Dale Earnhardt Jr. heads to Pocono Raceway with winning on his mind. Last year he swept both Sprint Cup events at the 2.5-mile track, becoming only the seventh driver in track history to accomplish this feat.
He calls himself a ‘blue collar man’ and he is willing to do whatever it takes to make one of his dreams come true.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing. Petty, deemed "The King" of stock car racing, was instrumental in the development of the sport while Bubba Wallace epitomizes the future of NASCAR.
NASCAR has a long standing tradition of strictly prohibiting any manipulation or modifications of tires. But considering the extensive time and effort required to police the teams for this particular infraction, maybe it’s time for NASCAR to consider a change in the rules and allow the use of bleeder valves.
"I like to gamble. I liked the call. I love being aggressive,” he stated after the race. “We were going to drive up there and pass that No. 4 (Kevin Harvick). So, we had to take a chance. Second, fifth, fourth, whatever; it really don’t matter if you don’t win.”
As the 2015 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame were announced on February 21, I began putting together my list of hopefuls for induction. Wendell Scott’s name immediately came to mind.