IS IT OVER YET? PERSEVERENCE PREVAILS

About the only calamities that this race didn’t have was a plague of locusts and Lake Lloyd turning to blood. Monday’s race may not have been the best Daytona 500 ever run, but it will be one we’ll never forget. The good news is all involved made the best of a multitude of bad situations. Rain may have delayed the race, but it didn’t shorten it. A jet dryer fire may have prolonged the race, but the repair crews did a yeoman’s job of fixing the track, and thank ...

//more

THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE

Some call it NASCAR’s “Super Bowl.” Much like football’s greatest game, the “Great American Race” has had some of its greatest moments in its greatest event. Several races merit honorable mention. Among them, a win by Indy legend A.J. Foyt in 1972, Dale Jarrett’s 1993 victory with dad Ned announcing it, and Fireball Roberts’ victory in 1962. 2001’s Daytona 500 race, won by Michael Waltrip was historic, but the tragic death of Waltrip&rsq ...

//more

IT’S STAND & DELIVER TIME FOR JOEY LOGANO

For every Jeff Gordon, there’s a Casey Atwood. There are those who arrive on the racing scene with great fanfare and deliver on their promise. On the other hand, NASCAR has seen its share of careers that never really quite got off the launching pad. Within the last five years, Brad Coleman, Stephen Leicht, Stephen Wallace, Jon Wood and others have come along as potential phenoms- only to either falter or just plain flame out. Some guys don’t get a fair shake. In this writer&rsqu ...

//more

MARK MARTIN: RACING LESS, ENJOYING IT MORE

Freedom- the beauty of living in the United States of America. You have the freedom to pursue the dream you wish, however you wish. Consider Mark Martin and his decision to race a part time schedule in 2012. Some say “Why?” The real question here is “Why not?” If Mark Martin wants to run a 25 (out of 36) race schedule, and he has a willing employer- in this case, Michael Waltrip- why shouldn’t he? It’s like they say in the car business: a fair price is th ...

//more

BOY HOWDY, (WARD) BURTON IS BACK!

Amidst all the hype at Daytona last week, there were three things that brought a smile to my face: A.J. Allmendinger’s victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the announcement that Elliott “Rabbit Release” Sadler would be running the 33 car for Richard Childress Racing in the Daytona 500, and the announcement that John Edward Burton III would be running in the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona. All is not lost with the world. Of course, you serious fans know that last ...

//more

WILL ‘DINGER BE THE BREAKOUT DRIVER OF 2012?

With all the movement of the 2011 off-season, there’s ample opportunity for fresh starts in 2012. It may even pave the way for a breakout star in the mold of Brad Keselowski in 2011. Interestingly enough, 2012’s breakout racer may very well be his new teammate.He appears to have it all now: he’s got a racer’s name, a racer’s look, a pretty wife at his side, and an improving performance. All he needs now is to to start producing wins, the same way Keselowski did last ...

//more

5 DRIVERS I’M WATCHING IN 2012

What an offseason! There hasn't been this much movement since lightning hit the revival tent. With all the postseason silliness and some of the goings on out on the track, there’s plenty of suspense going into 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. With great interest, here's what this observer is watching….   1. Jimmie Johnson-  The 5-time champion has blazed many new trails, but now finds himself in uncharted territory: starting a season among the masses after an historic ...

//more

WHAT IS THE NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES?

It’s not the first time the question has been asked, but lacking a satisfactory answer, it seems worth another go. Yes, I know they race with a slightly different car, and there are some different drivers than what you see in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and they even race on different tracks every once in a blue moon. Aside from that, it looks like it’s a hybrid test session/audition for the Cup series. Unless you’re just a hard core racing nut (after all, there are only ...

//more

THE NASCAR CLASSIFIEDS

 Who says there are no jobs out there? Opportunities abound in the world of auto racing for people with the right skills. Check out these employment ads and other classifieds from the pages of the Turn Two Tradin’ Post from near Charlotte somewhere… WANTED: Nanny for three talented, but rambunctious little boys: Kyle, Denny and Joey. Extensive travel. Conflict resolution skills a must as boys sometimes fail to play well with others. Children are potty-trained, but often p ...

//more

2012 AND THE CAR VS. DRIVER QUESTION

 How many times have you heard this: “If so-and-so just had some decent equipment to run in, maybe he’d win.” Of the #20 car dominating the Nationwide Series, Clint Bowyer only half jokingly once said, “A monkey could drive that car.” How much of the NASCAR winning equation is the car- or the team- and how much of it is on the driver? 2012 will offer a lot of interesting fodder for that discussion. Will Kurt Busch pilot his new James Finch ride int ...

//more
1 5 6 7 8 9 55