March 28, 1999. That was the day I had the opportunity to go to my first, at that particular time, Winston Cup race. I had watched racing, but had never had an opportunity to attend a race of this magnitude. Even today, I could not tell you how I became a Jeff Gordon fan, but I was. Strange day that was. I had purchased tickets on the backstretch for the …Read the Rest
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From time to time I like to throw together some quick hits and stats that I find interesting. Thought I might throw that together tonight, so here we go.
He was suspended in what was a sham call by NASCAR. I am not a Kurt Busch fan, but I do like to think I have some idea of right and wrong. It is not right to suspend a competitor for an accusation. This set a dangerous precedent from NASCAR that if anyone accuses a driver or crew member of basically anything illegal, that he or she could be suspended for an accusation.
Okay, I agree, they Daytona 500 featured real racing. I thought the racing was good last Sunday. There was some intrigue in the race, and for a period of time it looked like a story book ending to Jeff Gordon’s last ride in NASCAR’s biggest race. In the end, our favorite piece of Sliced Bread grew up to a half loaf and stole the checkered flag for himself. Truly though, congratulations to Joey Logano on the big win.
A week or so before the first on track action of the season, Jeff Gordon announced that the 2015 campaign is going to be his last full time drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. If you are a reader of this blog, you probably already know that I am a Gordon fan. I try to keep my personal cheering for Gordon out of my writing, but I am sure it shines through from time to time.
The racing was good today, but we had the appearance that there may have been tire problems. A number of cars had tire issues throughout the race. It was apparent during the last run of the race that tires blew left and right. Jimmie Johnson was leading the race and lost a tire.
It has been a long time since I have written anything for the website. There have been a lot of ups and downs that I have encountered since about the mid season of last year’s racing season. I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to go ahead and get back in front of the computer and start writing some articles as we begin getting closer to racing season.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing Richmond International Raceway