The Pass In The Grass My…..The Best Ever All-Star Race

30 years later, it's still entertaining. It's a case where the event lives up to the hype. It shouldn't be a surprise. The 80s and 90s were a golden age for NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte, and Geoff Bodine were genuine stars, setting the stage to make the 1987 running of the all-star race an instant classic. Bill "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliott was the resident speed merchant of the era. Until the restrictor plates came along, he was tooling along at ridiculou ...

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How The Tables Have Turned For Ford, Harvick

Here are the surest signs of success in NASCAR: A) Your manufacturer is accused of having an unfair advantage, and B) You get accused of cheating. Speaking of cheating, you find other teams pushing the envelope to find that edge to take you down. Such was much of the discussion concerning Ford, and their current golden boy, Kevin Harvick. Kevin Harvick is in a zone. Many thought he'd stew over the switch by Stewart-Haas Racing to Ford. Come again? No doubt Mr. Happy had many joyous celebr ...

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Racing At 90? Hershel McGriff Did!

  How old is Hershel McGriff? When he celebrates a birthday, the candles cost more than the cake! Or as Chris Myers once said of aging reporter Dick Berggren, "he's so old, he knew the Dead Sea when it was just getting sick." Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm just amazed. I'm not a pup myself, but it will take me 36 years to get to where he is now. And Hershel McGriff drove a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race in Tuscon. If I'm lucky (I think), I'll be living at 90. I can't imagine r ...

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A Lesson In Life Courtesy of Spencer Gallagher

[caption id="attachment_688295" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2018 in Talladega, Alabama.[/caption] Spencer Gallagher is now a "guy." Unfortunately for 28-year old from Las Vegas, he will be known going forward as "that guy that tested positive for drugs." It does not matter that we don't know what he tested positive for, how many times he may have used, and it does not matter how much of a good guy ...

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Let Racing People Run NASCAR

Every passing season, it just continues to fade. There's a hauler load full of reason for the decline of NASCAR, and no one fix takes care of it all. NASCAR will never be the NFL, but short of that, it is possible to enjoy a big piece of the sports viewing pie. There is one major fix that can help stop the bleeding. It's time to let racing people run NASCAR. At NASCAR's inception was Big Bill France and an eclectic mix of businessmen, mechanics, and people with some valuable knowledge of h ...

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