1. NASCAR and Football: Not That Different After All

    The air is crisp and the temperatures are starting to cool off. But the sure sign that autumn has arrived is the fact that football has returned. There are opening games, new uniforms, new players, and The Chase...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 4 years ago 141 reads 4 comments

  2. "A Champion Is As A Champion Does"

    Sunday gave no indication that this race on a road course was going to be anything more than another road course race. As a rule, they are an opportunity to take a nap. But Montreal was different...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 4 years ago 84 reads 3 comments

  3. No Disappointment At Bristol

    “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” – Unknown This week 43 of the world’s greatest drivers embarked on a great adventure...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 4 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  4. Pocono's Positive Notes

    This weekend's racing makes it easy to find the negatives. The crash of Elliott Sadler. The continuing dispute between Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson. The safety issues of Pocono...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 2 comments

  5. Nascar's Grassy Knoll of Their Own Making

    NASCAR may have a "Have At It Boys" policy in public. But the behind the scenes policy is more dictatorial in nature. On Monday, AP Reporter Jenna Fryer published an article stating that, "...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about almost 5 years ago 3,018 reads 14 comments

  6. Reprecussions Of A Hot July Night

    It was a hot night at Gateway, but no one there, including Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, had any idea how hot it was going to be...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about almost 5 years ago 135 reads 11 comments

  7. Stuck in Reverse?: Why NASCAR Doesn't Seem To Be on the Right Track

    It was a hot, muggy night in 1992 at Richmond International Raceway. Rusty Wallace had come from two laps down (in the days before wave-arounds and lucky dogs) and Darrell Waltrip was leading the race...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about 5 years ago 229 reads 8 comments

  8. 0 to 60 in 50 Feet? Now That Is a Heck of a Car

    When I was a kid growing up my Uncle Jim was an engineer for Black and Veach. You recognize them more readily as Black and Decker. Coming home from work one evening he was stopped by a Motorcycle cop who claimed that he was doing 45 in a 25 mph speed zone

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about 5 years ago 1,017 reads 2 comments

  9. In NASCAR's Land of Opportunity, Some Reveal Their True Faces

    On Jan. 28, 2010 Felix Sabates took a swipe at an industry that made him rich. For years he took their money and shook their hand and smiled...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 3,524 reads 8 comments

  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a Different Light

    Much like Errol Flynn, he has a swagger. He’s got the bad boy looks and attitude, like Clark Gable. His fans swarm him, and he is almost uncomfortable with his position in the popularity hierarchy...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 1,856 reads 25 comments

  11. Mark Martin: A Piece of NASCAR History Missed

    This weekend in Homestead, history was made. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth championship in a row. Hendrick Motorsports accomplished the first one-two-three points finish in the history of the sport...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 180 reads 12 comments

  12. Actions of NASCAR's Hamlin and Keselowski Demand Punishment

    Which is worse: an overly aggressive driver or a bully? There are all kinds of ways to be an aggressive driver, but if you are going to drive aggressively, you have to use and keep your head...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 612 reads 6 comments

  13. NASCAR'S Negative Fan Bases: Good or Bad for the Sport?

    Shortly after this weeks Nascar Race at Texas, I started surfing the various racing sites and Twitter. I expected to find a lot of banter about Kyle Busch's attempt at the trifecta...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 416 reads 5 comments

  14. Talladega: Million Dollar Lottery Or Million Dollar Junkyard?

    Nascar has effectively found a way to make the big one worse. Combine a smaller restrictor plate with the COT and then tell the 43 best stock car drivers in the world they have to leave daylight between the bumpers in the corners...

    Roberta Cowan Written by Roberta Cowan about over 5 years ago 277 reads 2 comments