A Moment To Remember Racing Royalty

Racing's royal family looked set for an heir apparent in 2000. Adam Petty seemed to embody all the best qualities of his forefathers. He had a bright smile like his great-grandfather Lee. Like grandfather Richard "The King" Petty, Adam appeared to have top notch racing chops. Like his father Kyle, the 19-year old was engaging and well-spoken. In an instant, a life and a career came to a tragic and abrupt end. On May 12, 2000, while practicing for the Busch (now Xfinity Series) race at New ...

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NASCAR Recap: December Driver Change

Even though this is the quietest time of the Sprint Cup season, there are plenty of things that might impact how you watch NASCAR's 2016 season. Here's a look at winners and losers from what should be a down time of year. (more…) ...

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How Great Is Jeff Gordon? Feast On These Numbers

Performance is a funny thing. Success breeds greater expectations, dominance makes consistency mundane, and impressive details can get lost on a decorated resume. Recently retired racing icon Jeff Gordon hangs up his helmet having amassed a great body of work, evidence to future generations that never saw him on the track will be able to view, and know there were few- if any- better. Let's have a look at the numbers, shall we? If you're as big a stat geek as me, you have to check out this ...

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NASCAR Conspiracies: No Season Is Complete Without One

NASCAR fans love a conspiracy. Regardless of who the driver is, if he or she dominates, it can't be because they are good; they're good because they cheated. Granted, it isn't without good reason that fans would raise their eyebrows. NASCAR's first Strictly Stock winner- Glenn Dunaway- had his victory taken away because of an illegal, unapproved spring. Legendary mechanic and car owner Smoke Yunick was the original "Slick Willie," finding every loophole in the rule book to gain an edge. C ...

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NASCAR’s Best Road Course Racer Ever

Who is NASCAR's best road course racer ever? Marcos Ambrose? He is one of them, but his body of work is too short. Boris Said? If we're talking about perhaps the best road course driving COACH ever, the curly-headed road master gets the nod. Juan Pablo Montoya? He's worthy of consideration, but the criteria applied to Ambrose also applies to JPM. For all their victories, Richard Petty and David Pearson trail the best road course racer NASCAR has ever seen: Jeff Gordon. With nine victories ...

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