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  1. I say Stenhouse because he isn't afraid to get in a midget or sprint car and go race. When he does get in one he usually does pretty decent.
  2. I was watching some old videos the other day on the ole YouTube and there was drivers like Ward Burton, Kenny Wallace, Kenny Irwin, Ken Schrader, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace you know the usual subjects from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's. That's back when NASCAR had racers not spokespeople who are drivers. So my question today is who of the drivers today in NASCAR are the real racers? Who are the ones that you literally look at and go how did they get a ride? In my opinion your real racers in NASCAR today are: Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth--- all of these guys will go get in some other kind of race car and do good. Ones I question how they got a ride or still have a ride: Trevor Bayne (which that is being cured), I do see a lot of racers who have done something great once but haven't done anything else since.
  3. What would be a neat idea to do is this. Take a away the second races at tracks except, Daytona, Talladega. Every track gets one race and they get to choose their weekend. Do away with Indy, that track is only for Indy Cars, the only successful NASCAR race was the first one. So these tracks would only have one race weekend: Atlanta, Phoenix, Fontana, Texas, Chicago, Kansas, Bristol, Martinsville, Pocono, New Hampshire, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Kentucky, Homestead, Michigan, Richmond, Dover Road Courses: Infineon, Watkins Glen, The Roval-- Will go to a rotation base. Every year you throw in different road courses, theres enough out there you can do this. So here is my plan you still run 36 races a year. All main tracks will get at least one race a year except Daytona and Talladega--They each get two. The Daytona 500, and Firecracker 400 stay as same weekends. So the remaining tracks( including road courses) select a weekend to race. The remaining 16 races go into a lottery, any track that is 3/8 of a mile and bigger and not a track on the current schedule can put their name into this lottery. So tracks like Nashville, Iowa, Pensacola, Myrtle Beach, Mobile, Cota, Sebring (you get the idea) get a NASCAR race. Then for the xfinity and truck series all races that are run at the major tracks are run same weekend. The tracks that get the lottery picks get a Cup Series race, the tracks that didn't get picked in that lottery stay in and then they have a shot at an Xfinity or Truck Series race and that goes on rotation as well(so lets say HMP gets a Cup race in 2020, in 2021 they can get a Xfinity or Truck race, then in 2022 you restart the process over again. The Clash and AllStar race go to a rotation amongst tracks that anyone can enter, (if the AllStar race goes to a track of 1/2 and shorter the drivers get to pick the cars they race) So if Eldora was to win the AllStar Lottery the drivers can say we want to run a truck, cup car, dirt late model, modified, sprint car make the race exciting to watch. Other Stipulations do away with the chase wipe it out. Do away with guaranteed starting spots the fastest 40 cars make it, if Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson screw up in qualifying and don't make the field oh well. When it comes to Lottery Pick tracks there is NO TESTING allowed and those races are ran in 1 Day. 2-30 min practice sessions, 2 Lap Qualifying, and then 150 to 200 lap shootout with a 5 minute halfway break. I think this will bring back some excitement, will let you get into tracks and areas that have never been in before or haven't been in in a long time.
  4. Frank Ferris last chassis

    Is this the one that Alvin Powell had?
  5. Danica's replacement? Your thoughts.....

    I hate to say it but you cant really judge how someone races at just Daytona. Yes the track is big and fast and you race in big packs but as we saw with the 500 it can take mediocre teams and make them look fast. Like I heard a top tier cup driver say one time after being involved in the big one at Daytona, "we go to Atlanta next week that's when the real season starts". So lets watch what these ladies do all throughtout the year and then see where they are at. I think the one who has the better shot is Deegan, she is racing for Bill MCAnally Racing in the K&N Series West full time and part time in the East. Decker is only racing ARCA and I feel like a driver is more likely to be plucked the K&N series than ARCA.
  6. Danica's replacement? Your thoughts.....

    I'm with Kruger, Hailie will be the next. She has some major sponsors that are already with her and she has proven she can drive.
  7. Schedule for WoO - 2/23/18?

