2008 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

Samsung 500 Congrats & Sway Bar Gate Congratulations to Denny Hamlin on winning at Martinsville this past weekend. Jeff Burton moves into the lead in the standings following a strong 3rd place finish and Jamie McMurray and Regan Smith displace Sam Hornish Jr. and David Reutimann in the top 35 in the owner’s standings heading […]

NASCAR Track Facts: Texas Motor Speedway

Samsung 500 Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Texas Motor Speedway History Construction on Texas Motor Speedway began in 1995. The original configuration called for an unusual dual banking system that had 24 degrees of banking for […]

Reutimann Loses Tie To Family History As He Suits Up For UPS

Back in February I made the final post in a countdown series to the Daytona 500. That final post featured NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Reutimann and his family’s tie to the car #00 throughout their history in racing. Even before doing that post I was becoming somewhat a fan of David Reutimann. During the […]

Ryan Nemwan Surprise NASCAR fan

Lynchburg, Va. resident is awarded prize of a lifetime from Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman and Alltel Wireless Wireless customer’s name to appear on Newman’s car during All-Star race Today, Chris Turner of Lynchburg, Va. received the prize of a lifetime at the grand opening of the new Alltel Wireless retail store in Lynchburg, Va. […]

Martinsville Part Of Inaugural NASCAR Schedule In 1948

Martinsville Speedway The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at 22 tracks, only one of which was part of the sanctioning body’s historic first season in 1948. The .526-mile oval is located in relatively tiny Martinsville, Va. (population approximately 15,000). But in truth, it resides in the very heart and soul of NASCAR, a status resulting […]

NASCAR Track Facts: Martinsville Speedway

Goody’s Cool Orange 500 Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Martinsville History Opened in September 1947 by H. Clay Earles. The first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville was on July 4, 1948. The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race […]

2008 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Martinsville Speedway

Goody’s Cool Orange 500 B-O-R-I-N-G After a week off for the Easter holiday we head to Martinsville, VA this week for the running of the Goody’s Cool Orange 500. This is a .526-mile paper clip track with 12 degree banking in the corners. This makes it hard to pass and most of the racing is […]

Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman Display Vintage Car Collection

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman and World Wrestling Entertainment superstar John Cena will prove their need for speed is not limited to the track or ring when they display their personal rides during the April 3-6 Food Lion AutoFair at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.Although two-time Sprint Cup champion Stewart considers himself a […]

Dale Jarrett All-Star Race Car

“Here’s a sneak peek at Dale Jarrett’s Toyota for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 17 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Not too flashy. I like the hood though: 1977 – 2008 Dale Jarrett Signed…Sealed…Delivered (Click image for large view) “

Dale Jarrett=Class vs Shane Hmiel=Aw, You Know

Dale Jarrett’s final Cup race (until Michael McDowell falls outside the top 35) comes this Sunday at Bristol. His career is filled with great memories, but one of my fondest memories of Jarrett in recent years was a lesser known memory. It happened at the 2005 Bristol Busch race. It was entertaining at the time, […]