Robbie Loomis Leaves Gordon

Wow. This is the biggest ‘Silly Season’ development yet. Robbie Loomis, leaving as crew chief for Jeff Gordon to assist Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, during the 10-race ‘Chase’ stretch. Then, he jumps ship to Petty Enterprises. Loomis will direct the entire Petty Racing organization. Robbie spent 11 years with Petty before joining up […]

The #8 driver…what’s his name?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Little E. Dale Jr. Junior. Am I the only one that doesn’t like the guy? Let me ‘splain I do like him. He’s down-to-earth and unassuming. He takes responsibility for his mistakes. He’s not full of pride because he is, hands down, the most popular driver in NASCAR. What I dislike is […]

Why I love Jeremy Mayfield

Ryan Newman didn’t lead a single lap during Saturday’s Chevy Rock-n-Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. And I’m darn happy about it! In fact, I’d go as far as to say, “Jeremy Mayfield, I love you man!” (editorial disclaimer: surely that is merely a figure of speech) Why do I dislike Ryan Newman? I don’t. […]

Commercials Breed Cautions

“Cautions breed cautions” is hereby offically changed to “Commercial breed cautions.” I was motivated by Elliott Sadler’s yellow-flag-inducing spin during the lap 108 commercial break of Saturday’s “Chevy Rock-n-Roll 400” at Richmond International Raceway on TNT. Why do all the yellows happen during a commercial? Turns out, almost half of the cautions for this race […]

What’s With The White Cars?

I love California. Driven through much of it. Would like to someday live in San Diego with its 72° year-round weather. But the ‘clean-air-enviroment’ influence of the tree huggers seemed a little too pervasive at Sunday’s race at California Speedway. Were so many teams subconsciously caving in to being PC? I counted 8 cars that […]

Ball Park Franks Lucky Dog

Sometimes the flagrant commercialization of NA$CAR is really humorous. Whether it was the marketing brillance of Sara Lee’s Ball Park Franks ad department or NBC (who sells every inch of television space available) you gotta love the: “Ball Park Franks Lucky Dog Award.” Last year, Ball Park Franks were on the Kingsford Charcoal #59 car. […]

Teammates = More Points

“The Roush boys passed the lead between one another like a bag of chips on race day during Sunday nights race at California Speedway. Should drivers be giving 5 bonus points to teammates? The Roush Ballet Sunday nights race at California Speedway showed what happens when multi-car teams are running together upfront. 5 bonus points […]

Kyle Petty Wins (My Respect)

Most of the Sharpie 500 drama centered around Jarrett, Newman and Harvick. But, it was the Kyle Petty and Carl Edwards audioless exchange that remains with me. The facial expressions, head nodding, shoulder clasping and grins said it all. I gained greater respect for both. Easy there Carl I don’t know whether Carl Edwards was […]