This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton May 13, 2021

A big loss to the history of the sport. Statements from Roger Penske, J. Douglas Boles about Passing of Bobby Unser Statements from Roger Penske and J. Douglas Boles about the recent passing of three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, who died at age 87: “There simply was no one quite like Bobby Unser. Bobby...

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Look away; baseball is hideous

In columns from years gone by, I have opined on the search for the game I grew up loving. Baseball. In the nearly fifty years I’ve been an ardent fan of the game I have watched it change to the point of being nearly unwatchable. Yes, I know being a Pirate fan doesn’t help my (more…)

This, That And The Next The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, May 6, 2021

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today a multi–year partnership with The Lonely Entrepreneur (TLE), a New York–based non–profit organization that provides individuals with entrepreneurial skills and support through the TLE Learning Community, an extensive online learning and community platform.TLE and the Black Entrepreneur Initiative(501c3) (BEI)will be the primary partner of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro...

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This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, April 29, 2021

BY ERNIE SAXTON Dover International Speedway, in consultation with state public health officials, is permitted to host fans in its grandstands for its May 14-16 NASCAR race weekend, track officials announced today. State public health officials have allowed the Monster Mile to host fans after approving the track’s health and safety protocols related to the...

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This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, April 22, 2021

CBS Sports has revealed its all-star announce team for the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) season, which debuts this summer airing live on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+. The brand-new racing series will run on six consecutive Saturday nights in primetime beginning Saturday, June 12 (8:00 PM, ET). The announce team features...

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This, That And The Next Thing By Ernie Saxton, April 15, 2021

Good news for motorsports in Pennsylvania and more to come. The Motorsports Council of PA (MCP) has been conducting a state-wide research effort in partnership with Washington & Jefferson College. The study is looking into all aspects of motorsports economic activity across the commonwealth. Mountains of data have been collected from racetracks, race teams, vendors,...

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Plus size portal w/ a side of Matsuyama

Baylor won the National Championship last Monday night by thumping previously unbeaten Gonzaga.  Gonzaga had two transfers—Andrew Cook and Andrew Nembhard—in their main rotation.  Baylor had four transfers—Mario Teague, Dayvian Mitchell, Adam Flagler, and Jonathan Tchatchoua—in their main rotation. Welcome to college basketball 2021. The transfer portal is overflowing, and college basketball coaches must discover (more…)