Ralph Earnhardt: The Original Racer’s Racer

  Legends often have a way of taking on a life of their own. If the story is not carefully recorded, a Mickey Rooney can become a Paul Bunyan. The way the Dale Earnhardt story is told, one could sometimes get the impression that The Intimidator was somehow discovered out of nowhere and struggled his way to the top to become racing royalty. While his beginnings were humble, while he earned his place in the hallowed halls of NASCAR, the Earnhardt name was not unfamiliar to racing enthu ...

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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 FEW MOMENTS WITH NED JARRETT

Ned Jarrett in car 11 races to the outside of Jim Paschal at Nashville in 1961.Timing is everything. We tend to remember when it didn’t go our way. The bad memories can linger for years. As I get older I choose to recall better times and the nice moments in life that fall into my lap. At a recent dinner, through sheer chance, my timing was perfect. And I got to chat with Ned Jarrett. Attending a reception before the night’s main program near the Charlotte area brought a nice oppor ...

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