What’s in a Series Name… or Hey Brian, How Full Is My Cup?

Well we are finally in the throes of the NASCAR off-season, Silly Season. No more racing or banquets. And what better time to celebrate the new NASCAR series sponsor, Monster Energy drinks. That seems like a pretty good sponsor to me and it is a product that aligns with the desire to go after the younger audience. Granted, every sport needs new blood to keep eyes on it. Us older folks can’t watch forever and we tend to nap a lot more during a race than we used to.

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Carl Edwards Is “Singing in the (Texas) Rain”

Clean air was all it took for Carl Edwards to stretch out his lead and turn it into a win on Sunday night. After a 5 hour rain delay and over 30 minutes of the cars running at caution speed to help dry the track, Edwards handily won the rain-shortened race. Had the race stayed green, there was little doubt about the outcome. Joey Logano led a race high 178 laps and ultimately finished 2nd, but he did not have the speed Edwards had when it counted most.

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The Off-Season Roundup (Part 1)

Well Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2015 where the Daytona 500 is less than 50 days away. Can you believe it? Come Feb. 22, we will be watching the first race of the 2015 Sprint Cup campaign. And this will be the 2nd to last Sprint Cup champion with Sprint no longer the title sponsor after 2016. Then we get to rename all the past winners as “Title Sponsor Name Here” Champion.

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