1. Back To School: What Have I Missed?

    Yes, it's that time of year again. I think I need to catch my thoughts up on all the news of the last week or so, not to mention the latest incarnation of "can these guys be rivals?"—NASCAR ...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 299 reads 4 comments

  2. Michigan Again Proves To Be House Of Roush

    For the 5th time in the last 9 races at Michigan, a Roush car entered victory lane. This time it was Carl Edwards, who looks every bit as tough as Kyle Busch entering the Chase...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  3. An open letter to Leilani Munter

    My messages sent on MySpace received no response (you too can add Leilani as a friend there) so I’m issuing a public response to her first column on the liberal-socialist website the Huffington Post...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  4. Ryan Newman Announcement Friday; Joey Logano Going Cup Racing

    The puzzle pieces are fitting together quite nicely now.The first announcement will be Ryan Newman's on Friday, when he'll officially join up with Stewart-Haas Racing for 2009. ESPN mentions Burger King, the Army, and UPS as potential sponsors...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 292 reads 0 comments

  5. Reports Of Kyle Busch's Pre-Chase Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    The NASCAR media's toughness with Kyle Busch knows no bounds. After his seventh win in Chicagoland, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards responded with wins at Indy and Pocono...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  6. Ron Fellows, Carl Edwards Take Weekend Wins

    In Montreal, Canadian Ron Fellows won in what was certainly a first in NASCAR racing. It was a rain-soaked event in which those with the experience rose to the top...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  7. One Year Ago In Montreal....

    Part 1:Part 2:Post-race interviews:I guess you could say I'm excited about Montreal, although to top what happened last year we'd have to have a streaker run across the track with the ...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 70 reads 0 comments

  8. Somehow, I Forgot The IRL Only Had 5 Races Left

    I've occasionally written about the IRL this year, although not as much as I'd like. This year's been an interesting season, too.....

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 77 reads 0 comments

  9. Penske and Ganassi Teams Win Everything—Except a NASCAR Race

    While their Sprint Cup teams are firmly second- and third-tier, the IRL and sports car teams fielded by Penske and Ganassi continue to dominate...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 830 reads 11 comments

  10. NASCAR and Business: A Lesson In Protectionism

    The news that Anheuser-Busch was selling to InBev is a blockbuster in the brewing world, as two companies that can benefit from each other agreed to merge. However, if you live in the US during an election year, it can get downright...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 335 reads 2 comments

  11. So, Who Else Won This Weekend?

    I'm glad you asked.... we have....- Scott Dixon beating the rain in Nashville Saturday night, a race Tony Kanaan nearly had for himself...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 158 reads 0 comments

  12. What Else Is There To Say About Kyle Busch....

    Talented? Exciting? Rowdy? Dominant?I don't know... but the move that Kyle Busch made for the win on Saturday night was damn impressive. And with it, he completed a Chicago sweep and earned his 7th win of the season...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  13. Weekend Linkage

    Lots going on tonight, and a few stories about the news from the week:Sprint Cup:Lifelock 400 lineup (quals rained out)One of many you'll find about Stewart moving to HaasFranchitti meets with GanassiDEI not for sale; Dale Jr...

    Matt Mercer Written by Matt Mercer about almost 6 years ago 71 reads 0 comments