• NASCAR spinning out of control, Wall Street Journal article says
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    NASCAR spinning out of control, Wall Street Journal article says

    On its front page Wednesday, the nation’s largest newspaper by circulation said NASCAR’s problems “seem to have spun out of control.” “Long a Cultural Icon, NASCAR Hits the Skids,” reads the headline on the article in The Wall Street Journal. One of the article’s two writers, Tripp Mickle, graduated from Myers Park High in Charlotte. The article says NASCAR’s largely working class and white fan base is aging and was knocked harder by the recession than more-affluent fan bases of other major national sports. “There’s no magic pill for this one,” former NASCAR race team owner Ed Rensi told the Journal. “It’s about economics and demographics.” NASCAR also has suffered from a lack of stars, the article

  • Furniture Row Racing burning ‘midnight oil’ to fix template issues before Atlanta
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    Furniture Row Racing burning ‘midnight oil’ to fix template issues before Atlanta

    As soon as qualifying for the 59th Daytona 500 was over Sunday, Furniture Row Racing crew chief Cole Pearn and other team members were Denver-bound. When their plane landed, Martin Truex Jr. said their goal was to figure out “how things got screwed up and where they went wrong.” During the first weekend of “Speedweeks,” the No. 78 of Truex and No. 77 of Erik Jones missed significant track time in practice. Both cars experienced failed template inspection multiple times, a result of faulty template grids at their Denver shop, NBC’s Jeff Burton reported Monday. The template issues resulted in roofs of FRR’s cars being too high and the decklids being too low. While the issues were on their Daytona

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    Burton Makes It Two For Two

    Burton Makes It Two For TwoDeclared Super Late Winner After Majeski DQed NEW SMYRNA, Fla. –  Harrison Burton made it two in a row at New Smyrna Speedway, but not the way he planned. The 16-year-old was awarded the victory after Ty Majeki was disqualified during the post-race inspection after his fuel cell was found gutted. The Huntersville, North Carolina, driver started the 75-lap race on the pole, but lost the lead to Stephen Nasse early in the race.  “It wasn’t the way we wanted to win,” said the NASCAR Next driver. “We want to come out here and beat everyone by a half of a race track. But some nights you can’t do that and sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. We still won two in a