All posts by Seth Eggert

Seth Eggert is a college student that has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors his peers in multiple subjects.

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Just a week prior to the Alsco 300, Kaz Grala was without a ride after JGL Racing shuttered his No. 24 team. Grala drove the race of his life at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the brand-new Fury Race Cars teams. This was the team’s first of four scheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Throughout the entire race, Grala ran towards the front in the No. 61 NETTTS Ford Mustang. In the final 30 laps, he bounced in and out of the top-10. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – With a new sponsor onboard in his 50th career race, Ryan Truex gave it his all at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver was up front throughout the late stages of the Alsco 300, even contending for the win. In the final laps, Truex ran second as he chased down race leader Brad Keselowski. His No. 11 Phantom Fireworks Chevrolet Camaro SS was glued to the bottom as Keselowski’s Ford Mustang pulled away. With the car not cooperating with the PJ1Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – After two weeks off, Ryan Truex is ready to pick back up where he left off in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Truex and his Kaulig Racing team have a new sponsor as they head into the ALSCO 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Phantom Fireworks will adorn his No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Saturday afternoon’s race. It will also be the Mayetta, NJ native’s 50th career start in the Xfinity Series. Truex has six career starts at the home track for most NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – A dominant day in the ARCA Racing Series return to Charlotte Motor Speedway slipped away for Todd Gilliland. His No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota Camry was the favorite to win the General Tire 150 after Gilliland topped the charts in testing, practice, and qualifying. On the final restart, Gilliland restarted in second, but the car was just too tight. Slight contact with Sheldon Creed sent him up the track while Creed fought for control. Both drivers regained control, but Gilliland continued toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – For the third time this season, Kyle Busch won the Busch Pole Award in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, taking the top spot at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With a lap of 191.836 mph, 28.149 seconds, Busch’s No. 18 M&M’s Red, White, & Blue Toyota Camry edged out Joey Logano for the pole in NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Logano trailed Busch by 0.091 seconds after running a 191.218 mph lap. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Erik JonesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  CONCORD, N.C. – In recent years, the age limits for drivers in Super Late Models and Late Models has changed. To have a NASCAR License, one must be at least 14 years of age. Someone that has come through the racing ladder system in a more traditional way is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. He drove Legends Cars and Bandoleros in the Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the quarter-mile Legends Oval. After that, Wallace advanced to LateRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – As simulation programs and electronic data become more prominent in NASCAR, Seven-Time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson believes that the driver is still key. The Hendrick Motorsports veteran has driven in several generations of NASCAR stock cars, and throughout much of the technology revolution. Johnson made his first Premier Series starts in 2001, long before fuel injection, let alone laptops, were the standard in the NASCAR garage. Teams also had little to no restrictions on testing until the GenRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – It’s the 11th race of the season and only just three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the ALSCO 300. The return of the Cup drivers, Justin Allgaier’s Dover penalty, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 11th race of the season. Coverage for the ALSCO 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET. Charlotte has been on the schedule since the inception of theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The annual tradition of NASCAR Salutes and the 600 Miles of Remembrance have drivers, sponsors, and teams unveiling special, patriotic colors heading into both the Coca Cola 600 and the Coke Zero 400. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and FedEx, with the help of Team Rubicon, unveiled a special No. 11 FedEx Cares Toyota Camry to run in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin has found success at the “World Center of Racing” on several occasions. He won the Daytona 500 inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  For the fifth year in a row, the GoPro Motorplex, a go-kart track located in Mooresville, N.C. and co-owned by Michael McDowell, brought NASCAR fans and drivers together as part of the 600 Festival. The Little 600 saw the fifth different winner in the events’ history with ARCA Racing Series regular Sheldon Creed taking the victory. Creed beat fellow West Coast racers Noah Gragson (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) and Zane Smith (ARCA) to take the win. Creed had some help taking the victory. RaceRead More