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The White Zone: Thoughts on the first quarter of the 2017 season

RICHMOND, Va. -- Yesterday at Richmond International Raceway marked the end of the first quarter to the new era of NASCAR, so I thought I'd give my take on how it's turned out.

The White Zone: Was this past Bristol race really that great?

I've had three days to process the events of Thunder Valley this past Monday and I must ask if the race was honestly as great as everyone is saying.

The White Zone: Some good things in NASCAR right now

As much as I harp on NASCAR for getting things wrong and continuously point out the serious problems within it, I think it's only fair to also give them their due when they get things right and point out the fantastic aspects in the sport at the moment.

The White Zone: It’s time NASCAR leave The Brickyard

NASCAR, stop fooling yourself into thinking stock cars at Indianapolis can work.

The White Zone: The XFINITY Series is a joke

HAMPTON, Ga. -- The NASCAR XFINITY Series and The Simpsons have something in common: They're both husks of their former glory and only occasionally produce something serviceable to good, but nothing spectacular.

The White Zone: FOX is giving the Daytona 500 the wrong vibe with ‘Daytona...

FOX Sports brought their "Daytona Day" ad campaign back this year to promote the 59th running of the Daytona 500. It's as cheesy and silly as you'd expect and tries to give off a atmosphere of a party environment of NASCAR's biggest race.

The White Zone: Let’s see where these new ‘enhancements’ go

Alright NASCAR, you've peaked the interest of this skeptic and I'm curious to see where these new "enhancements" lead us this season and beyond.

The White Zone: Race names should have regional significance again

"The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers," and I'm here to say it's time races need to return to race titles with relevance to the region.

The White Zone: The Chase has run its course

"The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading..." and I'm here to say that the Chase has run it's course and it's time NASCAR do away with it.

The White Zone: The current penalty structure inadvertently incentivizes cheating

"The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading..." and I need to unload on the joke of a deterrent system NASCAR has for a penalty structure.