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Old_But_Wise
02-27-2009, 07:04 PM
February 27th

1949: A second experimental Strictly Stock Late Model race is added to the three-event racing card at Broward Speedway. Benny Georgeson drives a 1947 Buick to victory in the 10-mile contest. Roadsters and Sports Cars are the headlining attraction, but much interest in focused on the new Strictly Stock event. Bob Flock wins the Roadster race ant an average speed of 104.5 mph.

1955: Tim Flock is declared the winner of the 160-mile Daytona Beach race when Fireball Roberts' Buick is disqualified on a technicality. Flock wins for team owner Carl Kiekhaefer, who makes his maiden voyage in NASCAR a successful one.

1965: Ned Jarrett wins the 100-mile race at Spartanburg by an incredible 22 laps. Only 16 cars start the race. Independent driver G.C. Spencer finishes second despite only completing 178 of the 200 laps.

1966: Richard Petty overcomes a two-lap deficit and wins the Daytona 500 in a runaway. Petty is a full lap in front of runner-up Cale Yarborough when a thunderstorm halts the race after 198 of the scheduled 200 laps.

1994: In Rusty Wallace's second start in a Ford, he rides to victory in the Goodwrench 500 at Rockingham. Wallace and the Roger Penske team switched from Pontiacs to Ford's during the off-season.

NASCAR Driver Birthday's in February

Reed Sorenson was born on 02.05.1986 and is currently 23.
Brad Keselowski was born on 02.12.1984 and is currently 25.
Brad Coleman was born on 02.26.1988 and is currently 21.

GLASSMAN
02-28-2009, 09:55 AM
Nice touch. Appreciate the effort.

Old_But_Wise
02-28-2009, 11:15 AM
FEB 28

Todays Birthdays…

Teddy McClure, Jeff Almond, Mario Andretti

Today in NASCAR History:

1960: Young Richard Petty scores his first win of his career in the 100-mile NASCAR Grand National event at the Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway. The 22-year old Petty collects $800 for his first win.

1965: Richard Petty loses control of his 1965 Plymouth Barracuda drag car at a drag strip in Dallas, Georgia. The car veers into a group of spectators, killing an eight-year old boy.

1971: A.J. Foyt drives the Wood Brothers Mercury to victory in the 500-miler at the new Ontario Motor Speedway. Foyt goes down in the record book winning the 1000th NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National race.

Old_But_Wise
03-01-2009, 10:16 AM
Today in NASCAR History

March 1st

1970: James Hylton holds off a furious rally by Richard Petty to win the Richmond 500. It is Hylton's first career NASCAR Grand National win and his first start in a Ford after campaigning a Dodge for four years.

1981: Darrell Waltrip drives the Junior Johnson Buick to win Rockingham's Carolina 500. Waltrip has won two of his first four starts with the highly regarded Johnson team.

1986: Dale Earnhardt becomes the first driver to win the first two races of a Nationwide season with his victory at Rockingham. His victory a week earlier at Daytona is his second of seven Nationwide Series wins at Daytona.

1998: Mark Martin drives his Ford Taurus to victory in the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Martin finishes 1.6 seconds ahead of teammate Jeff Burton as the jack Roush team posts a 1-2 showing.

Todays Birthdays…

Jim Horton, Dave Marcis, Travis Kvapil, Tim Steele, Mike Morrison

Old_But_Wise
03-02-2009, 10:26 AM
Today in NASCAR History

March 2nd:

1958: Four days after the race, Lee Petty is declared the victor of the 100 mile Nascar race at Concord speedway despite protests from Curtis Turner and Speedy Thompson. Scorecard data shows that Petty finished the 200 laps first although Turner started on the pole and led the entire distance.

1997: Rusty Wallace wins the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond in what turns out to be his only win of the Cup season. The victory gives Wallace wins in 12 straight seasons; he would run the streak to 16 before it ends in 2002.

2008: Carl Edwards wins his 2nd Sprint Cup race in 6 days by holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr at Las Vegas. It is Edwards 9th career Sprint Cup win. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart both suffer hard crashes during the event.

Todays Birthdays:

David Reutimann, Robert “Bootie” Barker, Cully Barraclough, Harold Holly, Erin Blaney, Lisa Price, Blake Mallory

Nascar-NJDevils
03-02-2009, 11:30 AM
Today in NASCAR History

March 1st


Todays BirthdaysÖ

Jim Horton, Dave Marcis, Travis Kvapil, Tim Steele, Mike Morrison

Stinks that Travis couldn't race on his birthday. Thanx to Yates giving his driver points to Menard but I guess Daddy's money talks.

