Thursday, November 5, 2015

Stats Are Just Numbers - Texas

With this new series we will go over the stats of the race that is that weekend. For example The O'reilly Auto Parts Challenge is this weekend so we will go over the stats of that particular race.
When it comes to Texas NASCAR has always been bigger in Texas. This is the track where drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth, and others got their first career victories. Fights Yeah they happen here too just ask Brad Keselowski. Tempers flare here and look out because the winner does get six shooters after winning the race and I'm sure you don't wanna make them mad....

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Stats

Smoke Shows from Matt Crafton have been a common thing as of late.
Matt Won here in June in the stand alone event
Races - 16
First Winner - Jay Sauter (1999)
Last Winner - Kyle Busch (2014)
G.W.C Finishes - 4 (2006, 2007, 2011 & 2014)
Postponed Races - 1 (2001)
Most Wins - Kyle Busch (2009, 2010 & 2014)
Most Wins By A Team - 3 (Germain Racing)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 7 (Toyota and Chevrolet)

NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats

Erik Jones Won His first Career Xfinity Series Race here in May
Races - 10
First Winner - Kevin Harvick
Last Winner - Kyle Busch
G.W.C Finishes - 1 (2010)
Postponed Races - 0
Most Wins - Kevin Harvick (2005 2006, 2007 and 2012)
Most Wins By A Team - 4 (Richard Childress Racing) 
Most Manufacturer Wins - 4 (Chevrolet)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Jimmie Johnson won here in May and Looks to continue a 3 Race Streak
At Texas.
Races - 10
First Winner - Carl Edwards
Last Winner - Jimmie Johnson
G.W.C Finishes - 3 (2006, 2012, & 2014)
Postponed Races - 0
Most Wins - Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Most Wins by a Team - 4 (Hendrick Motorsports)
Most Manufacturer Wins - 6 (Chevrolet)

Matt Kenseth Penalty Upheld Begins 2 Week Suspension this Weekend

After This move last weekend NASCAR has been among the top conversations at the water cooler and around the world. You have those who believe Kenseth should be suspended and there are those who think he should not be suspended.
Today the NASCAR Appeals Panel Heard Joe Gibbs Racing and Matt Kenseth's appeal of the two race suspension that was revealed Tuesday Afternoon. The initial Appeal was denied and the penalties were upheld in rather quick fashion, Then JGR moved to the final appeal In where they had about the same results with the penalties being upheld.
Joe Gibbs Racing revealed that Erik Jones would be filling in for Matt Kenseth for the next 2 weekends at Texas and Phoenix. Erik of course will be racing his 3rd and 4th races of the season as he made his debut for an injured Denny Hamlin at Bristol then a few weeks later Erik made his official debut at Kansas filling in for Kyle Busch where before a late race crash he was
running in the Top 10. Erik will be attempting the triple this weekend as he is competing in the #4 Entry for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Truck Series and then he will defend his Xfinity Win at Texas driving the same car he did in May. Erik Got his first Truck win at Phoenix in 2013 and got his first Xfinity Win at Texas earlier this year. So be looking for Erik Jones to possibly steal a win from a cup driver come Texas or Phoenix, It will be practice for Erik as he will be moving over to the Xfinity Series next year full time, He is also in a heavy battle with Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick for the Truck Series Championship. (Koelle, 2015)

The Future - The Next Ten Years

As the 2015 Season Comes to an end the number moves from 10 years to 11 and I move a way from the spectator side of NASCAR. Many questions are still left unanswered going into 2016. Many options on the table and many uncertainties.
ARCA Racing will become a new series I will cover as I am friends with people from Woodruff Motorsports and Hamilton-Hughes Racing along with a few other members of other teams. There will be news coming on November 23rd about a big announcement I will have about a certain event in 2016.
In this final article of The Ten Years in The Making article I would like to thank some people who helped make this year a special year as not only The Ten Year Anniversary but also my final year as a spectator. I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for being the top support syestem in helping make this year a special one along with supporting this blog as much as they can. I would like to thank my Nana for her support and If you haven't check out her blog at for some good ole' southern reading. I would like to thank My all of my uncles for their support! Me and my uncle Carl went to Charlotte in June and we had tons of fun! I would like to thank my friend Kyle Duckett for the support he gives me and hope to see him pursue a job in NASCAR like me so we can work together in the future. Along with my friend Jake Dewitt. The rest of my family I want to help If I am missing some of you all I'm sorry but just know I thank you the same.
My Racing Family. I want to thank you all. I want to thank all of Leavine Family Racing for #1 Choosing me for The Inaugural Camp 95 this year and #2 being prime supporters of this blog! I want to thank Go Green Racing along with MB Motorsports for sharing my work and giving me more viewers than I would have ever expected, I want to thank Drivers Michael McDowell, Ryan Ellis, and Kyle Lockrow who are two guys who I can consider friends along with Blake Koch, Garrett Smithley. and many others who have shared my work. Jay Lopez, Bobby Hamilton Jr, Dell Hamilton Jr. and Jeff Clark are guys who will be ones I know I can count on.
I hope to have some good news in the near future concerning my future with NASCAR and appreciate the support you The FANS have given me and I hope you enjoy what I have in store for the rest of the season and In the off season! This has been 10 Years in The Making and I'm looking forward to the next 10! (Koelle, 2015)

