The Family Business Of NASCAR Dynasties

June 24th, 2013

Driving at speeds of close to 200 mph just inches from the car in front takes courage and a particular skill set, a skill set that is often hereditary. The most famous family dynasty in NASCAR is the Pettys. Lee Petty was a pretty good driver. He was a three time NASCAR Champion, and in 1959 he won the first ever Daytona 500. However, after suffering an injury, he stepped down and handed the driving duties over to his son Richard.

Richard Petty would go on to become the most successful Read the rest of this entry »

Best NASCAR Finishes Of All Time

April 22nd, 2013

When it comes to NASCAR, heart-stopping finishes are never in short supply. With cars speeding in an oval at close to 200 mph, all while drafting, bumping, and pushing for position as they near the checkered flag, action tends to get tense. While many NASCAR race finishes are nail-biters, a few stand out from the pack as the best ever.

The 1988 Daytona 500 gave crowds the “Awwww!” factor when Bobby Allison topped his son, Davey, to win the race and Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Damaging and Dangerous Crashes In NASCAR

June 19th, 2012

If you are a true die hard NASCAR fan, no matter how old or how young you are, you should know the name Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sadly, not all generations are old enough to remember his amazing and very talented father, Dale Earnhardt Sr. For those of who follow NASCAR, and have followed it regularly for years, you may have been watching and remember what you were doing the day that it was announced that Read the rest of this entry »

The Unfair Advantage Of The Luck Dog

October 8th, 2011

In the year of 03, an effort was made to increase safety for NASCAR drivers in which in return they decided to ban drivers from racing back to the yellow flag after the caution light is displayed. While there is evidence that driver safety has increased and many safety crews are now more capable of responding relatively quicker than ever before. The rule itself then and even to this very day is still consider by many to be a Read the rest of this entry »

You Lucky Dog, You Got A Lap Back!

October 4th, 2011

In 2003 NASCAR drivers got a reprieve from unfortunate circumstances when they implemented a beneficiary rule. This allows the highest running car one lap down to recieve that lap back and move to the tail end of the lead lap cars. Only cars that are one lap down count towards this rule. Cars that are two or more laps down do not recieve this benefit. The rule helps build excitement in the sport as drivers that have bad luck early in a race have a chance to regain laps if Read the rest of this entry »

Race Lengths: Are They Laps, Kilometers Or Miles?

September 30th, 2011

There’s nothing like watching a good race, no matter the level it’s at. Whether it’s a dirt track under the lights kicking up dust or a paved speedway with higher speeds, the thrill of racing is easy to get into our veins.
When watching a race, we know that there is a set amount of distance for the race that determines how many laps the vehicles must go.
A lap is one time around the length of the track.
But what about the track itself? How is that measured?
Each track is measured in the distance of Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Charlotte: NASCAR’s Epicentre

August 31st, 2011

If you live anywhere near Charlotte, North Carolina you’ve got to head to town to explore all the NASCAR capital has to offer. Sure you can watch all the races on your Direct TV but wouldn’t you like to get up close and personal and learn more about your favorite sport?
NASCAR Hall of Fame: Located right in downtown Charlotte the Hall of Fame is a glisteningly new shrine to all things stock car. You’re likely to catch a glimpse of any number of Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Fights In NASCAR History

June 2nd, 2011

During the 1979 Daytona 500, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison hit and both spun out. Post race Yarborough punched Allison and they fought until Officials arrived.

2010, Jeff Burton put Jeff Gordon in the wall. Gordon approached Burton and shoved him.

2003, Jimmy Spencer approaches Kurt Busch and punches him while he sits in his car.

2008, Tony Stewart spins Kurt Busch. Busch drives onto pit road toward Stewart as he stands by his car. Stewart jumped out of the way unhurt while Busch drove off.

2007, Juan Pablo Montoya spins Kevin Harvick. Montoya grabbed Harvick’s helmet and they shoved each other until Officials arrive.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.

After Read the rest of this entry »

NASCAR Origins: Moonshiners Racing In The Dirt

May 29th, 2011

The history of NASCAR dates back to the days of prohibition. Drivers known as moonshiners would go up the winding roads of the Appalachian Mountains to buy illicit whiskey (moonshine) from stills hidden up in the mountains. The moonshiners then had to be able to outrun Law enforcement that would often wait down in the winding roads. To get an extra edge, the moonshiners would add modifications to their vehicles to improve speed and handling. At times, the Read the rest of this entry »

NASCAR Scoring: Driver Points Vs. Owner Points

May 28th, 2011

All of us racing fans hear about the NASCAR points system such as who’s a head, who’s qualifying or not, but how much of it do we really understand or know about?

There are two separate systems used by NASCAR. One for the drivers and one for the owners. Some might think the point system for both are the same but in actuality there not.

For the drivers, every race on the circuit is awarded the same amount of points no matter if it’s the Daytona 500 or the Read the rest of this entry »

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