The upcoming year has the potential to be the most thrilling and intense season NASCAR has seen in quite some time. Through the implementation of the low-downforce package, abundance of rookie contenders and the third year of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format; 2016 has the making to be epic.
Entering my twelfth year as a fan, I have never been more excited for the season to come. Why? It comes from a combination of the factors described above and knowing NASCAR is in a great position as the energy that once defined the sport returns. Read the rest of this entry
Happy New Year NASCAR style! The beginning of 2016 marks the first time we can say that the Daytona 500 is next month. As preparations are made for the new season, keep it here for plenty of content ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated seasons in quite some time.
The new year also means I’m graduating high school in six months and heading to North Carolina for college in eight months. Crazy thoughts for sure! Looking forward to sharing stories about all of these major happenings as the year progresses.
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Bring on 2016!
From the early morning scene at Daytona International Speedway when Austin Dillon’s car flew into the catch fence to Kyle Busch’s championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway after completing a miraculous comeback, it was a year of powerful images.
These moments among others tell the story of the 2015 season. While there were many moments and images to choose from, I’ll highlight five of the most powerful from a wild year in NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry
Welcome to Champion’s Week! NASCAR has embarked on Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the 2015 season, the 16 Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders and 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Throughout the week, various events will highlight the best moments of the year and allow fans to join the celebration.
By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – The story of Kyle Busch’s championship season will go down as one of the most incredible performances in the history of NASCAR.
Taking the darkness of the start of the year following his horrific crash in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ opening race and transforming into the light of success is nothing short of a miraculous feat.
While the format can be questioned, nothing about what Busch pulled off in 2015 came easy, making the glory of a championship that much more sweet. When you take away the format and look at Busch’s performance – it’s difficult not to appreciate what he accomplished. Read the rest of this entry
A season’s worth of hard work has led to this race, this moment, this opportunity.
Four drivers, one dream, one championship.
The Championship 4 have pieced together a masterful year. They have combined victory, consistency and tenacity throughout the regular season and Chase for the Sprint Cup to reach this point. As a result of their hard work and tremendous effort, they have been rewarded with the chance to chase glory in a winner-take-all finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry
By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – Kyle Busch’s comeback this season has been incredible.
After his horrific crash during the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona International Speedway, nearly everyone counted him out of contention for the championship in 2015.
Now nine months following the most devastating day of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s career, he is in position to compete for the title in the season finale. This moment was unimaginable on that dreary day in Daytona Beach, Florida. However, as a result of the hard work Busch put into his recovery, he earned this opportunity. Read the rest of this entry