Old_But_Wise
03-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Stinks that Travis couldn't race on his birthday. Thanx to Yates giving his driver points to Menard but I guess Daddy's money talks.

Then Menard slams the wall...Thats justice

Old_But_Wise
03-03-2009, 10:49 AM
Today in Nascar History

March 3

1991: Kyle Petty leads 380 of the 492 laps in Rockingham's Goodwrench 500, but has to rally from a lap deficit to seal his first win of the season.

1996: In his 96th Cup start, Jeff Gordon wins his 10th race, finishing .56 seconds ahead of Dale Jarrett in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond.


Todays Birthdays

Dave Rodman, Chad Trickle, Bill Snyder, Bobby Lord

Last race won on this day: 3/3/02

Sterling Marlin won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles

Nascar-NJDevils
03-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Then Menard slams the wall...Thats justice


I guess it was Karma's birthday gift to Travis.

Old_But_Wise
03-04-2009, 09:54 AM
Today in Nascar History

March 4

1990: Kyle Petty wins the GM Goodwrench 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway and pockets $284,550. The total includes $220,400 in Unocal 76 money that goes to a driver who wins the pole and the race.

2001: In his 318th NASCAR start, Ted Musgrave, 45, picks up his first win, beating Travis Kvapil by 10.588 seconds in the Florida Dodge Dealers 400k truck race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To that point, Musgrave had been winless in 298 Cup, 15 Nationwide and four truck starts.


Todays Birthdays

Rick Mast, Gary Cogswell, Pat Tryson, Chris Passantino


Last race won on this day: 3/4/01

Jeff Gordon won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles
Jeff's first win of 2001 on his way to the Championship.
Gordon was the perfectly happy beneficiary of then-race leader Matt Kenseth's pit stop with 19 to go -- Gordon inherited the lead for the second time and then calmly ran away from second-place finisher Dale Jarrett. Gordon won $369,602.

Old_But_Wise
03-05-2009, 10:58 AM
Today in NASCAR History

March 5

1972: A.J. Foyt leads most of the way and posts an impressive win in the second annual 500-miler at Ontario Motor Speedway. ABC Sports, which televises the second half of the race live across the nation, reports that the final half hour draws a 12.3 Nielsen rating.

1978: David Pearson rallies from a late spin, passes Benny Parsons, and drives to victory in the Carolina 500 at Rockingham's North Carolina Speedway. It is the 100th win of Pearson's illustrious career.


1983: Davey Allison finishes 25th in his first NASCAR start, the Coca-Cola 200 Nationwide Series race at Rockingham. Dale Earnhardt picks up the win with Daveyís father, Bobby, second.

March 5th, 2008: Carl Edwards and his Roush Team are slammed by Nascar for rule infractions during post race inspection after his win in Las Vegas-Nascar penalizes Edwards and his car owner Roush 100 points a piece and takes hi 10 bonus points away for winning the event-crew chief Bob Osborne is also supsended for 6 weeks.

Todays Birthdays

Cale Gale, Sutherlin Marlin

Last race won on this day: 3/5/2000

Jeff Burton won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,401 miles

This was the 3rd time in less than a year that Jeff Burton won a rain-shortened race, leading to the "Rain Main" moniker for a time.

Old_But_Wise
03-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 6

1952: Marshall Teague starts from the pole and leads all 200 laps on the half-mile dirt track of Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla. Defending champ Herb Thomas finishes second and Frankie Schneider third.

1988: Neil Bonnett comes from the 30th starting position to win at Rockingham. Bonnett edges Lake Speed by less than a second. The first four finishers are running hoosier tires.


Last race won on this day: 3/5/1994

Ernie Irvan won at Richmond International Raceway
400 miles

Ernie Irvin led 189 laps beating Rusty Wallace at the finish,followed by Gordon and Earnhardt.

Old_But_Wise
03-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 7

1993: Davey Allison leads all but four of the final 157 laps and throttles his Ford to an easy win in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

1999: The Burton brothers, Jeff and Ward, finish 1-2 in the Las Vegas 400, the first of three times they finish 1-2 in the 1999 Cup season. In 372 common Cup races, those are the only times they finish 1-2 and Jeff wins all three.

