Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What no #nascar this week??????

On Spring Break

What no #nascar this week?????? Looks like I picked a great week to be on vacation. So, while NASCAR Race Mom is traveling around Ireland; does that mean there is nothing NASCAR to share with her readers . . . .

Of course, not . . . . NASCAR is always filled with good tales. Below are driver quotes from the first five 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup races:

Daytona International Speedway

You want to win the tight ones. That's what makes them special. It wouldn't be fun–well, it would be fun to win by a lap. But it's, like, storybook. You make a pass on the last corner of the last lap of the Daytona 500. That's what makes it so cool. Denny Hamlin

Atlanta Motor Speedway

This is real racing. We’re driving hard. You can see the guys out here just digging for everything they’re worth. I’m worn out. That’s a tough race and just a lot of fun. I just can’t thank NASCAR enough and Atlanta – don’t ever pave this place – it’s a perfect race track. I hope the fans enjoyed the show.The thing is, just know that in that car we’re driving as hard as we can. Carl Edwards

I loved it. We were sliding around and driving the hell out of the car. I had a blast. I had some good races there on the track with the No. 2 (Brad Keselowski) and the No. 18 (Kyle Busch) and a bunch of guys. Man, it was so much fun. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The new rules package today I thought was tremendous. I think you saw,because of the rules package, where the cars fell off a lot at the end of the run and you really had to drive them sideways. Took a lot of balance as a driver, a lot of precise footwork and accuracy with where you put your car,how you place it, which is exactly what we want. This shouldn't be easy.This is the Sprint Cup Series. These cars should be very hard to drive. At the end of the run they were a challenge. It's nice to be a part of that. Brad Keselowski

Phoenix International Raceway

Fun finish. I think as drivers and as a sport, that's really the benefit -­-­ one of the benefits of the low downforce package and the tire situation. The tire situation being the biggest thing is so you have those different strategies with the late cautions to where you have two tires, you have no tires, you probably have four tires, I'm sure, to have the comers and goers and the exciting finishes. That is exactly what we're all looking for, for finishes and strategy as you look at the low downforce and the soft tires. Kevin Harvick

The race was just a lot of fun. I really wish it would have worked out a little bit differently, but it's a good race. I ran into him about as hard as I thought I could without wrecking him, and it ended up being a drag race. It was kind of fun coming to the line because I thought, man, I got him, and then he doored me real hard and then he got a little run and then I tried to door him and slow him down, but it just didn't work. Carl Edwards

Auto Club Speedway

Yeah, just a fun race. I mean, I love the rules package, how the car drives.When we come to a track like we have here, an old surface, it's so much fun to drive the racecar. So much the driver can control, setting up passes,looking for lines. Really just a ton of fun. Jimmie Johnson

I think it’s significantly better than what we had last year. And I can’t find anybody that thinks differently. You can race a little bit closer. The car in front of you doesn’t mess up your car as much. So, I have nothing but really positive things to say about it. Jamie McMurray

It’s (lower downforce package) great. Every week has been fun, fun, fun.The cars are fun to drive, slipping and sliding. It’s a good challenge and I’m enjoying it. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

That’s it for now. Here is the schedule of the next NASCAR Series Events:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

  • Next Race: Alpha Energy Solutions 250
  • The Place: Martinsville Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, April 2
  • The Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 2 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
  • Distance: 131.5 miles (250 laps)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

  • Next Race: STP 500
  • The Place: Martinsville Speedway
  • The Date: Sunday, April 3
  • The Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 500 miles (263 laps)



  • Next Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
  • The Place: Texas Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Friday, April 8
  • The Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 8 p.m. ET
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 300 miles (200 laps)

As my Facebook Friend, Forrest Goodgame reminded me: Go To Your Local Asphalt Short Track & Support This Weekend & Every Weekend !!!!!

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