Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. I love NASCAR racing. Heck, I love watching racing. Today SPEED showed the K&N Pro series race at a 3/8 mile track. I think it was the K&N Pro Series East. Because my favorite, 40 Matt Kobyluck was racing with sponsor Mohegan Sun. It was 125 laps around this short track. I’m not sure what track it was.
The race started with 9 Kevin Swindel on the pole and 71 Eddy McDonald second. The McDonald’s own the track, so Eddy has a lot of experience on this track. There was a lot of good side by side racing going on and three wide racing on this little track for position. And I was thinking, wow, what great racing! And then 71 gets into 9 to capture the lead, sending 9 sliding and collecting 2 (I don’t remember who he was) and 6 Daryl Wallace, Jr.
60 D. J. Shaw gave 71 a run for the lead. And 00 Ryan Truex sent 60 spinning. 00 and 71 spent lap after lap racing for the lead, side by side. That was beautiful racing. Of course there was a lot of carnage also. And a Red Flag to clean up the resulting mess. But these guys were 16, 17, 18 years old. 00, 71 and 6 (he was collected in one of the cautions, remember) were three wide going for the lead. 6 got on the bottom while 71 and 00 were going for the lead and 6 Daryl Wallace, Jr. won the race. Truex bumped Wallace after the finish Line.
6 Wallace, 71 McDonald and 00 Truex raced hard for the win and they were 16, 17 and 18 years old! I thought that was pretty exciting.
In other NASCAR news, Atlanta Motor Speedway is loosing a NASCAR race date to make way for Kentucky Speedway. and Kansas Speedway will be getting a second date due to it’s having a casino. I’m not sure how that relates to racing, but there it is. Chances are, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Ca. will be loosing one of it’s dates. Probably it’s March date.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the NASCAR Nationwide series are in Watkins Glen, NY at Watkins Glen International this weekend. And Boris Said will be piloting the 83 Red Bull car. So he doesn’t have to worry about rain and qualifying. The 83 car is guaranteed a spot in the race. Qualifying will be on Saturday morning, and not Friday afternoon. Showers are expected on Friday. But Saturday and Sunday call for sunny skies.
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