Race Journal Online
est. October 4, 2006

"I believe anybody who tells you he is unbiased is a liar. Being human gives you bias, and you can't avoid that. The best you can ever hope to be is fair."
-David Poole

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2016 Champion
Jimmie Johnson

2016 Race Winners

Denny Hamlin (2)
Jimmie Johnson (2)
Brad Keselowski (4)
Kevin Harvick (2)
Kyle Busch (4)
Carl Edwards (2)
Matt Kenseth (2)
Martin Truex (2)
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Joey Logano
Tony Stewart
Chris Buescher
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"When Steve and I were done talking, I felt happier."
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I will definitely make RaceJournalOnline.com part of my daily reading and preparation. Cheers and Jeers is one of my favorite columns in the sport. Carol has a way putting the race, and its broadcast into perspective in a way that's fun, poignant, and fresh. Her columns always inspire a lot of reaction and that's half the fun of the site. Carol speaks and writes from the heart. I respect and enjoy that point of view!

-Steve Byrnes
Former Host of Trackside on SPEED
and FOX Sports Pit Reporter

Carol has been great at throwing both bouquets and bricks at the racers and TV networks. Best of all, her efforts have spawned a host of imitators, and you know what they say about imitation. The others may have copied Carol's style of writing, but they are all a lap down (and no, there's no lucky dog).

Cheers to the original, and best wishes for success with the new website.

-Mike Joy
FOX Sports

I don't spend much time reading online reports, but I do read Carol's. I like to hear her perspective on the broadcasts, and appreciate her honesty. She has a passion for our sport, and Carol's column is one of the few I read that actually make the week's news fun to read. Good Luck, Carol, and keep it fun!

-Wally Dallenbach
  Former NASCAR driver

Wally Dallenbach Jr

If you are a race fan that gets your shorts wadded up easily, Carol might not make your Christmas card list. Her random thoughts are sprinkled with truth, humor and sarcasm and no punches are pulled. But if you consider yourself a Patriot, a firm believer in God or just have a desire to see racing the way it used to be, Race Journal Online could become your favorite spot on the web.

-Mike Johnston
Proud Texan

Carol always gives an honest, straightforward, and humorous view of the most recent Cup race in her column, and she's also not afraid to stir things up a little when needed, too. Her conservative, family-oriented viewpoint of what's happening in Cup racing is refreshing in these days of driver-bashing and mud-slinging.

-Mike Irwin


I had the pleasure to work with Carol when she provided stories for my book, Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul. Carol is passionate, informed and intelligent. Her opinions are well formulated, factual and make you think. Race Journal Online captures the essence of why we love racing and Carol is racing's voice of insight and perspective.

-Matthew E. Adams
Author, Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul

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Feb 21 1pm FOX Daytona
Feb 28 1pm FOX Atlanta

Mar 06 3pm FOX Las Vegas
Mar 13 3pm FOX Phoenix
Mar 20 3pm FOX Fontana
Mar 29 1pm FS1 Martinsvl
Mar 27 OFF (Easter)

Apr 03 1pm FOX Martinsville
Apr 09 7pm FOX Texas
Apr 17 1pm FOX Bristol
Apr 24 1pm FOX Richmond

May 01 1pm FOX Talladega
May 07 7pm FS1 Kansas
May 15 1pm FOX Dover
May 21 7pm FS1 All Star
May 29 6pm FOX Charlotte

Jun 05 1pm FS1 Pocono
Jun 12 1pm FS1 Michigan
Jun 19 OFF
Jun 26 3pm FS1 Sonoma

Jul 02 7pm NBC Daytona
Jul 09 7pm NBCSN Kentucky
Jul 17 1pm NBCSN New Hampshr
Jul 24 3pm NBCSN Indy
Jul 31 1pm NBCSN Pocono

Aug 07 2pm NBCSN WatGlen
Aug 14 OFF
Aug 20 8pm NBCSN Bristol
Aug 28 2pm NBCSN Michigan

Sep 04 6pm NBC Darlington
Sep 10 7pm NBCSN Richmond

The Chase

Round of 16

Sep 18 2pm NBCSN Chicago
Sep 25 2pm NBCSN New Hampshr
Oct 02 2pm NBCSN Dover

Round of 12

Oct 08 7pm NBC Charlotte
Oct 16 2pm NBC Kansas
Oct 23 2pm NBCSN Talladega

Round of 8

Oct 30 1pm NBCSN Martinsvl
Nov 06 2pm NBC Texas
Nov 13 2pm NBC Phoenix

Championship 4

Nov 20 2pm NBC Homestead

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