BAKER: Joe Gibbs Racing Owes Their Fans An Apology

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I believe that Joe Gibbs Racing owes their fans an apology after their shameless decision to allow three of their four drivers to drive around Talladega all afternoon on Sunday with the cruise control on instead of actually attempting to “race” at the race.

I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

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If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

I on Motorsports: Three Good Reasons to Love Memorial Day Sunday

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Memorial Day Weekend got off to a thrilling Friday start when Dean Stoneman, whose body was riddled with cancer in 2011, won the Freedom 100 by 24 ten thousandths of a second over Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

I on NASCAR: What in the World is Going on in Daytona Beach?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Getty Images/NASCAR Photo — I am a die-hard NASCAR fan. I am not at all ashamed of that and will defend the sport proudly. I love the history, the tradition, the people, the tracks, the drivers and the excitement. But even the most avid fans and supporters …

I on NASCAR: Grappling With How to Make the NASCAR XFINITY Series More Entertaining

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Christian Petersen/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — With the NASCAR XFINITY Series on vacation this past weekend, it seemed like a good time to get up on my soapbox and put forth some ideas about the series where “Names are Made”, especially with the new Chase format being instituted …

I on IndyCar: It’s Time For A Reboot

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker –  IndyCar Media Photo – IndyCar is dying from the inside out. An American series with more American racers than its had in years is considering leaving the country later this year to find a race that might be profitable enough to be worth, well…leaving the country.  This, …