Hot 20 – Sunday at Talladega, one of NASCAR’s few must see events
On Sunday, we will have one of those races, on one of those tracks, that provides must-see action. While we have no announcers covering NASCAR today who you might tune in just to hear their description of the action, to hear them enhance the excitement, even those we got can not detract from the spectacle we shall witness on Sunday. [..]
Hot 20 – Here is hoping for a little Sunday excitement in Kansas…or a bottle of wine in my fridge.
Hot 20 – Thank God for the Chase, as a dozen contenders and the also-rans return to Charlotte
Sixteen started the Chase with some hope. That is now down to 12 as they pull into Charlotte. If we relied strictly on the season tally to award the trophy, it would already be down to Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick. Just two points would be separating them. Both could have sat out Saturday night’s race and still have been one-two in the standings come Monday. Hence, the Chase. [..]
Hot 20 – Dover seats nearly 30,000 fewer fans and now NASCAR wants to reduce the pit crews
I hate change. Even good change can take a while to be appreciated. I did not like the Chase when it came out. I do now. I am still perturbed brand names like Firecracker 400 and World 600 were kicked to the curb to make a sponsor happy who obviously had no appreciation for the traditions of the sport. Then again, neither does NASCAR. [..]
Hot 20 – As they head to Loudon, a half-billion dollar lawsuit leaves me very confused
Hot 20 – Mr. Hamlin, what races do you suggest we remove, reduce, or reschedule?
Hot 20 – As Newman’s job just got tougher, could we give Ken Squier his old job back?
Hot 20 – Who will be left singing the blues at Darlington, where some memories just won’t die?
Who is the greatest country singer ever associated with NASCAR? There has been Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Cledus T. Judd, and lately Blake Shelton. That is a pretty impressive list of talent and it is far from complete. However, there is no question that the King of NASCAR Country was Marty Robbins. [..]
Hot 20 – Michigan is a track for legends, but no Junior to be seen as Buescher gets Ford support
Michigan. A big track, a fast track. Sadly, not exactly a legacy event, like winning at Daytona or Bristol or Talladega or Indianapolis or Darlington or either road course. What it is, is a track where legends have celebrated since 1969. In fact, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin, Richard Petty, Dale Jarrett, and Bobby Allison have combined for 46 victories there. That is a lot of suds for a lot of Hall of Famers. [..]
Hot 20 – If you think racing at Bristol will be tough, you should have been on Moose Mountain