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So.

I’m trying this new thing..

It’s over on tumblr. I am going to bring the two things that I love the most, stock cars and science fiction together.

I will be better at writing over there.

I hope you like it.

Grab a beer, grab your communicator and beam on over.

Warp Speed Through Turn Four

Come back here too. I will try to get this back and rolling too.

M.

 

Edited to add that I am sorry to bounce you around through my links. I forgot this auto posts. ­čÖé

A great piece from Bob over at 4Ever3 on the importance of local race tracks. It reminds me a lot of what the Petaluma Fairground track went through.
Folks moving next to a race track and then complaining about it. We lose short tracks and home tracks each and every year. It sucks.

This is one of the things that means the most to me in my quest to try to ensure people understand how important race track heritage is. Local history, local pride and local legends are alive at every home town track.

Clickity! The Tale of a Grandstand

There was a really interesting comment on my Ranting & Raving column yesterday about whether or not the new points system is one more piece of losing the “old school” in NASCAR.

I don’t think┬ánecessarily┬áso, but I also think that this might be the start of an interesting discussion. If you would like to follow or join in the conversation, come on back over to Ranting & Raving.
I’m curious to see what folks think.
Ranting & Raving- 35 Years Follow Up

 

Hey everyone!
My new post at Ranting and Raving is up. With the announcement of the points changes to the series, I thought that it would be interesting to take a quick peek at the points systems over the years. It isn’t as easy as it sounds!

I also have a few tidbits about what was going on in NASCAR in 1975, come take a peek!

35 Years of Counting to 175

NASCAR just announced the schedule for 2011! Phew, Martinsville kept both dates and the west was re-sorted just a bit.
The season will also see an addition, Kentucky Speedway. The Bluegrass State hasn’t had a Cup race since 1954. Hop on over to NASCAR Ranting and Raving for a peek at 1954.
You know that I don’t have that much to say about another 1.5 miler being added to the season. Really. Short tracks! Give me short tracks!!
ahem.
Here you go!

Enjoy!

Clicky!┬áAnother 1.5 Miler? Let’s Talk 1954!

Hi all!
Usually, I would push my own column, which you should of course read:
http://www.4ever3blog.com/2010/8/5/1606275/the-year-nascar-took-a-20-year
This week, instead of focusing on Watkins Glen, I thought that I would look at the year that NASCAR stepped away from the track. I hope you enjoy it.

But today, I found the column written by Jeff Gluck, (a fellow SBN columnist) extraordinarily interesting.
Head on over and read a first hand account on what it is like to be a NASCAR spotter. Gluck had a super unique opportunity to spot for Boris Said at the Glen yesterday. I really enjoyed reading about it, and I think that you will too!

http://www.sbnation.com/2010/8/7/1611291/nascar-spotter-road-course-watkins-glen-2010

Hey all! My latest post is up on NASCAR Ranting and Raving. It is my first biography of a person instead of a track history, so be nice!
I’m trying to share a little bit about one of my favorite NASCAR personalities, Smokey Yunick. I hope you enjoy it!

Smokey Yunick: The Best Damn Mechanic NASCAR Didn’t Nominate For The HoF http://sbnation.com/e/1334593

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