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  1. NASCAR - Brian France says the line is clear

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chief Brian France says the line not to cross -- on the racetrack and off of it -- is as clear as day. So what's the problem? Plenty, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2011
  2. NASCAR chairman Brian France pleased with Sprint Cup changes

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Sunday that changes NASCAR made for this season -- a simplified points system, adding two wild-card Chase spots and a new qualifying procedure -- have paid off and improved the on-track product.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2011
  3. NASCAR's new points system fails to impress

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR unveiled its new points system Wednesday, as expected. Problem is, the new format has similar flaws to the old one: Winning takes a backseat to consistency.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  4. Terry Blount: The 2011 Sprint Cup schedule has some significant c...

    Terry Blount

    The 2011 Sprint Cup schedule has some significant changes, but will it really help lift the sport? Time will tell, but corporate politics prevents a true realignment that would do the trick.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  5. NASCAR chairman Brian France is the master at ... saying nothing

    Terry Blount

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Brian France really should run for office. He is the all-time master of talking at length and saying nothing. The NASCAR chairman had an 18-minute Q-and-A with reporters Sunday morning to address the issues of the day but, as usual, ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  6. NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers got the green light Thursday from Mr. B...

    Terry Blount

    Hold on to your hats, folks. Sprint Cup drivers got the green light Thursday from Mr. France himself: "We are putting things back in the drivers' hands. ... We want to see drivers mixing it up."

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  7. Some media tour questions won't get an honest answer

    Terry Blount

    Three things you won't hear said this week during the annual NASCAR Media Tour: 1) NASCAR chairman Brian France: "We don't know if these changes will work, but we're going for it to try to shake things up." 2) Richard Petty and George Gillett: "Thi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2010
  8. NASCAR: JJ's dominance should be embraced

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Friday it's wrong to blame the Chase format for failing to produce a closer championship battle at a time when Jimmie Johnson is dominating Sprint Cup.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2009
  9. If Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Bill France Sr. aren't inclu...

    Terry Blount

    If Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Bill France Sr. aren't included in the NASCAR Hall of Fame's inaugural class, there should be an investigation.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2009
  10. The Chase is doing its job again, making what would be a lacklust...

    Terry Blount

    Fans can complain about the Chase until they're blue in the face, but the format is here to stay. Why? As it has before, it's clearly making this season more exciting.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  11. Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Sr. shoo-ins for NASCA...

    Terry Blount

    The King, the Intimidator and Bill France Sr. are considered shoo-ins to make the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. But naming all 25 nominees? That's another story.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  12. Terry Blount's Blitz: NASCAR's Brian France actually needs to say...

    Terry Blount

    We know times are tough, but we don't know what NASCAR plans to do about its likely economic woes. Chairman Brian France could change that, but he said nothing of substance for the second time in three days, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2008
  13. NASCAR chairman Brian France addresses sport's financial problems...

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Sunday that the sanctioning body will become more aggressive about cutting costs in difficult economic times.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2008
  14. France: Sprint Cup won't reduce starting field next season

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Thursday that the sanctioning body will not decrease the size of the starting field next season for Sprint Cup series races.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  15. Kansas seeks second Cup race if hotel/casino approved

    Terry Blount

    Kansas is seeking a second Cup race tied to the building of a hotel and casino.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  16. If Cup drivers cross the line, they're still going to pay the pri...

    Terry Blount

    Don't get your hopes up, folks. NASCAR's desire to bring back the good ol' days doesn't mean diddly, writes Terry Blount. The harnesses on Cup drivers were loosened long ago.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2008