Racing Perspectives

Feb 22

“Through the Turn” With Chad Hackenbracht

Chad Hackenbracht Hello Everyone, The past few weeks have been busy and eventful to say the least from the beginning of our Daytona weekend, to my wreck and to the week after the race. To start off with the race weekend did not start out very well for us in practice, because we were not very fast. Come to find out, we had some bad ball joints in the front end. We had chased the car all practice and completely lost the entire four hours of practice we were given. So going into qualifying we had no idea what was going to happen with the car or how it was going to respond to our changes. I was a little nervous going ... FULL STORY »

Winners, Wrecks, The National Anthem And Other Stuff

Granny Grump With Special Thoughts from Granny Grump's First Cousin, Granny Grouch Hello loyal readers and other folks. First off I want to say that Friday marked the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death. There's nothin' I can say that others haven't, but ... FULL STORY »

Faith; Wood Bros. Racing Propel Trevor Bayne To Daytona 500 Triumph

Trevor Bayne climbs out of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford in victory lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. - Photo Credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for NASCAR A Moment Like This. Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the very first American Idol released that smashing hit in 2002. On Sunday afternoon at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Trevor Bayne enjoyed his "Moment Like This," in just his second NASCAR Sprint ... FULL STORY »

The Busch Boys, Who’s Where, Bobby Gerhart And Other Stuff

Granny Grump Hello again loyal readers and other folks. Now that I am fully breathin' again I have to say Saturday was one heck of a race day. Why I am still shakin' a bit, if ya know what I mean. I ... FULL STORY »

Brian Rose’s Comeback! In His Own Words

Brian Rose In 2002 at California Speedway I was in the garage area for the then Craftsman Truck Series to track down a young gun I had read about who had announced that his team would be running Petty power. I found ... FULL STORY »

“Through the Turn” With Chad Hackenbracht

Chad Hackenbracht I’m going to try and keep this blog pretty short and to the point. Since my last blog, I have traveled to Philadelphia, PA for the Motorsports 2011 show and just recently got home late Sunday night. The show was a ... FULL STORY »

“Through the Turn” With Chad Hackenbracht

Chad Hackenbracht Hello Everyone, So here it goes, this is my first blog for my new column “Through the Turn.” I’m not sure where to start, but I think I will start by talking about the off-season including the recent Daytona test ... FULL STORY »

Granny Grump
The Night Before Christmas
Posted 12.05.10
T'was the night before Christmas if ya know what I mean, the turkey was roasting and I just snapped the beans. The stockings were hung where the chimney should be and the tree was so pretty with strung cranberries. Duck came home finally, in bed safe and warm and the rest of ...FULL STORY »
Granny Grump
Johnson, California And Other Stuff, Not In That order
Posted 11.22.10
Hello loyal readers and other folks. I am finally back home just in time for Thanksgivin' and boy howdy do I have a lot to be thankful for this year, let me tell you that right now. First off I am so very thankful to be home. My niece called ...FULL STORY »
Darrell Wallace with his mother and father
D4D And JGR Development Driver Darrell Wallace, Jr Named ROY in K&N East Pro Series 2010
Posted 11.17.10
We at enjoy presenting young drivers who we feel are poised to make their mark in upper series racing. In July of 2009 I first introduced our readers to a young African American racer from North Carolina, a driver we felt was going to be recognized soon. Please read ...FULL STORY »
Todd Bodine Doesn’t Hold Back About Kyle Busch Despite Winning At Kentucky And He Really Shoudn’t
Posted 09.04.10
Todd Bodine, the current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) point’s leader won the Built Ford Tough 225 presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers Friday night at Kentucky Speedway but his victory lane celebration didn’t conclude without a visit from fellow truck competitor Kyle Busch. Bodine, driver of the No. ...FULL STORY »
Dario Franchitti wins the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the IZOD IndyCar Series (Photo Credit: Firestone Racing Photo)
Dario Franchitti Takes Thriller At Chicagoland
Posted 08.29.10
In the largest IZOD IndyCar Series field, outside the traditional 33 starters in the Indianapolis 500 since 1997 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti won Saturday night’s PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in a thrilling match against Panther Racing’s ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway on July 2, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland / Getty Images for NASCAR)
Devotion Carries Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Emotional Daytona Win
Posted 07.03.10
Whether you believe it was fate or luck, Dale Earnhardt Jr. carried the No. 3 back to a familiar place Friday night at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Gatorade Victory Lane. The win virtually paused the life of all those who watched whether on television or in-person as the youngest son ...FULL STORY »
Milka Duno
Milka Duno: Gaining Speed On The Track; Continuing To Make A Difference Off
Posted 06.16.10
Ever since Milka Duno entered the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2007, the Venezuelan has seen her name in the headlines for the right and what some say the wrong reasons. While I have not agreed with a lot of her negative publicity, Duno is gaining speed on and even off ...FULL STORY »
No. 51 Aric Almirola, No. 30 Todd Bodine and No. 18 Kyle Busch got three-wide (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Aric Almirola Pulls Off Upset At Michigan
Posted 06.12.10
Aric Almirola is developing into the new Kyle Busch at Billy Ballew Motorsports (BBM) if you will as the Tampa, Florida native literally came out of nowhere inside the final 10 laps of Saturday’s VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway to record his second win of the season in the ...FULL STORY »
No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado (Austin Dillon) - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR
Rookie Austin Dillon On A Roll With Second Straight NCWTS Pole
Posted 06.12.10
Raybestos Rookie of the year candidate Austin Dillon notched his second consecutive pole Saturday morning and will lead the field in today’s VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), the eighth race of the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. Dillon, the son of former NASCAR driver Mike Dillon ...FULL STORY »

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