NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016

nscs_daytona500_022115_greenflagNASCAR has seen tremendous change over the last decade. Once the sport’s rise came to a halt and the recession struck, stock car racing struggled. As a result, the sport began making changes and took a turn late in the first decade of the new century. However, the adjustments made then weren’t very effective.

Nearly a decade later, the changes NASCAR has implemented over the last four years are beginning to pay off. As excitement soars, the on-track product is improved, and the competition level reaches new heights, a new era has dawned for the sport. Continue reading “NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016”

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What’s Ahead in 2016

 

GEICO 500As the engines sit quiet in race shops and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway await the return of the thunderous pack of cars, final preparations are made for the 2016 season.

The upcoming year has the potential to be the most thrilling and intense season NASCAR has seen in quite some time. Through the implementation of the low-downforce package, abundance of rookie contenders and the third year of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format; 2016 has the making to be epic.

Entering my twelfth year as a fan, I have never been more excited for the season to come. Why? It comes from a combination of the factors described above and knowing NASCAR is in a great position as the energy that once defined the sport returns. Continue reading “What’s Ahead in 2016”

The 2015 Revival

twitt4logoAfter surviving the seemingly long two plus months without racing, NASCAR is back. Teams are packing up to head to Daytona International Speedway in less than two weeks for more exciting racing during SpeedWeeks. As everyone in the industry makes their final preparations for another successful year, I wanted to unveil my 2015 plans for Turn4RacingNews.com.

Following producing limited content last year, I have prepared for a full revival during the new season. My goal is to bring as much excitement in my coverage as fans will find on the track throughout the ten-month schedule.

In addition to the new site design you are currently viewing, there will be many new features posted throughout the year. Continue reading “The 2015 Revival”

Storyline Notebook: #CMSMediaTour

A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News in 2015, “Storyline Notebook” will be the place to catch up on all the NASCAR news from the week throughout the season. The weekly infograph will be short and concise, while still updating fans on all the major happenings. Find it easily on twitter using the hashtag #StorylineNotebook.

The 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour brought a lot of announcements. This week’s notebook features all the major stories, and news that you should be aware of as the season starts back up.  Continue reading “Storyline Notebook: #CMSMediaTour”

The 2014 Sprint Cup Series Season is A Defining Year of Change for NASCAR

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2014 marks the second consecutive season in which NASCAR has implemented big change for the Sprint Cup Series. Last year, the Gen 6 car made its debut to overwhelming approval. The 2014 changes to the Chase haven’t been as welcomed, but they are set to drastically change the sport’s playoff system.

A commonality about the changes is they are all an attempt by NASCAR to stay relevant. The Gen 6 car spiced things up and was an overall success, so NASCAR is hoping the new Chase system follows in the same path. Continue reading “The 2014 Sprint Cup Series Season is A Defining Year of Change for NASCAR”

3 Questions: Sprint Cup Series

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The start of a new racing year produces many indefinite details. The 2014 season looms in front of us, but we have no idea what it has in-store. Prior to 2013, there was no hint that Matt Kenseth would win seven races, Tony Stewart would break his leg and miss a large part of the season, or that Jimmie Johnson would dominate in route to his sixth title. Those events were a part of the roller coaster ride 2013 was. With the new season approaching, NASCAR prepares to take the wild ride 2014 will have to offer.

Since there is no telling what is ahead, why not ask questions? With so much newness coming into the Sprint Cup Series, the season is already full of the unknown factor. Before the season gets rolling, let’s pose a few questions about what is ahead of us. Continue reading “3 Questions: Sprint Cup Series”

3 Bold Predictions: Camping World Truck Series

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In the wild, action-packed, and thrilling Camping World Truck Series, anything can happen. The start of each season brings new opportunity for every driver. Whether they are trying to make their name or just make a living, they put all their effort into these trucks with hope of claiming victory.  Whether it’s racing on dirt at Eldora, going three wide at Daytona and Talladega, or fighting for room at Martinsville and Bristol, action lives within these trucks and it is renewed each and every February.

It is difficult to predict what will come in this unpredictable series, so taking a wild guess is just as good as making a logical prediction. Below, I give my bold predictions for the upcoming season. Continue reading “3 Bold Predictions: Camping World Truck Series”