Evidently when you stop lining Brian France's pockets as Cup series sponsor, you can afford to hire American workers. SPRINT officials telephoned President-Elect Trump today to inform that with financial backing from the land of Toyota, 5000 offshore SPRINT jobs would return to U.S. soil:


In Their Own Mind or Minds of Others, All Have Had an Impact on Bowman Gray Stadium Racing History

Bowman Gray Stadium Racing is filled with “legend” and history.  From Tim Flock’s first and only Bowman Gray championship in 1949 through Burt Myers 2016 title run, the “Stadium” has been a “star maker” or a “heart breaker” for the thousands of drivers wanting to be a part, any part, of the history.  From Tim Brown’s 82 wins to Bobby Allison’s win that doesn’t exist, the uncountable laps turned around NASCAR’s longest running weekly track, each lap adds to the history.

The upcoming Bowman Gray Racing Preview will have some of the best of the current Bowman Gray Stadium drivers from all four of the tracks regular divisions along with some of the greatest names from days past at the “Madhouse”. 

Hank Schoolfield coined the term “Madhouse” way back in 1955 when Billy Myers was blistering the competition on his way to the NASCAR National Sportsman Division Championship.  Schoolfield hung the title “Master of a Madhouse” on Myers who won 12 feature events and his third track Championship at Bowman Gray before moving on to the Grand National ranks in 1956.  Since then the “Madhouse” has seen others conquer the flat quarter-mile ribbon of asphalt.  Pee Wee Jones earned six titles including five-in-a-row from 1956 through 1960.  Perk Brown, Glen Wood, Ken Rush, Max Berrier and others won multiple titles.  Ralph Brinkley notched eight championships and Robert Jeffreys, Paul Radford, Phillip Smith and others won the crown. But since 1996 only four drivers have claimed the championship trophy.  Junior Miller has three, Danny Bohn has one and Burt Myers and Tim Brown have claimed the rest with Myers earning seven and Brown ten. 

Most of those drivers or a family representative plus NASCAR Hall of Fame Members, Glen and Leonard Wood, Rex White and Jerry Cook will be on hand at the Preview along with many other “legends” or soon-to-be “legends” signing autographs or just hanging out with their many fellow racers, friends and fans.

There will be a charity auction, 50/50 raffle, the Bowman Gray Stadium simulator, old and new video to entertain fans and other entertainment will be on hand.

Gates open at 10:00 AM on Saturday February 11th and the opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 with Driver introductions and Country Music Recording Artist Tammie Davis singing the National Anthem.  Admission is only $10.00 for adults and kids six and under are free.  All proceeds go to the “Forever is Tomorrow Foundation” and the Bowman Gray Stadium Racing Ladies Auxiliary.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Fairgrounds Annex Box Office on online at  For more information and details on the event visit

After a lengthy trip down I-95 you arrive at your destination,the quiet lazy beach area known as Daytona Beach Fla.
You find that quiet little motel you booked a quiet weeks stay and up to that wonderful bed you flop and quietly ease off into dream land. Noises in the background you hear but easily block them out.
Next morning you rise to a new day away from the hustle and bustle of that big city life. Coffee you say and then you remember that you saw a sign out of the past that always had great coffee all the time. Yup up the road you can see that famous 7/11 sign glowing in the early dew.
So off you go down to the local 7/11 for that java. Man that taste and the brew does its magic on your brain,or does it.
You look out at the noise going by and "there it is" a ground -hugging little Chevy coupe. Its something you have been watching on the internet. Those old cars from yesteryear that seem to be coming back to life.
So out to the road you go to see where it was going when here comes an old model coach or sedan.
I thought it was against the law to drive racecars on the highway and open headers too??
soo curiosity gets the best of you and down the road you go to get a better look at what you thought you just saw.
Well as luck would have it the road is closed just ahead but parking is available,can you believe this?
So park you do then board a shuttle thats going to take you back in time.
It doesnt take long before this people mover stops and everyone gets off in flurry. Then there it is again,that black coupe and about 30 others all setting just waiting for something.
Over on a front row I see what looks to be a later model Olds with letters on it and a number 2 shining big and proper. The guy standing beside it looks happy and signs autographs as others come by. Now its getting interesting because a cop car setting out in the street makes a startling announcement, GENTLEMEN start your engines. Now I am dreaming, it must be this coffee I bought.
Shucks these cars start lining up out on the street like they going to race on the street. Isnt that something they used to do down here before they built the big track out by interstate?
Ok off they go down the street to where only they know. Now the crowd starts heading down towards the beach where someone says they will be coming back up the beach just like the old days. Wow I might have stumbled onto something here so I detour into a cafe of sorts called North turn and the walls covered with photos of just what I am seeing going on outside,kinda.
Well outside I see that quite a crowd has gathered where a bunch of checker flags are blowing in the breeze. Listen to that noise,it sounds just like I was back in time at an old dirt track race.
Here they come and those people or fans whichever are cheering and clapping like it was Indy.
Then I spill my coffee on my leg and I wake up and get off the bench that I have fell asleep on.
So do they really relive the good ole days on the beach at Daytona or was it truly a bad cup of coffee..
Johnny Mallonee

