Five Brickyard 400 Wins Compared to Four Indianapolis 500 Wins

Apparently there has been much ado over whether or not Jeff Gordon's five Brickyard 400 wins are an equal or greater accomplishment than A.J. Foyt's, Al Unser Sr.'s, and Rick Mears' four Indianapolis 500s.  I congratulate Jeff Gordon on his five Brickyard 400 wins and I think that he wrote a new chapter in motor … Continue reading Five Brickyard 400 Wins Compared to Four Indianapolis 500 Wins

Some Racing Folks Need to Take a Chill Pill

‘Ello, I WISH TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT. Just like Mr. Praline in Monty Python’s Dead Parrot sketch, I have a complaint.  Unlike Mr. Praline, I don’t wish to complain about a pet shop purchase.  My complaint is about motor sport.  Over the weekend I tweeted that Motor Sport in the US was becoming like a … Continue reading Some Racing Folks Need to Take a Chill Pill

NASCAR Trucks at Eldora – An Enjoyable Evening of Racing

I haven't enjoyed a @NASCAR race this much in years. That's what I had to say just before the end of last night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway and a few hours later I still feel the same way.  I've been disillusioned with NASCAR racing for some time.  I can't remember … Continue reading NASCAR Trucks at Eldora – An Enjoyable Evening of Racing

Road Trip – The Darlington Raceway Museum and the Walterboro Tuskegee Airmen Monument

This morning, my nephew Kaleb and I took a road trip to the Darlington Raceway Museum.  Located at Darlington Raceway, it is a small but nice museum that houses a number of historic stock cars, memorabilia from NASCAR's early days, and the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame.  It isn't very far from I-95 … Continue reading Road Trip – The Darlington Raceway Museum and the Walterboro Tuskegee Airmen Monument

NASCAR’s Enforcement Fails to Keep Up With the Times

After Matt Kenseth’s victory at Kansas Speedway, the engine from his car was taken to NASCAR’s Research and Development Center (a normal practice) for further inspection.  During that inspection, it was determined that one of the engine’s eight connecting rods was 2.7 grams too light.  As a result of that discovery, Kenseth and team received … Continue reading NASCAR’s Enforcement Fails to Keep Up With the Times

Danica Patrick Did Pretty Good in the Daytona 500

I find myself in the unusual position of defending Danica Patrick over her performance in the Daytona 500.  As those who know me can attest, I'm not a Danica Patrick fan and haven't been for quite some time but when someone acquits themselves well, it needs to be recognized instead of marginalized.  Two of  the … Continue reading Danica Patrick Did Pretty Good in the Daytona 500

My Take on the Last Lap Nationwide Crash at Daytona

Saturday's near tragic last lap crash during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway has to be viewed as a warning sign.  28 or more people were injured in a crash that didn’t have to happen.  When the crash occurred, there shouldn’t have been that much debris making it through the catch fence.  … Continue reading My Take on the Last Lap Nationwide Crash at Daytona

How Does Rusty Wallace Get in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Before Red Byron and Raymond Parks?

Tonight, Speed TV will televise the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  One of the drivers being inducted tonight is a modern era driver - Rusty Wallace.  Still to be inducted into the Hall of Fame are NASCAR and stock car racing pioneers Red Byron and Raymond Parks.  I mean no slight to Rusty … Continue reading How Does Rusty Wallace Get in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Before Red Byron and Raymond Parks?

Danica Patrick – Biggest NASCAR Non-Story of the Year

Although she finished 10th in the final NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings, few got more attention than the former Indy Car Racing driver.  Most of that attention, however, was the result of her gender, not her accomplishments. Says Morris News Service writer Don Coble in his recent commentary "New Champ, Dodge's Departure Highlight NASCAR Year" … Continue reading Danica Patrick – Biggest NASCAR Non-Story of the Year