I on NASCAR: New Sprint Cup Package a Huge Improvement; Richard Petty Motorsports Unveils New Chassis

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Going into this weekend’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there has been a lot of buzz about the new Cup downforce package. The drivers all seemed to love it after last week’s Atlanta race, judging from their …

I on NASCAR: Personal Reflections on Black Sunday, The Intimidator & the Impact of his Death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker —¬†Jonathan Ferrey /Allsport via Getty Images photo — It has been 15 years since Mike Joy told the nation on a special FOX broadcast following the 2001 Daytona 500 that “NASCAR’s compass has lost its true north.” Those words still grip me. I’m not sure if he was …