2000 Tag

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor NOTE: Video of the finish of the 2000 Cracker Barrel 500 is included at the bottom of this post This week we flashback to March 12, 2000 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (then Winston Cup) Series Cracker Barrel 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This race is the subject because the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Atlanta this weekend, and just like this past weekend’s Daytona 500, this classic race featured a breath taking photo-finish. To paint a picture of the world when this race occurred, here areRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor 17 years ago Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a talented, young up-and-coming driver, fresh off of a championship in the NASCAR XFINITY (then Busch) Series, who had a very famous last name which helped push expectations to an unreasonable level. Sound familiar? If so, it’s probably because it’s nearly the exact same scenario that Chase Elliott finds himself in as he heads into his maiden voyage in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. On Tuesday at Daytona 500 Media Day, Earnhardt hit the topic of his newRead More