Beyond the Cockpit

Matt Tifft Learning From Teammates in Rookie Cup Season

Matt Tifft is perhaps one of the luckier drivers, heck people, in NASCAR. Just over three years removed from brain tumor surgery, he has been adjusting to his rookie season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports. Tifft ran a handful of Gander Outdoors Truck Series races …

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Tyler Dippel Learning Aerodynamics in 1st Full Truck Series Season

Tyler Dippel is currently competing in his rookie season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. He made his series debut at Eldora Speedway last July, running for DGR-Crosley where he finished an impressive 13th. Fast forward to the final four races on the 2018 schedule and Dippel ran the …

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Stanton Barrett: From Burt Reynolds’ Swimming Pool to Watkins Glen’s Inner Loop

Newer NASCAR fans might not be familiar with Stanton Barrett, but they absolutely should be. Not only has he competed in over 200 races in the top three national series, but he’s also worked as a stuntman on some of the highest-grossing movies, including Spider-Man, Jurassic Park III, Batman & …

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Chase Briscoe Wants More NASCAR at Eldora, the Track that Saved his Career

Chase Briscoe is one of the rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Ford’s only developmental driver. The Indiana native with a dirt-racing background appeared on everyone’s radar when he seemingly came out of nowhere to win the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2016. He had a successful Gander …

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Indy Dontje on Racing in America, Mercedes & Renger van der Zande’s Advice

Indy Dontje is a sports car racer from the Netherlands that currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport. Up until a couple of years ago, he had never raced in the United States. After helping out with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the …

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Quin Houff Has No Expectations with Spire Motorsports, Proving He Belongs

Coming into 2019, Quin Houff had limited NASCAR experience, only running 10 Xfinity Series races in the past two seasons. Fast forward five months, and the 21-year-old has 12 starts at the Monster Energy Cup Series starts between Spire Motorsports and Premium Motorsports. Houff made his debut in the No. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Haley Building Up Kaulig Racing

For the 2019 season, Kaulig Racing signed Justin Haley to a two-year deal in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Driving the No. 11 Chevrolet, the 20-year-old from Winamac, Ind., is currently in 10th place in the point standings. He has one top-five finish and 11 top 10s. Before final practice began …

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