Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Drivers Who Need A Shot at A Larger Ride!

In NASCAR there are many drivers who I feel need a shot at a higher money ride! These drivers are the ones who if put in a higher ride would do very well!

  1. Landon Cassill

Landon Cassill has certainly proved this season that he needs a bigger ride! Sunday in Pocono was just another day in the life of "Iron Cassill". The no. 40 car was unsponsored. Black with a yellow 40 decal on the sides and roof. Landon landed that ride in a 14th place finish! Landon has had an impressive season both in the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series, Landon had a stint driving for Hendrick Motorsports in 2006 but since then hasn't drove for a high caliber team. I think if Landon Cassill got that 2006 opportunity again he'd be in victory lane!

       2. Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell has proven he can drive a race car in the past. Michael currently drives for Leavine Family Racing, a Team Penske affiliated team. Michael drove the no. 22 once last season at Kentucky where he finished 7th. Michael also raced the no. 20 at Iowa twice last season for Joe Gibbs Racing. Michael had a brief stint with Michael Waltrip Racing in 2008 where he was involved in a wreck that many remember Michael walking out of. He was replaced in that ride by David Reutiman. Michael hasn't had the oppurtunity to show his talent in the Xfinity Series yet this year but hopefully he'll get a shot at either Road America or Kentucky. Michael has a part in the owners championship in 2 years.

        3. Blake Koch

Blake is a very good racecar driver and I think if you put him in a top tier ride he'd be an excellent driver. Blake has drove for TriStar Motorsports for the past 3 years. He had one race in a Slightly Top Tier car at Homestead in 2013 for RAB Motorsports. At the time James Buscher was driving the 29. Alex Bowman put this car on the pole at Texas that year.

         4. Bobby Pierce

Bobby Pierce put the Mitler Brothers on their first pole position and even gave them their best finish ever. Though all of these were done on dirt I would really like to see what this kid could do on Asphalt.

Driver Intro Songs Suggestions for Irwin Tools Night Race UPDATED

1                    Jamie McMurry                              Paradise City by Guns and Roses
2                   Brad Keselowski                             We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
3                   Austin Dillon                                   Crash and Burn by Thomas Rhett
4                   Kevin Harvick                                 Real Life by Jake Owen
5                   Kasey Kahne                                   Better Life by 3 Doors Down
6                   Trevor Bayne                                   Feel It by TobyMac
7                   Alex Bowman "The Showman"      A Showman's Life by George Strait
9                   Sam Hornish Jr                                Cowboy by Kid Rock
10                 Danica Patrick                                 Shake It Off by Taylor Swift                                       11                 Denny Hamlin                                 Energy by Drake
13                 Casey Mears                                    B.I,G by X Ambassadors
14                 Tony Stewart                                   Don't Stop Believing by Journey
15                 Clint Bowyer                                   Cheap Thrills by David Allen Coe
16                 Greg Biffle                                       Love Runs Out by OneRepublic                
17                 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.                         Loving You Easy by Zac Brown Band
18                 Kyle Busch                                      Rowdy Busch by Raytona 500
19                 Carl Edwards                                   Heavy is The Head by Zac Brown Band
20                 Matt Kennseth                                 Hotel California by The Eagles
21                 Ryan Blaney                                    What Makes A Good Man by The Heavy
22                 Joey Logano                                    The Nights by Avicii
23                 J.J Yeley                                         Cheerleader by Omi
24                 Jeff Gordon                                    When The Credits Roll by George Strait
26                 Jeb Burton                                      Can't Feel My Face by The Weekend
27                 Paul Menard                                   Bringing Back The Sunshine by Blake Shelton
31                 Ryan Newman                                Whiskey River by Willie Nelson
34                 Brett Moffitt                                   The Time Is Now by John Cena
35                 Cole Whitt                                      Glow In The Dark by Family Force 5
38                 David Gilliland                               Cowboys Like Us by George Strait                        
40                 Landon Cassill "Iron Cassill"         Iron Man by Black Sabbath
41                 Kurt Busch                                     Good Times, Bad Times by GodSmack          
42                 Kyle Larson                                    Renegade by Styx
43                 Aric Almirola                                  Detroit Rock City by KISS
46                 Michael Annett                               The Second Coming (Seth Rollins)- CFO$
47                 A.J Almindinger                             0 to 100 by Drake
48                 Jimmie Johnson                              Gonna Know We Were Here by Jason Aldean
51                 Justin Allgaier                                 Jesus Was A Rockstar by Scott Stapp
55.                David Ragan                                   No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
78.                Martin Truex Jr.                              Rockstar by Nickleback
83.                Matt DiBenedetto                            Cult Of Personallity by Living Colour
88.                Dale Earnhardt Jr.                           Stand Alone by Godsmack
95.                Michael McDowell                         Motivated by NF                  

