1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Richmond Is Last Chance Before the Chase

    The long NASCAR season will shift from regular events to the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs after the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2014...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 16 days ago 335 reads 1 comments

  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Head to Atlanta for One Less Chance

    It may seem that it’s the speed that NASCAR drivers love about Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it’s really the many grooves on the track that count. Drivers get thrills from many fast moves on the 1...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 23 days ago 268 reads 1 comments

  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Chase the Chase at Bristol Coliseum

    The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins after just three races. America’s stock car coliseum, Bristol Motor Speedway, hosts the next race, the Irwin Tools Night Race August 23 in Bristol, Tennessee...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 30 days ago 557 reads 1 comments

  4. FYI WIRZ: 5 Celebrities Talk Synergy and Fans in NASCAR

    When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series puts on an event at one of 23 facilities across the country, it likes to put celebrities in pace cars and arrange for music stars to perform on a pre -race concert stage...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 1,223 reads 1 comments

  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Michigan Is 1 of of 4 Must-Wins for Chase Hopefuls

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase elimination playoffs, which emphasize wins for the top 16 performers, has turned winning into an even more coveted achievement...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 317 reads 1 comments

  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Turn Right at Watkins Glen, Payoffs Straight Ahead

    Only five races remain before NASCAR ’s Chase for the Sprint Cup eligibility is set, and NSCS drivers needing a win are keenly aware...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Season 6 Races Away from Chase Elimination

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled out of iconic Indianapolis Speedway back to tricky Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with just six races remaining to determine Chase for the Championship contenders...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 220 reads 1 comments

  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Hiatus Ends Soon at Fabled Brickyard

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took a rare week off after New Hampshire and before Indianapolis in hot July. Drivers and team members may have cooled down a bit with precious time off, but they are likely to come back roaring...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 352 reads 1 comments

  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Math Gets Skinny Heading into Loudon

    Eleven NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have a win in the 2014 season. Eight races remain before the Chase as NASCAR heads into Loudon , New Hampshire, for the Camping World RV Sales 301...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 2 months ago 873 reads 1 comments

  10. FYI WIRZ: 10 Different NASCAR Winners Roar to Kentucky

    When NASCAR changed its playoff system, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, to an elimination grid of 16 that places more emphasis on winning, driver mindsets seemed to change as well...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 636 reads 1 comments

  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Takes Right Turns to Sonoma Road Course

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crisscrosses the nation in its presentation of 36 point races in the long season, but only twice does the sanction seek a road-course venue. Only twice a year are NSCS drivers required to turn right and left...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 342 reads 1 comments

  12. FYI WIRZ: 6 Top NASCAR Drivers Prepare and Talk Michigan

    With the elimination playoff changes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series made to the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, keeping track of points and position is a mathematical exercise...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 500 reads 3 comments

  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champs Jimmie Johnson, Jeg Coughlin Share Grit

    Repeat champions in all top sports need special fiber in their character. Achievers must have grit to lift their mental and physical gifts to the utmost levels...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 150 reads 1 comments

  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Season Now Half-Ready for Chase Playoffs

    With 13 of 26 regular-season races complete before the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is half over, but now we're ready for another half of intense runs...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 237 reads 1 comments

  15. FYI WIRZ: Taming NASCAR's Monster Takes 1 Fast Mile at a Time

    Dover International Speedway (DIS) may not be one of NASCAR’s longest tracks, but the one-mile concrete oval with 24-degree banking is known as the “Monster Mile” because of the challenge it presents to competitors...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 316 reads 1 comments

  16. FYI WIRZ: Some Hope NASCAR's Longest Race Will Wear out 2014 Winners

    NASCAR ’s longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will roar into the night on Sunday, May 25 during Memorial Day weekend in Concord, North Carolina...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 826 reads 1 comments

  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, a Million Reasons with Zero Points

    The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race lights up the night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on Saturday, May 17...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 374 reads 1 comments

  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Other Champions Run Empty in 2014

    The list of NASCAR Sprint Cup champions not in Victory Lane in 2014 after 10 events is impressive and surely frustrating to at least four tall names...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 621 reads 1 comments

  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth Lead WIthout Winning

    Given their winning history, it’s unlikely that both Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth could sit at the top of NASCAR point standings race after race and not grab a checkered flag in the process...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 1,348 reads 2 comments

  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Streak Ends with 2nd Win by Harvick but May Start Again

    After a rare week off for NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, only Kevin Harvick takes two wins to Richmond International Raceway for the Richmond 400 on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in Virginia...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 257 reads 0 comments

  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Racing Is More Than Left Turn vs. Straight

    No better way to describe an NHRA event or four-wide speed at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., next to Charlotte Motor Speedway, than to have a veteran NASCAR reporter attend as media for the first time...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Gains a Lucky Group of 7 Winners in 2014 Start

    The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season fired up with qualifying and elimination playoff changes, plus an ever-popular Daytona 500 win by their biggest star—Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 631 reads 1 comments

  23. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Elimination Rule Creates 6 Pack of Winners, Already

    The folks who make decisions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knew their math and history when they raised the number of championship contenders from 12 to 16...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 1,574 reads 1 comments

  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Wins Emerging Big as Teams Roll into 6th Race

    Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are over. Once considered a slow start for the NSCS season, the first five events are now more like a launching pad for winners...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 678 reads 1 comments

  25. FYI WIRZ: Fast Cars in NHRA and NASCAR Know Speed, Not Gender

    A comment during this reporter’s National Hot Rod Association pit interview over 15 years ago by Star Racing team owner George Bryce adds much to present narrative...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 2,257 reads 1 comments