O'Reilly Pit Blog

Still Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Eight winners in nine races.  As the number of winners climb, more and more folks start to buy into the idea that we’re going to have more than 16 winners in the first 26 races; meaning that a win doesn’t guarantee a spot in the playoffs.

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Posted by Alexis Erickson

He’s Baaack!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For those who thought Martin Truex, Jr. was done once Cole Pearn left, think again.  Truex may not be back on the dominating game he was a couple of years ago, but he is certainly announced himself as a championship contender once again.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

No Experience, No Problem

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Once again folks got enamored by the drivers who had experience on dirt tracks and figured they were the shoe-ins to win the Bristol Dirt Race.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

The Time Has Come

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Alright, I’ve heard enough of the drivers telling us how great the racing is on that old worn out surface at Atlanta.  It might be from where they sit.  They need to see if from our perspective.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Is This Heaven?

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

It’s why we love sports.  The thrills, the drama…sure.  But, it’s the unexpected that keeps us coming back.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Getting Smoked

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Something is amiss at Stewart-Haas Racing.  Through four races in 2021, they have just one driver in the top-18 in points.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Not Blown Up Yet

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Unexpected.  Yes, that’s a good word to describe 2021’s first three winners.  I wouldn’t have thought we’d go through three races and the three guys we’d have seen in Victory Lane would be Michael McDowell, Christopher Bell and William Byron.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

Right About the Road

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Is it any wonder that road courses have become the new favorite of NASCAR fans?  There were very few who got out of Daytona unscathed.  And yet, folks were able to move from the back to the front throughout the race.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

When an Upset Isn’t an Upset

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

If you’re looking for one of the all-time upsets at Daytona, Michael McDowell isn’t it.  Unexpected?  Yes.  Longer odd than most?  Yes.  But, not a total surprise.

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Posted by Brett McMillan

The Old Guard Gets Their Due

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

It has finally happened!  For years I have been banging the drum for the NASCAR Hall of Fame to form a Veterans committee so that, when the time comes, the voters will know which of the older drivers should go in, in which order.

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Posted by Brett McMillan