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The Northeastern Speedway in Waterford
The seventh annual Northeastern Speedway Reunion and Vintage Racing Celebration will begin at 9 a.m. on Aug. 22, with a formal ceremony to recognize former drivers and officials beginning at 11 a.m. At approximately noon, the coupes on hand will fire the engines and line up for their parade laps. Admission is $10 for adults, while children age 12 and under will be admitted free with a paying adult.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Some Guys Looking to Back Into the Playoffs Via Points Had a Tough Go of It Last Sunday
Jamie McMurray finished 40th, Jeff Gordon 41st and Kasey Kahne was 42nd. So, with only four races to go, (if Kyle Busch remains in the top 30) those in by points would be McMurray 73 points ahead of 16th, Paul Menard is +60, Gordon +58, Ryan Newman +51 and Clint Bowyer is +50.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Five Races Before the Cup Playoff Invites Are Handed Out
With 21 of 26 races run, there are 11 winners, one of which I’m sure you know isn’t in yet. Kyle Busch, with his four wins, is still outside the top 30 – he’s 13 out in fact.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

If the Cup Playoffs Started Today ...
... in by wins would be Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards. Missing from this list is Kyle Busch with his four wins. He’s still not in the top 30 in points. He’s 23 points out of 30th headed to Pocono this week.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where Were All the Cars?
I headed to the International 500 at Airborne Park Speedway, Plattsburgh, NY, last Saturday for the PASS/ACT double-header. I was thinking I’d see about 30 cars in each of the 200-lap races. But, sadly, there were only 25 ACT cars and 19 PASS cars. For the first time in my race-chasing career, after about 15 minutes of being in the pits, it crossed my mind I wished I had gone to the beach.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Buddy Baker Should Be Voted Into the NASCAR Hall Fame Right Now
It was recently announced Buddy Baker has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. “Just before Thanksgiving, I started having horrendous shoulder pain,” he said. He was eventually advised to undergo rotator cuff surgery. “I said, ‘Good, I’ll be back in a couple of weeks.’ Not so.”


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sorry to Say ...
A family situation has kept me away from my computer this week.

 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kyle Busch Won a Race and He Should Be In the Playoffs
And, I quote (from before the 2014 season): “We have arrived at a format that makes every race matter even more, diminishes points racing, puts a premium on winning races and concludes with a best-of-the-best, first-to-the-finish line showdown race – all of which is exactly what fans want,” said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO.


Thursday, July 2, 2015


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