Of Jayski and all things Danica

I appreciate that I’ve got a few hundred people who regularly check this website on a daily basis. Believe me when I tell you it gives me a very warm feeling to know that.

I’ve started writing for Bleacher Report. They’ve asked me to be a NASCAR analyst. I like titles. It always makes things sound so much more official. I like being referred to as a NASCAR analyst. It does make me feel official.

I’m spending a good deal of my time working on the things I write for Bleacher Report, even the slideshows, which the editors love and the readers apparently love even more. I would like to think that I’ve been able to make a difference in the NASCAR content at Bleacher Report with my work. I guess time will tell. But there are a lot of people reading what I write.

NASCAR website Jayski, who I really like and I appreciate for what he does, (offering the best up-to-date, one-stop shop for all things NASCAR) well, Jayski likes what I do here, but he doesn’t pick up on the things I write at Bleacher Report. Maybe that will change at some point. Or maybe I just shouldn’t worry about it.

My current column at Bleacher Report is about NASCAR’s addiction to Danica Patrick. They wouldn’t let me use the word “addiction” in the headline at B/R, so they posed it as a question instead.

I used to be a big-time Danica hater when I was writing for Yahoo! Sports. At first it was genuine. Then after a while my attitude towards her changed, but the editors there liked it so much (because people clicked on my work just to get pissed off at me) that I kept on doing it, even after I had changed my mind about her.

Now that Ms. Patrick has been racing in NASCAR my attitude is one of full support. I want her to do well. It is important for all the women drivers who will follow in her footsteps. There will be a few very good women stock car drivers in our future.

So, please excuse me if I’m not updating this blog as often as I should.

There are so many things to write about that are not NASCAR. For instance, sports car racing needs to attract more fans in America. There are a few things I think IMSA should do to attract the fans it should have.

It bears watching if the NHRA will recover from more than a decade of media neglect. It’s shameful that there are so few major media outlets covering professional drag racing and even more embarrassing that the various NHRA team PR efforts haven’t figured out a way to overcome this problem. Professional drag racing too good to be ignored.

Ah…I wish I could get into it now. Perhaps in the next week or two.

For now, my focus needs to be on my work at Bleacher Report. However, I do expect to find more time to write here. For me, Sledgehammer! is the Zone of Real.

Thanks for stopping by.


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