Racing Perspectives

Oct 25

Kevin Hamlin Deserves A Full-Time Shot

You know the name and you’ve probably seen his face at the tracks of NASCAR throughout the 2009 season but if there’s a guy that eats, breathes and lives racing, Kevin Hamlin’s name ranks at the top of my list. Hamlin, the Snohomish, Washington native has made his fair share of NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts, a few NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) runs and recently this year attempted to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas Speedway but came up a little short. Still, Hamlin continues to dig and waits on the right opportunity to rocket to victory lane and maybe even a championship. Sooner or later – that time is going to come and Hamlin ... FULL STORY »

Theft Adds To Tough Times For Harmon

The economic atmosphere for independent owner/drivers, the very type of racer this sport was founded on, is difficult enough these days. Most have given up long ago. However, there are a handful left in the upper NASCAR series, but, with ... FULL STORY »

The Chasers, thoughts On Mayfield And Other Stuff

Well hello again loyal readers and other folks and welcome to the latest in my witty perceptions of the NASCAR goins on. I do try to cover the most important happenins to everyone, includin' myself, of course, but at times ... FULL STORY »

Rockingham Bound To Be Exciting In ARCA Finale

Without a doubt, the October 11 race at Rockingham Speedway could be one of the best races of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. And not because it’s the final race of the year, but a new rising star could ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Conway And Extenze Ink A Multi-Year Deal

You all have seen this good looking young driver before. He's been behind the wheel of various race cars in last few years in his quest to land a quality ride with just the right team and sponsor. You have ... FULL STORY »

The Chase And Any Other Stuff I Think About

Well loyal readers and other folks, here we are on the threshold of, if memory serves me properly and at my age who knows, the 6th Chase Sprint Cup Championship determinin' 10 race run beginin' with Loudon this Sunday and ... FULL STORY »

All Roads Lead To A Great Place (Rockingham Speedway)

With the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series and the USAR Racing Series seasons dwindling down, two of the most prominent and sometimes overlooked racing sanctions in the United States will head or as I like to call it – lead themselves ... FULL STORY »

Kyle (Again), Vickers (2 times), Keselowski, Hornaday, I’m So Glad To Be Home And Possibly Other stuff
Posted 08.18.09
I guess I should start this here writin' off by explainin' my month or so absence to my many loyal readers. Evelyn, darlin', you are just "spot on" as good ol' BP used to say. I did so need a break what with the beauty salon fiasco, the Bingo bust, ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace, Jr., Development Driver for JGR, Is Going Places
Posted 07.15.09
We at are always excited to present new young drivers to our readers. We have also been very supportive of diversity within this sport. And while some strides have been made in NASCAR towards that end more strides, obviously, will have to be made before the face of racing ...FULL STORY »
Mark, Kurt (this time), Jimmie, A Million Dollars and Other Stuff
Posted 07.14.09
Well Chicago is over with and if my facturin' is correct we are 7 races away from "The Chase". I'm not sure I like that 10 race shoot out deal bein' called "The Chase". That's kind of scarey to me. Brings back some real unpleasant memories of when I was ...FULL STORY »
Billy Bad Bu _ _ ? And Tony
Posted 05.28.09
Well, I am going to try this writin' business one more time. I kinda like it. Not too many people around here listen to me. Nitwits! I think they think I'm talkin' to hear my teeth rattle. As those silly girls in Hollywood say, "As if?" I just got to ...FULL STORY »
Development Of HANS Attachment Earns Award For Indy Director of Engineering
Posted 05.28.09
Jeff Horton never dreamed his development work of the last 2 years would result in receiving the 2009 Louis Schwitzer Award. But that is exactly what happened.Horton, who is the Indy Director of Engineering, takes his job seriously. His job includes safety inspection of the cars which includes, on tech ...FULL STORY »
Talladega Notes
Posted 04.29.09
Well race fans I just got back from Dega and what a fiasco we had there. Ol' Edwards hit it on the head when he said NASCAR is gonna wait until somebody gets killed to change anything. You may want to take a look back in IRA's archives to see ...FULL STORY »
Green Flag Black Flag – Shelby 427
Posted 03.02.09
A "Cheers & Jeers" In Auto Racing For Over 11-years If your a Kyle Busch fan, you're definitely going to be throwing out the green flag on his pole position, but will want to throw out a black flag to the engine department on having to change engines, forcing Kyle to ...FULL STORY »
Richard Petty Autographed One Of A Kind Car To Be Auctioned For Charity
Posted 01.01.09
Imagine touring around town in a one of a kind "Petty Blue" over black 70s style Superbird muscle car powered by a 750 horsepower engine and autographed by Richard Petty. On January 17th, at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Arizona some "lucky dog" will bid their way to ...FULL STORY »
Childress Named 2008 NASCAR Home Depot Humanitarian
Posted 12.11.08
Last week a trip to New York City was not just about the awards ceremony for the NASCAR Sprint Champion. The day before, on December 4th at Cipriani during the NPMA Myers Brothers Media Luncheon, Richard Childress received the 2008 NASCAR Home Depot Humanitarian Award and $100,000 for the Childress ...FULL STORY »

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