Monday, August 31, 2015

Update on The Blog - August Edition

August was the first full month  this blog was in Action! We recapped Bristol from the Inside, We spoke with Drivers like Ben Kennedy, Fans Like Kyle Duckett, and Owners like Steve Austin. We had articles like Announcements, The NASCAR Source Playlist, This Time Last Week, The Local History Of NASCAR and Many others!

August In Numbers

Posts - 87
Page Views - 1,699 views! Thank You Everyone!
Countries - 10 Countries! (United States, France, India, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore,and Australia) Thanks for reading! 
Most Popular Post - Leavine Family Racing and Monitronics Security Launch Two Exclusive Promotions for Race Fa­­ns with 61 Views! 
Races - 11 

What Is Coming........

In September we will cover The Final 2 Races before the Chase Starts and Will Have an article highlighting The Sweet 16 who will be competing for the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Trophy with Sprint as The Entitlement Sponsor!
We will also have some new 12 Questions from numerous people along with some new original articles coming!

Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Entry List

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its 2015 trip to the Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. This races makes its return to Labor Day weekend for the first time since 2003. Kevin Harvick won last seasons edition of this race. With 2 races to go before the Chase including this one drivers like Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola, Tony Stewart and others are looking for their first win of 2015 and lock up their chase spot to make next weekend a whole lot easier and less stressful. All Kyle Busch needs to do is be consistent because if 2 weeks of bad luck comes Mr. 4 Time Winner in 2015 will be sitting on the outside looking in come Chicago.

Entry List

1 1 Jamie McMurray
2 2 Brad Keselowski
3 3 Austin Dillon
4 4 Kevin Harvick
5 5 Kasey Kahne
6 6 Trevor Bayne
7 7 Alex Bowman
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr.
9 10 Danica Patrick
10 11 Denny Hamlin
11 13 Casey Mears
12 14 Tony Stewart 
13 15 Clint Bowyer
14 16 Greg Biffle
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16 18 Kyle Busch
17 19 Carl Edwards
18 20 Matt Kenseth 
19 21 Ryan Blaney
20 22 Joey Logano
21 23 Jeb Burton
22 24 Jeff Gordon 
23 25 Chase Elliott
24 26 J.J. Yeley
25 27 Paul Menard
26 30 TBA
27 31 Ryan Newman
28 32 Josh Wise
29 33 Travis Kvapil
30 34 Brett Moffitt
31 35 Cole Whitt
32 38 David Gilliland
33 40 Landon Cassill
35 41 Kurt Busch 
35 42 Kyle Larson
36 43 Aric Almirola
37 46 Michael Annett
38 47 A.J. Allmendinger
39 48 Jimmie Johnson 
40 51 Justin Allgaier
41 55 David Ragan
42 62 Reed Sorenson
43 78 Martin Truex Jr.
44 83 Matt Dibenedetto
45 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
46 98 Timmy Hill

Must Qualify On Time No Prov. Available - 25- Elliott, 30 - TBA, and 62-Reed Sorenson
Go Home If Qualifying Is Cancelled - 21 - Blaney, 25 - Elliott, 30 - TBA

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Darlington - Then, Now, Forever

For over 65 years The Darlington Raceway has been one of NASCAR's landmarks since 1950. NASCAR has called the egg shaped oval a home and has had numerous jaw dropping finishes, knock out drag out fights and every thing in between. Everyone from Johnny Mantz to Kevin Harvick to Regan Smith have tamed the track to tough to tame. 

Jaw Dropping Finishes in 2003

In 2003 back when NASCAR ran the triple at the lady in black three finishes left fans in awe. Bobby Hamilton Sr., Todd Bodine and Ricky Craven were the three standouts who were able to tame the lady in black. Bobby Hamilton Sr.defeated Ted Musgrave by just .139 seconds in the Craftsman 200. The Next day Todd Bodine defeated Jamie McMurry in what was called the NASCAR Busch Series by .309 seconds after both made contact and crossed the finish line sideways. But Sunday would be the one that gets talked about whenever NASCAR returns to Darlington. A 3 lap shootout that sent Ricky Craven to victory lane but just by the hair on his head. Ricky Craven beat Kurt Busch to the line by .002 seconds. The closest finish in NASCAR history. Will we see another one of these finishes this Saturday Night? 

The Lady Brings Out The Worst In People

In 2011 tempers between Rowdy and Happy flared and Kevin had had enough of him and decided to do the right thing. Leave his helmet and attempt to show him how unhappy he was with a certain Rowdy Busch. When Busch continued on his way downtown he pushed Harvicks' car into the pit wall.

Oh Yeah if your name is Busch you probably have seen both ends of Darlington. Celebrating with her and battling with someone because he took her from you. Kurt and Ryan Newman had bad blood one year that turned into a knockout drag-out fight. 

The Lady Brings Out The Best For Some

Last year Kevin Harvick defeated Dale Earnhardt Jr and The Lady In Black to win his first Southern 500! The Only Difference it was in May This time there are drivers who have won this race before who are winless. Will we see a bump and run!

Before there were a Kurt Busch in the #78. Before Martin Truex Jr. put the #78 in victory lane Regan Smith gave Furniture Row Motorsports their first career victory. Defeating Carl Edwards!

Even Veterans have put cars in victory lane! Mark Martin gave Hendrick Motorsports another Southern 500 victory,

The Future?

Darlington Raceway is a place that I want my kids to know about.the track to tough to tame! I'd also like to see it gain back It's second race and replace Pocono. Darlington has been around for 65 and I'm sure the track is just getting started it still has another 165 years in it!