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The First Time: My Debut Experience With a Monster

Do you remember your first motorsports moment?  Was it being at the local dirt track in the stands, hot dog in hand plus a soda in the other?  Were you sitting in the garage watching your dad wrench on an engine, then hear it fire up and spook the neighbors? ...

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Daytona as the Decider is a Disaster in Every Way

NASCAR making the choice to take away Daytona’s traditional second weekend was a bad move. It is even worse when the deciding race has little control from those at the wheel. Sunday afternoon, control of any sort went the way of the wind, or in this instance the rain. Let’s ...

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Heavy Right Foot Makes Joey Sylvester a Two-Time World Record Holder

When it comes to the monster truck industry, the word “record” can take different meanings.  There’s records for most stadium wins, most championships, and there could be a record even for most chassis built, or even wrecked. However, add one word ahead of record, and things can be rather murky. ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

The relationship between NASCAR and Indianapolis has been good, tumultuous, sometimes poor, and seems to be ever changing.  The excitement that came in 1993 at just a mere test session at the most famous speedway in the entire world had the racing community as a whole buzzing.  Mostly because seeing ...

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Criticism and Competition: Is 2022 NASCAR’s Best Season Ever?

Coming off a year where the Covid-19 pandemic caused chaos on their season, NASCAR billed the 2021 campaign as their “best year ever” long before the first green flag even was held in the flagstand.  That season certainly lived up to the billing, with more winners, better action, and a ...

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Megas, Mud, Monsters and Mayhem: Welcome to the 4-Wheel Jamboree

Change is inevitable; things continue to evolve, and when things become stagnant, it loses interest.  Some are comfortable in what they are familiar with, while others want a little change, and others decide to go completely in a different direction. This is something that occurs no matter who, nor what, ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Kwik Trip 250

It is unmistakable that one of, if not the, most patriotic sport across the country is NASCAR.  What the entire sport does in regards to honoring America, it’s veterans, all armed forces and their families cannot be compared to other sports in any regard. In fact, two years ago, when ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Ally 400

The last couple weeks for NASCAR has seen some extreme highs, and some unfortunate lows.  It has been a much needed week off for everyone, especially considering it is the only week off the entire year. The week away started with one of the absolute best feel-good moments the sport ...

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Dustin Off the Next Race: Toyota/Save Mart 350

Oh how it is fun to be in Sonoma Valley.  Of all the road courses that the circuit goes to each year, they each have their own personality.  Watkins Glen has higher speeds, Road America is a long and grueling lap, and of course the Roval has it’s own characteristics ...

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