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Jun 02
Wednesday

Down The Road With Mike Harmon

It has been awhile since I've been able to write my column. I have been very busy as team manager for Jennifer Jo Cobb, dealing with personal issues and working for sponsorship to run a few races myself this season. I guess I should begin this with the recap of the Dover race. At Dover Jennifer finished 22nd. We had a brand new truck there that wasn't broken in and fortunately everything went pretty well with it. She wasn't quite used to the steering and Dover was a complete unknown for her. She had never run a track that had banked straightaways and banked corners and Dover is in a league of it's own. You can't go anywhere to test for ... FULL STORY »

“The Way It Was” With Frank Kimmel

Bill Kimmel, Sr.; Frank Kimmel II; Frank Kimmel; Donna Kimmel; Holly Kimmel Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing 9 time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel about the whys and hows of the formation of his own team at the end of 2008 and any future plans, etc. Frank was very gracious with ... FULL STORY »

Clay Rogers Tames The Rock Again

If there’s someone that has owned Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway since the track reopened in 2008, Clay Rogers is atop of the list. Rogers in his No. 16 USG Sheetrock Products Ford dominated the USARacing Pro Cup Series Carolina 200 presented ... FULL STORY »

Frank Kimmel “This Is Our Life, This Is What We Do”

Frank Kimmel I must admit to not really knowing a great deal about 9 time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel prior to a recent interview with him. Oh I knew some stats, knew his brother Bill was his crew chief, knew this white ... FULL STORY »

Ryan, Brad, Carl, Kevin, NASCAR And Other Stuff

Granny Grump Hello loyal readers and other folks. Been a spell since I have written, but, this has just been a busy, wet and very tryin time for me. There has just been more rain than I could manage to put up ... FULL STORY »

Two Successful ARCA Tests Show McReynolds Is Ready

Brandon McReynolds (sitting) with father Larry McReynolds - Photo Credit: Brandon McReynolds We first presented young Brandon McReynolds to our readers last year. In case you are wondering, Brandon is the son of well known race announcer and accomplished crew chief Larry McReynolds. I was impressed with Brandon then. He was an excited ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Petty Speaks About The Charity Ride Across America

Kyle Petty - Kyle Petty Charity Ride It's that time of year again, when the plans for the Ride Across America with Kyle and Pattie Petty are being finalized. This is the 16th anniversary of this amazing event which runs May 1st through the 9th. 200 ... FULL STORY »



Granny Grump
Jimmie, Kevin,The Year Of Hair, Danica Again And Other Stuff
Posted 03.01.10
Well loyal readers and other folks, I think I will cover the last 2 races in one shot. Johnson won at California and at Vegas and Harvick took second at both places. Mercy! That was quick, wasn't it? Look, I could go in to more detail, but, why bother? Other ...FULL STORY »
Daytona, Danica, GoDaddy and Other Stuff
Posted 02.09.10
Well loyal readers and other folks, it's that time again. How was your "off season"? Lord have mercy, it's been a rough one for so many people. Rain, rain and more rain out West. Seems some of those people out there are about to wash away and it ain't over ...FULL STORY »
Sounding Off with Andy Belmont
Posted 02.09.10
Well the ARCA portion of speedweeks 2010 is over and done with. I guess there are lots of ways to look at this, but we got out of there with a couple of whole race cars and that is an accomplishment in itself. Nothing broke, nothing fell ...FULL STORY »
Q&A With The Drivers Of “Madhouse”
Posted 01.28.10
I hope racefans everywhere have had a chance to watch "Madhouse" on the History Channel. This new series is action packed with the rivalries of the top 5 drivers of the 2009 Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series Championship at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC. I thought our readers might enjoy ...FULL STORY »
Conway Discusses 2010 Rookie Cup Year
Posted 01.28.10
I always enjoy talking to Kevin Conway. From that first time speaking with an excited hopeful years ago to last week's chat with this confident 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Raybestos "Rookie of the Year" contender, Kevin is always gracious with his time, grateful and just plain "real". I like ...FULL STORY »
“Madhouse” Is A MUST SEE New Racing Show Airs This Sunday On History Channel
Posted 01.06.10
It has been awhile since I have been as excited about a new racing show as I am about "Madhouse" airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This is truly bullring racing at it's VERY finest. "Madhouse" is being billed as a Hatfields and McCoys type of racing show, but, ...FULL STORY »
Harmon Heads To Texas With 2 Great Sponsors and 2 Excellent Charities
Posted 11.04.09
The Nationwide Series heads to Texas this coming weekend. It has been really tough for Mike Harmon to get everything race ready for Texas following the theft of all his hauler equipment last month in Vegas. But he had quite a bit of help lining up some sponsors for this weekends ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Hamlin Deserves A Full-Time Shot
Posted 10.25.09
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 ...FULL STORY »
Theft Adds To Tough Times For Harmon
Posted 10.06.09
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 the exception of one or two, all struggle to compete ...FULL STORY »


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