Hate from NASCAR fans continues as Kyle Busch heads to Richmond looking for third win in a row

By Ryan Isley There is a saying I like to use quite often on social media – “haters gonna hate.” When it comes to NASCAR, the haters don’t come out for anyone stronger than they do for Kyle Busch. Those haters may not have a good weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night. Coming off wins in back-to-back races, plenty of NASCAR fans have already started to show their impatience and displeasure when it comes to watching Busch take the checkered flag. They might have to get … Continue reading Hate from NASCAR fans continues as Kyle Busch heads to Richmond looking for third win in a row

NASCAR Needs to Fix TNT Coverage

by Ryan Isley After watching the first part of the NASCAR season on Fox, I could not wait for the coverage to switch to someone else. I guess I should have been careful what I asked for because no matter how bad Fox might have been, they are leaps and bounds ahead of the garbage that TNT has called coverage for the past two weeks. When TNT took over at the Party in the Poconos on June 9th, the first thing that everyone noticed was the new ad banner that was running across the top of the screen. Add that … Continue reading NASCAR Needs to Fix TNT Coverage

Time for NASCAR to Suspend Danica Patrick

by Ryan Isley Danica Patrick wants to send a message. It is time that NASCAR sends one right back. For the second time this season, Danica intentionally wrecked a fellow competitor this past weekend when she spun Landon Cassill about halfway through the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The first time she did it was at Talladega in the Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 when she wrecked Sam Hornish, Jr. after the race was over. After the wreck at Kansas, Danica was interviewed on ESPN, where she admitted that she caused the wreck on purpose. “You know I have just … Continue reading Time for NASCAR to Suspend Danica Patrick

NASCAR Fans and Twitter – Not Always a Good Combination

by Ryan Isley

Remember when it was fun to watch a live sporting event not only on television, but to watch along with fellow fans on Twitter at the same time? Well it seems that those times are long gone.

This isn’t the first time that I have written about fans and the way they react on Twitter, as I wrote about how Cleveland Indians fans were treating Chris Perez in May. This also isn’t about Chris Perez, nor is it about the latest incident in Oakland where a fan baited Perez into an altercation.

This is about the latest sports community that seems to be stricken by the disease of fans having what I like to call “Twitter courage” – NASCAR.

This past weekend when NASCAR was at Michigan, it may have finally become too much. Jeff Gluck, the Motorsports Editor for SBNation, had enough and tweeted:

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