Jordan Anderson’s Career-Best Performance Ruined By Late Crash

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fireworks filled the warm Texas night sky as Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line for his fifth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. While the mood was jubilant for Sauter and his championship-caliber GMS Racing team, there was a much more somber feeling in the Garage area behind a tiny – by comparison of the other team’s rigs — black 40-foot trailer.

There stood Jordan Anderson, a racer’s racer trying to forge his path to NASCAR Stardom the old-fashioned way, drenched in sweat and noticeably filled with disappointment. The 27-year old stood for several minutes surveying the severe damage to the right side of his No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado race truck, and he wondered alone what could have been.
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If Reports Are True, Who Would Probably be Interested in Buying NASCAR?

By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

On Monday, Reuters first reported perhaps the largest headline in the 70-year history of NASCAR. According to the report majority owners of the sanctioning body are locked up with investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of NASCAR.

The Reuters report was confirmed in another report by ESPN’s Bob Pockrass and Darren Rovell.

First off, this is huge. Nobody outside of the France family has held the keys to the NASCAR offices since 1948.
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Youngster Noah Gragson Proves Doubters Wrong in Three-Race Xfinity Stint

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

I’m not exactly sure of the reason but the very outgoing Noah Gragson has become one of the most polarizing young up-and-coming talents that the sport of NASCAR has seen in quite some time.

Some folks love the kid from Las Vegas, others not so much.

However, nobody can argue about the fact that the 19-year-old is talented as hell behind the wheel of a race car. Continue reading “Youngster Noah Gragson Proves Doubters Wrong in Three-Race Xfinity Stint”

Rookie, William Byron, Races Like A Veteran For Impressive Top-10 Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — I don’t really know how William Byron, a rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, found the resolve and wherewithal to go from the back of the pack to finish Sunday’s crash-filled O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in 10th-place, but he indeed found it.
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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Obstacle After Obstacle For Fifth Place Finish

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Ryan Blaney had victory on his mind heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 24-year old Team Penske driver, utterly dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday, and early on Sunday, it looked like he was working his way into a position to contend for a weekend sweep at the 1.5-mile speedway in Fort Worth.

Blaney started fourth, and by the first round of pit stops on lap 44, he had worked his way to the second position. However, during this set of stops, his team had an uncontrolled tire violation. Blaney would have to return to pit road and would go a lap down.
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