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No Updates on Earnhardt Jr Wedding

It was back in May when there was a story in the press about Dale Earnhardt Jr planning a very lavish wedding. The story went that he would be having a two million pound extravaganza at the Daytona International Speedway

Martinsville 500, ridgeway, virgina, USA

Ahead of race weekend in Martinsville, Safelite has produced an infographic detailing some fun stats about the track that I thought you might enjoy. Among other things, it takes a look at: · The tracks fastest laps · The change

Desert Sands – A look at NASCAR racing history in Arizona

Welcome back! Thank you for the warm welcome! So you know, pictures from Phoenix International Raceway are coming this weekend, it is my first time there! I am always excited to go watch a race at a track I have

A weekend without a race? And they call it a holiday?!

Hi all! This is Melissa. Once a week, I’ll be bringing you a little bit of NASCAR history. Nice to meet you! If you have a question or want to know more about a piece of racing history, let me

Finding history in NASCAR’s hometowns- Phoenix

One of my favorite things to do is get on out and see new places. One of my very favorite things to do is go to a race track that I have never been to before. They all have common elements and

The ten year deal that set the standard for track owners today

Matt Kenseth entering the garage area after practice at Michigan International Speedway August 18, 2007. Photo Credit:  Bob Ellis from NASCAR Ranting and Raving ( Each week I kind of poke through the internet- through Racing-Reference, through the track’s individual

Everyday NASCAR History

Today I was looking over the information on Richmond and thinking about what an interesting race track it is. It started out as a fairground dirt track known as the Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds. Several name changes and a few years

Is it Cheating If You’ve Outsmarted the Rules?

These past two weeks, NASCAR had been buzzing with accusations, counter-accusations, explanations and more official inspections than ever. Or at least it seems like it, doesn’t it? The appeal of the #33 was denied by the National Stock Car Racing

California Dreaming California Dreaming – A Historical Re-cap of NASCAR in California

Funny how no one associates NASCAR with California. Yes. We (and I say we, your lovely hostess, NASCAR history aficionado, is out here in the Golden West) out here on the left coast are often left out of NASCAR history. California

Welcome home, Race Fans.

What can I say about Charlotte. It is here, as I have said before that all Race Fans have a home track. Charlotte is where it all comes back around. And, the drivers don’t go in circles, but they all

The Beaches of Florida

Well here we are. The end of the NASCAR season. This is the last weekend we are booked with three races to watch. Thanksgiving and Christmas come next … unless you are already counting the days until the 2011 Daytona

A quick goodbye to 2010!

Well. That’s it for NASCAR in 2010. The stickers on the back of the truck are weather worn and the tailgate gear has to go back to the garage. Our modern season is so much shorter than it once was.