John Harlow

Desert Storm Veteran, more than 35 years in radio, tv, newspaper and digital media. When not with my family, you can find me at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium or a golf course.

By John Harlow On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The View From My Recliner — 2016 Chase Preview

I will start by saying that I have always been a Tony Stewart fan and always will be. But, Tony Stewart was wrong the last two weeks taking out Brian Scott at Darlington and Ryan Newman plus six others at Richmond. Many More...

By John Harlow On Monday, August 15th, 2016

The View From My Recliner – Racing Fans are the Best

It’s taken me about a week to get my thoughts together. I have read the thoughts of many about the loss of Bryan Clauson and the racing community continues to show how they come together in times of tragedy. You More...

By John Harlow On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

The View from my Recliner — Just before the Brickyard

I am writing this in anticipation of missing the Brickyard 400 live because I will be returning home from a wedding. My DVR better not let me down. Some thoughts before the green is dropped tomorrow. The piece on More...

By John Harlow On Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The View From My Recliner — Remembering Davey Allison

I was working the afternoon shift on WVAM in Altoona, Pennsylvania when the news crossed the wire that Davey Allison was in a helicopter crash at Talladega Superspeedway. By the time I woke up the next morning, More...

By John Harlow On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

The View from My Recliner – Thoughts from Daytona

Let it be known that I hate restrictor plate racing. Between the XFINITY and Cup races, it was pile up after pile up. If you’re a fan, you might as well save the money, go to the County Fair and go see the More...

By John Harlow On Saturday, June 25th, 2016

The View From My Recliner – Smoke is on Fire!

In the middle of what should have been an amazing weekend for Tony Stewart, Smoke has shown that he is had enough and Homestead can’t get here soon enough for him. Coming off his solid run in Michigan, Stewart More...

By John Harlow On Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

The View from my Recliner

It’s Pocono week and I can tell you from experience, the infield at Pocono rivals Talladega for the things you can see and learn. One Pocono race, you saw porn on a big screen and a Chevy Vega and Ford Pinto More...

By John Harlow On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Remembering the Underbird

I still can’t imagine that it has been 23 years since we lost Alan Kulwicki in a plane crash as he was headed to Bristol Motor Speedway. The sight of the No. 7 hauler taking the lap around Bristol before More...

By John Harlow On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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The View From My Recliner – Easter Break

Hello, everyone. I am John Harlow and I am a NASCAR fan. I became a racing fan because it was one of the few things my Dad and I had in common. I have been watching racing since the early 70s. It is an honor to More...

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