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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Of all the wins Jimmie Johnson was able to accrue during his illustrious NASCAR Cup Series career, one type of track eluded him for so long – road courses. Despite his impressive resume, winning a road course race would take some help to finally make the long-awaited trip to victory lane. Enter the 2010 running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Johnson would start on the outside of the front row and led 48 of the first 57 laps, but as the race playedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A decade ago, Dover International Speedway showed its true colors in the late stages of the 2011 running of the NASCAR Xfinity Series 5-Hour Energy 200, leading to one of the craziest crashes seen at the one-mile concrete oval. As the laps wound down, Carl Edwards seemed to have the race in the bag, holding a steady lead over the other dominant driver of the day, Joey Logano. That is until Michael Annett spun out on the frontstretch with three laps to go, pushing the raceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Darlington, March 1988. Proving that persistence pays off, Lake Speed finally made good on his last name that seemed destined for a racing greatness by dominating at one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit to capture what would be his one and only win at NASCAR’s highest level. Before getting his start in NASCAR in 1980, Speed’s greatest claim to fame was winning the World Karting Championship in LeMans, France two years prior, defeating a future three-time Formula 1 champion, the lateRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor As the Beatles’ song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” If there was one line from a song that illustrated the final laps of the 1991 Winston 500 at Talladega, it would be that one after a controversial push from teammate Rick Mast helped ensure teammate Harry Gant had enough fuel to make it to the finish and claim the victory. As the second half of the 188-lap race played itself out, fuel mileage would be the name of the gameRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A bridesmaid no more. Kasey Kahne had come so close to capturing his first win in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2004 and early in the 2005 season only to agonizingly fall short over and over again, but when the series rolled into Richmond Raceway in May 2005 for the Chevy American Revolution 400, everything changed. After a rookie season that saw him rack up 13 top-five finishes, 14 top 10 finishes, four poles, and five runner-up finishes – some by the slimmest of margins –Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Before the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off this weekend at Daytona, two rising stars in the sport had the opportunity to have some fun on Thursday, trading the cockpit of their stock cars for the cockpit of an F-16 piloted by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. The two drivers taking part in the yearly tradition was rookie Chase Briscoe, who will be driving the No. 14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, and Ross Chastain, who takes over the No. 42 Chevrolet at Chip GanassiRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I like to speak my own mind. I’m going to say what I want to say and that’s how the world works. That’s what America is all about – free speech. You’re not going to have me keep my mouth shut.” Floridian Stephen Nasse isn’t shy about his feelings towards NASCAR and ARCA’s flawed ladder system. In his eye, talented drivers are criminally overlooked because race teams in those sanctioning bodies prefer those with tremendous financial backings who aren’t as talented or leapfrog their wayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After scoring a historic ARCA Menards Series West victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring last Saturday, 19-year-old Gracie Trotter has had a crazy few days following a performance which showcased female drivers could go out there and dominate the competition with ease. “It’s been a wild ride. Pretty crazy, talking to a lot of people. Social media has been going insane. But it’s good to be back home,” said Trotter. “I’m on the East Coast getting to celebrate with my family and friends backRead More