Tonight is NASCAR Velocity Prairie Thunder night again in Saskatoon!

Well, tonight is the night for the two NASCAR Pinty’s Series races in Saskatoon, the Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125s. This is the tenth year the NASCAR series has come to Saskatoon, but unfortunately this marks the first year that I am not going to be in attendance at the race (due to family commitments)….

Today, I’m trying to return to my normal life watching sports

Now that Sunday has arrived and I have no news assignments to go to today, for a change, I am attempting to resume my full-time activities following the things that are really important in life. Sports. Last Sunday, I was at a friend’s place watching the Philadelphia Eagles shock the New England Patriots 41-33 in…

Tweet tweet tweet! Spent the weekend working; occasionally watched important sporting events (CFL, NASCAR, etc.)

I have no life at the moment and therefore I have no time to post, so instead here are Retweets of important happenings from the weekend, starting with the ‘Riders… That's a wrap on 2017, #RiderNation. Congratulations to the @TorontoArgos on an incredible game.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/FE1IwNZDdV — Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) November 19, 2017 And then NASCAR……

Hi, folks. I’m at home flipping channels between NASCAR and the NFL

Sorry for the lack of posts here about Harvey Weinstein’s implosion, or about Pres. Donald Trump and the Iran nuclear deal. I’ve been too busy the last several days on assignment. Now that my stories are filed I am watching sports on TV, including NASCAR from Talladega, as well as the NFL. The big story…

NASCAR Pinty’s Series is on tonight in Saskatoon!

Hi, folks, it’s another big day for sports in the “306”. On the heels of the big soccer friendly in Regina, this evening we have the traditional midweek NASCAR Pinty’s Series race in Saskatoon, the Velocity Prairie Thunder. Or should I say “races,” because that’s what it is tonight: two 100-lap races instead of the 250-lap…

The best part of NASCAR is the fights!! Seriously. 

Here’s the story on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas which ended with Kyle Busch getting into a scrap with Joey Logano’s crew on pit road at the end of the race. As an aside, it should be interesting for visitors to the M&M’s store on the Strip this week to see Busch’s beat-up No….

What are you most excited about today? Daytona 500, or the Oscars?

As usual, the great American tradition of Oscar Night is colliding the same day as another great American event: NASCAR. Boogity Boogity Boogity!  It seems like this happens every year, except this time the Oscars are up against the Great American Race, the Daytona 500! I guess the good news is this year they won’t…

Boxing and football make for a winning movie box office combination

Recently, I read an article on TSN’s BarDown website that talks about Darren Rovell’s list that he posted of the top ten-grossing sports movies of all time — in today’s dollars might I add. As it turns out, the top movies he listed are mainly football or boxing related.  At the top: Rocky and Rocky III, followed by…

Well, all my big NASCAR viewing plans this weekend were a washout.

   As I had said earlier, I had big plans to watch NASCAR and the Chase race from “nice and dry” Phoenix, Arizona this weekend.  It didn’t go as planned, to say the least, because the weather didn’t cooperate at all in the desert.  The rains came in Phoenix and it delayed the start of…

Sad news for NASCAR and its fans: RIP Steve Byrnes

It is a sad day for all of us NASCAR fans as Steve Byrnes of Fox Sports has died of cancer today. Anyone tuning in to Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage over the last several weeks knew all about Byrnes’ cancer fight and the tough situation he was in. The Sprint Cup race in Bristol this weekend…

THE NASCAR CHASE IS NOW AN AFTERTHOUGHT THANKS TO MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

Even casual auto racing fans have surely heard by now of the big scandal in the NASCAR race in Richmond last week that was meant to set the field for the Chase. All the accusations flew after the race that Clint Bowyer purposefully spun his car in the race, forcing a caution that took down race-leading Ryan Newman and costing…

NOW A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE NEW NASCAR TV DEALS

Only found out just the other day about the news that NASCAR awarded the TV rights to both Fox Sports and NBC for 2015, shutting out Turner Sports and ESPN. This has apparently caused a lot of grousing from worried NASCAR fans who are afraid they won’t be able to get access to NBC Sports…

I FIND MYSELF MORE INTERESTED IN NASCAR THAN THE OSCARS THIS YEAR

Usually I am all hyped about the Academy Awards but for some reason I was still more interested in the Daytona 500 even though there was that awful wreck the other day that sent many fans to the hospital. Amazingly, no one has died. Even more amazingly, they pushed ahead with today’s race in spite of…

TWITTER GOING CRAZY OVER MASSIVE WRECK AT DAYTONA

It was an awful scene at Daytona today at the end of that Nationwide series race held this afternoon. There was a major wreck at the end of the race. Regan Smith was heading for the finish line in first place but ended up going into the wall, and then all heck broke loose and…

KESELOWSKI WINS SPRINT CUP IN EVENTFUL WEEKEND FOR AUTO RACING

Auto racing may be in the sink right across Canada — a place where fans much prefer hard-hitting sports like the UFC fights held in Montreal last night — but that didn’t stop me from following the goings-on in NASCAR this weekend as Brad Keselowski, that same guy who posts on Twitter from inside his #2 car, clinched the Sprint Cup title…

NASCAR CRASHES RIGHT OUT OF MONTREAL

When it rains, it pours. Canada is taking it on the chin with all of its sports. It’s bad enough the NHL is locked out, but all this auto race cancellation news is really adding insult to injury. Fresh off the recent announcement that the plug was being pulled from the Edmonton Indy comes word that local promoter François Dumontier has pulled the plug…

THIS WEEK’S NEWS FROM NOWHERE IS A REAL HIGHWIRE ACT

Welcome again to News from Nowhere for this Monday night. I have a few items to share with you this night about all the happenings going on out there. I guess the first piece of business is to mention Nik Wallenda’s highwire crossing over Niagara Falls on Friday, which ended up a success. Of course, at…