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There will be no Goat Rodeo May the 16th and 23rd. Catch y'all again on the 30th.

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1975 Permatex 300 - Daytona - thanks to Chase Whitaker for locating


Race-Winning Cars, Trophies, 
Racing Suits, Memorabilia and More
Highlight Ultimate Motorsports Auction Event

Saturday, May 12, 2018

1992 Pontiac Grand


Special Appearance by The King and His "No. 43" 1992 Pontiac Grand 
Prix at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas March 2nd

Los Angeles, California – (February 26, 2018) – Julien’s Auctions is proud to announceFROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PETTY to take place May 12th live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and online. The NASCAR Hall of Famer and the most decorated driver in NASCAR history, "The King’s" spectacular collection of race-winning cars, trophies, racing suits, memorabilia and more will stand atop the auction podium in this grand prix auction event of the season for motorsports fans and collectors. (photo top center: 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix)

Cheerios Racing Jacket

In celebration of this auction event, The King will make a special appearance with one of his historic cars—his 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix with his hallmark No. 43 that Petty drove during his 1992 Fan Appreciation Tour before he retired from racing at the end of the year—and other highlighted items, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on March 2nd at 2:30pm PST.

The beloved and honored Richard Petty, whose acclaimed 35 year racing career saw a record number 200 career race wins, over 700 top 10s in 1,184 starts, seven Daytona 500 wins and seven NASCAR Championships, continues to be celebrated by millions of fans and peers around the world who crowned him as "The King" of NASCAR and the sport’s most revered figure. (photo top left: Petty’s STP signed leather jacket and bottom left: Dayglo red and Petty Blue 1974 Dodge Charger)

Pretty Blue 1974 Dodge Charger

Born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina, Richard Lee Petty is a second-generation driver whose late father, Lee Petty, a three-time NASCAR Champion, was the patriarch of the Petty family-racing dynasty. At the age of 21, Richard Petty embarked on his NASCAR career and was named NASCAR Rookie of the Year in 1959. In 1960, he produced his first career win at the Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway and throughout the decade broke out as NASCAR’s greatest star, capturing the Daytona 500 twice as the first driver to accomplish this feat. In 1967, Petty collected 27 victories, including 10 in a row, both still NASCAR records. On the Fourth of July in 1984, Petty triumphed in one of the most memorable races in history at the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway, beating Cale Yarborough in a breathtaking final lap. Petty’s historic 200th race win, which he rode to victory in his trademark No. 43 STP Pontiac, was attended by President Ronald Reagan, the first President to attend a NASCAR race. Petty retired after the 1992 season finishing an illustrious racing career that resulted in records and honors unmatched by any other driver in history including being named NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver eight times; inductions in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame; and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the first ever to be given to a motorsports athlete, bestowed by President George Bush in 1992. Petty’s legacy continues to make an impact on and off the track with his work overseeing his race team Richard Petty Motorsports, Petty’s Garage high performance speed shop and the Petty Museum, as well as his donation of land to build Victory Junction, a summer camp for children with various medical conditions. He also is the co-founder of the Petty Family Foundation.

2008 Victory Motorcycle

"As Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali were giants in their arenas, Richard Petty is one of the most significant sports figures of our time who elevated the world of motorsports to greatness," said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. "He is a national treasure and Julien’s Auctions is honored to offer this winners circle of iconic items that represents The King’s legendary career, life and love of racing."

