to Winning

Charlotte, NC – Wednesday was Ford Day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour and it began bright and early with Roush Fenway Racing. Although the team won two races in 2014, they both came from Carl Edwards More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Stewart Haas Racing – Looking For Less Controversy and a Healthy Tony Stewart

Charlotte, NC – Kevin Harvick is ready to defend his first Sprint Cup Championship title. The assembled media met with Stewart-Haas Racing drivers on Tuesday afternoon and the defending champion was confident More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Michael Waltrip Racing – Looking for a Better Year

Charlotte, NC – Michael Waltrip Racing had a very disappointing season in 2014. In 2013 with few laps remaining in the final race to qualify for the Chase for the Championship, Clint Bowyer allegedly spun out More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Joe Gibbs Racing Looks Forward to a Better Season in 2015

Charlotte, NC – The Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour’s second stop was Joe Gibbs Racing. There are lots of changes at JGR, most notably the addition of Carl Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota, but it was Denny More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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France Says the State of the Sport is Good

CHARLOTTE, NC – January 19, 2014 – The 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Media Tour kicked off today with Brian France’s State of the Sport report. France outlined topics that NASCAR is working on as More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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The New Chase Format – What Do You Think?

The 2014 NASCAR season is officially over with the notable exception of the Championship Banquet. What kind of year was it? With the multitudes on talk radio praising the new format for determining a champion, what More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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Jeff vs. Brad – One Theory

It was a wild night in the Fort Worth area. Eliminated Jimmie Johnson won a race, thus allowing three drivers to enter the championship winner-take-all race at Homestead and get in on points. Brad Keselowski, fighting More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Thought This Season Was About Winning

A lot of things have happened since I last posted here. Brad Keselowski did the impossible and won at Talladega while Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson were eliminated from the almighty Chase. Almost forgot More...

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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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