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.
Keep up with all the headlines heading into the new season and my daily happenings by following me on twitter @NASCARJason.
If you have read my Twitter and Facebook feeds over the past few weeks – you know it has been one of the most emotional and hectic time periods of my life. A lot has happened as after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for almost three years, my mother passed away.
The story I am about to share has been building ever since my mother’s journey began in 2012. You may have seen bits and pieces before, but I am going to inform you on life changing past few years I have experienced. Continue reading “The Battle: Part I”→
Every hope and vision NASCAR had for the newly formatted Chase for the Sprint Cup played out over the past ten weeks.
Week after week, fans were treated to some of the most intense, dramatic, and thrilling racing the sport has ever seen. Every race had its twists and turns, which set up for an incredible season finale.
Going into the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the possibilities were endless. For it being the first finale under the new format, no one knew what to expect.
You can find Miss Coors Light (MCL) around the track during each race weekend. She is often posing for pictures with pole winners along with interacting with race fans. As the 2014 season comes to a close, current MCL Rachel Rupert will hand over her firesuit to one of the six new candidates. They recently participated in a video at Charlotte Motor Speedway so you can get to know them a little bit better. Voting ends with race season on Sunday, November 16th.
If you are unsure who to give your vote to, I would appreciate a vote for my friend Brittany Berndt. I know you all would love to have her as the new MCL and she would fit the role perfectly!
The news broke this morning on social media that Kyle and Samantha Busch are expecting their first child. The due date is next May, and falls around Sprint All-Star Race weekend. I want to congratulate them both, and wish good luck in the next chapter of their lives. They will definitely be great parents!
The couple is very active on twitter, so its likely that fans will be able to stay up-to-date on the pregnancy until the day Baby Busch arrives.
It’s always neat to see new sponsors break into the sport of NASCAR. Whether it’s a food chain, clothing retailer, or an internet product – fans tend to be very supportive of the company. While the sponsor for Alex Bowman’s JR Motorsports (JRM) debut isn’t technically new to the sport, it’s bringing in a new type of sponsorship – podcasting.
Through social media, many fans and NASCAR industry leaders have heard about Dirty Mo Radio (DMR). It’s the podcast station developed by NASCAR Nationwide Series team JRM. For fans of the team and Dale Earnhardt Jr., it’s the place for limitless information and insight.
Almost eight months following NASCAR’s landmark announcement regarding the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format, the time to write a new chapter in the sport’s history has arrived.
Excitement has been building around the new format all season-long. The importance placed on winning has increased the competition level in almost every race. Now, 13 victors along with three drivers in on points are about to embark on potentially the wildest ten races in the sports’ history. Its new, its different and it will surely be fun to watch. Continue reading “The Road to Miami: A Look Ahead at the Chase”→