Nighttime madness at Bristol

Nighttime madness at Bristol

Three weeks ago, I checked the Bristol Motor Speedway web site to see if any tickets were available for the Irwin Tools 500 night race this past Saturday night. The best available seats were on row 3 of the Allison straightaway on the front stretch — a damn good...
Tony Stewart’s sprint car runs over, kills driver

Tony Stewart’s sprint car runs over, kills driver

The tragic death where a sprint car racer in New York crashed in an incident with NASCAR driver and longtime spring racer Tony Stewart has left some thinking charges should be filed against the three-time Sprint Car champion. But Ontario County Sheriff Philip C....
Gordon still winning Brickyard 400s

Gordon still winning Brickyard 400s

Amy and I crammed into the packed Indianapolis Motor Speedway 20 years ago to watch 23-year old Jeff Gordon win the inaugural Brickyard 400 race. Two decades later, Gordon — now 43 — won for the fifth time in 20 races but a lot fewer people watched as...
No Hall of Fame spot yet for Curtis Turner

No Hall of Fame spot yet for Curtis Turner

Floyd County native Curtis Turner accomplished many things on and off the track in his NASCAR career but fell short, once again, in balloting for a place in the racing series’ Hall of Fame in Charlotte. Danville’s Wendell Scott, the first African-American...