Can You Turn Left Like Jimmie Johnson?

March 14, 2019

One of the biggest misconceptions about racing is that it’s as easy as driving to the grocery store. Nothing could be further from the truth. For new fans, it’s hard to fathom just how difficult it is to turn left for 200, 500 or even 600 miles. Turning a steering wheel doesn’t seem like a test of an athlete’s true potential, so drivers’ athletic skills are consistently dismissed.However, comparing drivers…

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The Color of Victory

February 15, 2019

One would think that if you consecutively led the first 190 laps of a 200 lap race, then you should effectively have no problem leading the last ten laps, right? Not at Daytona. The last time a polesitter, the driver who starts the race in first place, took the checkered flag at Daytona happened a whopping 19 years ago when Dale Jarrett took the number 88 to his third and…

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