Kenseth Gets 3rd Win in Parade at Michigan

Michigan International Speedway isn’t known for producing the best racing in NASCAR but it also is not the worst. That was apparently not good enough for NASCAR who applied their high drag package for the second race and it met with equally terrible results. But that isn’t Matt Kenseth’s fault. He got the same package as everyone else and had the good fortune of starting on the pole and he never really had to look back. Literally.  Kenseth was so dominant that he did not have to worry too much…

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Track Trash – M-M-Michigan

Da Biff:   How illogical can one be?   In order to shake things up, and hopefully come up with a more competitive team, da Biff has changed spotters.  Who in their right mind would make a move like this so late in the season, unless the old spotter was half blind and stuttered??  Will the new spotter create more horsepower?   Will the new spotter make better pit judgments?   Will the new spotter lower the time in the pits?  No, not in a thousand years.   Thus, da Biff (and Roush) may be…

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America’s Greatest Superspeedway, and Why It Was Never Built

In the summer of 1912, it seemed that anything was possible. Land was cheap and plentiful. Gold was money. The motor car was the wonder of the world. Two investors from Alabama were convinced that an affluent suburb could be built just five miles south of downtown in what is now the village of Homewood. The new development would attract home buyers and businesses by tapping into the public’s enthusiasm for the latest rage – the motor car.

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Logano Wins Watkins Glen on Last Lap Pass

Before I get into the race, let’s all pause for a moment to remember Buddy Baker who passed away on Monday at the age of 74. In his final radio broadcast in July, he said “Do not shed a tear. Give a smile when you say my name. I’m not saying goodbye. Just talk to you later.” The man known as the Gentle Giant was the first driver to top 200 mph. He will be missed and I am sure your thoughts and prayers for the family will be appreciated.

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