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Auto Racing, It’s Not Just a Sport

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For decades, we have heard people debating whether racing is a sport or not. Like most involved in the racing industry, I have stood strong behind my reasons why racing is a sport. After all, Webster’s Dictionary defines a sport as “any activity in which athletes compete against one another.” However, in the face of tragedy, I must go back and adjust my stance. Racing isn’t just a sport, it’s more than that. It’s family, it’s friends, it’s… Life.

Racing is one of the few sports where week in and week out you have the honor, or not so much, of competing against the same group of people. Grassroots or at the professional level you get to know, respect, and befriend your competitors… until the helmet gets pulled on. The brotherhood this creates shows in face of tragedy as with the recent loss of Jason Leffler. Every racer understands the risks associated with racing. They have accepted that risk and chosen to continue racing, not for the money, because this is what they love… it’s what they live for.

Chances are you will never catch Tiger Woods at your local golf course playing in a scramble, just because he wanted to hit some balls. You won’t get dunked on by Blake Griffin in a 5 on 5 pick-up game at the rec center. Racers are a different athlete. On any given weekend, you never know when you might walk through the gates of your local short track and see some of NASCAR’s finest trading paint with the locals… just because.

When tragedy strikes the racing community, everyone associated feels it. It doesn’t matter if you race dirt, asphalt, as a hobby, or as a professional it is felt by all. In racing nothing is for certain, except that eventually you will wreck. Some more than others, some harder than others but if you do it long enough, it will happen. Racers cheat death more often than not, but when she rears her ugly head we all stop to mourn. We take some time to pray for the family, hug our kids, and slap a Rest In Peace sticker on the B post. Then we all climb back into the car and tell ourselves, it can’t happen to me.

It’s not the money fueling these drivers to get back behind the wheel. Some spend every last dime just to make it to the track, not for the prize money, but for the chance to get their picture with that black and white checkered flag. The Holy Grail racers spend their life chasing. They’re fueled by the excitement, the adrenaline, the friendships, and because… it’s their life! The next time someone tells me that racing isn’t a sport, I’ll tip my racing cap and politely state, ” You’re right… it’s bigger than that.”

All Sports Channel A Winner On Sirius

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On the off chance that you haven’t saw yet, Sirius Satellite Radio added another station to its programming. Sirius Sports Central is currently on Channel 123 and it’s great. For all you enthusiasts of the Tony Bruno Show, he has his own show now on Sirius. This channel was made for those of us who appreciate a wide range of games, not simply football.

Try not to misunderstand me, I appreciate football season as much as anyone else. Sports Central certainly has what’s coming to its of football news, yet at times I appreciate exchanging riggings and discussing an alternate game, similar to what’s happening in boxing, what’s in store from LeBron James this year, or what number of PGA visit triumphs Tiger now has added to his repertoire. Sirius Radio says this channel will cover “an assortment of expert and school games” and I believe that portrayal is accurate.

So back to the Tony Bruno Show – in the event that you are not officially acquainted with the recompense winning Bruno, you ought to be. His show pretense weekdays from 9:00 am-1:00 pm ET. Bruno is one of the best games anchor people alive and has the experience and acknowledgment to back it up. He’s been in the biz for a long time and has secured everything from the Super Bowl to the Olympics to the Kentucky Derby. And so on, he’s been there. Notwithstanding Bruno, Sirius Sports Central will telecast The Arnie Spanier Show, Todd Wright Tonight, and the David Stein Show.

My most loved part about the new Sports channel are the new projects Sirius made notwithstanding the elite programming that as of now exists. So on the off chance that you like listening to the school sports appear, “Rivals Radio,” then you’ll appreciate “The Sirius College Football Coaches Show.” And in the event that you like the games business syndicated program with promoting and collectibles specialists Brandon Steiner and Andrew Bogusch then you may likewise appreciate the “ABC’s of Sports,” a guest situated show about making sports more agreeable for contenders and observers.

One of the coolest projects is Sirius Fight Club facilitated by Randy Gordon. Gordon is the previous Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission and previous Editor-in-Chief of The Ring magazine. So all you battle fans will be upbeat to realize that Gordon is covering everything that is going ahead in boxing and blended hand to hand fighting. Sirius Fight Club isn’t a mystery however, so advise every one of your pals it’s alright to discuss it.

SiriusSatellite Radio offers a huge amount of games programming including NFL Radio on station 124, NASCAR Radio on station 128, and NBA Radio on station 127 notwithstanding this new station. In case you’re any sort of games fan then you’re going to truly appreciate Sirius Sports Central Station on Channel 123.