O'Reilly Pit Blog

A Tough Act to Follow

Thursday, May 26, 2022

There’s a famous quote, “there’s no greater burden than great potential”.  How many times did you hear that as a kid growing up?

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Winning is the Only Thing

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Win and you’re in. What would you be willing to do to guarantee a spot in the playoffs?

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The Blueprint

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

When NASCAR went through their big growth spurt in the 1990s and early 2000s, many felt like they dd so at the expense of the little guy…growing to the point that the only way to be successful was to be one of the big, big guys.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

So far this year, we’ve seen two of NASCAR’s bold new steps go for a second spin.   COTA and the Bristol Dirt Race.  Both had better weather than a year ago, and both ended up with the leaders wrecking near the end of the last lap.

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How’s That New Car Smell?

Thursday, April 14, 2022

This week we hit the 1/3 post of the regular season.  How much did we think we’d know about the new car by now?

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It’s a Numbers Game

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Seven winners in seven races.  Could this be the year that we get more than 16 winners in the first 26 races and a winner misses the playoffs?

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The Road to Success

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

It took us two years to get to see how NASCAR would race at the Circuit of the Americas; I’m not going to say it was worth sitting through the monsoon a year ago, but, once they got to run on a dry track, boy, did they put on a show!

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Into the Light

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The great philosopher Timbuk 3 once said, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”

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Takes a Licking...

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Last year would have been 1 week in the chassis shop, 2 days in heavy fab, 6 days on a body plate, 2 days in finish fab, 2 days in the body shop, a day in the scan room, 40 runs in the Hawkeye.”

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Life’s Little Rewards

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Austin Cindric winning in 2022 isn’t a surprise.  Austin Cindric winning the Daytona 500…that was more of a surprise, but not a shock.

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Posted by Brett McMillan