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”

Getting To Know The Final Lappers: An Interview with Gail Delaney

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Here is a new feature where we will interview some of our loyal Final Lappers, so everyone can get to know them a little better. Our first subject is a passionate fan from Canada, Gail Delaney. Gail and I had a great chat, and we learn a lot about how fans in Canada consume the sport as well as who her favorite drivers are.

Enjoy! And if you’d like to be interviewed by us, go to patreon.com/thefinallap and make a donation.
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There Are 1-Million Reasons to Root For Daniel Suarez This Weekend

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow On Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Regardless who your favorite driver is, everyone will have a reason — or a million of them actually — to pull for Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry, Daniel Suarez.

Suarez, will be running this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, and ACE Hardware has already donated $100,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If Suarez goes on to win Sunday’s race though, Stanley Tools will donate an extra $1-million to the cause. Suarez spoke to The Final Lap about the excitement around the program, which is now in it’s 12th season, this weekend.
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Racing Legends: The Martinsville Clock

Racing Legends
“The Martinsville Clock” Written by Toby Christie

Trophies play an important role in all sports. The Lombardi trophy is what keeps players in the NFL battling through injuries all year long.

The green jacket at Augusta is the unique prize for golfers. Boxers take home championship belts, while Hockey players tote around the Stanley Cup, which in essence is a monsterous drinking glass.

In NASCAR there are many, many awesome trophies. If you win the Daytona 500, you take home the iconic Harley J Earl trophy. If you win the series championship, you are awarded the ginormous Monster Energy NASCAR Cup. All of these trophies are cool and all, but there is just one Martinsville clock.  Continue reading “Racing Legends: The Martinsville Clock”