Saturday, December 5, 2015

The End Of An Era - A Note From The Writer

As the lights go down in Las Vegas the sun sets on another season. It also is the end of a personal era for me. As I have said many times through 2015 This year will be my final year as a spectator. I can't say what the most emotional moment tonight but I can say that there were a few. Jeff Gordon, the Richard Petty of my generation, made his farewell speech tonight which made many emotional including myself. I look back on the last 10 years I have seen many people, met many people, and I am so lucky to have the opportunities I have had over the past
years. The amount of people I have met over the years is very impressive and to think 10 years ago I did not know one person with NASCAR personally or professionally and 10 years later I know  many many people in the sport and I greatly appreciate your support for everything I do. As we continue onto 2016 I will take many chances and will embrace every single opportunity that Is given to me and will hope to continue to write for NASCAR in 2016! Thank You Everyone and This is not the end it's just the official end of the 2015 season. We will continue to cover your offseason news among our new original articles among continuations of older ones! Again Thank You Everyone! -Christian

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13 

The Chattanooga Area Has Multiple Connections With The NASCAR Awards

Tonight NASCAR held their annual NASCAR Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas Nevada and the awards had a few connections with the Chattanooga Area.
Kyle Busch, who won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2015, has had M&M Chocolate on the #18 Toyota Camry as a primary sponsorship since 2008. Mars Chocolate which is out of Cleveland, TN. Tonight Kyle Busch received the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship while Joe Gibbs gave a mention to Mars Production during his acceptance speech tonight which was really neat to see.
The next connection has a sad feeling to it as the late Herb Adcox was mentioned in the In Honor Of Video as Herb passed away in 2015. Herb's son Grant raced in the upper NASCAR Series for many years including winning 9 times in the ARCA Racing Series. Herb Adcox Chevrolet was the sponsor many times with Grant. Grant's life was tragically ended at Atlanta in 1989. Sadly Herb Adcox Chevrolet closed earlier this year as you could go by and see some of the trophy's Grant had won over his career.
Of course Jeff Gordon had his final season of NASCAR come to an end tonight as he took his final farewell speech tonight. You may be wondering where Jeff Gordon has anything to do with Chattanooga. Well his sponsor Dupont has one of its factories in Chattanooga, TN. Like Jeff Gordon is leaving NASCAR Dupont will be leaving Chattanooga at the end of this month.
It is very neat to see these connections with my hometown Chattanooga Tennessee and It is even neater to see how this city has had such an extreme connection with NASCAR. It will be neat to see how much more it will grow with time. As a Chattanooga Native I am proud to represent my great city! (Koelle, 2015)