It’s the stuff that dreams are made of when a race car driver sees an ad put out for an open seat with a top tier team in the genre’s biggest event of the year.
Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway had plenty of storylines when the checkered flag went up in the air.
If they had given out dimes for every time this week that someone said Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the kind of person you could just sit down and drink a beer with, you’d be a wealthy person.
As I continue to reflect this week on the impending retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, I found several ‘Junior Moments’ that stick out in my mind and will leave a lasting impression.
If you’re a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr., it’s inevitable at some point that you had a pit in your stomach when you played out all the theories and potential scenarios in your mind about how, if and when retirement would happen.
As many of you know, or don’t know, I’ve been involved in racing media for over 10 years now.
Churchill Downs, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Soldier Field and Martinsville Speedway are all among the most historic sports arenas in existence in the United States.
Gordon, Johnson, Harvick and Busch are all names that even the casual NASCAR fan recognizes, but there’s one name that stands out above them all: Earnhardt.
The racing in last weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway was, quite simply, exactly what you would expect from a NASCAR race at the 2.66-mile behemoth of a track.
Stickum: a sticky, adhesive-like substance that worked wonders for legendary Oakland Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes, allowing him to hook to the football like Velcro when attempting an interception.
For much of the country, NASCAR is a small segment of life and isn’t central to people’s day-to-day lives, but for native North Carolinians it’s a little bit different.
Earlier this week, I was drinking coffee and checking out social media, and I almost choked when I came across an quote made by Denny Hamlin to ESPN.