We all hear the stories about lengths NASCAR fans will go, to get their favorite drivers’ autographs. When you’re trying to catch a driver at the right moment it can seem nearly impossible. It’s a mad house during race weekend while thousands of other fans are at the race track. Among the chaos, there are specific techniques used to get a once in a lifetime opportunity with your favorite driver.
After my experiences in the infield over the past few years, here are five tips I have learned on how you can meet your favorite driver. Continue reading →
After a rather non-eventful race, many fans say they would like to see the race rotated among other tracks and that the race hasn’t lived up to all the media’s hype in recent years, in particular the last ten-lap shootout.
It’s no secret, the Sprint All-Star race has been a bit of a let down in recent years. There has only been one pass for the lead in the last five laps of the event in the past eight years. In recent years, the most memorable moments of the All-Star race have been the victory lane celebrations. There has also been little beating and banging, despite the promotion to fans. In 2012, there were only two cautions, both for oil on track. Continue reading →
Phoenix Racing is having one of its best seasons yet in the Sprint Cup series but that all may come to an end in the middle of this season. With lack of sponsorship, James Finch, owner of Phoenix Racing may close down the team.
The team is having its best season yet, including two top-ten and five top-15 finishes, and with lack of full-time sponsorship may come to an end. The News Herald reported on Tuesday that Phoenix Racing is scheduling to close shop after the Sprint Cup series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28. Continue reading →
Yesterday, FOX missed live coverage of a crucial point in the race during a commercial break. This only adds to fan’s frustration over the amount of commercial breaks during green flag coverage of Sprint Cup races recently.
With rain threatening and drivers making moves for the lead at Talladega, FOX went to commercial only to miss what could have been the winning move by Carl Edwards before the red flag flew for rain. Fortunately, NASCAR was able to dry the track and finish the race.
What if Edwards’ move had won the race? What would fans’ reactions have been? Continue reading →
Denny Hamlin on his pit box Photo – Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports
Denny Hamlin will race this weekend. How Much? That is still unknown, but Hamlin has been medically cleared to get back in the race car for this weekend. This is the first time Denny Hamlin will get in a race car since his wreck at Auto Club Speedway over four weeks ago.
Denny Hamlin tweeted earlier this week that he would be getting back in the race car, only to have NASCAR say they do not have medical clearance from doctors. Well, last night NASCAR confirmed that Denny Hamlin has been medically cleared by doctors to race this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Continue reading →