I recently watched an episode of “Bones” where the two main characters engaged in a running discussion over “what is a sport?” Basically they were separating “sports” from “games” a theme that embellished Hemingway’s famous comment that only mountain climbing, car racing and bullfighting were “sports.” The point of distinction, according to one character, is that to qualify as a “sport” there must be a risk that engaging in the activity carries a risk of injury to its participants. Think about it. Watching an injury occur appeals only to the psychotic and is not the rea
Dearborn, Mich., March 21, 2010 – Since first coming off the assembly line 45 years ago, Mustang has always been known for its sheer power and speed. Now you can add another element to that reputation – best-in-class fuel economy.
“We are satisfied that NASCAR fairly considered all the circumstances in its decision to discipline Carl (Edwards). We look forward to meeting with NASCAR, Roger (Penske) and Brad (Keselowski) in Bristol next weekend and it is our hope to put this behind us at that time. Missed in all of this was a really strong performance by Roush Fenway - and the Ford teams in general - at Atlanta last weekend and we are eager to continue to build on that moving forward.”
Livonia, Mich. (March 9, 2010) – On Friday, March 12 Jack Roush will receive the highest compliment in the hot rod world as he will be presented with the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony takes place during the grand opening breakfast of the 12th Annual HotRod & Restoration Trade Show in front of nearly one thousand attendees at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Fontana, Calif. (February 20, 2010) – Long green flag runs dominated the Nationwide race at Auto Club Speedway this afternoon. Joey Logano led the way all day until a green/white/checkered finish between five cars, including Carl Edwards, ended in dramatic fashion with Logano spinning and Kyle Busch taking the win with Edwards fourth, the highest finishing Roush Fenway Ford. The 10th closest finish in Nationwide history.
It’s always disconcerting when a debate centers on an incorrect or incomplete fact. Here’s how 2009’s big debate got skewed by an incorrect focus. During the past year the TV. ratings of the Sprint Cup race broadcasts were used by the “sky is falling” faction as conclusive proof not only that the fans were losing interest in the sport, but also as proof that fan attendance at the events themselves had declined due to “waning interest.”
Auto Club 500
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2009
3:19 p.m EST
MRN, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Channel 128
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford
Carl Edwards, No. 99 AFlac Ford
Stater Bros. 300
Sat, Feb. 20, 2010
5:40 p.m. EST
ESPN2, MRN, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Channel 128
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 CitiFinancial Ford
Colin Braun, No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford
Mother Nature brought rain to Daytona International Speedway on Friday, and forced NASCAR Nationwide Series Officials to cancel the DRIVE4COPD 300 qualifying session. Per the NASCAR rulebook, the starting lineup for the 2010 season-opener was based upon the 2009 owner point standings and by qualifying draw.
Roush Fenway Racing to Honor ‘Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’ Founder and Olympic Medalist
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2010) – Roush Fenway’s race cars will each carry a special decal honoring the life and cause of Olympic medalist skier and multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate, Jimmie Heuga, in this Sunday’s Daytona 500 race at Daytona International Speedway. Heuga passed away Monday at the age of 66 in Colorado; 46 years to the day that he won his bronze medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics.
NASCAR Media Day got underway today with all of the drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series taking questions from the media. Below are comments from the morning session with featured Ford drivers.
KASEY KAHNE – No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion –