1. Walmart Will Not be Sponsoring Jeff Gordon

    Walmart has issued a statement that they will not be sponsoring Jeff Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports team...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about 4 years ago 227 reads 42 comments

  2. Raymond Parks: NASCAR's First Championship Owner Dies at the Age of 96.

    Raymond Parks owned the car that won the first two NASCAR championships. Parks’ cars, built by Red Vogt and driven by Red Byron won the first ever NASCAR championship in 1948...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 4 years ago 225 reads 13 comments

  3. The “Indianapolis Effect” on NASCAR Racing in the U.S.

    This article will look at the effect that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has had on oval track racing, especially NASCAR, in the US. But first, the story of what inspired this article...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 4 years ago 807 reads 17 comments

  4. NASCAR's Race Against Cancer: Six Races, One Night.

    Shawn Balluzzo began his twenty sixth season at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. this year. Balluzzo has been runner-up for the Late Model track championship, and has won the Modified track championship in three of the last four years at Langley...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 4 years ago 764 reads 10 comments

  5. NASCAR and Fuel Injection: “Sustainability” or Survival?

    During the recent Sprint Cup season concluding Ford Championship Weekend, a report was first heard that Volkswagen racing boss Hans-Joachim Stuck was to meet with NASCAR officials regarding a ...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 13 comments

  6. NASCAR, Stop the Talladega “Flip” Flap [and Improve Competition] (Part Two)

    If we can agree that flipping cars are not acceptable at Talladega, or any other track for that matter, what does NASCAR do? At this point in time NASCAR seems inclined to do nothing...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 5 years ago 353 reads 14 comments

  7. NASCAR, Stop the Talladega “Flip” Flap (Part One)

    [Part 1 of 2] The most recent race at Talladega was on Halloween weekend 2009. The fact the race was held on Halloween was not the reason it was scary. The flipping race cars at the end of the race were...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 5 years ago 433 reads 11 comments

  8. NASCAR Hall Of Fame's First Class a No-Brainer... and That's the Problem

    NASCAR HOF's first class of inductees a “No Brainer,” and that’s not a compliment!   Well, it was just a matter of time until I put forth my “$1.87” worth of opinion about the first “class” of NASCAR Hall of Fame (HOF) inductees...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 5 years ago 104 reads 12 comments

  9. NASCAR Hall of Fame: My Comments on the Nominees and the Process

    When David Yeazell left a message on my bio page about the Creature Vs. Creature: Hall of Fame Edition, I certainly was interested in putting forward my proverbial two-cents...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about 5 years ago 166 reads 13 comments

  10. Joe Weatherly, 1964, and NASCAR's not-so-good “Good Old Days.” (Pt. 2)

    Nineteen-sixty four was perhaps without precedent, in terms of its tragic events, both for NASCAR and for American auto racing in general. In addition to Weatherly and Roberts, a number of other drivers died during the year...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about 5 years ago 6,039 reads 14 comments

  11. Joe Weatherly, 1964, and NASCAR's Not-so-Good “Good Old Days.”

    The “Good Old Days” were not really that good. Even those of us who lived through those days must admit, upon further reflection, that the Good Days are today...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 6,576 reads 13 comments

  12. Joe Weatherly: NASCAR's First Triple Champion… Almost. (Pt. 4b)

    [continued from Part 4a] The 1962 season had 53 races. Joe Weatherly, Richard Petty and Ned Jarrett each raced in 52 races that year and that was the order of finish in the final point standings...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 1,281 reads 11 comments

  13. Joe Weatherly: NASCAR's First Triple Champion… Almost. (Part 4a)

    Joe Weatherly competed in fourteen of the fifteen races in the 1959 Convertible Series with two wins, five top fives, seven top tens, three poles and finished seventh in points...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 1,914 reads 12 comments

  14. Joe Weatherly: NASCAR's First Triple Champion… almost. – Pt. 3

    In a four part series Crabber 1967 details the amazing race of Joe Weatherly, one of NASCAR's greatest champions. Please follow Part I and Part II. Joe Weatherly and the other Ford drivers must have been excited at the beginning of the 1957 season...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 2,734 reads 20 comments

  15. Eight year-old racer gets national exposure.

    The driver of the No. 33 Bandolero race car is not the only eight year-old to compete in the tiny 550 pound race vehicles, after all this driver races in the Beginner Bandits Division for boys and girls ages 8-12...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 423 reads 17 comments

  16. Joe Weatherly: NASCAR's First Triple Champion...Almost—Pt. 2

    As the 1956 NASCAR season approached, Joe Weatherly for the first time in his budding career had a full-time ride in a national touring NASCAR series. In 1955 when Ford Motor Co...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 1,581 reads 19 comments

  17. Joe Weatherly: NASCAR's First Triple Champion...Almost—Pt. 1

    Joe Weatherly won the Cup Championship in 1962 and, after a near heroic effort, again in 1963 and was leading the points as the fifth race of the 1964 season began at Riverside California...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 1,009 reads 14 comments

  18. NASCAR HOF to Receive Part of Raymond Parks' Trophies

    Raymond Parks will receive some recognition in the soon-to-open NASCAR Hall of Fame; recognition long coming to a man whom Dale Earnhardt the elder, called “The Godfather of NASCAR...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 980 reads 6 comments

  19. Why Did NASCAR's Super Bowl End in the Third Quarter?

    The Monday after the 2009 Daytona 500, I was listening to the “Mike and Mike in the Morning Show” on ESPN Radio when they asked the question: ‘Why did the Daytona ...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 351 reads 22 comments

  20. Twenty Formula One Champions and a White Helmet

    When motorsports writer Al Pearce started on his fifth autographed helmet for charity in 2007, his project was considered to be impossible by most who heard of the idea...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about over 5 years ago 360 reads 9 comments

  21. Raymond Parks: NASCAR's Double Inaugural Championship Car Owner

    "I don't remember anybody back then racing cars like he did. He did everything first class. The cars had showroom finishes every race. There was never a fender bent that wasn't replaced...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 6 years ago 3,035 reads 9 comments

  22. NASCAR, Untaxed Liquor, and the Whiskey Rebellion

    What do NASCAR and The Whiskey Rebellion have in common? Why, revenue agents and untaxed liquor, of course. Here's some early history that Brian France doesn’t want you to know. As a schoolboy, one of the events of post-revolutionary U...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about almost 6 years ago 870 reads 10 comments

  23. NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees: Richard Petty, David Pearson, and...?

    Well! Let’s see what I can do with my ideas on this HoF thing, and thanks to Nate Powers for the inspiration...

    Crabber 1967 . Written by Crabber 1967 . about 6 years ago 1,209 reads 18 comments