Todays Birthdays

Janet Guthrie, Katelyn Benson

Last race won on this day: 3/7/2004

Matt Kenseth won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

'It's fun,'' Kenseth said after leading a race-high 123 of 267 laps in winning the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 for the second consecutive year. ''We won only one race last year and have come out of the box this year. It's been a fun two weeks, the most fun I've had in a racecar in my life.''

Old_But_Wise
03-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Today in NASCAR history
March 8

March 8th, 1936: Daytona Beach city officials conduct a 240 mile late model stock car race to replace the speed trials. Milt Marion wins as a young man named Bill France finishes fifth.

1953: Herb Thomas wins the only Cup race run at Harnett Speedway in Spring Lake, N.C., leading all 200 laps on the half-mile dirt track. Dick Rathmann finishes second three laps back, and Lee Petty is third.

1987: Dale Earnhardt crashes in practice, but drives a repaired Chevrolet to his 22nd career victory in the Miller High Life 400 at Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway.


Todays Birthdays

Buddy Barnes, Mark Green, Ronnie Thomas, Mark Smith, Kirk Shelmerdine, Frank Parrish

Last race won on this day: 3/8/1992

Bill Elliott won at Richmond International Raceway,300 miles
Another dominant performance for Awesome Bill, winning his second of four consecutive races. The season capstone Hooters 500 would mark his only other win all year.
After cruising through 399 laps of today's Pontiac Excitement 400, Bill Elliott found himself in a shootout with Alan Kulwicki on the day's most important lap - the last one.

Despite taking a bump off the final turn, Elliott held off the charging Kulwicki to win the 300-mile event by 18 inches for his second straight win this season, before 65,200 at the Richmond International Raceway.

Old_But_Wise
03-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 9

1969: David Pearson wins the final race at Rockingham before it is reconfigured from a flat one-mile oval to a high-banked D-shaped 1.017 track. Pearson’s other four wins at Rockingham come on the reconfigured track.

1997: Dale Jarrett breezes to victory at Atlanta for his first win of the season. Ernie Irvan finishes second giving Robert Yates a 1-2 finish. Steve Grissom survives a terrible crash on the backstretch late in the race without serious injury.

2003:Bobby Labonte won the MBNA Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his 6th career win at the track and 20th career win. It was Labonte's first win since Martinsville last April, 31 races ago and it extends Labonte's streak of winning a race every year to 9 years

Todays Birthdays

Jeanne Barnes, Wilma Blevins, Kevin Graves, Fred Bickford, Danny Sullivan

Last race won on this day: 3/9/2008

Kyle Busch takes advantage of Carl Edwards misfortune late in the running to win at Atlanta. It is his first win for JGR and for the Toyota Brand in the cup series.

Old_But_Wise
03-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Today in NASCAR history
March 10th

1940: "Rapid" Roy Hall, a known moonshine runner, wins a 150 mile race on a tiny dirt track in Salisbury, NC. Bill France finishes second.

1959: Happy 50th birthday, Mike Wallace. Mike, younger brother of 1989 Cup champion Rusty Wallace and older brother of Kenny Wallace, has eight NASCAR wins, four in the Nationwide Series and four in the truck series. He is winless in 188 Cup starts. Mikeís first NASCAR race was the Nationwide Series Winston Classic at Martinsville in October 1990.


Todays Birthdays

Matt Kenseth, Mike Wallace, Roy McCauley, Ginny McClure, Kelly Denton, Randy Biggs

Last race won on this day: 3/10/2002

Tony Stewart wins the MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Tony Stewart, who started ninth, led a race-high 143 of 325 laps and was clearly the strongest car. After a restart with 31 laps left, Stewart passed Ward Burton for the lead on the backstretch on Lap 303. It was the 34th lead change, an event record.

Old_But_Wise
03-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 11

1979: Itís a two-man race, and Cale Yarborough emerges the winner of the Richmond 400. Yarborough leads 181 laps and second-place Bobby Allison the other 219. They are the only two to finish on the lead lap. Allison leads the first 156 laps, Yarborough the next five and Allison the next 63 before Yarborough grabs the lead for the final 176 laps.

2001: Kevin Harvick, replacement for the late Dale Earnhardt, wins the Cracker Barrel 500 in an upset over Jeff Gordon in a photo finish. It was Harvick's third career start.

