By: PattyKay Lilley
I bid you welcome gentle readers, to something many of you tell me you are missing… a visit from our old friend, The Lady in Black. Read On!
by: PattyKay Lilley
Good day gentle readers, and welcome once again to RacersReunion, a site we know is read by folks that matter. Welcome also to our assigned reader this week, whoever he or she might be. I hope you find us both sensible and amiable, as we strive for both here. Read On!
50 Years of NASCAR Racing ~ Post 6
By Matt McLaughlin
Editor’s note: This article is part of a special reprise of Matt McLaughlin’s “50 Years of NASCAR Racing”, written and published in 1998 in commemoration of NASCAR ‘s 50th Anniversary celebration that year. In keeping with the RacersReunion mission of passing the history of our sport down to younger fans, Matt has kindly granted us permission to run the entire series. Please, sit back and enjoy as you take a journey back through the pages of history and perhaps relive a memory or two. Many thanks to Matt for his generosity in sharing. God bless you, my friend.
The date was October 21st 1973, Read On!
So What’s All The Fuss About?
By: Carol Bell
Longtime race fans wear black for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons have been tied to the loss of one of the sport’s most beloved drivers. For a number of years though, the reason is more profound. They’re in mourning.
The loss of so many long held traditions over a short period of time is akin to losing a dear friend. Some have even taken shots from those who don’t understand what the fuss is about. So let’s take a look at some of the obvious and not so obvious reasons that fans are, well, really ticked off.
Naturally, losing a foundation track that helped form the history of the sport, and may have been one to three hours from home, is going to hurt. Losing two is catastrophic. Losing three may well feel something like watching a tornado level your house as well as your hometown. Being blamed for the disaster (low attendance, although these venues didn’t have the mega number of seats the new palaces have), is tantamount to being blamed for setting fire to Mrs. O’Leary’s barn. Read On!
One Weekend ~ Two Races
by: PattyKay Lilley
This afternoon, as I sat thumbing through the various new material offered on Jayski’s “Articles Page”, I found surprisingly little that aroused my interest. Because I’ve been there and done that, I feel sorry today for those currently charged with the dubious duty of “spilling ink” for the motorsports network of your choosing on a daily basis.
We’re a mere seven weeks into the 2012 season, and the NASCAR races are already bordering on boring, while some have surpassed that mark and moved right on to the “nap” category. At one time, we called that time and season when there was literally nothing worth writing about, “January.” Lately, it seems that it could aptly be named “Groundhog Day”, just repeating itself over and over and…
Okay, last week gets a “bye” for being totally boring, only because the snoozer of the year at Texas was followed by what turned out to be easily the race of the year to date at The Rock. So what if it was a truck race? It was racing, pure and simple. Racing the way it used to be, and the way it should be again! Read On!
I did not get to attend the Camping World Truck Series event at The Rock this past Sunday due to other obligations, but I was anxious to get home Sunday and see the reports. I first checked our site and found some very positive feedback. Then I went to my Facebook friends and found a couple other very positive posts. I must admit there was ONE very negative post and it was on our site, but it was directed more at NASCAR than it was at The Rock and/or Andy Hillenburg. I tuned in The Speed Channel as soon as the shows started that would report results and such because what I wanted to see, more than the racing action, was the crowd, or lack thereof, in attendance. As soon as the report came on I was very pleasantly rewarded with what looked like a large crowd of folks both in the grandstands and in the infield. I am not a good estimator of crowd size but looking at the stands for the truck race and having watched the Nationwide race Friday Read On!
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