1. 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 9 months ago 889 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 434 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 735 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 1,398 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 314 reads 0 comments

  6. 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...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 2,960 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 662 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 1,641 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 701 reads 1 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 2,375 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 579 reads 1 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 221 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 494 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 1,146 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 2,593 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 1,546 reads 1 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 677 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 1,122 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 1,103 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 677 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 294 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 971 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 641 reads 2 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 370 reads 1 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 652 reads 1 comments