Really Long Race Title At The Glen

Another good race is in the can.

Congratulations to the road course aces on their road course wins.

Well, it’s apparent Nascar has the ability to manage  a race well. Hopefully they can find a way to better apply that skill to ovals.

I’ve always had trouble understanding the business  side of Nascar, so I’m puzzled by the announcement that Terry Labonte will drive the #10 in 3 races for Billy Stavola. To what end?

Good scheduling move: 1 Atlanta race moved to a new venue. Although I enjoy AMS, and usually  once a year it’s the fastest track, in this day and age variety may be preferred.

Bad scheduling move: 1 Fontana race moved to a not so new and cookie cutter Kansas. Of course, we knew – and I feared – that was coming (Racin’ Roulette – 12.12.09).

8.13.77: Bobby Isaac, with 25 laps to go in a Sportsman race at Hickory, NC, called for a relief driver. He collapsed on pit road and died early the next day.

8.13.50: At Hillsboro, NC, Fireball Roberts got his first win.

If Ned were in the booth we’d know what’s up with Tracy Leslie.

Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.

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