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NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson 22nd October 2009, 7:00

Domination by one driver was the name of the game in F1 in the first half of the decade. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari swept all before them as he won five consecutive drivers’ championships. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen in NASCAR, where every race is decided by a slipstreaming battle to the chequered […]

BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse 10th June 2009, 7:00

BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, […]

Curtains, romance novels, bacon… is there anything NASCAR won’t brand? 15th December 2008, 12:00

Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…

Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1? 23rd November 2008, 7:00

Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one […]

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 […]

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