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The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is one-third complete with 12 of 36 races in the books, so what have we learned?


Night Moves

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bob Seger had the monster hit "Night Moves," the Bee Gees topped the chart with "Night Fever," even Shakespeare said, "good night parting is such sweet sorrow." All the world is in love with night. NASCAR's love affair with the night really exploded in 1992 when the All-Star Race, then known as The Winston, was staged under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


No Conspiracy Here

Thursday, May 7, 2015

After Dale Jr won at Talladega it didn't take long for the "well Jimmie let him win" talk start up. Jimmie Johnson didn't let anyone win, not even his teammate and friend, Dale Jr or maybe I should say, especially his friend and teammate Dale Jr.


Sunny Dogs

Monday, March 2, 2015

My dad was fond of saying, "the sun don't shine on the same dogs rear end all the time." This was a more colorful way of saying everybody gets a chance to bask in the sun and the same is true in racing.


We didn't get the storybook ending to the Daytona 500 that so many were hoping for; Jeff Gordon didn't win the Great American Race. Afterwards Gordon didn't really seem to be that upset at all as he laughed and joked with media.


Top Moments Relived in NASCAR

Thursday, April 24, 2014

After the weekend off I am biting at the bit to get back to racing. On this edition of Fast Talk my co-host Kyle Petty and I reflected on NASCAR's top 25 Sprint Cup moments. Kyle and I had very similar top three moments and this is a combination of our top moments.


The Outlaw Revived

Thursday, April 3, 2014

When racing at Virginia's Martinsville Speedway drivers must have the perfect set-up in order to contend for the top spot. On this edition of Fast Talk I had Hermie Saddler as my co-host. We also had the opportunity to chat with the self-proclaimed "Outlaw", Kurt Busch, and Eddie Gossage from Texas Motor Speedway.


Auto Club Speedway is an old track with bumps and grooves, but do not let the oval fool you. Sunday afternoon's race at Auto Club Speedway proved that NASCAR's new aero package brings a dynamic racing style that has not previously been seen. On this edition of Fast Talk I had "Hollywood" Jeff Hammond as my co-host and we chatted with Kurt Busch and rising star Kyle Larson.


Back Flipping at Bristol

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bristol Motor Speedway is known for bumping and grinding, and crazy finishes. Sunday night was not an exception to the Bristol chaos. This week co-host Hermie Saddler and I chatted with Food City 500 winner Carl Edwards and teammate Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. We also discussed the possibility of having 20 different drivers parade down victory lane.


A couple of weeks ago I tweeted out a question, “Is Matt Kenseth a NASCAR Hall of Fame driver?”  I can tell you the vast majority of the responses indicated that Matt would get in on the first ballot.

If you just break down the numbers it would appear he is a layup. Matt has 25 career wins. That means he’s tied for 23rd on the all-time win list. Matt sports a Sprint Cup title and two Daytona 500 trophies.  Oh yeah, and just for good measure he’s got 26 Nationwide Series wins, that’s 7th on the all-time list.


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