Saturday, February 14, 2009

The 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series West Season Is Rapidly Approaching.

NASCAR Race Mom (NRM) is a blog dedicated to the 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West Most Popular Driver, Moses Smith and the NASCAR Camping World Series West (NCWSW). You probably put it together from the blog’s title (NASCAR Race Mom); I am Moses’ proud mother. With that fact in evidence, here is my repudiation. “While I make every attempt to be impartial and unbiased, I am a mother who loves her sons – so understand who I am while you read what I have to write.”

With that yearly disclaimer in place, this author is extremely excited to be sharing her 2009 NASCAR experience in an interactive online live journal. My goal will be to attend all the NCWSW races and provide a two-way avenue of information sharing that will be timely and benefit the NCWSW fans who could not attend on race weekend. Readers will be able to ask questions in the comment sections and I will attempt to answer their inquiries.

Camping World Series West, Moses SmithThe Camping World Series East and West are the top level of NASCAR’s Developmental Series, featuring cars similar in design and appearance to those cars competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The NASCAR Camping World Series West (formerly known as the NASCAR Winston West Series, the NASCAR Grand National Division, Autozone West Series and the NASCAR West Series) is a regional stock car racing division of NASCAR.

The West Series was first formed in 1954 as a proving ground for drivers from the West who could not travel to race in the more traditional stock car racing regions like North Carolina and the rest of the South. Drivers who have raced in the West Series include Kevin Harvick, David Gilliland, Brendan Gaughan and Derrike Cope.

Kevin Harvick returned to the series to win the Iowa Speedway 200 on May 20, 2007. David Gilliland won the Blue Lizard Suncream 200 at Infineon Raceway on June 23, 2007. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne competed in the US Cellular 200 at the Iowa Speedway on May 18, 2008 and came in third behind winner Brian Ickler and Marc Davis.

Moses Smith 2008 Most Popular DriverNCWSW will kick off their 2009 season on 03/14/2009 with the Allstate Texas Thunder 150 in Kyle, Texas. Last year, twenty-two cars were entered in the race and eventual 2008 Series Champion Eric Holmes came out the victor. Moses qualified eighth and ran solidly. Unfortunately, during the white-flag lap, a damaged oil cooler let go, coating his tires with oil, making the No. 16 Toyota virtually impossible to drive. Moses fell back considerably, but managed to bring his vehicle to the finish line on the lead lap and in sixteenth place.


Firecracker! said...

Good luck this year in Texas. The outcome will surely be better than last year. Don't let the lightning strike twice at Thunder Hill! :)

NASCAR Race Mom said...

Knock on wood!
How are you doing Firecracker!

Firecracker! said...

Doing okay! My workplace laid us all off for this last week...bad economy...but with all the races, practice sessions and qualifying going on this week, I've been well entertained.

Trying to decide how to leave a comment on RW about the contest, without getting into any trouble. :)

NASCAR Race Mom said...

Yes the economy is bad. Paul just got laid off from his part-time job.

I will count your comment on the Racing west board. However, NASCAR Race Mom is not Moses' site; just one that is dedicated to him and the Camping World Series West.

Moses has nothing to do with the stories or opinions expressed in this site.



Firecracker! said...

Yes, that is right! My bad... I need to get this site into my URL as I always come here by going to "his site" first, and then using the link...
Which brings up another question. Is there a particular reason you decided not to add the RW link on his site? Last year, I always went to his sight, made my vote for MPD and then used the RW link to continue my journey, of course that, most likely, really inflated his visitor count as it WAS a daily thing, even twice daily. :)

NASCAR Race Mom said...

Hum - No no reason for not having the RW link on his site.

I will have to look into that.