Sportsguy "Hutch" (David Hutcheson) loves the intense stuff like sports, flying and motorcycle riding (he's had three bikes so far and sold the last one so he could get back to aviation). He's found NASCAR drivers to be the nicest of the professional athletes he's covered for the media. As you can see (above, at VIR) Hutch loves a nice ride.
Late Model Champion Lee Pulliam and Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbelldiscuss the importance of DuPont Credit Union's sponsorship of the NASCAR late Model Race in Martinsville. Pulliam discussed the challenge and prestige of the race: he is a multiple champion in the series and has won the Martinsville Late Model Race, but no one has done both in the same season. He added "90 cars try to qualify for the race and only 43 get in. Of those 43 fastest, there's not much difference between the first and 45th".
The "MDCU 300" is scheduled for October 5.
The Chase for the 2014 Crown at South Boston Speedway!
CenturyLink NASCAR Late Model 100 will heat things up Saturday night at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The racing action will heat up again this week at America’s Hometown Track as five events are planned as part of the CenturyLink NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program on Saturday, July 19.
The first of five races Saturday night at the historic four-tenths mile asphalt oval will get cranked up at 7 p.m.
The featured attraction of the CenturyLink NASCAR Late Model 100 racing program will be a 100-lap dual for the drivers in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division.
Former NASCAR Whelen All American Series national champion Peyton Sellers owns the lead in the chase for the 2014 crown at America’s Hometown Track after rolling to multiple victories thus far.
The battle for second in the title chase is tight as Austin Thaxton is only 11 points ahead of third-place Matt Bowling, who, like Sellers, is a former South Boston Speedway track champion.
Video: Brad Kaselowski talks about "Getting two" at New Hampshire:
Brad K. Only The Latest To Tame Bristol In The ‘2’
Brad Keselowski has won two of the last five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, which should surprise absolutely no one.
Even if it doesn’t seem immediately apparent, a closer look at statistical history shows he’s an heir to this slice of success.
It’s all about the No. 2 – plus a trio of top-rung drivers who through the years have combined to give Team Penske a total of 10 victories at the historic .533-mile oval with three different manufacturers – Pontiac, Dodge and Ford.
Rusty Wallace racked up seven BMS wins in the No. 2. And he had two other Bristol wins before that, driving for owner Raymond Beadle.
Kurt Busch added an eighth Bristol win for Penske’s No. 2, that coming after four victories driving for Jack Roush.
Wendell Scott Commemorative Decal Placed On Cars In Phoenix
Since 2010, NASCAR has designated the first race weekend in March as a time to commemorate Wendell Scott’s first career start. Scott is the only African- American driver to win a Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Series event in NASCAR history.
Cars in all four NASCAR series competing at Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR K&N Pro SeriesWest, NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) sported a commemorative decal.