Bud Moore: A Real American Hero, Part II

".....one who made many contributions to the sport. One whose firm handshake was as good as any contract. One who always gave a straight answer. Most of all, to be remembered as a man who loved his family, his country and the sport of racing."- Bud Moore on how he'd like to be remembered. No history of NASCAR is complete without the mention of Bud Moore. Though his fascination with cars began racing around on the streets of Spartanburg, South Carolina in his teens, the man who would be in ...

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Before There Was Jimmie, There Was Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough and winning went hand in hand. We were reminded of that Sunday, as Jimmie Johnson tied the three-time champion for 83 victories at NASCAR's highest levels. While fans trumpet the achievements of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, it is too easy to forget what drivers like Yarborough accomplished. Cale Yarborough was Jimmie Johnson before there was a Jimmie Johnson. He was the first to win three championships in a row in 1976, 1977 and 1978. The South Carolinian ...

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A Birth And Resurrection At Wood Bros. Racing

Something old and something new are combining at Wood Bros. Racing to offer one of the better feel good stories of 2016. Just when it seemed that NASCAR's oldest active racing was fading into history, they've begun a return to relevance. Leading the way is rookie Ryan Blaney, who showing there's more than just one outstanding newcomer this season. Hardcore NASCAR fans understand that this is a team sport. A mediocre racer can take a good car and drive it out of contention. A good driver i ...

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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 ...

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A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME

CHARLOTTE _ One week before the official grand opening, I had the chance to take a sneak peek at the long-awaited NASCAR Hall of Fame located in the heart of Charlotte. After years of anticipation, planning and construction, the final pieces are now in place and ready for the public. The first stop along the journey in the hall is the High Octane Theater. Before heading into the theater to see the film, visitors register their ‘Hard Card’ in the computer. This allows them to interact ...

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