Saturday, March 5, 2011

Danica Silences Critics, For The Moment

Vegas will show who major players will be this season

Now that we don't have two intermediate tracks back-to-back to start the year, the legitimate championship contenders remain a bit hidden. Does Monday Morning Crew Chief think this is a good thing? Just click the title to find out.

Friday, March 4, 2011

An Interesting Quandary...

How would a cool $5 million go right now?

The 13 most memorable individual altercations in sports, Part One

The Subway Fresh Fit 500 — also known as 'How I met Leonard Wood'

Stories continue to pour from Monday Morning Crew Chief's visit to Phoenix International Raceway. This piece takes you inside the racetrack and into the garage area where MMCC met some legends of the sport. Click on the title to find out where MMCC found the Wood Brothers.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Quick NASCAR Knowledge Quiz!

It's a POP Quiz!

3 questions class!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Is Rowdy Growing Soft With Age?

The Speeding Bullets: Subway Fresh Fit 500 '11

The Speeding Bullets are up.  Click the title for this Wednesday's edition...


Not just any old number.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Foray to Phoenix

Monday Morning Crew Chief visited Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday and welcomes a new writer into the fold who will take us through the adventure that was the Subway Fresh Fit 500. Click on the title for the exciting details.

What NASCAR Needs More Of!

You're gonna have to click on the title to see!

Chumpservations, Vol. 20: Carmelo to the Knicks, NBA trades galore, cell phone downgrades, girl scout cookies… and puppies?

Media Fired for Cheering in Press Box...Your Thoughts?

Interested in the Lugnuts' opinions on this story. Apparently Tom Bowles of SI was fired for clapping in the Daytona Press Box watching Bayne's "historic" win. Some debate as to whether he was actually fired for the clapping itself (as was reported apparently many people in the press box cheered - several warned but no others fired) or if it was his indignant self-defense on twitter days later.

Here is the link to Bowles own story:

I find this whole thing a bit hypocritical. Many folks are pointing to DW and the rest of the announcers blatant rooting for drivers as a worse offense but technically they are not journalists and do not abide by the "ethics" of journalism (oxymoron?). However, DW and the rest aside, any one who follows the traditional media kinda knows who favors who - one of our "favorites" (NOT) is always biased towards Junior for example.

Taking the argument that there should be no emotion in the press box further, then isn't openly crying when Dale Sr. died the same thing?

They are all biased, and I would hope they are all fans too. I believe what they should be judged on is the product they produce to be read. Bowles article was fair and unbiased.

I think a possible ugly undercurrent to all of this is might be the traditional media using Bowles as a scapegoat to clean house. NASCAR allowed citizen bloggers into the mix two years ago and the traditional media has been gunning for them ever since (Bowles was not a citizen blogger). Several media outlets reported that the media center and press box have lost their "professionalism" and bloggers are seen as biased fans pretending to report on the sport. I really hope this isn't the case but given how threatened the traditional media has acted I would not be surprised.

What do you guys think about all this?

Random Thoughts from the Desert!

Here is this weeks Random Thoughts!

Monday, February 28, 2011

View From The Flagstand

Changing Jr's crew chief paid off almost immediately..... for Jeff Gordon!

Hard Fought Finishes All Around

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rating the Subway Fresh Fit 500

Jeff Gordon breaks a long winless streak while Kyle Busch comes close to duplicating his three-peat feat last fall at Bristol. Click on the title for the Monday Morning Crew Chief Rating.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly -- 2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500

This week's GBU is up. You know what to do next.

Phoenix Race Chat

Ready for the duel in the desert...whose around to chat?