Darlington Win Trophy

Highlights of the auction include: the one and only dayglo red and Petty Blue 1974 Dodge Charger (estimate: $400,000 - $600,000) that Petty rode to victory in 31 races including his fifth Daytona 500 win; a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven in 1979 when Petty won his seventh Championship title (estimate: $200,000 - $300,000) a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix (estimate: $200,000 - $300,000) that Petty drove during his Fan Appreciation Farewell Tour; his 1981 Daytona Win Trophy (estimate: $200,000 - $300,000), the last of his seven Daytona 500 wins; a 2017 Ford Tribute Mustang (estimate: $120,000 - $140,000) No. 43 (total production of 43) and titled to Richard Petty; a 1967 Darlington Win Trophy (estimate: $100,000 - $200,000) for winning his first Southern 500, a victory that was part of Petty’s astonishing 10 in a row winning streak that year (photo right);

2018 Ford Mustang

a 2018 Ford F150 (estimate: $80,000 - $100,000) and a 2018 Ford Mustang (estimate: $80,000 - $100,000) (photo left) both built professionally in Petty’s Garage; a 2009 Budweiser Dodge driven by Kasey Khane who won at Sonoma in 2009 (estimate: $20,000 - $40,000); a 2008 Victory Motorcycle (estimate: $6,000 - $8,000) made by Polaris, driven during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride (photo top left); Petty worn STP signed leather racing jacket (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a Bobby Labonte signed Cherrios racing suit (estimate: $800-$1,000); a Marathon racing suit bearing Terry Labonte’s name (estimate: $800-$1,000); a vintage Lee and Richard Petty oil tank and pump used during the late 60s (estimate: $1,000-$2,000). The auction will also offer memorabilia and personal items including race programs, license plates, posters, trading cards, plaques, clothing and more.

Richard Petty Auction Catalog

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109-8900

Tuesday, May 8th-Saturday May 12th, 2018 
Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST
Free to the public.

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Session I: 1:00 p.m. PST

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online

For inquiries, please email or call 310-836-1818.

About Julien’s Auctions
Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and many more. In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world's most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information, go to Connect with Julien’s Auctions or

Celebrating 10 years, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger, KOI, Strip House, Cafe Hollywood, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, an intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. Home to the first pop music residency in Las Vegas, The AXIS showcases resident headliners Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Pitbull and Backstreet Boys. The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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Here's an website with wrong race date photos and you can't send comments to correct it?

Darlington (possibly 1959 Southern 500 race) by Ed McDonald

These are 1956 Southern 500 photos.
NASCAR Grand National race number 44 of 56 
Monday, September 3, 1956 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC 
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Fin 48 St 47 race car: #30 car driver: Clyde Palmer owner: Jack Chatenay '56 Plymouth
Fin 40 St 61 race car: #34 car driver: Dick Beaty owner: Ike Kiser '56 Ford
Fin 17 St 68 race car: #35 car driver: Lee Petty Sponsor: Mullen Special owner: (Fred Frazier) '56 Ford

Dennis Garrett
Richmond, Va. USA

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Mini Bike Raffle to Benefit Focus Motorsports Ministries

ARCA Fan Fest at Toledo Kicks off Thursday
TOLEDO OH (8-30-06) - As The Andersons ARCA Fan Fest, presented by Wolverine Boots and Shoes draws nearer, more and more activities are being added to the event. 

Country Joe Racing, which fields the ARCA RE/MAX Series stock cars for rookie driver Blake Bjorklund, is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Focus Motorsports Ministries. 

The Minnesota based Country Joe Racing team has donated a “Mini-Chopper” mini bike to serve as the top prize for the Focus Motorsports Ministry raffle.  

"We feel very strongly about the service Bill and Diana Krick provide to the ARCA community,” commented Dick Melius, Team Manager for Country Joe Racing. “The opportunity to help him in this effort is our pleasure.” 

Focus Motorsports Ministries has served the ARCA RE/MAX Series since 1996. In June 2002, the ministries primary sponsor (due to financial restraints) could no longer provide financial assistance to keep this ministry at the track, at which point Bill and Diana incorporated Focus Motorsports Ministries for the purpose of continuing to serve the ARCA community.  

“We sure appreciate the support of Mr. Joe Miller. Mr. Dick Melius and the entire Country Joe Racing team,” commented Bill Krick of Focus Motorsports Ministries. “We look forward to another great Fan Fest at Toledo Speedway.” 

Tickets for the raffle will be available all evening during the 2nd Annual All-ARCA Fan Fest, with the drawing scheduled to take place at around 8:00pm. The Andersons Fan fest runs from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 31.


Note: Anyone listening or watching ?    It's easier to do this piece as an Timeline>>Feedback than as a discussion forum? In the discussion forum mode the words and photos would be flying to the right too much and you would only see 1/2 half of what you have posted?  I hope I can find the old way of using the discussion forum mode?

Dennis Garrett

Richmond,Va. USA

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