1. 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 7 months ago 1,593 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 682 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 2,287 reads 1 comments

  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Changes Are Early Risk, More Big Moves Coming

    When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series changed qualifying to knockout format and the 10-race playoffs shifted to include eliminations, the powers that be expected teams would survey the new format and adjust...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 7 months ago 564 reads 1 comments

  5. FYI WIRZ: Champions in NASCAR and NHRA Share Star Power Thoughts

    Assuming that star power is not made of star dust is reasonable, but to find the elusive origins of stardom in a digital world is no easy task...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 7 months ago 110 reads 0 comments

  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Brings 2014 Youthful Wave of Drivers at Fast Pace

    The top three series in NASCAR , the pinnacle of motorsports sanctions, rev up the 2014 season by including 21 rookies in their speeding ranks. Fast math indicates it will be a learning curve season...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 7 months ago 566 reads 3 comments

  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick 1st in Elite Win Club

    The big NASCAR story is Dale Earnhardt Jr. backing up his Daytona win with a second-place finish in Phoenix. Another story is that Brad Keselowski has battled up front already for two races in 2014 and looks to be the contender he was in 2012...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 8 months ago 1,079 reads 1 comments

  8. FYI WIRZ: Star Power Rise for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Larry the Cable Guy

    Celebrity status is no easy hike. The road to the top is traversed by few. NASCAR standouts, high-profile actors and comedians, rock and country stars achieve their lofty positions through focused efforts and extraordinary circumstances...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 8 months ago 2,469 reads 3 comments

  9. FYI WIRZ: Five Top NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Talk Tough, Fast Work

    Most often NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers share bumping, turning and passing at speeds within inches of one another on an edge that few will ever know...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 8 months ago 1,492 reads 1 comments

  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour Had Drivers Warming Up Fast as Snow Fell

    The long NASCAR season rarely has a “snow caution,” but as the “ NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway” got ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 8 months ago 625 reads 4 comments

  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Skip Speed to Fish Twice a Year for Disabled Kids

    When Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway were constructed in time for their first races in 1959 and 1999, respectively, lakes were formed as well...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 9 months ago 1,026 reads 1 comments

  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Talk Best Part of Long, Fast Sprint Cup Season

    The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has 36 points, stretching from February 23 at Daytona International Speedway to November 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 9 months ago 1,068 reads 5 comments

  13. FYI WIRZ: International Motor Sports Association Melds for Fresh Daytona Start

    The Grand Am Series and the American Le Mans Series combined resources in 2013 but ran separately until the International Motor Sports Association could diligently meld the competing organizations into one...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 10 months ago 619 reads 1 comments

  14. FYI WIRZ: Top Achievers in NASCAR, NHRA, Music and Military Talk Success

    Common psychological threads seem to weave the fiber and inner armor of champions, celebrities, warriors, rock and country stars. Each rise to the top takes ambition, and no two persons are exactly the same, nor do any share identical paths...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 10 months ago 247 reads 1 comments

  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champions Johnson and Force Share Winning Advice

    There may be frost or snow on NASCAR flag stands at race tracks across the U.S. before the next green flag, but champion teams are not exactly dormant...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 926 reads 2 comments

  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Finale Has Two Contenders and Maybe One Super Human

    Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team with crew chief Chad Knaus may seem like they have super human qualities, but we all know they are just people—but great people, no doubt...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 629 reads 2 comments

  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tight with 712 Miles of Phoenix and Homestead to Go

    The NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship got tighter in Texas as race winner Jimmie Johnson nudged Matt Kenseth for the lead by a scant seven points. Only 712 miles of racing remain before the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup is over...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 12 months ago 325 reads 1 comments

  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tied Not Sealed Heading into Texas

    Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are tied at the top of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, but they still have contenders within striking distance as the series heads into Ft...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 12 months ago 645 reads 1 comments

  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Chances Slim Heading into Martinsville Short Track

    Only four more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season races are left in the Chase for the Championship as the hectic competition moves from its longest track at 2.66 miles around Talladega to the one of the shortest tracks at Martinsville with its ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 12 months ago 560 reads 3 comments

  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Turns Corners and Heads at Talladega Crapshoot

    NASCAR is turning a fast corner into their playoffs, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, with the Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday. Drivers will challenge the 2...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 470 reads 1 comments

  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Scrambled Going into Home Turf Contest at Charlotte

    The Charlotte, North Carolina area is the hub for NASCAR teams and drivers, but since most of the drivers have a residence there it’s hard for any to claim home-field advantage when NASCAR comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 630 reads 3 comments

  22. FYI WIRZ: NHRA Contenders Blast Midway into Countdown Playoffs at Reading

    The NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs have been six races long since 2007 and are now halfway over for the 2013 season...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 127 reads 0 comments

  23. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Tightens Going West to Kansas

    Some claim NASCAR ’s playoffs, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, are already a three-man race, but seven events remain to be run and at least one, Talladega , is often a crapshoot ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 669 reads 5 comments

  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Playoffs Not over Going into Race 29 at Dover

    When the green flag flies Sept. 29 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., some NASCAR fans might think the Chase for the Sprint Cup is already determined in only two of 10 races with the third race about to roll...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 514 reads 1 comments

  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Playoffs Shift North as NHRA Playoffs Blast South to Texas

    The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series turns south to hot air in Dallas, Texas this weekend for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 182 reads 1 comments