NASCAR Track Facts: Auto Club Speedway

Pepsi 500 Here is a quick run down of trivial facts and statistics for this weekend’s Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Auto Club Speedway History Groundbreaking for Auto Club Speedway took place in November 1995. The first race was a NASCAR West Series race won by Ken Schrader on June 21, […]

Operation Homefront

Robby Gordon to visit Fort Lee’s Warriors in Transition Unit and will run a special Operation Homefront paint scheme. Robby Gordon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ driver, will visit soldiers assigned to the Warrior in Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Lee, VA on behalf of Operation Homefront Thursday, September 4. The visit coincides with Jim Beam’s […]

Who Is this Guy?

After a week of setting of shop here, some people might be wondering “who is this guy?” And more importantly, “What the heck Darren was thinking?”. I can’t help with the second question, but if you were curious who the heck I am, and have done all your chores and finished your homework, here’s some […]

What Constitutes a Record?

In light of the Olympics craze, it’s easy to try and relate it to NASCAR. Sometimes it works, like comparing Michael Phelps’ Olympics to Kyle Busch’s season. It’s a stretch but at least holds some parallels. Other times it just won’t translate and looks like grasping at straws. Witness one such grasp from the AP: […]

Bristol Preview: What to Watch For

Does the Bristol night race’s reputation precede the actual quality of the race? It’s still one of the most anticipated races of the season, but in recent years it’s become something resembling a parade more than a race. Last year’s resurfacing project helped introduce a second groove, but things still didn’t change at the front […]

10 Reasons Tony Stewart is Winless

Tony Stewart has had a rough year. He’s still in good shape to make the Chase, has led over 500 laps and has 8 top 5’s and 11 top 10’s (not to mention over $4 million in winnings). But Smoke is used to winning races. He’s won at least two ever year since 1998. Something […]

#41 Team Penalized at Michigan

NASCAR has fined Donnie Wingo, crew chief of the No. 41 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, for a violation committed during the Aug. 17 race at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 41 car driven by Reed Sorenson was found to be in violation of Sections 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and […]

Magnet Mania

The biggest news of the Michigan weekend was Joe Gibbs Racing getting caught interfering with NASCAR’s engine inspections. They apparently used magnets to alter a Nationwide dyno test on the engines. The magnets prevented the gas pedal from accelerating 100%. (Rumors that Regan Smith’s car had magnets to pull the pedal to the floor in […]

2009 NASCAR Racing Schedule: Cup, Nationwide, Truck

PRESS RELEASE: DAYTONA BEACH, FL (August 19, 2008) NASCAR announced today its national series schedules for the 2009 season, which features realigned dates for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Truck Series. In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series there will be a three-way date swap between Atlanta Motor Speedway, Auto Club […]

NASCAR News & Notes: Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway: Sharpie 500 Courtesy of NASCAR MEDIA Edwards Seeking Second Consecutive Win; Third In Four Races Johnson Among Drivers Who Could Clinch Chase Berths At Bristol NASCAR CAM: Kevin Harvick ‘On The Bubble’: No Room For Mistakes Among Chase Contenders In The Loop: Five Drivers Seeking First 2008 Win Also Excel At Bristol […]