Episode 2027-Round of Eight Race Two At Texas

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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© October 24, 2020 – all rights reserveved as stated above

Kansas Starts The Round Of Eight

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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© October 17, 2020 – all rights reserved as listed above

Episode 2025- The Roval Question-Rain Or No Rain

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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© October 10, 2020 – All Rights Reserved As Listed Above

Episode 2024-The Pressure Ramps Up At Talladega from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

© October 3, 2020 – All Rights Reserved As Listed Above

Episode 2023- The Round Of Twelve Opens At Vegas

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

© September 26, 2020 – All Rights Reserved As Stated Above

Episode 2022-Just Another Saturday Night Short Tracking At Bristol

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© At date and time of publication and posting — all rights reserved
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All audio productions by:
www.podcastnorm.com and PodCastNorm Productions
All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

© September 19, 2020 – All rights reserved as stated above

Episode 2021- NASCAR Cup Playoffs Continue At Richmond from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© At date and time of publication and posting — all rights reserved
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All audio productions by:
www.podcastnorm.com and PodCastNorm Productions
All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

© September 12, 2020 – All rights reserved as stated above

Episode 2020-The Playoffs Begin At Darlington from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© At date and time of publication and posting — all rights reserved
Rusty Norman, Nascarfansview.com and Justafansview.com
All audio productions by:
www.podcastnorm.com and PodCastNorm Productions
All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

copyright September 5, 2020 – all rights reserved as listed above

Episode 2019-Last Chance For Some At Daytona Under the Lights

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© At date and time of publication and posting — all rights reserved
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All audio productions by:
www.podcastnorm.com and PodCastNorm Productions
All music TwoBuckThemes from Mike Stewart unless otherwise stated

Last Chance For Some At Daytona Under The Lights

from a NASCAR Fan’s View

Aaaahhhh… just another Saturday night under the lights. Except… this one is a lot different than many Saturday nights at any racetrack. First, this one is at Daytona. Second, this is a Super Speedway under the lights. Third, this is a race that is the last chance for one or some to qualify for the NASCAR Cup playoffs and move into the play-off rounds to try and win the NASCAR Cup Championship for the 2020 season.

First off, let’s talk about the obvious. There are three drivers sitting right on what is commonly referred to as the “bubble” and they are the three being closely watched for how the race pans out for them. Of course, everyone already knows those three would be, Matt DiBenedetto, William Byron and seven-time Cup Champ, Jimmie Johnson. Nine points separate DiBenedetto and Johnson and four points separate Byron and Johnson. That alone should make the entire 400 miles about as dramatic as can be BUT, that isn’t the only storyline that might take place.

Since this is a superspeedway and they limit the amount of horsepower and downforce, there’s nothing about this race that is normal. As everyone knows, this is the most equalizing race the drivers face. Pretty much anyone in the field can win this one. That makes for a very interesting, drama filled day, or night, if you insist.  

Since just about anyone can win this one, that means focusing on just the three we’ve already mentioned Could be the wrong thing. Since there are those they can’t point their way in, there are those that can win the race and mess up the three that are hovering around the bubble area. I mean, this could be a very complicated day.

First of all, let’s just say that Matt DiBenedetto has a bad day similar to what he has had the last several races and Jimmie Johnson and William Byron finish ahead of him by more than nine points. Assuming that he doesn’t get any stage points or any extra points that would mean that he is out in both the 24 and 48 Hendrick cars are in. I don’t know what the likelihood of that happening is, but it could be that it does happen. I mean when you look at this and the possibilities, there are so many different scenarios that could happen for a lot of reasons. One would be that it’s a superspeedway and there can always be the “Big One” and there can always be something that happens to one or even all three and they are all out.

Not trying to make this really complicated but it is a complicated situation if you look at it really closely. There are those that can win this race and they’re close to the bubble area and, depending on what happens to the rest of the ones trying to get into the top sixteen, things could look totally different in the top sixteen. Seriously, it is possible that the Hendrick cars of Johnson and Byron could both be in, DiBenedetto be out and that would put all four Hendrick cars in the playoffs. (Remember, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman are in by wins.) Now, wouldn’t that be something to see? I don’t think it would make DiBenedetto happy and I’m sure it would be extremely disappointing but, it is one of the possibilities. In the same line of thinking, it could also be that Jimmie Johnson is out and his chances for being in the playoff and the championship would be over. That would just add to the disappointment that this year would be or has been for him.

There are some harsh realities that need to be faced on Saturday night at Daytona. One of those harsh realities is that Jimmie Johnson may not advance into the playoffs and may not end this year with a chance for an eighth Cup Championship. I do realize that would be a really long shot, especially the way that Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have been running. It may be a long shot, but it would be interesting if he takes it right down to the final four and has a shootout with the three that are in the final four with him. I know, I know; you’re saying this old guy is just a dreamer. Well, that may be true but, I have to say that it would still be interesting if it did happen that way.

