Nighttime madness at Bristol

Three weeks ago, I checked the Bristol Motor Speedway web site to see if any tickets were available for the Irwin Tools 500 night race this past Saturday night. The best available seats were on row 3 of the Allison straightaway on the front stretch — a damn good location for a track that used […]

NASCAR's fading glory

When Amy and I attended the inaugural Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis in 1994, a NASCAR official arrogantly predicted the race would “be bigger than the Indy 500 in the coming years.” An overflow crowd of more than 300,000 packed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that year. A decade and a half later, empty seats outnumbered those […]