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, March 28th, 2014
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Thank God Carl and Kyle Won

Thank God Carl Edwards won at Bristol, and Kyle Busch won at Fontana. You want to know why? It’s simply because I’m tired of the same old script every Sunday. First, it’s Dale Junior. Forget the other 42 drivers More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Two Races Down and It’s a Hendrick Runaway

It’s hard to judge a season by two races, especially if one race is at Daytona and the other is Phoenix, two tracks that are atypical of the rest of the series. One is a restrictor plate track where almost anyone More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Despite What Has Gone On to Date, the Daytona 500 Is a Crap Shoot

I’ve often wondered about the first race of the season. It’s called Speedweeks for a reason. Of course, it really lasts only 11 days. I guess they count the 24 Hours of Daytona in that, and that’s alright. More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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Violence — The Missing Part in NASCAR?

When the powers that be began to announce what we already know—that NASCAR was going to change the Chase to have excitement equal a “seventh game moment,” but that won’t happen unless there is violence. More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Sprint Media Tour Recap — Changes and the New Chase Format

It has been a week since I headed for Charlotte and the 2014 edition of the Sprint Media Tour Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway. I’ve waited until now to digest all of it and come away with an opinion of the More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Day Four – Sprint Media Tour – Toyota Day – Michael Waltrip Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing

The final day of the Sprint Media Tour was Toyota day. Michael Waltrip Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing were featured at the Charlotte Convention Center on Thursday. Michael Waltrip Racing lived through tough times at More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Sprint Media Tour – Day Four – New NASCAR Chase Rules Mean Winning Is Everything

On the final day of the Sprint Media Tour, Brian France announced the new format for the Chase. This is a radical change from the way the Chase was originated. It emphasizes winning and almost throws consistency More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Sprint Media Tour – Day Three Continued – Front Row Motorsports and Wood Brothers Racing

Day Three of the Sprint Media Tour concluded with visits by Front Row Motorsports, the Wood Brothers racing team and Team Penske. Team Penske will be addressed with a separate article. It was all a part of Ford More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Team Penske Ends Day 3 of the Sprint Cup Media Tour

Day three of the Sprint Media Tour concluded with Team Penske. Penske’s lineup is somewhat different this year. Returning members are 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Ryan Blaney. Blaney More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Day Three – Sprint Media Tour – Ford Day – Roush-Fenway

Wednesday was Ford Day at the 2014 Sprint Media Tour. We visited with Roush-Fenway Racing and the combination of Wood Brothers Racing and Front Row Racing to begin the day. Jack Roush was not present for the Roush-Fenway More...

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