    Not to be Debbie downer but if it does weather wise what they say its going to do I wouldn't get amped up for this race. As much as I want to see this race happen for Mary Ann and H and their team the forecast is very iffy. They are predicting 4 inches of wet stuff total for the Giddings area. Hopefully the weather proves the forecasters wrong again.
  8. 2018 Season

    Colt you can have that done in about 8 hours
  9. 2018 Season

    She hasn't seen a racetrack in about a year and a half. So we cleaned her up and going to get back on the track in 2 weeks.
  10. Speaking on what HiTech was saying about car shows. We were talking this weekend about how for as long as I can remember the second weekend in January was always the Spillar Custom Hitches Austin Custom Car and Hot Rod Show at Palmer Auditorium. It was a major stop on the ISCA Show Car Circuit. I remember the first year we had our 1/4 midget in the show and that was 1988. The place was packed it would get so busy you could hardly walk around inside there. I remember Longhorn Speedway having a booth there, as well as racecars all over the place as well as some clean hot rods. In 1989 the place got so packed they ran out of room to park cars. In 1990 the opened the lower level and had cars everywhere. We always had a booth for the 1/4 midgets and every year we would get a bunch of families to sign up for an arrive and drive day and we might have gotten maybe 5 to 10 new members out of 150 people. That was good though because we were getting something. I picked up a couple of big sponsors because we had another avenue to showcase their product with a lot of viewership. We continued this when we started racing dwarf cars and we always promoted all of the tracks we raced at. When Thunderhill opened up they had a booth as well as Longhorn. Then the city decided to renovate the whole property that Palmer Auditorium was on an the car show was shut down for a couple years during this process and they tried to move it to the new Palmer Events Center, in this change they charged you to park plus a lot more to get in the door and now the car show is nonexistent. Same thing with Rudy's Classic Car show supporting Make a Wish in North Austin. That was a pretty big deal and now non existent. Now the only car shows I really know about is what happens every Saturday night at Cabela's but that has pretty much changed up to being a meet up for the street racers. As big a city as Austin is and there is not a major car show is amazing, I even think they stopped having the Auto Show that they used to have at the convention center.
  11. In my honest opinion, I think it all comes down to rules. I can take my drag car and go race at any track in Texas and not have to change a thing. I can travel anywhere outside the state of Texas and run without changing anything. When it comes to dirt tracks it basically the same thing, you can take your IMCA car and go to any IMCA track and race. Asphalt tracks have to many varying classes and rules. We saw it here in Texas when THR, SAS, CCMS, HMP all raced they all had different classes with different rules. That did change when the track promoters got together an made similar rules and raced on separate nights so people could travel if they wanted. Rumor I heard is that the big 3 drag strips in central Texas got together where drag racers can run SAR, Little River and Edinburgh and not miss races at their local track.
  12. Who would be better?

    TBone when we were at the Chili Bowl a couple years ago we sat next to some people that were from Indiana and they owned a Sprint Car and Jerry Coons Jr. drove for him during sprint week they told us that if we loved the chili bowl we would really love sprint week. That is on my list of things to do.
  13. Who would be better?

    So last night I got caught up in the worm hole of youtube watching some of the old Thursday and Saturday Night Thunder races. It got me to start thinking in their prime who was the better midget racer of the NASCAR racers, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, or Kyle Larson. Jeff Gordon was always fast and setting records with the Rollie Helmling Diet Pepsi Beast, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne both were really quick in the Steve Lewis cars, and Kyle is good with the Keith Kunz cars. Now it was neat to see the other slew of NASCAR star names like Ryan Newman, Kenny Irwin, Stevie Reeves, Mike Bliss and then your others who were just as fast and dominant like Dave Darland, Davey Hamilton, Dave Steele, Don Schilling, Dan Drinan, Doug Kalitta, Jimmy Sills, Robby Flock, Sleepy Tripp, Mike Fedorcak, and the ever present Rich Vogler. The racers who made it to NASCAR on this list made it because of their driving talent not their pocket books. Some of the best racing I had seen in a long time was on those YouTube videos last night.
  14. Sprint Cars

    Drew I will PM you my info. We are currently working on getting the info of drivers that would be willing to make the haul and race. I've talked with Mary Ann and that was some of the same questions so we are working on that getting that info.
  15. Sprint Cars

    Just found out from a message from Randy Waller that he is now with ASCS as the new Gulf Coast Promoter. So it also sounds like the Southern United Sprints is done as well. So there will be a few race teams in South East Texas area that will either have to buy 360's start going to north Texas to race or maybe the southern tracks will give them an avenue.
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