I read a lot of websites with NASCAR news. Seriously- a LOT. Luckily I have a pretty lenient workplace when it comes to internet usage. Which means I can spend my breaks, lunch and other down time surfing NASCAR news . That is an excellent benefit or I would constantly be glued to my laptop culling information from various news sites and blogs and the like when I get home from work and that is just not something I think would be fun- because I am pretty much already glued to a computer screen at work anyway for my job (you know my “real” job- as I have mentioned before and will mention again- I DO NOT GET PAID to write about NASCAR or anything else you see here). Anyway- there have been a LOT of great articles lately and I wanted to point out some of my favorites I have come across in the last couple of days because I feel you should definitely be reading them:
First up is an article about Tony Stewart (because it really is all about our driver Tony right??):
So AOL fanhouse motorsports writer Holly Cain was given an interesting opportunity…to follow Tony Stewart around for 48 hours midweek for kind of a “day-in-the-life” type piece (yes I know that days are typically 24 hours). Let me tell you that first off I WOULD LOVE this opportunity — I forget who I said this to recently regarding Tony, but I often wonder when the man sleeps with all he has on his plate so to speak. Anyway, the article she wrote was one of the best articles about Tony Stewart I have read in a really really long time (not withstanding the BadGroove Tony Stewart interviews of course) and I highly recommend her two part article:
Next article I would like to point you to is an article about the 24/48 pit swap by Jeff Gluck over at SBNation. It is an interesting and quite informative piece- with some great quotes from both crew chiefs regarding the mid-race switch as well as the decision to keep the pit crews switched for the remainder of the season:
Another interesting article on the same topic comes from TC over at one of my all time favorite NASCAR blogs (The Nascar Insiders): Digesting The 24/48 Pit Crew Swap (this article has some interesting comments).
And finally I want to point you over to frontstretch.com to an article by Phil Allaway about ESPN’s race coverage: Talking NASCAR TV: Focus Hurts ESPN Once Again At Texas
Also, some shameless self promotion: my next piece for the Racing In America Blog is up- check out my article Waiting Until Next Year (and while you are there peruse other blog entries by other writers- there is some GREAT stuff over there).