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Welcome to “Sports Section” on Brusimm. Here I primarily cover NASCAR news and events but on occasion, I’ve been known to write about BOWLING, RUNNING, SKATING and other SPORTS.

2013 'Daytona 500' Qualifying

I used to be a pretty big NASCAR fan… Β that is, until the big networks showed up, dropped their big buck sponsor dollars and started calling the shots on how they think NASCAR should be run. And to be honest, since they are dropping the big bucks, they are the bosses of NASCAR and they can call the shots.

And it’s quite apparent with all the changes that have taken place over the last few years. So much to the point that I quit watching diligently every weekend, skipped most of last season and just decided to try and catch a few races on TV this year, if I remember to.

So over the last few weeks, I had recorded some or wanted to record some NASCAR Cup series races to catch some NASCAR racing. It’s no secret that I started to become disappointed in NASCAR when they started to manipulate the aero packages in restrictor plate racing to force overheating if cars drafted too long together. And then there was the side-effect of their aero tinkering. That side effect was that whoever was in the lead with 10 to go in a restrictor plate race, usually nabbed the win.

I’m sure they’ve tinkered with all their checks, balances of modifications of late to keep things up to par for the excitement levels.

But with that in mind I had set up my DISH DVR, but for some reason, once you set a timer for NASCAR events, it seems that all NASCAR events are not distinguished from each other, so your DVR will pretty much record almost EVERYTHING that is NASCAR… qualifying, practice, preshow, postshow, every other show about it and the race. Ug.

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How Qualifying Works for the 2013 ‘Daytona 500’

February 20, 2013

Why does it take so many days to set the field for the Daytona 500?  How does qualifying work for the Daytona 500?  These are questions I get often and I thought I’d address that today. Yes, for a single race, a lot of effort and resources goes into qualifying for the “Great American Race.” […]

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Olympians Make Bucks For Their Medals! And Taxed For It??? [Sports]

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I was listening to SiriusXM NASCAR channel 90 and they made mention of how much Olympic athletes make when they medal.  I thought it was pretty interesting, but then my jaw dropped when I heard that our country taxes our athletes for this incredible feat that they accomplish!  What??? Yes, when someone makes money, they […]

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Funny Video for “The Day After” Your Marathon

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This funny YouTube video is for all the runners out there that do get up, get out and get some running in, 26.2 miles at a time or what not! =

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The San Francisco Marathon – Tracking Runners, Crazy Parking Prices & Funny Video

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The 2012 San Francisco marathon has come and gone today, Sunday, 7-29-12.  And what a fun day it was.  My wife was obligated to tackle the marathon despite suffering an excruciating issue with her IT band.  But below is a recounting of our day, including an awesome smartphone app for tracking runners and a quickie […]

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Who Was The Woman Behind The Jersey Coach During The Stanley Cup Finals?

June 12, 2012

I’m a bit slow but I had just taken notice of the “background” attendee that was being spotted behind the coach for the New Jersey team on Monday night’s final game of the Stanley Cup Finals.  Apparently she had been there for the other games that took place Los Angeles as well. (BTW: CONGRATS Los […]

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2011 San Francisco Marathon Results & A Funny Running Video

July 31, 2011

2011 San Francisco Marathon Results & A Funny Running Video

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Looking Back at the 2011 NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway

June 27, 2011

Looking Back at the 2011 NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway

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Sonoma On A Saturday – Practice & Happy Hour, Pics From the Field [NASCAR]

June 25, 2011

Sonoma On A Saturday – Practice & Happy Hour, Pics From the Field [NASCAR]

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Monica Palumbo ‘Miss Sprint Cup’ Fan Photo fr NASCAR Bits & Pieces Reader

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Monica Palumbo ‘Miss Sprint Cup’ Fan Photo fr NASCAR Bits & Pieces Reader

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A Day At NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice at Infineon Raceway – A Pictorial Excursion

June 20, 2010

I headed out to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA to hang out for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions and check out the track.  After watching races at this track for years, I had the impression it was more expansive from the camera angles on TV, but to be honest, they pack a lot […]

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A Bit About Jeff Gluck, NASCAR Fan Power & Twitter

January 7, 2010

This morning I was listening to the guys (Nate Ryan & Pete Pistone) on SIRIUS XM 128, and they’ve been doing an awesome job in talking to the media / reporters and such who were let go due to the NASCAR Scene & SceneDaily closing / absorption. This morning Jeff Gluck was on the radio […]

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Watch The Nastiest Soccer Playing [Soccer]

November 15, 2009

Prepare yourself to see some nasty game play in a soccer match between New Mexico and BYU.  Elizabeth Lambert is a member of the New Mexico (red) team.  But that will become apparent in a minute as this is an Elizabeth Lambert highlights clip! ~

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The Sprint Cup Girls From NASCAR

April 9, 2009

What Is It With Those Sprint Girls? [Updated Info:  This is my older article on the NASCAR‘s Sprint Cup Girls.  I’ve written a newer article on the 2010 Sprint Cup Girl squad.]  – Over on Courant.com, Shawn Courchesne starts an article about how the old days trophy girls would greet the winner.  (And we all […]

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