The Legacy of Steve Byrnes

  If I may be so raw, cancer sucks. This killer has separated families and deprived this Earth of some fine human beings, people who had something good to contribute. Had cancer not deprived his body of life, 56-year old Steve Byrnes still had plenty to bring to NASCAR nation. If you'll permit this observer to do so, after I all, I know this is a site about NASCAR racing, I'll tell you why Byrnes mattered so much to this sport, and what he taught by example to those of us who eith ...

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The 10 Greatest Drivers Of The Last 25 Years

  2015 appears to be shaping up as one of those crossroads season, with some great careers coming to a close, and some potentially great careers getting started. Jeff Gordon's retirement announcement got this fan in a reflective mood. When the Rainbow Warrior happened on the NASCAR scene in the early 90s, the sport was in a golden era, and at the time, there was an exchange of great careers getting started, and some great careers winding down. In this humble opinion, these are the ...

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Happy Birthday to A Living NASCAR Legend

Who is the best of all-time in NASCAR? The popular choice is the "man who could see air;" of course, we speak of the late Dale Earnhardt. Most famous for his intimidating ways, the seven-time champion could rally from laps down to win and do perform feats of renown. Others would opine the greatest was none other than "The King," Richard Petty. He dominated the NASCAR scene, and has been a longstanding goodwill ambassador. A living legend celebrates a birthday this week, and some may argue he ...

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Rivalries Vs. Feuds

The one year anniversary of the infamous Denny Hamlin- Joey Logano crash in Fontana raises questions of feuds and rivalries. In the mind of this observer, there's a difference. One is good for NASCAR. The other is a public relations black eye. Great rivalries are the stuff of NASCAR legend. The King (Richard Petty) vs. The Silver Fox (David Pearson) may have been the greatest in motorsports. Bobby Allison versus Darrell Waltrip was a great rivalry. For a time, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart ...

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Daytona May Just Be The Beginning For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ten years has a way changing things. In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500, his 10th career victory. He looked like he had the world on a string. The win would be the first of six that season, one in which a profanity uttered during a victory celebration cost him money and cost him points. He suggested his fifth win at Talladega wasn't any big deal because his legendary father won ten at the track. Sunday night, high on victory, Junior said something about Mooresville, No ...

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