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Danica couldn't avoid the crashes at Daytona the weekend

By Jordan Luchkiw

If you happened to miss any of the racing this past weekend at Daytona International Speedway, you missed some of the most exciting and costly racing we will see all year. Not only am I talking about the now infamous 54th Daytona 500, but also the Nationwide Series race.  The Drive 4 COPD 300. Much of the hype leading up to the Nationwide series opener centered around Danica Patrick starting her first full season in the series, and Tony Stewart going for 5 in a row in the February event.

The weekend got off to a great start for Danica as she claimed her first pole in the Nationwide series.  Her pole was the first for a female in the series since Shanua Robinson did so at Atlanta in 1994. While Danica was all the rage she wasn’t the main storyline leaving the event.

Most of the drama centered around the mass amounts of cautions that took place, highlighted by a last lap last turn 4 crash taking out much of the top ten and allowing Camping World Truck series regular James Buescher, to come from 11th out of turn 4 to go on and win the race his first in the Nationwide series race. Read the rest of this entry »

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My First NASCAR Experience

February 7, 2011 by

Even though NASCAR may be the most popular sport in America, to most people it’s a completely different culture. The only way to fully understand the world of NASCAR is to fully immerse yourself in it.  So that’s what I did back in October 2010 when I was lucky enough to have the full-blown NASCAR experience.  Like most people who have grown up in the SportsCenter era, I know the names of like 15 drivers.  Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, and so on.   I had always wanted to go to a race, but I didn’t think I could stomach 3 or 4 hours of watching guys making left-hand turns.  I was wrong.  Thanks to a close relative who works for the brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame, I got the “behind the scenes” tour of what happens before and during a race.  Without a doubt, doing it this way has gotten me hooked. Read the rest of this entry »