When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, driver safety wasn’t exactly a primary concern. That first generation of drivers showed up on race day in the fastest cars their teams could build. There was a general understanding that auto racing was a dangerous endeavor, and that any measure to increase safety might decrease your chance of taking that checkered flag first. But it didn’t take long for these ideas to change. In an http://www.dish.com/dig/sports/motorsports-hof-of-america-nalon-l...Read More
POLE SITTERS: DON’T GET RESPECT ANYMORE!
Race series could prevent so many of their own problems if they would simply allow the pole sitter to do his job, blogs Stephen Cox. Every driver's meeting across the country is plagued with endless speeches dictating what the drivers must do at the start of the race. Here are a few of the pre-race instructions I've been given just over my past twenty races or so: •You can accelerate once you reach the white stripe on the asphalt. •You must accelerate simultaneously – as if you could driv...Read More