5 DRIVERS I’M WATCHING IN 2011

There’s a reason everyone loves a new year. For those who experienced adversity or failure in the year prior, they get fresh start; a clean slate fresh for writing a new chapter to the story. For the young, it’s an opportunity to further build on the foundation that’s been set; perhaps a rite of passage to maturity is in store.NASCAR drivers are no different. For Jimmie Johnson, 2010 further built his legacy. For Denny Hamlin, it was a breakout year. Jamie McMurray experienced ...

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WHAT DOES MRN DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?

For 36 weeks, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) serves as the radio voice of NASCAR, but when the final race is run, what becomes of the MRN team? The race teams themselves have a lot of work in the off-season: pit crews return to Charlotte to tinker with car setups, some drivers take glamorous vacations while other drivers turn to modeling. Unlike their racing counterparts, the fine folks at MRN are forced to pick up odd jobs to pay the bills.We caught up with MRN to get a look into four events th ...

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KULWICKI AND ALLISON LEFT LASTING LEGACIES ON AND OFF TRACK

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The NASCAR Hall of Fame was abuzz Saturday afternoon as NASCAR personalities, media members and fans gathered inside the Great Hall for the unveiling of their newest exhibit: Short Careers, Lasting Legacy. The exhibit included the cars of the late Tim Richmond, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki and also featured team owners Bondy Long and Carl Kiekaefer, as well as drivers Billy and Bobby Myers and fourth generation driver Adam Petty. Each of these men left their mark on NASCAR, ...

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A SOLUTION FOR FIXING THE NATIONWIDE SERIES

What do we do with the Nationwide Series?The NASCAR circuit used to be a glorious, wonderful Tour. It had stars, heroes, and fans all its own. Now it has fallen and lost its way. It does not have a place. NASCAR pretends it does and tries to convince us of that. Nobody cares about Cup teams dropping down and winning the Nationwide championship and mopping the floor week after week in victories. Nobody cares when a token headline is fabricated about the highest finishing non-Cup regular. Smile an ...

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