Tommy Williams Drywall sponsoring McDowell At Texas

 Making their 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut, Tommy Williams Drywall will appear as the primary sponsor on LFR's #95 Ford Fusion at Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas-based drywall company adds a new blue, white and silver paint job to the #95 Ford. Leavine Family Racing, founded and owned by Tyler, Texas-based businessman Bob Leavine and his wife Sharon, are returning to what the team considers its home track. The Leavine family got their first taste of racing when they participated in one of the speedway's stock car driving experiences. The family went on to accumulate over 2,800
laps at the speedway and eventually created their own NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team in Leavine Family Racing. Leavine Family Racing will be making its sixth Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Both the team and driver Michael McDowell's best finish at the track is 30th. McDowell, who has 12 starts at the 1.5-mile oval, has qualified as high as 17th at the track.(Leavine Family Racing)

Wayback Wednesday - 2011 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350

With all of this talk of the wreck last weekend in Martisville for the Cup Series Lets go back to 2011 when Kyle Busch retaliated on Ron Hornaday Jr.
Kevin Harvick won the 2011 WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Austin and Ty Dillon, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. The race was Highlighted by Kyle Busch wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr after Ron accidentally cut off Busch.


1 10 2   Kevin Harvick  
2 2 3   Austin Dillon  
3 8 21   Ty Dillon  
4 7 8   Nelson Piquet, Jr.  
5 11 88   Matt Crafton  
6 14 22   Joey Coulter  
7 12 13   Johnny Sauter  
8 5 4   Ricky Carmichael  
9 17 7   Miguel Paludo 
10 6 6   Justin Lofton  
11 15 17   Timothy Peters 
12 23 23   Jason White  
13 19 5   Todd Bodine  
14 24 9   Max Papis  
15 26 39   Ryan Sieg 
16 33 66   Ross Chastain 
17 18 60   Cole Whitt  
18 20 20   Johanna Long  
19 1 31   James Buescher  
20 36 10   Jennifer Jo Cobb 
21 25 93   B.J. McLeod  
22 27 68   Clay Greenfield 
23 16 81   David Starr  
24 28 73   Rick Crawford  
25 29 55   Jake Crum  
26 34 63   Jack Smith 
27 3 32   Blake Feese 
28 13 29   Parker Kligerman  
29 22 07   Johnny Chapman  
30 32 74   Mike Harmon  
31 21 62   Brendan Gaughan  
32 31 0   T.J. Bell 
33 4 18   Kyle Busch 
34 9 33   Ron Hornaday, Jr. 
35 35 87   Chris Jones  
36 30 38   Mike Garvey

Throwback Thursday - 2014 AAA Texas 500

Jimmie Johnson won the 2014 AAA Texas 500 battling with the driver who would later be the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick who was making his 500th Start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Jamie McMurry Rounded out the Top 5. This was the race last season when tempers really began to rise and if we aren't careful we will have another  Boxing Match on Eddie Gossage's Playground in Fort Worth Texas this weekend where scenarios are really the same but with different drivers.


1       Jimmie Johnson  
A fight highlighted what the events from last season
2       Kevin Harvick  
3       Brad Keselowski  
4       Kyle Busch  
5       Jamie McMurray 
6       Dale Earnhardt Jr.  
7       Kyle Larson  
8       Kurt Busch  
9       Carl Edwards 
10     Denny Hamlin 
11     Tony Stewart  
12     Joey Logano  
13     Greg Biffle  
14     AJ Allmendinger 
15     Ryan Newman 
16     Brian Vickers 
17     Paul Menard 
18     Casey Mears  
19     Martin Truex Jr. 
20     Justin Allgaier  
21     Austin Dillon 
22     Michael Annett 
23     Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 
24     Aric Almirola  
25     Matt Kenseth  
26     Cole Whitt 
27     Marcos Ambrose 
28     Clint Bowyer 
29     Jeff Gordon    
30     Michael McDowell 
31     J.J. Yeley  
32     David Ragan 
33     Reed Sorenson 
34     David Gilliland 
35     Timmy Hill  
36     Danica Patrick 
37     Joey Gase  
38     Kasey Kahne  
39     Trevor Bayne 
40     Brett Moffitt 
41     Josh Wise 
42     Alex Bowman  
43     Landon Cassill