Dirt and gravel go flying, as sirens wail behind a speeding jet black car. Moonshine jars rattle around in the back seat, and sweat covers the drivers face. One sharp turn down a country road and suddenly… silence. The bootlegger has lost the pursuing revenuers, at least for the time being. He slowly puts his sedan back in drive and continues on his way. This was the life of a bootlegger, and this is how the story of NASCAR and Junior Johnson started. … More Junior Johnson: A NASCAR Story
Amidst all the usual anticipation and excitement at the start of a new season, I can’t help but find myself feeling as if something is missing. For the first time in 18 years, NASCAR’s favorite son, Dale Earnhardt Jr, will not be racing in the 500. … More Daytona Without Dale: Saying Goodbye to Dale Jr.
Like any other sport on God’s green earth, NASCAR has its mix of superstars and underdogs. For every Jimmie Johnson driving for a multi-million dollar organization like Hendrick Motorsports, there is a no name driver trying to scrap together a living while driving for a race team on a shoe string budget. … More NASCAR Underdogs: Tommy Joe Martins