Todays Birthdays

Derek Daly,Albert Garwood

Last race won on this day: 3/11/2007

Jimmy Johnson wins the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 at Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 1st win of the 2007 season, 24th career win and 3rd straight a Las Vegas. The win was also the 150th for Hendrick Motorsports.

Old_But_Wise
03-12-2009, 08:37 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 12

1972: Bobby Isaac wins the Carolina 500 at Rockingham for his 37th and final Cup victory. He leads 210 of 492 laps and finishes more than a lap ahead of Richard Petty. Jim Vandiver is third, also on the 491st lap. The fourth- and fifth-place drivers, LeeRoy Yarbrough and Dave Marcis, complete 477 laps.

2000: Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte engage in a great duel at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Earnhardt leads the final 20 laps and beats Labonte by inches at the finish line to score his 75th career victory.


Todays Birthdays

Lynne Garrow, Casey Mears, John Andretti, Terri Brooks, Lorrie Earp

Last race won on this day: 3/12/2006

Jimmie Johnson wins his second straight at Las Vegas after a last lap pass of Matt Kenseth in turn four. The two finish the race side by side with Johnson ahead.

Old_But_Wise
03-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 13

1982: Phil Parsons wins the first Busch Series race at Bristol. David Pearson starts on the pole and is the only other car on the lead lap of the Southeastern 150. Thirty cars start and 14 finish the 80-mile race.

1983: Richard Petty ends a 43 race winless steak and beats Bill Elliott by a bumper at Rockingham. It is Petty's 196th career victory.

1988: 20-year-old Jeff Burton, making his first NASCAR start, finishes last in the 200-lap Miller Classic Nationwide Series race at Martinsville. Twenty-eight cars start the race, and Burtonís engine fails after two laps.

Todays Birthdays

Jeff Spraker

Last race won on this day: 3/13/2005

Jimmy Johnson wins the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 ay Las Vegas

Old_But_Wise
03-14-2009, 09:26 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 14

1927: Bill Rexford, winner of the 1950 Cup championship, is born on this day. Rexford is 23 when he wins the championship and remains NASCARís youngest champ. Rexford wins one race in 1950, the only race he wins in his 36-race career. He races twice in 1953 at 26 and retires from NASCAR.

1992: Jeff Gordon, 20, wins the Atlanta 300 Nationwide Series race for his first NASCAR victory. Harry Gant finishes second, 3.57 seconds back. For the record, Gordon drives the No. 1 Baby Ruth Ford.


Todays Birthdays

Artie Kempner, David Poole, Aric Almirola, Tina Gordon, Harold E. Holly Jr., Jack Smith

Last race won on this day: 3/14/2004

Dale jr wins the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta

Junior zoomed by Jeremy Mayfield with 15 laps to go and sprinted to an easy victory Sunday in the Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He also won the season-opening Daytona 500.

Old_But_Wise
03-15-2009, 07:49 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 15

1987: Jack Ingram wins his 31st and final Nationwide Series race, winning the Mountain Dew 400 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway by two car lengths over Mike Alexander.

1997: Jeff Green wins the Las Vegas 300, the first Nationwide race west of the Mississippi. Dick Trickle finishes second, 2.8 seconds back. It is Green's first Nationwide victory. In 2000, he will win the series championship.



Todays Birthdays

Andy Graves, Doug Rice, Ellen Siska

Last race won on this day: 3/15/1992

Bill Elliott wins the 1992 Motorcraft Quality Parts 500 at Atlanta

Old_But_Wise
03-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 21

1920: Fonty Flock, one of NASCARís early stars, is born. Flock wins 19 of 153 races from 1949, NASCARís first season, to 1957. His best season is 1951. Competing in 34 of 41 races, Flock wins eight times, finishes in the top five 20 times and wins 13 poles. He finishes second in the points standings to Herb Thomas.

1999: Jeff Burton's crumpled Ford lies in a smoking heap on the frontstretch at Darlington Raceway as rain begins to fall securing his victory in one of the zaniest finishes in NASCAR history. Burton is involved in a crash on lap 163, but manages to keep his car rolling until heavy rains curtail the scheduled 400-miler.


Todays Birthdays

Larry McClure, Jeff Krogh, Bob Hayden, Joe Menzer

Last race won on this day: 3/21/2004

Jimmie Johnson won at Darlington

100th race at this historic racetrack,Johnson beat Labonte to the line. This would be the last 400-mile March race at Darlington.

