Sunday, December 27, 2015

About Me - An Article About the Writer

Hello My Name is Christian Koelle and I am the head writer here at The Motorsports News Source. I started this blog in July of 2015 in hopes of making it the career that I would spend the rest of my life doing. I have been an avid NASCAR fan throughout my entire life. I am 19 years old and have been told numerous times that my knowledge of NASCAR and on how to write exceeds majority of the Expectations of most 19 year olds. I enjoy what I do and hope to continue to make this my career starting in 2016. NASCAR has played a very important role in my life and I can see it continue to leave a major impact over the next 100 years. I hope to leave an impact on the sport and hope to have my work be reread over and over after I am gone. The people I know would surprise you for being an 19 year old and I am commonly thanking God for the people I have gotten the opportunity to meet. If you have any questions, comments or complaints do not hesitate to email me at christiank9540@gmail.com Thank your for taking the time to learn about me and I hope you enjoy your trip to The Motorsports News Source be sure to share with your friends and family as I would greatly appreciate it! (Koelle, 2015)

Achievements

  • Attended the 2015 Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.
  • Alumni of Inaugural Camp 95 from 2015. Camp that Leavine Family Racing held for High Schoolers who Want to pursue a career in NASCAR!
  • Made my Journalism debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in August of 2015.
  • Made my Professional Radio Debut in December of 2015 at WOOP on Wheels in Cleveland, TN.
  • Made my Media Center Debut at Iowa in 2016. 
  • Interviewed my first driver at the Bristol Motor Speedway. His name was Ben Kennedy 
  • Attended races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway,  Atlanta Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway and Nashville Superspeedway
  • I attended my first race in October of 2005 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. I was 9 years old.
  • Have met every active driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at least once in Ten Years.
  • Most popular Article I have ever reported has been my Article about The ThorSport Racing Fire, We were the first to break the news. 
  • I have been told by many influential people in the sport that I am a great writer. 
  • The picture of me to right was a snapchat I sent out to the world on June 17th, 2016 when I made my debut in the Media Center at Iowa Speedway
  • On June 21st, 2016 The NASCAR News Source changed to The Motorsports News Source.
  • On August 17th, 2016 I made my PR Representive Debut with Bryce Napier at Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200. 
  • On September 4th, 2016. I made my NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut as a journalist in the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. 
  • More Acheivements coming as the Season Comes to an End!

Two Drivers Who Are Ready to Become Champion

At the beginning of 2015 no one would have expected Kyle Busch to win the championship yet alone race again at a competitive stage, There were a few drivers in 2015 who did everything they needed to do but something just did not go right with them and neither of them landed in the final four come Homestead.  Below I will talk about just how close these two drivers are to finally winning a championship in there career.
6 wins in 2015 proved to not be enough to win a Championship as Joey Logano showed in 2015. Joey began the season with a victory in the Daytona 500. He went on to win Watkins Glen, Bristol, along with all 3 races in the Contender Round. When he got to Martinsville there was no doubt in anyone's mind that Joey would be the favorite. Then Matt Kenseth got involved and ultimately cost Joey the chance to move on to Homestead. With two dominating seasons in a row many will begin to either question Joey's
ability to win a Championship or Think that his championship win is just around the corner. I am one of those people who think Joey can do it within the next 2 years at Team Penske. How many wins will he have in that Championship Season you may ask? Well l predict 5 wins will get you there. A win in the regular season along with a win in each round of the chase which would ultimately land you hoisting the Trophy at the end of the year. I think Joey's championship will come within the next year or two.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is another one of those drivers I could see winning a championship in the very near future. What many fear is that once Dale Earnhardt Jr. would retire right after his Championship. I honestly don't see that because Jr has the same passion and drive his father had. If Jr did retire I could almost see him taking a crew chief job with either JR Motorsports or Hendrick Motorsports and I am sure with the support of Jr Nation whoever he crew chiefed would become the new popular driver. Jr needs some work though before he wins a championship. Jr has been in the same must win situation at Talladega the last two years and
though he says he would not want to go to any other track being in a must win situation than Talladega, I honestly think he get's pressured to much and cracks at the pressure. Yes he almost won in October, but two years being in the same situation has to get old. The thing Jr needs to do is improve in the previous two races at Charlotte and Kansas. If he did well at those tracks he could simply go to Talladega needing a Consistent Run which is manageable for Jr. Other than that Jr is set for a Championship Run and I could see that coming very soon if not next year. If that would Happen Jr Nation would celebrate for years and years to come. (Koelle, 2015)

Daytona 500 Statistic Sunday - Drivers Who Have Won the Daytona 500


  • Joey Logano
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014 and 2004)
  • Jimmie Johnson (2013 and 2006)
  • Matt Kenseth (2012 and 2009)
  • Trevor Bayne
  • Jamie McMurray
  • Ryan Newman
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Jeff Gordon (2005, 1999, and 1997)
  • Michael Waltrip (2003 and 2001)
  • Ward Burton
  • Dale Jarrett (2000, 1996, and 1993)
  • Dale Earnhardt Sr.
  • Sterling Marlin (1995 and 1994)
  • Davey Allison
  • Ernie Irvin
  • Derrike Cope
  • Darrell Waltrip
  • Bobby Allison (1988 and 1978)
  • Bill Elliott (1987 and 1985)
  • Geoff Bodine
  • Cale Yarborough (1984, 1983, and 1977)
  • Richard Petty (1981, 1979, 1974, 1973, 1971, 1966 and 1964)
  • Buddy Baker
  • David Pearson
  • Benny Parsons
  • A.J. Foyt
  • Pete Hamilton
  • LeeRoy Yarborough
  • Mario Andretti
  • Fred Lorenzen
  • Tiny Lund
  • Fireball Roberts
  • Marvin Panch
  • Junior Johnson
  • Lee Petty

Daytona 500 Spotlight Sunday - 2014 Daytona 500

Every Sunday from now until the Sunday of the Daytona 500 Qualifying we will have a special Spotlight Sunday featuring a Recap of past Daytona 500's. This Sunday's Recap will be from the very Wet and Wild 2014 Daytona 500. Along with Daytona 500 Spotlight Sunday we will also have Daytona 500 Statistics Sunday/
In 2014 The season would begin with a wet and wild race from the Daytona International Speedway. Rain came around the begining of the race and would delay the race until the evening hours where Mother Nature took a back seat view of the 56th annual Daytona 500. Tornados, Wrecks, and a Piece of Barebond could not stop Dale Earnhardt Jr. from getting his first win since Michigan in 2012.

Results

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

Drivers Who Did not Make the Daytona 500. 

No. 35 Eric McClure, 
No. 83 Ryan Truex,
No. 87 Joe Nemechek, 
No. 93 Morgan Shepherd, 
No. 95 Michael McDowell
No. 77 Dave Blaney WITHDREW FROM RACE AFTER PRACTICE CRASH 

Top 16 In Points (Would Make Chase If It Ended that day)

1 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  WIN
2 Denny Hamlin
3 Jeff Gordon
4 Brad Keselowski
5 Jimmie Johnson
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
7 Matt Kenseth
8 Greg Biffle
9 Austin Dillon
10 Casey Mears
11 Joey Logano
12 Kevin Harvick
13 Jamie McMurray
14 Carl Edwards
15 Marcos Ambrose
16    Kyle Busch

Next Daytona 500 Spotlight!

Next Sunday will be the first Sunday of 2016! Lets throw it back to 10 years ago to the 2006 Daytona 500 where Jimmie Johnson earned his first career Daytona 500 in a season where he would later win the Championship!