Ed Coombs

Ed began covering NASCAR for the former Gater Racing News regularly in 2000. He began working with Speedway Media in 2003 by supplying exclusive photos from the races covered. Currently he is the Editor and Assistant Publisher of Speedway Media. He also manages staff and credentialing. With the closing down of Gater News after nearly 50 years he hopes to become a more regular contributor at Speedway Media as a writer and photographer. My Twitter name is @coombsed feel free to follow me I am a member of the National Motorsports Press Association.

By Ed Coombs On Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Carl Edwards has Come a Long Way on Road Courses

When Carl Edwards first visited Watkins Glen International in 2005, it was for a test session for the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series cars that he ran for Jack Roush Racing. This writer recalls it fondly because I’ll More...

By Ed Coombs On Saturday, August 6th, 2016

You Never Know Who You’ll Run Into at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International has always set a full schedule of off-track activities during the annual NASCAR stop at the upstate NY venue including autograph sessions, driver appearances, opportunities to have coffee More...

By Ed Coombs On Friday, August 5th, 2016

A Lot Went on at Watkins Glen, But Today Was About Earnhardt Jr.

It was a very busy day at Watkins Glen International as two of the touring series hit the track for practice, qualifying and even a late day race with the K&N East series. There were announcements by teams about More...

By Ed Coombs On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Silent Killer That Surrounds Us

On Jan. 22, 2003 NASCAR driver Rick Mast, then 45, announced that he was retiring from racing due to due to acute and chronic carbon monoxide poisoning from the race cars he occupied for over 15 years. He became More...

By Ed Coombs On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Watkins Glen Finds Another Way to Use a Race Track

There are numerous race tracks, especially those that NASCAR’s top touring series visit annually in the United States, that operate as full-service facilities  all year around. The majority of these tracks hold More...

By Ed Coombs On Friday, August 7th, 2015

Watkins Glen – Anyone Can Win it!

Talking with Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup garage you wouldn’t know he’s the hottest driver in the sport. He’s run and finished up front in the majority of the races he’s run in since missing the beginning More...

By Ed Coombs On Thursday, July 9th, 2015

On the Edge with Ed: Plate Racing

Long time readers of my columns know that I am not a fan of restrictor-plate racing. It’s not for the reasons that most think of after this week’s chaos at the end of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International More...

By Ed Coombs On Thursday, June 18th, 2015

On the Edge with Ed: Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International currently leads the voting in USA Today’s favorite NASCAR track as I write this. Since I follow them on Facebook I get almost daily updates on the progress and in one case there was More...

By Ed Coombs On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

On the Edge with Ed: Charlotte Race Week

As we head into this holiday weekend let’s not forget the tremendous sacrifice that many before us have endured for us all to enjoy our lives the way we do. Thank you to all servicemen and women, their families More...

By Ed Coombs On Thursday, May 7th, 2015

On the Edge With Ed: Junior’s Edition

A couple of weeks ago Dale Earnhardt would have turned 65 years old and there were many tributes in the media to the Intimidator. There were many more, in various forms, all over social media. But one thing I noted More...

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