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May 25, 2017

The name of a Chocowinity native killed while serving in Afghanistan will be on a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series car during Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

U.S. Army Pvt. Michael Murdock was 22 and on his first deployment when he was killed on Sept. 11, 2008. His…

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May 20, 2017

Watching Aric Almirola be extricated from his car last weekend at Kansas Speedway was a frightening reminder of the real danger still present in stock car racing.

My girlfriend, having never seen a driver be cut from a car, was understandably taken aback by the spectacle of safety workers and…

NASCAR Kansas Auto Racing

May 13, 2017

This can’t be the way I’m sure Carl Long was looking to break back into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

If you’re not an ardent NASCAR fan, you may have never heard Long’s name, or possibly forgotten it. Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway was Long’s…

NASCAR Kansas Auto Racing

April 30, 2017

I'm not a morning person.

Seriously, I'm not. The first 15-to-20 minutes of my day are usually spent thumbing through emails and social media at about 62 percent consciousness, usually before I've even put my glasses on.

So after my alarm went off Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., you can imagine what my…

NASCAR Earnhardt Retires Auto Racing-4

April 23, 2017

I swear, sometimes I think Jimmie Johnson just likes to toy with us.

After six largely lackluster races to start 2017, Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team not only broke through for their first win of the year at Texas two weeks ago, but they did it in the last race before NASCAR entered its…

NASCAR Texas Auto Racing-12

April 09, 2017

Texas Motor Speedway has established itself as one of the wildest spectacles in NASCAR.

The track helmed by master showman Eddie Gossage has become known for its wild pre-race shows, outlandish marketing schemes and, of course, Big Hoss, the 218-foot wide video screen that looms large over the…

NASCAR Texas Auto Racing-4

April 02, 2017

 

After accomplished sprint car driver Dave Steele was killed in a crash last Saturday night at Desoto Speedway in Florida, the national racing conversation unfortunately took its seemingly annual turn to the loss of another driver and the inherent dangers of racing.

I wrote about it in this…

NASCAR Fontana Auto Racing-2

March 26, 2017

Danica Patrick was seated in a dentist’s chair Friday morning in the media center at Auto Club Speedway for part of one of the most unique news conferences in NASCAR history.

Patrick was on hand as her sponsor, Aspen Dental, was announced as the new “Official Dentist of NASCAR.…

NASCAR Texas Auto Racing-2

March 18, 2017

Sports fans will find any reason not to like a particular athlete or team.

Maybe he or she said or did something they didn’t like. Maybe they don’t like how the athlete treats reporters, or don’t like how the team seems to get all the calls and all the good breaks all the time…

NASCAR Phoenix Auto Racing

March 12, 2017

One of my favorite things about NASCAR, and the thing I think makes it the most entertaining, is just how many moving parts have to align to win a race.

It's not just about which driver is the most talented, which equipment is the best, which pit crew is the fastest. It's all of those things,…

NASCAR Atlanta Trucks Auto Racing-7
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