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Notes On the Class of the 2014 NASCAR HoF

OK. I’ll admit it. Every damn time NASCAR announces its Hall inductees, I cry like a child. I’m just emotional that way as I age. Oh, well. Every year, the choices become more difficult; now that all of the Petty … Continue reading

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Notes on the Life and Death of Dick Trickle

You could’ve knocked me over with nothing when I first read this: Also, here’s the Wikipedia piece concerning his bio and record. You’ll find more, but suffice to say his resumé is hard to equal. To say I’m a fan … Continue reading

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Indy 1967

I just love this:

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Suicide at the NRA 500: Sad Irony

I think this story simply drips with irony, sure. Obviously, there’s more left to be learned (why did this person commit suicide? What was said during that final, fatal argument?), but it points out a simple fact: The presence of a … Continue reading

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5 Picks For the Next NASCAR HoF

Having said that, it’s selection time again. We have 25 names from which to choose, so I thought I’d present my two cents’ worth. Here are my five. This is a tough set of decisions to make. Curtis Turner—He was … Continue reading

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A Very Good Question re: The Camping World Truck Race at Eldora

Denny Hudock, a Facebook friend with a lifetime’s experience in auto racing, messaged me with one of the most prescient questions I’ve yet heard on the above subject: “What’s NASCAR going to say when Scott Bloomquist, driving for Kyle Busch, … Continue reading

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The Format For the Truck Race at Eldora: A Glimpse Of NASCAR’s Future?

OK, race fans. You’ve thought about it, too. What would a NASCAR race on dirt look like? Now we’ll find out. With the big reveal, we get a chance to imagine what a Cup race could look like. The truck … Continue reading

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