Written by Monte Dutton Wed, 2018-01-31 15:05
Once upon a time, Joey Logano was the biggest thing since sliced bread. “Sliced Bread” was an early nickname, a reference to the talent he showed at an early age. A double-edged knife did the slicing. Part of the nickname was tribute; part was sarcasm.
I hear he’s the biggest thing since sliced bread.
This year the bread is available in a variety of forms: English muffins, bagels, croissants. Many older drivers have moved on.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2018-01-27 15:05
For some reason, it is alleged that, at age 22, Chase Elliott is under intense pressure.
He hasn’t won a Monster Cup race yet.
Well, my God.
He has finished second seven times!
Written by Monte Dutton Sun, 2018-01-21 15:04
The NASCAR star power lost in the past few years is imposing.
This season victory lanes are going to be populated by some young men we shall get to know better. We’d better get to know them better, or else the decline in interest, ratings and attendance is going to get worse.
Jeff Gordon. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tony Stewart. Carl Edwards. Matt Kenseth. Greg Biffle. Danica Patrick. NASCAR looks like a college football team whose underclassmen all decided to declare for the draft.
All had fan bases now looking for someone else to inspire them. Some aren’t looking very hard.
Written by Monte Dutton Tue, 2018-01-16 08:32
Let me tell you what I love about NASCAR that I didn’t 25 years ago.
In the 1990s, writing about races at Talladega Superspeedway used to scare me. A writer hates dealing with tragedy more than anything else. The job is distasteful, but it has to be done. He sees track workers covering the wreck with tarpaulin and carting it off. He knows the signs that something is terribly wrong. He prays his instincts are wrong, but he knows they aren’t. That’s the way it was the day Dale Earnhardt died on the final lap of the Daytona 500.