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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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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Darlington

Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Darlington

May 13th, 2013 7:08 pm by Dave Ongie

In 1971, Richard Petty won in Maryville and three days later was the class of the field in Martinsville for his second top-tier win of the week. Matt Kenseth sure knows what that must have felt like. After all, he scored two Cup wins himself last week.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Talladega

May 6th, 2013 6:01 pm by Dave Ongie

After a seven-hour ordeal masquerading as a stock car race, there was David Ragan standing in Victory Lane Sunday in Talladega. As Monte Dutton so eloquently put it, the nicest guy in NASCAR had just won the sport’s meanest race.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Richmond

April 29th, 2013 6:45 pm by Dave Ongie

If you watched "SportsCenter" on Monday morning, you're well aware that ESPN devoted the first 17 minutes covering the story of a backup quarterback being released by an NFL team. Tim Tebow moves the ratings needle.

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Dave Ongie In the Rearview: Kansas

April 22nd, 2013 6:29 pm by Dave Ongie

I spent the better part of Monday morning browsing through the comment sections of various NASCAR-related websites trying to get a handle on what NASCAR Nation thought of Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas.I wasn't shocked to find out many folks wh

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