Friday, August 28, 2015

5 People Who Deserve A Hall Of Fame Induction

I know many drivers deserve to be in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame and many are deserving but here are the 5 drivers I think should definitely be in it!

Alan Kulwicki

Alan Kulwicki won the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Championship in 1992 but was more immortalized by the big things he did in the little equipment he had, Alan was the first owner driver to win a championship also. You can still go and see the race shop Alan worked in with a team with the same odds stacked against them. Leavine Family Racing currently works in Alan's original race shop. I think Alan is more than deserving to go into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame. 

Davey Allison

Davey Allison was well an Allison he was impressive on and off the track. Davey won numerous races over his career including the 1992 Daytona 500. Sadly Davey was killed in 1993 in a Hellicopter crash in Talladeaga,AL Davey is certainly a hall of famer because of what he did.

Barney Hall

If you have listened to NASCAR on the radio i'm sure you've heard this mans voice in some way shape or form. Barney has one of those signature voices and does his job very well. Sadly Barney retired from the booth after the Coke Zero 400 in 2014 but you can still hear him on numerous adds on MRN and PRN. Barney and his voice certainly deserve a spot in the Hall Of Fame!

Robert Yates

The famed Car Owner, Crew Cheif, and Ambassador for Ford Racing is a lock in my Hall Of Fame. The guy definately deserves a spot in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame because of the contributions he has not only given to Ford in NASCAR, but the sport itself. 

Mark Martin

In His 31 year career Mark Martin has proved he his the greatest driver of all time. True Mark doesnt have a Championship in NASCAR's top division to his name but Mark has drove for many teams over his career and many different car makes and still puts that car in victory lane! Mark has 40 wins in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career and to me that is a lockable number in the NASCAR Hall Of Fame!

Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville Practice Report

First Practice (Top 12)

1     88    Ben Rhodes 
2     9      Chase Elliott 
3     22    Ryan Blaney 
4     42    Justin Mark
5     2      Brian Scott 
6     60    Chris Buescher
7     54    Boris Said
8     33    Paul Menard
9     1      Elliott Sadler 
10   18    Daniel Suarez 
11   51    Jeremy Clements
12   7      Regan Smith

Final Practice (Top 12)

1    33    Paul Menard
2    54    Boris Said 
3    9      Chase Elliott
4    22    Ryan Blaney
5    3      Ty Dillon 
6    51    Jeremy Clements 
7    7      Regan Smith
8    62    Brendan Gaughan
9    90    Andy Lally 
10  60    Chris Buescher
11  18    Daniel Suarez
12  42    Justin Marks

This Time Last Week - Bristol Edition

This time last weekend we were in Bristol, TN for the 4th day. A couple of practices, qualifying, all culminating to the Food City 300 on Friday Night.

I walked into the garage as garages opened. It felt good to go into a atmosphere that you had been to before. It felt good to know that I had surrvived one day in the garage as a writer and know I can do it again. As I began to make my laps around the track I grabbed hero cards along the way. As I approached the Xfinity Series garage area Kevin Harvick was going to sign in so and I had remembered I had grabbed a Kevin Harvick hero card on the other side in the Sprint Cup Series Garage area and I remembered my Dad is a Kevin Harvick fan so I decided to get Kevins' autograph for my dad. If your reading this Kevin thanks my dad really liked it!

Xfinity Series Qualifying would come first and I have to say NASCAR needs to work on qualifying. Denny Hamlin won the pole and we got ready for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Qualifying where the driver who won would take home a wicked trophy.
Denny would take yet another pole and A new Track Record. My buddy Michael McDowell would make the race qualified in the 30th place position! 
I would head onto the pits to catch driver intros and get some pictures for Carl Long and his Facebook page. In the process I met Bubba Wallace Jr and Daniel Suarez, 2 drivers who I had not met and got ready to set up shop at the start finish line to give everyone flag to flag coverage! 
Kyle Busch would win and I decided to head back to camp and prepare for the next battle in the last great Coliseum!