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Park It: Aftermath of the 62nd Annual Daytona 500

It was this moment that stole the headlines on Monday night, and had us all experiencing a familiar, and unsettling, feeling. 
 Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

I really needed to wait for almost a day to figure out what exactly to write here.  What we saw on Monday night, after what was a calm and rather competitive, Daytona 500 stole the headlines worldwide.  For one night, no questions about politics nor about laws and policies, but ...

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Dustin Off the New Season: 62nd Annual Daytona 500

New decade with an iconic event.

Is it seriously already that amazing time of year?  Are we already at the second weekend of February, meaning the culmination of two full weeks of action at the World’s Center of Speed? It has come, and with everything surrounding the actual race, it almost seems the action on the ...

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Dustin Off the Final Race: Ford EcoBoost 400

Race Graphic

Well, here we are.  A long, strenuous 35 races has come down to just 400 miles, and 267 laps.  This season we’ve seen triumph, admiration, controversy, calamity, emotion and anger.  There’s been great racing, maybe a bit on the boring side on occasion, but overall a decent 2019 campaign. And, ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: AAA Texas 500

AAATexas500_2011

God blessed Texas, with his own hands.  And in 1997, he blessed the Fort Worth area with an excellent 1.5-mile speedway that has shown to be just as challenging as many of it’s quad-oval counterparts. But it took a long time before finally this place got two races, and when ...

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In Racing, It’s Be a Man, Or Be Treated as a Boy

Logano-Hamlin

Sunday’s action after the checkered flag waved adds another chapter to what seems to be the ever-ongoing encyclopedia of short-track action leading to short-track tempers.  But what happened afterwards, not from the man getting the grandfather clock, but two other individuals is what has long been a true standard in ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: First Data 500

First Data 500

After having to take last week off due to having to look after illness, I’m glad to be back and dust off this race to start the Round of 8.  At the same time, as much as I enjoy Martinsville being the race to start this ever so critical round ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: 1000Bulbs.com 500

1000Bulbs.com 500

I never lie when it comes to this particular race in the playoffs, because the unknown always fears me.  The biggest thing about this race is that the driver isn’t in control of his own fate.  The trust factor among the other competitors is enormous because, like we’ve seen in ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: DryDene 400

DryDene 400

When this playoff format was first done with the prior schedule, as in up through 2017, I always was a fan of having the first round of the playoffs be concluded at Dover.  Keep in mind, for the most part, the first round was done at a 1.5-mile speedway (Chicagoland), ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: South Point 400

South Point 400

All the focus entering this event was, and still is but rightfully so, on the 16 men that locked in their opportunity to go after a championship.  It’s no longer about who missed the cut, or came so close, but about who made the field and now has an opportunity ...

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