Month of May: A Bang and a Whimper Kick Off the Biggest 31 Days in Auto Racing

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The following story is the kick-off of Race Chaser Online’s annual ‘Month of May’ series, which both builds up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and pays tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — …

Speed Zone: One Year Later, Remembering a Man Who Defined NASCAR Broadcasting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Karen Goins-Byrnes photo — It’s been 365 days since the NASCAR world got a piece of news that shook us all the way to the core, and in a lot of ways, it still seems slightly unreal. One year ago today, legendary FOX broadcaster and longtime media …

On This Day: A Star Gone Too Soon — Remembering Journeyman Alan Kulwicki 23 Years Later

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — RacingOne photo — 23 years today, the NASCAR garage received news that — because the date was April 1 — many thought might have actually been a trick or message spread in jest at first. Unfortunately, it was far from an April Fools Day prank … and …

Speed Zone: Saturday’s XFINITY Finish Was (Almost) Exactly What the Series Needed…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Let’s get a show of hands:  How many people could have fallen asleep (or did) during the TreatMyClot.com 300 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday in Fontana? Okay, all of you who are part of the NASCAR community that still …

One on One: Is It Time for NASCAR to Stamp Out Double-Dipping by Sprint Cup Regulars?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman and Correspondent Kyle Souza — Matt Hazlett/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — In this week’s return edition of One on One, two of Race Chaser Online’s prominent NASCAR voices go heads-up as they discuss the never-ending trend of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers dropping down to the NASCAR …

The Day: February 18, 2001 — Remembering Black Sunday and The Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Archives via Getty Images photo — Where were you, fifteen years ago? Yes, that’s the date. February 18, 2001 — the date that changed not just NASCAR racing, but all of motorsports, forever. It was supposed to be a grand celebration, as the stars of the (at that …

One on One: Can Rico Abreu Be A Championship-Caliber Driver in the NASCAR Ranks?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman and Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — One year ago, when Rico Abreu won his first-career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals A-main, he became a household name after already being a sensation among dirt track fans in the United States. Then, the four-foot-four …

Speed Zone: Just Like In The 2013 Snowball Derby, A Rule Is A Rule!

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Bill Gamblin photo — In a matter of minutes on Sunday night, Christopher Bell’s jubilation at defying all odds and winning the 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway turned into heartache at having it stripped from his fingertips. Bell crossed the line first in his …

Speed Zone: Be Thankful for What You Have…And Carry A Smile Wherever You May Go.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — As much good as I try to bring to those around me during the holiday season, I’m finding it just a little harder to keep my smile bright this year. Twice in the past week, I’ve been reminded all too well just how fleeting this life really …

Speed Zone: Love It, Like It or Hate It, Talladega is Officially Ancient History!

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Th-Th-Th-Th-Th- … That’s all, folks! The CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, as of 10 a.m. yesterday morning, officially went into the history books and the eight drivers advancing to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup were …

Speed Zone: Monster Energy Signing Completes Busch’s Renaissance; Opens Doors for Haas

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for SHR photo — The turnaround is finally complete for Kurt Busch. After a tumultuous four year period in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that included a departure from Team Penske (for a verbal tirade against then-ESPN reporter Dr. Jerry Punch), drives for single-car …

Speed Zone: Facing 500, Jimmie Johnson Shows No Sign of Slowing Down in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

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DOVER, Del. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Weather permitting, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will make his 500th career series start on Sunday at the track where he has had more success than any on the existing circuit — Dover International Speedway. It seems appropriate …