Boy, two races into the year and there is already so much to talk about. So much in fact that it begs the question of what is the most surprising thing so far? ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Howdy Doody………..they’re baaaaack !
Happy came from the back and nearly won this one.
Jr. was stout all day, but not quite stout enough.
JJ (and das Knaus) proved that they are once again a forced to be reckoned with.
Yikes…. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
CONCORD, N.C. (February 26, 2015) – Leavine Family Racing is looking for their first great run at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend in the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. Last year, the team failed to make the race and in 2013 Scott Speed finished in 43rd position.
Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion, has competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway four times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a best start of 23rd and a best finish of 39th. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure in plain English stinks! As of last Saturday morning, there were 22 cars wrecked in qualifying. Even before the qualifiers got on the track on Friday, there was absolute chaos on pit road as the contenders were trying to buddy up with teammates or friends or buddy up with the same make of car due to the matching areo dynamics. This thing has to go and it’s all NASCAR CEO’s Brian Z France’s fault. He’s has to wear it – it’s his creation. Even though some fans may like it, drivers don’t. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
A truly great fan experience at an auto race is typified by several things. The cars should lose grip and slide in the corners, and fans should be able to see it. They should be able to see the driver’s hands struggle on the steering wheel to maintain control. They should be able to see all, or at least most, of the race track. This combination has drawn crowds to race tracks for over a century.
For stock car fans (we’ll address open wheel fans in a later column), the Super Cup Stock Car Series has emerged as one of the best buys for your racing dollar. They offer everything a short track stock car enthusiast could want. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Next Race: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
The Date: Sunday, March 1
The Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: PRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90
Distance: 500.5 miles (325 laps)
Note: Jack” is a new member of the Leavine Family Racing team and is sharing his experiences with fans on the team’s Instagram account.
In this week’s post-race report for the No. 95 Thrivent Financial team, “Jack” shares his POV on the team’s experiences at the Daytona 500.
The DAYTONA 500 is unlike any other race on the NASCAR schedule. I knew this right away when our car chief, Kenn Roettger, told me we’d be racing there for eight days. Prior to heading to Daytona, our team had to get the cars ready for Atlanta and Vegas. We only have 14 full time employees and we took 12 to Daytona. So, we had to have those race cars ready before we even left. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…