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Joseph Shelton

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Husband to Stacie and Daddy to Dexter, Aeris, Meredith, and furbabies Lola and Tiny. Ardent race fan and serious Sooner football lover.

An Inside View Through The Eyes Of A Journalist

It's something that provokes that deep down emotion and pulls it out of you and holds it in your face, still pumping, still dripping. I felt that Friday night standing by the fence while those drivers came rushing past me. I saw beauty in that. Some saw a race, I saw art.

Seventh-Place Doesn’t Tell Full Story for Tony Stewart

After qualifying third for Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400, Stewart ran in the top-five for most of the race. He never led a lap, but he was keeping pace with polesitter and race winner Joey Logano.

Firestone 600 Delayed, Rescheduled for August 27

The Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway has been rescheduled for August 27 following a string of weather delays plus damage to the SAFER barrier following a hard crash involving Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly.

Confidence Continues to Grow for Anderson Following Texas Run

"Really, really solid finish here in Texas today. Awesome qualifying run by our guys, we were top-20 in practice both days. Today, getting that good qualifying run was a good motivational booster for our crew guys to show that we can qualify up there.

William Byron Takes Second Win of 2016

William Byron won the 2016 Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway, leading the final six laps on his way to victory over a very dominant Matt Crafton. Byron, a Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie, claimed his second win of 2016 following a surprise win in Kansas last month.

Sauter Claims Texas Pole, Quiroga Starts Second

Johnny Sauter claimed the pole for Friday night's Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway, his 12th career pole and first of 2016. This is Sauter's third career pole at Texas.

Was the XFINITY Series Event at Pocono Necessary?

I just want to say I love the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I believe it has potential to return to its former glory and I have no problem with Cup drivers winning the occasional event (emphasis on "occasional"). I'm also a fan of Pocono. It's a big, unique, historic track that's been in NASCAR for many years and has a list of winners that reads like a Who's Who of the sport; Gordon, Earnhardt, Petty, Bonnett, Allison.

What Can Be Done for North Wilkesboro Speedway?

As NASCAR fans, we'll forever hold the candle for abandoned race tracks like Rockingham and Nashville Superspeedway, but we somehow seem to hold a bigger candle for North Wilkesboro Speedway. As race fans, this is the sort of thing that tugs at our heartstrings regarding how the track just sits there sadly, falling into disrepair.

Truex and Furniture Row Racing Deserving of Coca-Cola 600 Win

So to come to Charlotte, win the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, then set a race record by leading 392 of 400 on the way to victory, there's no doubt that Truex and the No. 78 crew truly deserved a visit to Victory Lane, especially after all that they've gone through.

Larson’s Progress Won’t Be Enough for Charlotte Victory

In the last couple of weeks, Kyle Larson has been showing some much needed results. He finished second in a spirited battle with Matt Kenseth at Dover, then followed it up with an aggressive win the the Sprint Showdown, the last-chance qualifier for the Sprint All-Star event at Charlotte.