Trevor Bayne, the rookie who won this year’s Daytona 500 was guaranteed a spot in this years Nascar All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In early April he was bitten in the elbow by something, they we’re not sure if it was a spider or a tick. Trevor ended up in the hospital shortly after the Texas race in April where he was treated and released for a bug bite. He had resumed his driving duties for the Wood Brothers until the end of April when inflammatory and vision symptoms had appeared landing him back in the hospital.
If you think Kyle Busch was unstoppable before in the Nascar Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), well you better be prepared to tighten your grip on the wheel because he has hired Two-Time World of Outlaws Late Motel Champ Josh Richards.
Josh Richards has been selected to drive the Joy Mining Machinery Toyota Tundra for a select number of races in 2011. His racing debut has been set to take place at Kentucky Speedway on July 7th.
General manager of KBM Rick Ren who also has an impressive past history as a dirt track racer and also holds the record in NCWTS for most wins as a crew chief has stated that “KBM is in the business of winning races and that Josh Richards has the heart of a champion, and that he was determined to do whatever it takes to be successful”.
I think it’s going to pretty interesting to watch an accomplished driver in the world of dirt track racing to take the wheel of a Camping World Series Truck.
From what I have seen the guys that come from this type of a dirt track background such as Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer tend to do well while piloting a cup car or truck around the track due to the simple fact that when they get loose coming off of a corner they are used to peddling the throttle to regain control. In the world of dirt track Out Law Racing, driving on the edge of being out-of-control is a way of life.
Get your recliner ready because Nascar’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is this weekend!
Rookies Trevor Bayne (winner of this years Daytona 500), and Regan Smith are both in the show for having won a race this year. However Nascar’s biggest star Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not. Although he has seemed to have turned his season around, he hasn’t won a race yet in 2011. So for Dale Junior he is going to have to try to race his way into the show during the Nascar prerace qualifier, and if he doesn’t make it in this way, it will be up to Junior Nation to support their driver and toss him into the ring on a fan vote.
When asked about how he felt about getting into the race he said that he has never been able to be part of the prerace show and was actually pretty excited to go through that process to see what happens, and basically be part of the event.
So the dash for cash is on for Saturday night on Speed with a purse of 1 million dollars. This is a no holds barred race with no points to worry about, and I have also heard that Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick’s probation didn’t count, or isn’t going to be enforced for this race.
Pretty much anything can happen. Remember in 2008 when Kasey Khane was voted in on the fan vote and won the darn thing, or what about the year Kurt and Kyle Busch took each other out of the event when they crashed. They didn’t speak to each other until Thanksgiving of that year when their grandmother at dinner time made them put it behind them and shake hands!
Who do you think will win the million dollar purse on Saturday night?
So we decided to add something new to the blog for you guys, on Friday’s, Jeremy and I will each post a cool or funny video for you guys to enjoy. We figured it’s Friday and what better way to celebrate than to watch a short, but awesome video and kick off the weekend for you guys.
OK, Here’s a cool classic monster truck school bus video that I found. Imagine going to school in this thing.The kids face in the bus is hilarious!
….And for me, I’m going with a 1919 rat rod that blows flames everywhere. It’s not as loud as I had hoped, but old cars & flames are always a win. Enjoy!
Friday night kicks off the start to the race weekend at Dover International Speedway with the Camping World Truck Series. Johnny Sauter will roll onto the “Monster Mile” tonight leading the point chase.
One of the new changes to the points system for 2011 is that the drivers now have to pick which series they would like to score points in towards the chase. The 18 of Kyle Busch has won three times in the Camping World Truck Series this season, one of which Kasey Kahne piloted the Z-Line Designs Toyota to victory lane while Kyle vacationed with his wife. Continue reading Nascar Is At The “Monster Mile” This Weekend In Dover
For anyone that’s ever been to a drive-in movie theater, this is definitely one of those things that are a blast from the past .
Sure these days there are new state of the art movie theaters that have surround sound and seats with cup holders, but the drive-in was also about spending time with your family, playing football with your cousins or friends, and getting eaten by mosquitoes. Plus, at the drive-in you always got to see two movies and honk the horn to tell the movie guy he’s taking to long loading the second one!
Yes these are the things that made the drive-in an exciting place to visit other than sneaking in a few extra friends in the trunk of your car. At one point in time there were drive-in movie theaters all over the place, you couldn’t travel very far without passing one. Now they have pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur.
I’m actually pretty fortunate because we have one that’s still in operation only 45 minutes from the house. What’s the last movie that you were able to see at a drive-in? More importantly – what were you driving?
While you are thinking about that I’ve found this pretty cool website that let’s you plug in your zip code and it will show you where the nearest drive-in is in your area. http://www.drive-ins.com
One of the most famous wheel standers known as “Hemi Under Glass” was driven by Bob Riggle. The Barracuda did not start life off as a wheel stander, but more as a car that would be competitive in racing. When Bob realized the excitement of the crowd while his Cuda’ hung the front wheels half way down the track, he decided to turn it into an exhibition car.
I wasn’t fortunate enough to have seen this car run back in the day, but I did grow up watching Bill Mavericks “Little Red Wagon” make multiple 135MPH runs at New England Dragway in Epping, NH in the late 70s early 80s.
Here’s a great video I stumbled onto on YouTube. It shows all kinds of vintage wheel standers, some of which I never knew existed.