NASCAR Racing At Road Courses Has Changed

In some racing museum somewhere, you may find an endangered species. Typically, this species had its origins in sports cars series or perhaps some form of open wheel racing. Critics would argue that NASCAR racing on road courses is like a pig doing ballet. Among the old time legends of the sport, you would struggle to find one proficient at road course racing. Dale Earnhardt won only once on a road course- at Watkins Glen. By comparison- Richard Petty had six, Bobby Allison five, and Davi ...

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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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Where Does Kyle Busch Stand Among The Greats?

[caption id="attachment_686602" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: twitter.com/JoeGibbsRacing[/caption] It's become a fair question to ask: where does Kyle Busch stand among the greats of NASCAR? It's not a crazy question to ask anymore. Just start with the stats, and he already has a Hall of Fame resume with plenty of gas left in the tank. With his Saturday night win at Richmond, Kyle Busch has 46 Cup victories. That total has taken him past such luminaries as Mark Martin and Bill ...

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Kevin Harvick Victory Lends More Historical Symmetry To 2018 Season

  Another week, more NASCAR history. We spent last week remembering the ties between Austin Dillon's victory at Daytona to Dale Earnhardt. One week later, Kevin Harvick earns a victory at Atlanta reminding us once again of NASCAR history. Longtime fans remember that immediately following the death of Dale Earnhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500, Richard Childress Racing brought in a kid from Oildale, California named Kevin Harvick to be his successor. Such enormous shoes to fill. Partly ...

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Austin Dillon Adds A New Chapter To An Already Historic Day

The powers that be at NASCAR must surely be smiling today. You long time NASCAR fans know that Austin Dillon couldn't have pick a better occasion to pick up his second career Cup win by taking the checkered flag at the 60th running of the Daytona 500. If you follow the sport with any degree of seriousness, you know that Austin Dillon is the grandson of this team owner, Richard Childress. He's the father of Austin's mother Tina. Back in the day, Childress had none other than Dale Earnhardt ...

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