Old_But_Wise
03-22-2009, 07:08 AM
Today in NASCAR History
March 22

1959: Johnny Beauchamp, who came out on the losing end of the famous photo finish with Lee Petty in the inaugural Daytona 500, comes back a month later to win his first NASCAR race, a 100-lap event on the one-mile dirt track of Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta. No photo finish this time. Beauchamp leads every lap and wins by one lap over Buck Baker. Twenty-one cars start the race; nine are running at the finish.

1998 Darrell Waltrip's last race as an owner/driver. He wrote in his autobiography that he drove the Tim Flock Special just so he wouldn't be depressed about running a blank racecar since he figured it would be his final start.

Todays birthdays

Pam Miller, Todd Trickle, Ronald Hayden, Eric Bilyeu, Mike Bodick, Jerry Wittig

Last race won on this day: 3/22/1998

Dale Jarrett won the TranSouth Financial 400 at Darlington

Dale Jarrett captured the TranSouth Financial 400
NASCAR Winston Cup Series event at historic Darlington Raceway Sunday
beating Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton to the finish line after a thrilling
three-car scramble over the closing laps.

Old_But_Wise
03-23-2009, 08:44 AM
Today in NASCAR history
March 23

1997: Dale Jarrett wins the TranSouth Financial 400 Cup race at Darlington from the pole, beating Ted Musgrave to the line by .169 seconds. No driver has won a Cup race from the pole at Darlington since.

Todays Birthdays

Erin Crocker, Mike McCarthy, Wes Adams

Last race won on this day: 3/23/2003

Kurt Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

After three runner-up finishes, Kurt Busch finally broke through into victory lane. Busch won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, his second consecutive win in Bristols spring race and first of the 2003 season. Busch passed Bobby Labonte for the lead and led the final 97 laps, winning by .39 seconds over teammate Matt Kenseth.

This was the 2,000 Race in NASCAR Winston Cup Series History.

Old_But_Wise
03-24-2009, 09:08 AM
Today in NASCAR history
March 24

1970 During a Goodyear tire test at Talladega, Buddy Baker becomes the first man to break the 200-mph barrier on a closed course. Baker turns a lap of 222.447 mph to establish himself as the 'Fastest Man on Four Wheels.'

1996 Jeff Gordon wins his 2nd straight Darlington race as everyone runs out of gas on the last lap

2002 Mark Martin makes his 500th Cup start and finishes 11th in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Itís also a landmark day for Kurt Busch, who wins his first race in the Cup series.

Todays Birthdays

Jimmy Makar, Jim Makar, Austin Petty, Scott Pruett

Last race won on this day: 3/24/2002

Kurt Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kurt Busch's 1st career win, bumping past Jimmy Spencer igniting their feud. Robby Gordon spins Dale Earnhardt Jr. on pit road after the race.

Old_But_Wise
03-25-2009, 09:22 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 25

1973: Cale Yarborough, back in NASCAR's fold after a two-year exile in USAC Indy Cars, drives Junior Johnson's Chevrolet to an overwhelming victory in the Southeastern 500 at Bristol. Yarborough leads all 500 laps.

1989: Jimmy Spencer wins the Mountain Dew 400 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for his first victory in the Nationwide Series. He leads 78 of 200 laps on the .363-mile track and wins under caution with Tommy Ellis second and Rob Moroso third.

2001: Elliott Sadler becomes the third first-time winner in the first six races of the season with a triumph in Bristol's Food City 500. Sadler comes from his 38th starting position to nip John Andretti at the finish. It is the Wood Brothers' first win since 1993.

Todays Birthdays

Donnie Disharoon, Justin Marks, John Ray, Doyle Ford, Bobby Calkins, Aaron Eaton

Last race won on this day: 3/25/2007

Kyle Busch wins the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch shook the monkey off his back and won NASCAR's first-ever Car of Tomorrow event in dramatic style. Busch held off a hard-charging but gentlemanly Jeff Burton, who passed four-time champion Jeff Gordon for second place on the next-to-last lap following a green-white-checkered restart.

Old_But_Wise
03-27-2009, 10:00 PM
Today in NASCAR History
March 27

1939 Happy 70th birthday, Cale Yarborough. One of NASCARís all-time greats, Yarborough finishes his 31-year career in 1988 with 83 Cup wins and three championships.

1964: David Pearson wheels his Cotton Owens Dodge to victory in the 100-mile race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Dick Hutcherson, making his first NASCAR Grand National start, wins the pole. Hutcherson leads the first 60 laps, but his day is foiled by a wheel problem.

