NASCAR articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Olympians, like F1 drivers, told to keep their celebrations under control 27th August 2008, 15:00

The international running-and-jumping festival Olympics finally came to a close over the weekend. As a sporting event it?s not really to my taste as there aren?t any racing cars involved, and apparently never will be. Oh well. What I find just as disappointing is the organisers take the same dim view of victory celebrations as […]

2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car) 31st July 2008, 18:43

The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of […]

NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005′ – but the race goes on 28th July 2008, 20:58

We all remember the debacle of a ‘race’ F1 put on at Indianapolis in the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Yesterday NASCAR suffered its own version at the very same venue, albeit running the full oval rather than the road course. NASCAR managed to put on a full race, of sorts, with a full field. […]

F1 championship closer than NASCAR 13th July 2008, 15:19

Formula 1 often gets compared unfavourably with NASCAR, especially in America where NASCAR is king. Among the various criticisms levelled at F1, some fair and some not, is the charge that Formula 1 is too predictable and the same drivers win all the time. Four years ago, when Michael Schumacher won 12 of the first […]

Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team 1st July 2008, 23:41

Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series. I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to […]

USA Day: NASCAR 09 review 15th June 2008, 15:00

F1 fans haven’t had an F1 game based on either of the most recent Grand Prix seasons and will have to wait for Codemaster’s 2009 F1 game thanks to Bernie Ecclestone dithering over the contract. The commercial rights holders of NASCAR, America’s most popular motorsport, don’t mess around with major marketing products such as an […]

USA Day: Five US scene drivers for F1

There’s no United States Grand Prix this year so it’s USA Day at F1 Fanatic with a series of America-themed articles. Which drivers in the American racing scene whould head over to Formula 1? Here are five of the drivers I’d like to see make the switch from NASCAR and Indy Car.

What F1 can learn from NASCAR II 22nd May 2008, 15:00

Regular F1 Fanatic commenter Robert McKay has written a guest article looking at what F1 can learn from NASCAR – a subject we’ve looked at here before. Here’s his take on America’s favourite motor sport. I?ve recently started watching Sky?s NASCAR coverage. Readers of Keith?s other blog, Maximum Motorsport, will know he?s a bit annoyed […]

Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage 15th May 2008, 21:13

Regular readers will know of my displeasure with Sky’s practice of missing live Indy Car racing to bring NASCAR instead. And yet on their motoring blog is happy to knock ITV for the quality of their F1 coverage: Desperate to sponge the most revenue out of this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, ITV put an ad […]

Sky drop live Indy Car for NASCAR 6th April 2008, 19:12

Turned on Sky Sports looking forward to watching the second race of the re-unified Indy Car series… and found they’re showing NASCAR instead. It’s a disappointing choice because I expect the more F1-like Indy Car to be a lot more comprehensible to British fans and therefore more popular. I’m certainly not interested in watching NASCAR […]