Dale Earnhardt Jr. offers frank assessment on recent issues, NASCAR’s reaction and potential impact

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. questions what type of message NASCAR could be sending if it doesn’t further penalize Austin Dillon a week after not punishing Kyle Busch for swinging at Joey Logano. Earnhardt spent about 10 minutes on the topic, which branched out to how he would punish Dillon and NASCAR’s fluid enforcement of such issues through the years. “This isn’t nothing against Austin or Kyle for that matter,’’ Earnhardt said on his podcast. “The only thing that I worry about really isn’t what the fans think about the penalties or to penalize or not to penalize, (or) whether the sponsors have a problem with their car getting penalized or not penalized, what I worry about is what do you want to happen

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    NASCAR TV Ratings Continue To Fall, Hit Record-Low For Second-Straight Race

    A late-race caution put Ryan Newman in a position to claim victory in Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, but apparently not too many people actually saw him take the checkered flag. After four races, NASCAR’s TV ratings are showing no signs of improvement, hitting record-lows for the second-consecutive week in Phoenix, according to Sports Media Watch. FOX’s broadcast had a final rating of 3.3 and 5.4 million viewers, an 18 and 19 percent year-over-year decline, respectively. The lows for the March race in Phoenix previously were roughly 6 million viewers in 2010 and a 3.6 final rating in 2009. The Camping World 500 reportedly also was the fourth-lowest NASCAR on FOX

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    Kligerman: Everyone Should Try Attending the Daytona 500 because . . . America!

    Let’s face it: Big events are terrible. More than 100,000 people descending on a destination laughably unfit for the attention. Bursting at the seams of its infrastructure and mobility. Anything you attempt to do will be greeted by a line. A line to move, a line to eat, a line to see, a line to pee. Always in a line. And lines are awful. The Daytona 500 should be no different. But it is. Because most events attract 100,000-plus people because everyone wants to be there. The Daytona 500, on the other hand, has commentators, writers, outsiders and other sports aficionados telling you that no one wanted to be there. The problem is they were there –  the forgotten, post-majority, God-fearing Trump