DIRT VERSUS PAVEMENT: RACINGIN.COM’S SCOTT KOSAK!

Paved ovals have been placed on a financial red alert. Times are tough for America's asphalt bullrings even while dirt tracks seem to be thriving, primarily due to the popularity of sprint car racing. Stephen Cox talks with Scott Kosak. I was recently talking with the owner of a well-known asphalt late-model Touring Series who made a remarkable observation. Here is a guy who has been in auto racing his entire life, and when offered an opportunity to operate a racetrack he responded, “You'v...
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SHORT TRACK: WILL AMERICAN OVAL RACING IMPLODE?

Stephen Cox blogs about the survival of the Super Cup Stock Car Series. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. The bad news is, of course, that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. By all means, please go to the Super Cup Stock Car Series race at CNB Bank Raceway on May 2nd in Clearfield, PA. It will be a truly great short track event and it won't ...
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TONY STEWART-KEVIN WARD TRAGEDY: THREE LESSONS!

Sage advice from racer-writer-TV commentator, Stephen Cox. Most of the racing world now knows that sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed after being hit by Tony Stewart's car during a race this past weekend at New York's Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Volumes will be written about this incident for months to come, but a few lessons are already evident. 1. Never get out of your racecar after a crash. Unless the car is on fire, sit still and wait. Once the driver exits the cockpit, he ...
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INDYCAR RACING: NEW MARKETS, NEW THINKING!

‘More than 90% of American racecar drivers are oval track specialists,’  says racer-blogger Stephen Cox. A brief review of active racetracks indicates that in the United States, ovals outnumber road courses by a margin of a little more than nine to one. Of course, racetracks open and close frequently, car counts vary, and a few competitors race on both types of courses. But generally speaking, the numbers don’t lie. By an overwhelming margin of more than 90%, the average American race...
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