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”.