Another harsh reality could be that someone totally unexpected wins this race and completely messes up the top sixteen because the three that are on the bubble in particular are either involved in an accident or some other reason takes them out. No matter how you look at it, it is highly likely that one of the three that I’ve talked about most here will be in the top sixteen and in the playoffs. The question is which of those three will it be?

See ya next time…
All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
© August 29, 2020 – all rights reserved
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Episode 2018-Facing Double Monsters At Dover from a NASCAR Fan’s View

This episode is the latest from NascarFansView.com and JustAFansView.com and is a production of PodCastNorm dot Com with host Rusty Norman. It gives Rusty’s opinion of the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout the 2020 Season. As with any Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season, there are always plenty of surprises from beginning to end and there is plenty of intensity and drama expected this year also.

These article/podcasts are usually once weekly podcasts and sometimes even more when events warrant it during the NASCAR season (which generally runs from February through the middle of November.) Rusty is a former hometown Stock Car driver and owner and his passion and love for the sport is evident as he shares his take and opinion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the Season progresses from the season beginning at Daytona in February and ending with the Championship at Phoenix in November.

All views expressed are strictly the opinion of the writer
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Facing Double Monsters At Dover

Double the Monsters and Double the Fun? Well… there may be some that look at it that way but, there’s several that aren’t thinking it’s going to be double fun. For those on or at the bubble, they aren’t thinking about anything but winning or, at the very minimum, scoring a lot of points to help their situation. To add to the pressure, their biggest fear is “what if” someone outside the top 18 or 19 wins and kills their position in the top sixteen or their hopes of getting there. After all, this is a double race weekend at the same track.

This double weekend could be double trouble for those in the fourteenth to nineteenth positions in the standings. Imagine if someone totally unexpected wins one of the two races and moves into the playoff mix. Then imagine if two unexpected winners come away from the weekend in the playoffs and leaving at least two outside looking at what could have been. With the way things have been lately, that scenario isn’t likely, but then again, stranger things have been known to happen, especially in NASCAR and especially in this year of 2020.

Along with those possibilities, think if one or some of those have not one but two really bad finishes. That could totally change the playoff picture, too. Clint Bowyer seems to be relatively safe with his points situation. All he needs to stay in the top sixteen is to finish at least in the top fifteen and hope that all of the others do worse than him. Matt DiBenedetto is right on the edge and needs to finish well and possibly get some points to help his situation out. As it stands at the moment, he is relatively safe. Well… at least that’s this fan’s opinion.

When it comes to William Byron, he needs to finish both races in the top ten or fifteen at least. Now that may not help him, but it may keep him in the top sixteen. He absolutely can’t stand to have a bad race. In fact, he can’t stand to have a bad race either day or both days. (Now, if that’s not an understatement from this fan, then I don’t know what would be.) Well… I guess if he does have a bad race or two and drops out of the top sixteen, he could always win at the Daytona Super Speedway next week…

As a Jimmie Johnson fan and wanting to see him win and be in the playoffs, I have concerns for him and his 48 team being able to deliver good enough finishes or even a victory this weekend. dover is a place he has done well at in years past. Even though he is had some good performances over the last several weeks, his finishes haven’t always been there at the end of the races. It is a shame to see the seven-time Cup champion struggling so but it does seem that the struggle is there. I don’t think it’s his driving ability. I just think the Hendrick teams are struggling for speed right now with the exception of Chase Elliott and even he has shown inconsistent speed week in and week out.

Personally, in this fan’s opinion, Jimmie needs to win. There’s just no two ways about it. Oh, I know he can point his way in but that is a very precarious way too look at trying to be in position to win an eighth championship. I’m not so sure they at Hendrick Motor Sports have the performance necessary for him to do something spectacular at the end of this season. If you’re wondering what that spectacular thing would be, that would be winning his eighth championship which would really be quite an accomplishment considering how they’ve been running this year and over the last couple of years.

It is this fans opinion that it is a shame that Jimmie Johnson had to end his career in the year of the pandemic. In so many ways, it seems so unfair and yet they just haven’t shown the performance necessary or put themselves in a position to do better than they have. Some of the failures have been and should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the driver. He is made mistakes but, there just hasn’t been the performance from the HMS teams that was expected either. To be blunt, they have all struggled at HMS at some point in this weird season of 2020.

No matter how you look at it, Dover is a tough track and it is a fast track. It’s not fast just in speed, either. Things happen fast at Dover and anything can happen to those that need good finishes and they can come away with a total disaster. It may not be their fault and they can get caught up in somebody else’s mistakes but the results will be the same. Dover is a monster and the monster can steel everything from you. So, will any of those that need to, be able to conquer the monster this weekend? Well, I believe that remains to be seen…

See ya next time…
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© August 22, 2020 – all rights reserved
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