Speed Zone: If Iowa Was Sam Hornish’s Swan Song, It Was A Damn Good One.

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For me, Sunday afternoon’s American Ethanol e15 250 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series started to feel like one last hurrah as the laps wound down and Sam Hornish Jr. continued to drive further and further into the Iowa sunset.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …