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The Evolution of NASCAR's Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.

The Evolution of NASCAR's Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.
There hasn’t been an African American to drive in NASCAR’s highest series (Monster Energy Series), since Bill Lester drove the # 23 Waste Management (Bill Davis Racing), car back in 2006. That will change on Sunday at the NASCAR race in Pocono, PA aka “The Tricky Triangle”. Darrell Wallace Jr. affectionately known as “Bubba” will... Read more »

Sunday is The Best Day on the Motorsports Calendar

Sunday is The Best Day on the Motorsports Calendar
This Sunday is a great day, not only is it my son’s birthday but it’s a day with not one, not two but three iconic auto races. The day starts out in picturesque Monaco with Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix. I don’t know if there is a better landscape and harder course on any surface... Read more »

The Ghosts Of Our Race Tracks

The Ghosts Of Our Race Tracks
This past week Illiana Speedway in Schererville Indiana was sold to the city of Schererville and over the weekend there was an auction for the rest of the equipment from the speedway. It’s just the latest in local speedways that have closed due to dwindling competitors, fans and the expense of racing. I grew up... Read more »
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The Dangers of Auto Racing & Why We Love It

The Dangers of Auto Racing & Why We Love It
On Monday IndyCar fan favorite James “Hinchtown” Hinchcliffe was injured in a crash during practice for this Sunday’s iconic Indianapolis 500 race. It was the fourth crash within a week at the facility in anticipation for the race. I think it hit a lot of us fans (and even drivers), hard because of James’ youth... Read more »

Kevin Harvick 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion

Kevin Harvick 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion
This evening in Miami Homestead racetrack in the last NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the year, Kevin Harvick won a hard fought race and also held off fellow NASCAR Chase finalists Denny “Hambone” Hamlin, Joey Logano & “Flyin” Ryan Newman. This year was the first of the elimination process within the 10 race Chase playoff... Read more »

Matt Crafton Nascar Camping World's Truck Series First Back to Back Champion

Matt Crafton Nascar Camping World's Truck Series First Back to Back Champion
Last night at Miami Homestead Raceway Matt Crafton became the first NASCAR Camping World Back to Back Champion in that series 20 year history. Even though Matt didn’t win the race (Darrell “Bubba” Wallace did), Matt did as he has done all year and been steady on the track and held off Ryan Blaney from... Read more »
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Nascar At Texas Motor Speedway AKA "Boys Have At It"

Nascar At Texas Motor Speedway AKA "Boys Have At It"
At the conclusion of this week’s Nascar race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, a fight ensued in the pit area. Now first understand that a championship is at stake, not this week but in two weeks but under the new points & elimination playoff situation (known as “The Chase”), one mistake can cost... Read more »

The Emergence of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr In Nascar

The Emergence of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr In Nascar
One year ago Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr, became the first African American man to win a NASCAR race on any pro (nationl), level in 50 years (since the late Wendell Scott), at the fall Martinsville race. Today he won that race again. The significance isn’t just that he won that race again or that he... Read more »

Is It Too Soon For Tony Stewart To Race Again?

Is It Too Soon For Tony Stewart To Race Again?
Thursday afternoon NASCAR announced that Tony Stewart would be back behind the wheel of his # 14 Bass Pro Chevrolet in this weekend’s Atlanta Sprint Cup race on Sunday night. Tony has been out of the car the last three races (Watkins Glen, Michigan & Bristol), following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on a... Read more »
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What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?
So by now you’ve heard how three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in a on track incident Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York State last night. What we know now is that Stewart the part of owner of Stewart-Haas racing (which is the team consisting of Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick & Kurt... Read more »
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