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NASCAR Wants a New Points System? I've Got One

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France has said he plans to announce some changes to the Sprint Cup Series points system in mid-January, probably during NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona, a month before the 500.

What Was The Biggest Story This Year in NASCAR?

Lately, I have been racking my brain lately thinking about what was the biggest story of the 2010 NASCAR season. I asked this question on Twitter and Facebook and was amazed at some of the responses. I think it all comes down to what teams you root for.

How Much Impact Does Nitrogen Really Have On Your Tires?

If you've read my blog or found me on Facebook or MySpace or various forums, you know that I recently picked up a 07 Corvette, which I love.

Recommended Reading: A Holiday Motorsports Book Gift Guide

In addition to writing books, I review books others have written. So far this year, I’ve read two dozen new automotive or motorsports titles. With the holidays approaching quickly, I want to share some gift-buying ideas for the car guy or gal on your shopping list.

Rookie of the Year Win No Automatic Ticket to Success for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Roush Fenway Racing has one of the most enviable records in NASCAR when it comes to Rookie of the Year winners, many who got their chance from Jack Roush's "Gong Show" driver audition event which used to determine who Roush would hired to drive one of his Fords in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. Matt Kenseth, the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway NASCAR Sprint Cup car was the Cup ROY in 2000 and won the championship in 2004.

Just Because It's Winter Does Not Mean it's Time to Hang up your Helmet

Winter may be approaching or, indeed in some parts of the country, have you buried already under feet of snow, but that's no reason to just sit inside playing Gran Turismo 5 while pining for the spring thaw.  

The Racing in America Blog Wants You!

Racing fans, NASCAR fanatics, auto historians, drag racers, Cup chasers unite! Racing in America and The Henry Ford are looking for enthusiastic writers to contribute to the Racing in America blog. Do you want to join a fast growing and fun blog? Good, we'd love to hear from you.

Why I Rooted for Jimmie Johnson Last Sunday

I have a secret: While watching the last race of the NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami, I was actually pulling for Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth championship.  While I duck and cover under my virtual desk (because technically I am sitting on a couch), you may gasp in horror and hurl virtual tomatoes and empty beer cans in my direction. There, do you feel better?

Sharing the Joy of Car Shows and Race Cars

First, as the holiday season approaches (much faster than I am prepared for) I want to wish everyone a joyful one. Speaking of joyful, one of the things that tops my list of enjoyable events is car shows.  Attending either as an entrant or just showing up to wander around, I find it relaxing and fun.

Jimmie Johnson is Always a Champion

Jimmie Johnson won his 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in a row Sunday at Homestead-Miami speedway. Repeating a championship is tough enough as it is, and to do it 5 times in a row is simple unheard of. Jimmie and his team, especially crew chief Chad Knaus, are really a driving force to be reckoned with.
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