1993: Dale Earnhardt scrambles back from a one-lap deficit to win the TranSouth 500 at Darlington Raceway. Earnhardt's victory ends a personal 10-month losing skid. Alan Kulwicki finishes sixth in what is destined to be his final race.


Todays Birthdays

Keith Wilson, Jeff Fuller, Bob Kelly, Cale Yarborough, Rodney Combs, Gary DeHart, Maurice Petty

Last race won on this day: 3/27/1994

Dale Earnhardt wins the 1994 TRANSOUTH FINANCIAL 400 at Darlington

Dale Earnhardt scored his ninth victory on Winston Cup racing's oldest superspeedway and ended a 16-race winless streak. Earnhardt won a newly reconstructed 400-mile race, down from 500 for the first time since 1972. Of note, it was also Earnhardt's sixth victory in the spring event at Darlington and overall, he was just one win short of David Pearson's record 10 wins at the treacherous 1.366- mile egg-shaped track.

Old_But_Wise
03-30-2009, 07:21 AM
Today in NASCAR history
March 30

1964: Marvin Panch starts from the pole and leads all 200 laps at quarter-mile Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. The only other driver on the lead lap, Ned Jarrett, finishes a distant second. Richard Petty is third a lap back in the field of 16.

Todays Birthdays

Pam Bickford

Last race won on this day: 3/30/2008

Denny Hamlin wins the Goodys Cool Orange 5oo at Martinsville

Taking fuel only to Jeff Gordons 4 tires and fuel on the final pit stop lap 388 Denny Hamlin cruised to victory beating Gordon by .398 secs...

Nascar-NJDevils
05-12-2010, 09:22 AM
It was ten years ago that Adam Petty was killed practicing his Busch Series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon after his throttle got stuck and sent him head-on into a wall. The impact killed Petty instantly.

Nascar-NJDevils
11-15-2010, 03:03 PM
1970: Cale Yarborough makes his final start a memorable one in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford by winning the American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham. David Pearson is second and Bobby Allison finishes third, three laps back. In 77 starts for the Wood Brothers, Yarborough wins 13 races and 19 poles.

NASCAR Diva#3
04-01-2011, 12:35 PM
On this day in 1993, race car driver and owner Alan Kulwicki, who won the 1992 (NASCAR) Winston Cup championship by one of the tightest margins in series history, is killed in a plane crash near Bristol, Tennessee, where he was scheduled to compete in a race the following day. The 38-year-old Kulwicki had been the first owner-driver to collect the championship since Richard Petty did so in 1979, as well as the first NASCAR champ to hold a college degree.

Crom-Viscera
04-01-2011, 02:13 PM
On this day in 1993, race car driver and owner Alan Kulwicki, who won the 1992 (NASCAR) Winston Cup championship by one of the tightest margins in series history, is killed in a plane crash near Bristol, Tennessee, where he was scheduled to compete in a race the following day. The 38-year-old Kulwicki had been the first owner-driver to collect the championship since Richard Petty did so in 1979, as well as the first NASCAR champ to hold a college degree.

such a sad day in Nascar history

NASCAR Diva#3
04-02-2011, 10:14 PM
such a sad day in Nascar history

Yeah I was less then a year old when he died. My dad always says that was such a sad year for NASCAR with the deaths of Kulwiki and Davey Allison.

TheBigCheese12
06-19-2014, 11:32 PM
First NASCAR race...65 years ago today: Thursday, June 19, marks the 65th anniversary of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' first race, held in 1949. In what was then called the Strictly Stock division, the race was held at Charlotte Speedway, a .75-mile dirt track, and won by #34-Jim Roper. It featured a 33-car field that included NASCAR Hall of Famers Tim Flock(5th), Buck Baker(11th), Lee Petty(17th) and Herb Thomas(29th).(NASCAR), see race results at racing-reference.info. Eventual 1949 Champion, Red Byron, finished 3rd in a Raymond Parks owned car.(6-19-2014)

Thumper 88
06-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Dang.. Long time ago

Thumper 88
02-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Tweet from Dale Jr.

On this day I do not mourn his death. I thank God he lived. #DaleEarnhardt



I believe he would have won at least one more championship if not more

MarkieMark48
02-18-2015, 01:41 PM
I believe Tim Richmond and Davey Allison would have won multiple championships

Thumper 88
02-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Ok