Dustin Long Articles

Dustin Long
What makes for good racing ... and would "phantom" cautions help NASCAR? Ask a NASCAR fan a question about the sport and you’ll likely get a strong opinion. Ask the Backseat Drivers Fan Council about the sport and you get many strong opinions...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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If Denny Hamlin can win races now, it makes one wonder what he’ll do later this season as the communication with new crew chief Darian Grubb improves and Grubb puts more of his stamp on the team’s cars being built. Hamlin is one of only two...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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2012 surprises, tips for the track and listening to NASCAR on SiriusXM Radio by Dustin Long A weekend without racing didn’t mean that the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had a break. While offering opinions throughout the season, the Backseat...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had much to talk about in regards to Martinsville. From their thoughts on David Reutimann trying to make it to the end but causing a late-race caution to the racing in both the Sprint...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT by Dustin Long Tony Stewart ended Jimmie Johnson’s championship reign last year but are NASCAR fans witnessing an end of an era? For a driver who, on average, once won about one out of every six starts, Johnson has...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long Five races into the season and a few drivers expected to make the Chase are struggling. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne both are outside the top 20 in points. Last year’s runner-up, Carl Edwards, has...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long What some fans say is wrong with NASCAR is what Brad Keselowski says was right for him. Keselowski credits running against Cup drivers in what was then called the Busch Series for his current success and helping him win on a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long Does qualifying matter? Are fans watching? Is there a better way? Those were among some of the questions members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated this week, along with rating last weekend’s Cup race at Las Vegas and if...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long Have you noticed the oddity already taking place in NASCAR this season? Don’t see it? Look at the Nationwide Series where all three races have been won by drivers not competing full time in Cup this year. James Buescher won...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long Joey Logano says he’s worked with the same sports psychologist teammate Denny Hamlin has, but that’s not the only reason why Logano could do something in Sunday’s Las Vegas race that he hasn’t in more than a year. After...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long For a moment, well, actually about two hours on Monday night, it appeared as if the Daytona 500 would conclude one of the greatest weekends in racing upsets. As crews doused a jet fuel fire and then washed Turn 3 with Tide,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
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by Dustin Long For whatever reason, Daytona International Speedway enjoys playing with some of NASCAR’s most successful drivers, making them endure years of anguish before winning the 500. Darrell Waltrip waited 17 years, Dale Earnhardt 20....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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