Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2019-10-19 10:07
When I sit back in my recliner, hit the remote and settle in to watch a NASCAR race – whether it be day, night or occasional Monday – I just ask that it be a good one.
I don’t drive up and down the road or fly across the country and back anymore. I don’t have to write three stories a day. I don’t have to bury myself in the minutia because I don’t have to.
Written by Monte Dutton Mon, 2019-10-14 09:51
Talladega Superspeedway has always been tough. Winning has always been a crap shoot for all but the masters of its nuances. Dale Earnhardt was such a man. So was Buddy Baker.
Show me a newcomer to its perils, and I will show you a young man (or in rare instances, woman) whose initial impression is that winning is all car. Tony Stewart thought that, but after a few years, got the almost mystical hang of it.
When I started going to Talladega, it scared me because no writer and only a few weathermen (or women) likes to deal with tragedy, and it’s part of the job. The first race I ever wrote about there, a red Chevrolet driven by a driver named Jimmy Horton sailed out of the whole track.
by Zachary Hinson; Photos by Getty Images Wed, 2019-10-09 16:43
Everyone in the Round of 12 wants to win at Dover, the next week is the unpredictability of Talladega. As a driver who flipped on the last lap earlier this year at Talladega, Kyle Larson is relieved that he was the one in victory lane at the end of the Drydene 400.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2019-10-05 15:04
The world has changed from NASCAR to Dakar, from truck driving to skin diving and from songwriting to bullfighting.
I don’t know whether it’s worse or better. I expect age tends to favor the former, but I try to roll with the punches.
Photo by Justin Wilson Sat, 2019-10-05 08:34
Like the late Dirt Late Model racing legend Mike Duvall did many times over in his historic career, Brandon Overton drove with the tenacity and endurance of a true Southeastern champion on Friday night and put it in Victory Lane at Cherokee Speedway.
For the third time this season, he and the Rum Runner Racing team have defeated the Outlaws in their home region. Chris Madden and Chase Junghans held strong inside the top three all race long to capture the final two podium spots.