Salty Dog’s Grand Prix and the Future of American Racing

I started late. I didn’t drive in my first professional auto race until age 21. Before that, I was addicted to go kart racing. No, not the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance. I’d never heard of them. My karting career began by paying five dollars for ten minutes of track time in a 5 horsepower, 25 mile per hour fun kart at tiny, tourist-driven venues during our family vacations. We stopped at go kart tracks from Virginia to Utah. Any track, any time. It wasn’t real racing,…

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Kyle Busch Finally Wins A Race At Charlotte

There is a reason I don’t pay a lot of attention to the All-Star race. It’s at a 1.5 mile track known for aero challenges. The leader gets away and it’s all over. No matter what kind of gimmicks NASCAR puts in place with clown shows before the race, untested tire compound choices and stages, nothing really works to make for a really good race. The All-Star race used to be worth watching, but it hasn’t lived up to expectation in years. The only element I like is whittling the…

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Stephen Cox Seeks National Super Cup Title; Returns to Rohrbaugh Racing for 2017 Campaign

Indianapolis IN, May 16, 2017 — Rohrbaugh Racing will compete for the Super Cup Stock Car Series national championship this year with driver Stephen Cox, who returns to the seat following a successful 2016 campaign. Cox is a versatile veteran who has posted 3 wins, 4 poles and 9 top fives in his last eleven starts on both ovals and road courses. Driving for ARCA’s Codie Rohrbaugh, Cox is expected to be among the favorites for the Super Cup North Division championship and the overall national title. He also will…

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Richmond Race Has Trouble With Commitment and Other Tales

OK, another short track race and a relatively good race, unless you are looking for green flag passes for the lead. But you can’t have it all, right? At least we have all kinds of excitement for the guys in the booth as drivers win a stage. I’d have to rank Martinsville 1, Richmond 2 and Bristol 3 as the top races so far.

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