Thursday, June 11, 2009

Speedlinking: From NASCAR sponsorship and Blogging successfully to General Motors.

Just about every day at one point or another, I will launch my browser to logon to the internet, click on my bookmarks and start launching sites to see what is new. Some would ask, what about RSS reader? A lot of times, the RSS reader isn’t the best way of going for me, I want to read comments, read the sidebar and etc., so I prefer visiting the site and reading articles from there.

Anyway, in the course of reading a lot of articles on a daily basis, today I want to share what I am reading along with a few thoughts on each article, welcome to five wide…get it five articles, five wide.

1. Hard Times for NCWTS Sponsorships, I have been saying for the past year that the Truck Series has a sponsorship problem, however now in the Truck Series it has gotten to the point of buying a ride or rent a ride as Ed Hinton put it last night on NASCAR Now. The Truck Series needs help, of course the future is unknown, what about merging the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series?

2. 13 Things I’ve Learned about Successful Blogging (This is Problogger’s 5000th post) One of my favorite sites to visit that has nothing to do with racing is, the site gives a lot of advice on blogging, how to make your site better and how to engage with your readers better. If you have never been to ProBlogger, it’s worth a look.

3. An Open Letter To GM In this open letter to GM, The Auto Prophet thinks that “Despite your decision that keeping Pontiac around is not a good business plan, I am asking you to consider saving some of Pontiac's product.” I agree with this posting, The Pontiac G8, the Vibe and the Solstice should be saved. However I have something to add, the G8 should replace the Chevrolet Impala. The G8 design is better looking and it would make a good police car. As for the Solstice, a two-seater sports car still has a good market, and as the Auto Prophet says, it could be an all electric car.

4. Chevrolet builds 1.5 millionth Corvette, with all of the auto industry bankruptcy talk in the past month; Chevrolet has built their 1.5 millionth Corvette. The Corvette is a white convertible with a red interior and a black top and as a person who loves the look of a Corvette, that’s cool to see.

5. NASCAR's most penalized driver is ... in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. As you read that list, think about that for a moment as you watch race #15 in the Cup Series season at Michigan International Speedway. I have to admit though, I never really thought about who has received what penalty whether it’s speeding, lug nuts, entering or exiting pit road and the results where interesting.

Don’t forget that the 24 hours of Le Mans is this Saturday and Sunday live on SPEED, check out the Audi R15 pictured below, what work of air, yes I said air.

(Image by Eric Gilbert via

By the way, this is my personal opinion, no one asked me to do this.