Christie: Sorry Harvick, Dale Jr. is Not the Reason NASCAR is Slumping

By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie

This week, on Sirius XM radio’s Happy Hours show Kevin Harvick attributed most of NASCAR’s attendance and ratings slide over the last few years to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lack of production on the race track.

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GMS Racing Tricked Everyone With ‘Big Announcement’

By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie

Touchet GMS Racing. After months of rumors and speculation that the team, which currently fields teams in the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series, would move to cup in 2018, the organization played the ultimate trick on the media Thursday. Continue reading “GMS Racing Tricked Everyone With ‘Big Announcement’”

Christie: Camaro ZL1 Changes the Game for NASCAR’s Cup Series

By: Toby Christie – follow on twitter @toby_christie

When Chevrolet announced that it was halting production of the SS, many wondered what car the manufacturer would select to run in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018.
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Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?

By: Toby Christie – Follow on twitter @toby_christie

Silly season is in full swing, and three notable veteran drivers are among those trying to secure a ride for the 2018 season: Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Rides are filling up left and right in an ever changing market, which is now seeing the value of veteran drivers diminish with young drivers like Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and others running incredibly well while demanding less salary than the drivers who have been in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a decade or more.. Continue reading “Silly Season: What Rides are Left for Kenseth, Busch and Kahne?”

Opinion: It’s Time For John Hunter Nemechek to Move to Next Level

By: Toby Christie – @toby_christie

If you’re a top tier NASCAR Camping World Truck Series or NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner, you should be making phone calls right now to get John Hunter Nemechek behind the wheel of your race cars.

What the 20-year-old driver has done in his brief 62-race Truck Series career is astonishing, made even more incredible by his current emotion-fueled two-race winning streak with his back against the wall. A couple of weeks ago, Nemechek was facing an uncertain sponsorship situation at his family-owned NEMCO Motorsports race team.
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