Thanks In Order
It’s been a big year thus far for me. In brief, some statistics: One platinum (10,000+ reads), five gold (5,000), 21 silver (2,000), and 24 bronze (1,000 reads or 25 comments) articles on Bleacher Report Over 14,000 views on US Race Report, chiefly for Global Rallycross content Dozens and dozens of interviews and contacts made At this point, some thanks are in order for all of the people...
I Thought Plagiarism Was A No-No In Journalism
[[MORE]]Earlier this month, Deadspin published a lengthy, scathing criticism against ESPN entertainment writer Lynn Hoppes for his over-reliance on direct, plagiarized Wikipedia quotes in articles. Now, Wikipedia is all well and good as a start in any journalist’s research, but copying and pasting quotes directly is not only lazy, but completely unoriginal. I hate to say this, especially...
A.J. Allmendinger: What Does His NASCAR Suspension... →
Analyzing the fallout from a positive reading in the “B” sample of A.J. Allmendinger’s drug test, which has held him out of the Sprint Cup Series since Daytona in July. With Sam Hornish Jr. currently in his Penske Racing Dodge, Allmendinger faces an uncertain future after completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program. If he can convince Roger Penske and sponsor...
NASCAR's Hall of Shame (Bleacher Report) →
Counting down some of the shadiest characters in NASCAR history, from drug-addicted drivers to owners and sponsors who left plenty of folks holding an empty bag. Many of these folks never spent significant time in the sport, but there are a few names that almost any NASCAR fan knows, including Jeremy Mayfield. Mayfield continues to insist on his innocence to this day, but according to NASCAR,...
Victory Lap: NASCAR Week In Review, 7-23-2012... →
Reviewing the last off week of the Sprint Cup season, as the Nationwide Series and Camping World Trucks took on Chicagoland Speedway. James Buescher won Saturday’s Truck race, while Elliott Sadler scored Sunday’s victory by holding off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on a late restart caused by Sam Hornish Jr. spinning Kyle Busch into Brendan Gaughan. The fallout from the incident, meanwhile,...
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Biggest Overachievers at... →
Detailing the seasons of seven drivers who have greatly exceeded expectations through 19 of 36 races in this Sprint Cup season. Four of the seven have scored a race win, while six have a legitimate chance at appearing in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. Joey Logano: Logano snapped a nearly three-race winless streak at Pocono in June after outracing Mark Martin to the checkered...
Victory Lap: NASCAR Week In Review, 7-16-2012... →
Reviewing the past week in NASCAR competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne took Sunday’s featured Sprint Cup event, while Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race after a controversial block by Amber Cope on race leader Kevin Harvick: After the race, Harvick swerved his car at Cope’s to show displeasure, and told media “She wants to be...
Every Article From #NHMSGRC
Looking to recap this weekend’s Global Rallycross Championship event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway? Here’s a tome of the entire event through US Race Report. All photography is provided by Matthew Kalish except where marked by an * asterisk. FRIDAY GRC Insider: Scott Explains X Games Incident With Pastrana* GRC Insider: Hubinette’s X Games Hopes Dashed By Red Flag* ...
#NHMSGRC Race Results, Post-Race Comments, and... →
Recapping today’s Global Rallycross Championship round at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Includes race results, points standings, and post-race comments from the first four finishers: Travis Pastrana, Samuel Hubinette, Brian Deegan, and Tanner Foust. All photography by Matthew Kalish.
GRC Points Breakdown: New Hampshire Motor Speedway... →
Tanner Foust now leads the Global Rallycross Championship in points with 48 through the first three rounds of the season. Coming into this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this article breaks down how any number of other drivers could take over the points lead. Rhys Millen finds himself third in points after two consecutive fourth place finishes at Texas and Los Angeles,...
Snakebitten Pastrana Falls Out Of X Games, GRC... →
Breaking down Travis Pastrana’s second consecutive frustrating X Games, which ended in the first corner of his Global Rallycross Championship heat race after an accident. His attempt to climb into another car driven by teammate Bryce Menzies then proved unsuccessful, ranking Pastrana 16th and last in the GRC field. There had been rumors – confirmed facts, if you believed both Pastrana’s...
Subaru Drivers’ Rotten Luck In GRC Continues At X... →
Breaking down X Games weekend for the Subaru Puma Rallycross Team, which has struggled throughout this Global Rallycross Championship season. Three-time defending European champion Sverre Isachsen finally scored a heat win for the team in Los Angeles, but bad breaks persisted as a podium finish continues to elude the team. Ironically, it was David Higgins, the lone participant these days in...
Hubinette’s Strong GRC Season Built On Heat Race... →
Analyzing this year’s most consistent GRC heat winners, who take up four of the top five spots in series points coming into New Hampshire. All four came into X Games having won heat races at both Charlotte and Texas, but only Samuel Hubinette continued the streak at X Games. Marcus Gronholm, of course, missed Sunday’s events due to injuries from his Saturday practice crash. Tanner Foust...
Global Rallycross Survey Notes
I’m still actively looking for people to fill out this survey on the Global Rallycross Championship season thus far. (If you’re stumbling upon this publicly, it’s because I’ve tagged the sport’s most popular drivers - Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Brian Deegan, and Tanner Foust - in the post, as well as X Games.) The goal of the survey is to establish fans’...
25 All-Time Greats Who Would Struggle in NASCAR... →
Attempting to explain why 25 of NASCAR’s all-time legends, had their careers with their old teams reached their peak in this era, would have struggled in modern motorsports. The reasons range from deeper fields to different cars to big-money organizations dominating the sport. It’s true that different strategies and personalities work in different eras. In fact, the differences may...
I've Made A Profile Page
It’s admittedly self-serving (to the point of discomfort, even), and the snark shines through a bit, but I now have a page on this site that details who I actually am. It’s over on the right of the page, listed as “Who Am I?” in the menu. I should probably replace the photo of me in a suit with one of a more respectable facial expression, but hey, it’s something....
Global Rallycross Championship - Quality Control... →
Fans, please help determine the future of the Global Rallycross Championship by adding your input to the survey linked here. Your input will help the series determine what changes to make in the sport in the coming months and years, and will help to establish a collective fan opinion on the series. The GRC may have big names like Travis Pastrana, Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, and Marcus...
On X Games, Briefly
I’ve been covering the Global Rallycross Championship all season, from the start of the year at Charlotte all the way through X Games right now. During that time, I’ve been privileged to interview four drivers, two of whom - Travis Pastrana and Andy Scott - were involved in a controversial incident in their heat race yesterday, to say the least. Both are great drivers and great...
GRC Instant Reaction: X Games (US Race Report) →
Recapping yesterday’s Global Rallycross Championship event from X Games, where Sebastien Loeb defeated all comers to take his first career rallycross win in his first start. Ken Block and Brian Deegan completed the podium. Also included are full event results and full GRC standings following the event. Sebastien Loeb only qualified fourth, but showed from the first turn of the second...
GRC Pre-Race Notes: X Games (US Race Report) →
Previewing today’s Global Rallycross Championship events at X Games. This post includes an update on Marcus Gronholm after yesterday’s accident, crash video, entry list updates, and early practice times from yesterday. Ken Block was fastest prior to Gronholm’s accident. Toomas Heikkinen’s spot in the event has been taken by David Higgins, who will join the Subaru Puma...