Coo Coo Marlin’s career began almost by accident. His brother Jack campaigned a car at Hohenwald Speedway in Tennessee, but didn’t show up one night.
Darrell Waltrip won his first race in 1975 at Nashville, Tenn. and won again later that year at the Richmond Fairgrounds. This was during the “big car” era.
I grew up watching Sterling Marlin at his best. With bated breath as a 14-year-old, I watched the final laps of the 1995 Daytona 500, leaning a little too close to the television in anticipation that this would be the year the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. would finally win his first Great American Race. On …
Robert Yates Racing and talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start.
Editor’s Note: Beginning today, Matt McLaughlin will be keeping a running blog of his opinion on the major NASCAR happenings of the week. We hope you enjoy the first entry! Michael Waltrip raced his way into this weekend’s Daytona 500, an event a majority of fans I have spoken to think he should have been …
For Dale Earnhardt fans, the 1986 Daytona 500 is one of the “big ones that got away.”
The 1981 Daytona 500 marked the debut of the “little” cars, with a 110-inch wheelbase as opposed to the 115 inches on the reliable Monte Carlos and Cutlasses.
“Benny Parsons is not only the person I owe my NASCAR career to but he was a true friend to me from the day we met.”
Editor’s Note: With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades …
I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.