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Dustin Off the Next Race: Coke Zero Sugar 400

Coke Zero 400

As Sir Isaac Newton once wrote, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” That is exactly my thought process right now when it comes to the type of racing we now are seeing at the former “plate” tracks of Talladega and Daytona.  The reason why is because ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Toyota-Save Mart 350

Here we come to a road less traveled, with a bit of a detour and a ride off into the sunset.  Three different journeys will come to their conclusion when the green flag drops this afternoon. Let’s begin with the detour, one that has pretty much everyone excited, because they ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Firekeepers Casino 400

Firekeepers Casino 400

I don’t think there’s one individual in NASCAR, fan…team…driver…official…not even a media member, that can say they hate Michigan.  Sure, some drivers have experienced better luck than others at this place, but the fact is this place almost has the best of everything in one two-mile setup. Let’s look at ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Pocono 400

Pocono 400

I always love a home-state race.  When it comes to the Pennsylvania racing scene, we have a lot of dirt and paved tracks that see action every Friday and Saturday night.  Well, normally they do, but of course the last month the state has seen a whole lot of rain.  ...

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Dustin Off The Next Race: Coca-Cola 600

60 years of action, honor, and remembrance come full circle on Sunday.

When this weekend comes around every year, so many emotions come about from all perspectives.  Yes, it is the greatest day all season in motorsports.  It’s not just NASCAR, but all the top racing series have some of, if not the, biggest race of the season in the course of ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Gander RV 400

Gander RV 400

All the excitement that came from Talladega, which actually surprised me when it came to the racing, sort of came to a halt because when the tall spoilers and wickers came off, the realization is that the draft again would be talked about. Even for a track that is one ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: GEICO 500

Race Graphic

Ever since this site has come online, when I speak of Talladega and the racing here, I’ve spoke of three words:  plates, trust, and fear.  Well, one of those words can now change, but is replaced with two more. This weekend, Talladega can be described in four words:  Trust, Fear, ...

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Dustin Off The Next Race: Toyota Owners 400

Race Graphic

To quote Denny Hamlin from back in 2015 when he won an Xfinity race at Richmond International Raceway, “I wish we could run short tracks every week.”  So the fact that NASCAR decided to again put two tracks of less than a mile in length in consecutive weeks seems to ...

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