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 He can now be found at 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.

By Ron Fleshman On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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NASCAR on the Eve of the Playoffs

It’s been a while since I’ve appeared in these pages. My trip to Martinsville was a disaster (snowmageddon), so next on my schedule was Bristol, which despite gloomy skies, tremendous races happened. The crowd More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Road Courses Are Now a Favorite of Fans and Sonoma is Next

It’s back to the left coast for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The first stop is the Sonoma road course on Sunday. It’s a race where so-called road racing experts don’t mean much anymore, More...

By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Weather and Matt Kenseth

Weather has plagued the NASCAR schedule from Atlanta to Martinsville to Bristol. This weather shows no weather concerns with sunny skies and warmth at Talladega. That’s good news for race fans whether heading More...

By Ron Fleshman On Friday, March 30th, 2018

There’s Only So Many Races at Martinsville in a Lifetime

My Dad loved sports, and he always told me, “Don’t ever miss an opportunity to go to a WVU football game or a race at Martinsville.” I’ve followed that advice for over 60 years. In fact, even though I didn’t More...

By Ron Fleshman On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Daytona 500 Report – More of the Same

The 60th edition of the Great American Race was run Sunday under sunny skies in Daytona Beach, Florida. From the start, shortly after 3:00 p.m.,  it was nearly four hours of chaos. At the end, there were only a More...

By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Ryan Reed and Cole Custer–Two XFINITY Drivers Looking Forward to the New Season

CHARLOTTE, NC – Ryan Reed and Cole Custer are promising young drivers in the XFINITY Series. They’ve both had success with Reed winning races for a couple of years and Custer making the playoffs and winning More...

By Ron Fleshman On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Ty Dillon Wants to Grow in the Sport on His Own Terms

CHARLOTTE, NC – Ty Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress, enters his second season in Monster Energy Cup ready to go. Dillon was frustrated with the way 2017 went since he had never struggled in a rookie season More...

By Ron Fleshman On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Kasey Kahne Relishes his Role As the Underdog in 2018

Kasey Kahne discussed his new role as an underdog on Wednesday at the 36th annual NASCAR Media Tour. Kahne has experienced the highs and lows of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing in a career approaching its More...

By Ron Fleshman On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

McMurray Curious About How the New Chevrolet Cup Car Will Run and Waits for Atlanta to See

Jamie McMurray, driver of the No.1 Chevrolet, met with the media during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media tour and answered questions. McMurray had a good season in 2017 but failed to win a race. McMurray doesn’t More...

By Ron Fleshman On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Erik Jones – Up to the Challenge

Erik Jones accomplished all but two goals in his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He didn’t win a race and didn’t make the Playoffs. The rookie of the year faced the media at the Charlotte Motor More...

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