Joseph Shelton

Husband to Stacie and Daddy to Aeris and Meredith. Ardent race fan and serious Sooner football lover. Twitter: @JosephSheltonSM

By Joseph Shelton On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Observations From My Daughter’s First NASCAR Race

Every father who is a NASCAR fan can agree with me on this. You want to pass that love down to your children. You want them to be able to revel in it the way you do. You want them to enjoy the noise, the commotion, More...

By Joseph Shelton On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Johnson Wins at Texas; Dominant Blaney Finishes 12th

Jimmie Johnson took his seventh Texas Motor Speedway victory and his first victory of 2017 on Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson by 0.340 seconds to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Johnson, who has struggled More...

By Joseph Shelton On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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One on One with XFINITY Series Driver Ryan Reed

With a win to start off the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series, Roush-Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed is currently fourth in points and in position to make a run for his first series championship in his fourth full season. More...

By Joseph Shelton On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Dispute Between Henderson, Drivers Regarding ARCA Testing

A dispute developed during January’s ARCA tests at Daytona International Speedway between a group of drivers and an owner, and now the group is seeking legal action. According to driver Kevin Fontana, driver More...

By Joseph Shelton On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Winless Streak Doesn’t Define Wallace’s, Roush-Fenway’s Effort

When Darrell Wallace Jr. signed with Roush-Fenway Racing for his rookie campaign in the XFINITY Series in 2015, many felt he’d carry his winning ways over to the No. 6 Mustang that Trevor Bayne was vacating. More...

By Joseph Shelton On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Restrictor Plates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May Be Less than Ideal

As recently confirmed by Nate Ryan at NBC Sports, NASCAR will be utilizing restrictor plates at Indianapolis for the XFINITY race on July 22. This comes after a test last year with the plates, where NASCAR was reportedly More...

By Joseph Shelton On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Newman’s Win Shows Old Guard Still Strong

It’s odd identifying Ryan Newman with the old guard in NASCAR today. It does not seem that long ago that he and Jimmie Johnson were vying for the 2002 Rookie of the Year award, with Newman fresh off of a stellar More...

By Joseph Shelton On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Busch’s Daytona 500 Win Ideal Comeback Story for NASCAR

Undoubtedly, this year’s edition of Speedweeks had everything a race fan could ask for. There were Cinderella stories, with Kaz Grala the titular belle of the ball Friday night when he won a wild Camping World More...

By Joseph Shelton On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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NASCAR’s Format Changes Almost Ideal

During Monday’s announcement by NASCAR regarding the format changes for 2017, everyone from fan to competitor to media member was ready to fly into an outrage. Solid evolutionary changes have not been the More...

By Joseph Shelton On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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One on One with NASCAR K&N Pro Series Driver Jesse Iwuji

Texas native Jesse Iwuji is a rarity in the NASCAR garage. That isn’t because he’s one of a growing number of minorities in the garage. Rather, it’s because the full-time K&N Pro Series West More...





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