50th Anniversary At Sonoma Raceway

This weekend marks the 31stconsecutive year NASCAR has competed at Sonoma Raceway.  It is also the track’s 50 the anniversary!  Also, this marks Darrell Waltrip’s final broadcast and will retire from the booth.  He is a class act, a larger than life character and a phenomenal race driver.  Darrell, you will be missed!!

The main and exciting fact is that Sonoma has returned to the original twelve turn course.  This course incorporates the famous “Carousel”.  This feature of the storied track drops from turn four to turns 5 and 6. The Carousel has a 200-degree radius, then transitions through turn seven to the longest straightway on the two- and half-mile track.  

The Carousel has been a famous spot on the track known for passes that …

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K & N Pro Series West at Sonoma Raceway

The K & N Pro Series West race turned out to be a nail bitter and a marathon. This year was special because of the 50thAnniversary celebration at Sonoma Raceway.  The second half of the race was filled with lead changes and more than a few cars beatin’ and bangin’. Being on a Cup weekend several Cup drivers were entered so the race took on a different flavor from a regular West Series event. Names such as Austin Dillion and Daniel Hamric were entered.  Many people in the know have a problem with this.  Does this grass roots event need a huge name from the Cup Series?  No matter what your view on the matter is, it made …

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Kyle Busch Sweeps The Desert

It’s getting to the point to where Kyle Busch should feel that he can come into ISM Raceway and win in any vehicle. It doesn’t matter if Kyle Busch is driving in the truck, in the Xfinity race, or in the Monster Energy Race. Kyle Busch has now won two in-a-row in the desert in the Monster Energy Series. He has not finished worse than 7th at ISM Raceway in his last eight races. He’s also finished inside the top ten in 12 of his last 15 starts.

There is also a bit of history that Kyle Busch is chasing as he entered the weekend at a total of 197 wins, only three wins behind “The King” Richard Petty for …

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NASCAR Recap: Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

When you think about Las Vegas, the tourist in you thinks about how exciting it is to walk the Strip and go see some great acts and shows, and yes, maybe even gamble a little.  But me?  As the die-hard sports fan that I am, I love Las Vegas because my visits mean 185 mph cars, engines roaring, and an overall excitement that somehow overcomes the hot desert heat and keeps your heart pounding all weekend long!

This past weekend was no exception.  As Las Vegas Motor Speedway is much larger than my home track of ISM Raceway, I’m always happy to bring along an extra camera or two.  So first, I want to give a shout out to Mike …

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Team Harmon Rides For Caleb

As we look ahead to the upcoming race this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,we reflect on an eventful weekend at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Mike Harmon Racing. After practice and qualifying were canceled due to inclement weather, the field was set per the NASCAR rule book — which had Mike Harmon and the No. 74 team starting the Lilly Diabetes 250 from the 38th position. The race, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed to Monday, Sept. 10 due to rain. Harmon went on to finish 26th at 2.5-mile track, just short of adding another top-25 finish to his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Although the team had a solid finish, the true highlight of the weekend was …

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