Heavy Metal In Thunder Valley- It’s Bristol Baby!

It's been likened to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium. Bristol Motor Speedway is a test of endurance, nerves, and a seemingly unending traffic jam. After two weeks out west, NASCAR returns to its heartland at a sight reminiscent of a Roman coliseum. More so at the late summer night race than in the spring, racing at Bristol has a way of bringing out the gladiator in a driver. That names like Darrell Waltrip, the Busch brothers, and Jeff Gordon- none of them ever adverse to contact- dot ...

//more

NASCAR’s Mt. Rushmore

Over in the NBA, LeBron James has lain before himself a new challenge: to have a career worthy of being part of basketball's "Mt. Rushmore." Today- he says he belongs there alongside such luminaries as Jordan, Magic and Bird. Did you catch that? These are names even non-basketball fans know- transcendent figures. It prompts for the motorsports fan the question of who belongs on NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore? Who are the four giants? For this fan, NASCAR's Mt. Rushmore must be game changers, t ...

//more

MY PICKS FOR THE 2012 NASCAR HALL OF FAME

As this is being written, we are hours away from the announcement of who will comprise the 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame. As this is just the third class for the hall, we’re still at the point where we can vigorously debate who gets in before another. It’s as hot a debate as one about who’s prettier: Jessica Alba or Jessica Biel (My pick? My wife, of course. I may be crazy, but I’m not stupid).We’re still at that point where homage must be paid to the founding fathers an ...

//more

JEFF GORDON SCORES HISTORIC POCONO WIN

Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon joined some very elite company in the NASCAR history books. By scoring the win in the 5-Hour Energy 500, Gordon moved into a three-way tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 84 victories. The only two drivers with more victories than the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet are Richard Petty and David Pearson. “I really can't even express in words what it means to tie Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison at ...

//more

HALL OF FAME SNUB HURTS WALTRIP’S FEELINGS

I know. I had the same reaction, too. Darrell Waltrip has feelings? Yes. Yes, he does. And they are hurt. He took to Twitter to discuss his "pity party." Waltrip hurt by Hall of Fame snub (AP) ...

//more

LOL RACE PICS: DARRELL WALTRIP BUSTED

This had to have been Photoshopped, right? RIGHT?Props to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Amish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley WorldI'm Tony Stewart ... Ting!Kyle is the new BobDrink responsiblyThe Incredible CarlWhat Carl Edwards saidDanica Patrick FAILPhoto finish at ACSFore! ...

//more

DARRELL WALTRIP KEEPS CANADA DOWN

 This isn’t how you grow the sport up north. Patrick Carpentier finishes 38th in his home country. The Montreal Nationwide race morphs into a bad Benny Hill skit. And now the voice of racing on FOX is getting all Star Jones on a Canadian man who's just trying to make a loonie. A report from New Brunswick (don’t ask me what state/province that's in) said a businessman and race fan has been forced to change the name of his memorabilia shop. The reason: a cease-and-desist ...

//more

DARRELL WALTRIP HEARTS KYLE BUSCH

Darrell Waltrip's man crush on Kyle Busch has spilled over from the television screen to foxsports.com, where he writes in a column, "I saw Dale Earnhardt when he was at his best; I saw Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Jeff Gordon all when they were at their best. I raced against them when they were at their best, so trust me when I say I know talent. I have to tell you, though: None of them were as good as Kyle." Waltrip writes that if Busch does rea ...

//more