Thank You Note From The Writer

Hello Everyone! I'm Christian Koelle and I am the main writer on this blog. I want to thank everyone for viewing my blog! This is the first time I have wrote about NASCAR and Revealed it to the public. If you have noticed I have a strong passion to write about NASCAR! I make sure that you know everything the moment I learn about the news story or situation. I am in the process of trying to get credentials for myself so that I can do more of the Question and Answer sessions from Drivers, Crew Chiefs, Owners, Media anyone I can interview. I'd like to get you the fan more At The Track Stories! I want to be sure you the fans get what you want! If you have any requests please email them to me at christiank9540@gmail.com and I will try my hardest to make that happen! I'm also writing to get my name out there! I am very interested in making this my career and I hope to have a full time Job doing this before the beginning of 2017. I hope you enjoy some of the recent work I've done and I hope to get more Ideas from you the fans so that I can make this blog one of the #1 NASCAR Blogs out there! Again Thank You For Your Time and If you have any questions or suggestions don't hesitate to email them to me!


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From The Grandstands - 12 Questions With Kyle Duckett

Kyle and me at Talladega a couple of years ago! Kyle is on the left

Q- Who is your favorite driver and why?
A- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
     "When I was a little kid, I thought he was cool and He was my Idol growing up. I also thought he was so cool so I wanted to be Dale Jr."

Q- What would you consider your Hometrack
A- "I consider Bristol my home Track."

Q- What is your favorite track to attend?
A- "My favorite track to attend is by far Talladega!"

Q- When did you attend your first race? Who Won?
A- "My first race was in 2004 at The Atlanta Motor Speedway, It was the Golden Corral 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr won."

Q- Which one? Brickyard 400 or Daytona 500?
A- "I prefer The Daytona 500."

Q- What do you think needs to be changed in our sport?
A- "I think NASCAR should Mandate Safer Barriers at ALL tracks. Because when you don't have those things in place more injuries like what Kyle Busch had could happen more!

Q- Souvenir Haulers or New Fanatics Tents?
A- "Souvenir Haulers. Because personally I don't want wade through the people in the tents to find My Dale Jr gear. Atleast in the hauler i can get my Jr gear with no problem. Plus with the Tents have a higher possibilty of theft."

Q- Greatest and Worst NASCAR Driver Ever?
A- "In my opinion The Greatest Driver is Dale Sr.He did everything the King did with exception of wins. I don't think anybody is really bad or they wouldn't be racing."

Q- How many diecasts do you own?
A- "I'd say 13."

Q- Best person to attend races with?
A- "Probably my Uncle Jack and my friends Christian and Karen."

Q- Race you haven't attended yet that you want to? (Races if more than one.)
A-  "I want to see the Coca-Cola 600, Daytona 500, and Brickyard 400."

Q- Ask a question for the next Fan.
Q- Do you think Drivers should be penalized for retaliation to another driver?
A- "No. I like it boys have it."

Erik Jones promoted to Cup Part Time

With Joe Gibbs Racing announcing Erik Jones would race a Sprint Cup Series car part time like Chase Elliot did this season with Hendrick Motorsports in the #25. Chase of course will move to the #24 next season. Erik is warming up for a Full Time Ride apparently in 2017. Yes that's still 2 years away but we need to start asking questions of who will leave Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017 when Erik Jones comes. Joe Gibbs Racing Currently has Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch, all four having at least one victory. NASCAR made a rule a couple of years ago that teams were only available to have 4 cars max and can run 1 rookie ride for a MAX of 7 races. That rookie ride is the one Erik Jones will drive in 2016, I predict either running the #02, #81, #91, or the #54. My question is with them having the number of cars maxed what could happen in the future? Below I'll show what I think are opportunities in the future!

Joe Gibbs Racing adds Michael Waltrip Racing as an Affiliation Team.

It would be the perfect place for Erik to go! David Ragan could stay in the 55 and with rumors of Clint Bowyer leaving with Rob Kaufman to go to Chip Ganassi Racing Erik could move to the #15. Michael Waltrip could get everything they need from JGR and Trust me Michael Waltrip Racing could be back to the extent they were at one time! They could also put Daniel Suarez in one of the MWR cars. Though this is Highly Unlikely  it'd be much better than seeing a team shut down due to funding!

Joe Gibbs Racing sends Matt Kenseth to the lower leagues to help other drivers

Matt Kenseth is a veteran and I think if he went back to the lower leagues and acted like a Coach to these younger guys! That way Erik Jones could take over the #20 and have a ride in the Sprint Cup Series. 

What Kyle Busch Motorsports Needs to Do Now?

My personal oppinion and I absolutely understand Kyle loves to race trucks but I think it's time to limit times in the truck like he's done this season. I think the lineup should be 51- Drew Herring, 54- Christopher Bell, 4- Matt Tift, and 5- CUP DRIVERS RIDE