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Author: Adam Greene

2021 Daytona 500 Post-Race Reaction

Reading Time: 3 minutesWow… what an incredible finish. After six hours of fans eagerly awaiting for the green flag to drop after a fifteen lap stint in the afternoon, Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell found himself in the right place at the right time to win his first race ever. The driver of the #34 won the 63rd annual running of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, motorsports’ peak event. First of all, congratulations to McDowell. The 36-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona has been Cup racing since 2008, and finally captured his first win on the biggest stage of...

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How NASCAR Completley Revitalized Its Schedule

Reading Time: 3 minutesDuring NASCAR’s 2020 season, they ran two road courses at Daytona and Charlotte, the two super-speedways at Daytona and Talladega, and a few short tracks including Bristol, Martinsville, and Richmond. Now there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this, but the racing was pretty bland and the majority of the tracks were 1-2 mile intermediates with a focus on high horsepower and low downforce. Not much regarding engines and downforce is changing as this is the last year we’ll see the Gen-6 car used, but the schedule will see a welcome and much needed upgrade. Road Courses As...

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Realistic Win Expectations for Hendrick Motorsports Drivers in 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the better part of 2020, it didn’t appear to be a very memorable season for the once powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports. They started the season with a bit of speed as the #9 and #88 cars had a win apiece, but it quickly fizzled out during the summer months. When it mattered the most though, they made some technical adjustments and showed promising speed during the last ten races of the season, the playoffs. It ended up being enough to win them the championship, and they’ll look to put together an even better season next year....

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Report: Alex Cora Back As Red Sox Manager

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s official, as of Friday morning Alex Cora will be returning as the Boston Red Sox manager for the 2021 season. After months of speculation, Jon Heyman first broke the news that the former World Series champion will be returning to Boston. After the Astros won the championship in 2017, it was announced bench coach Alex Cora would be leaving to manage the Red Sox. In his first year, he took his team to the World Series and defeated the current champion Dodgers in five games. After a subpar 2019 season, word came out of his...

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Why TV Ratings for Sports Have Been Trending Down

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor anyone that keeps up with the usual numbers different sporting events pull on television, it’s no secret that the viewership has been declining lately. The major four US sports, the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL have all seen a decrease in viewership for their games, playoffs, and everything in between. According to the New York Times, this year’s NBA Finals were down 49%, regular season NFL games have been down 13%, and the Stanley Cup Finals were down a massive 61%. To understand why this is, we need to understand where the numbers are coming...

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