The Risk of Racing

The year was 1992. My father was racing an ARCA car on an extremely fast circuit near Salem, Indiana. I played in the infield while the race was going on when it happened. After a serious collision, a driver’s vehicle was severed in half. “Did you notice that?” I inquired, knowing how large it was. […]

Car Racing Competition

One of the unique aspects of my job as a racing driver is the opportunity to meet new individuals. Every season I try to sign as many autographs as possible and listen to as many fan stories as possible. Some of their stories are interesting, such as ancient racing legends or how far they have […]

What distinguishes great racing?

When Dale Jr. wins, there is a general notion among NASCAR fans that everything will be well in the sport. However, after Dale’s victory at Pocono a few weeks ago, the race’s ratings plummeted. That made me and a few others think. It was as if the New York Yankees were winning crucial games on […]

What are the stock car racing rules?

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What are the stock car racing rules? Imagine soaring down the highway in your Chevy Impala SS or Toyota Camry, leaning heavily into the curves. You’ve sunk the needle in the red and are approaching 200 mph, which is the top speed for these autos. Then it’s time to zoom, zoom, zoom! Before a fold […]

On and off the track, environmental action and sustainability

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The debate over sustainability is becoming increasingly heated. Environmental consciousness is increasing. Even within motorsport, there is a public discussion about it. Lewis Hamilton, the reigning Formula One world champion, has gone vegan, sold his private plane, and is increasingly playing the role of environmental crusader. By 2030, Formula One hopes to be carbon neutral. […]

Racing in Touring Cars

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Touring car racing is a type of auto racing in which advanced racing cars compete. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, and Norway are all big fans of this sport. Its pace, however, cannot be compared to that of Formula One. The touring car series consists of one or more endurance races lasting […]