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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Watkins Glen

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Watkins Glen

August 12th, 2013 3:30 pm by Dave Ongie

The biggest lesson to take away from Tony Stewart's sprint car wreck last week isn’t that racing outside NASCAR’s top three touring series can be dangerous. It's that NASCAR racers are no longer seen as daredevils pushing the limits of speed.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono II

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono II

August 5th, 2013 5:18 pm by Dave Ongie

NASCAR has many critics these days but the folks in Daytona Beach have a rebuttal now: an $8.2 billion television package that will keep the sport swimming in money until 2024. So much for those hoping for change.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Indianapolis

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Indianapolis

July 29th, 2013 5:10 pm by Dave Ongie

There is no other place that symbolizes the rise and fall of NASCAR quite like Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Daytona

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Daytona

July 8th, 2013 3:45 pm by Dave Ongie

Humility is as much a part of NASCAR as horsepower. But after winning Saturday night in Daytona Beach, Jimmie Johnson didn’t bother. “I don’t know if I really made a bad move tonight,” Johnson said. “So I’m pretty proud of that.”

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Sonoma

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Sonoma

June 24th, 2013 6:14 pm by Dave Ongie

When Martin Truex Jr. made the jump to Michael Waltrip’s fledgling team in 2010, the move was seen as a gamble on Truex’s part. In reality, it was a marriage of a driver and a race team with the same maddening asset: unrealized potential.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Michigan

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Michigan

June 17th, 2013 4:06 pm by Dave Ongie

The debate over the Case of the Disappearing Fanbase is more well worn then Kyle Busch’s right-front tire after a long green-flag run. But simply put, if NASCAR wants to fix the problem, reconnecting with fans has to be the No. 1 priority.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Pocono

June 10th, 2013 6:01 pm by Dave Ongie

As I sat back and watched all the racing unfold this past weekend — featuring wins by Jeb Burton, Chase Elliott, Trevor Bayne and Jimmie Johnson — I couldn’t help but feel like I was gazing into a crystal ball.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Dover

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Dover

June 3rd, 2013 4:30 pm by Dave Ongie

Tony Stewart is a lot like a bolt of lightning. You never know exactly when he’s going to strike, but the odds of it happening are much better once the weather heats up.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Charlotte

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Charlotte

May 27th, 2013 3:37 pm by Dave Ongie

So how do you get the top Cup stars to care about ticket sales or TV ratings? You bring them into the fold — and tie their incomes directly to ticket sales and television revenue.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: All-Star race

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: All-Star race

May 20th, 2013 7:08 pm by Dave Ongie

It’s a shame that the NASCAR All-Star race, which used to be one of the most anticipated events on the Sprint Cup calendar, has evolved into such a snooze-fest.

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