Motors and Makeup
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Get ready! This weekend marks the debut of Travis Pastrana into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He will be starting out his stock car racing career at Richmond International Raceway, where he will compete against trained stock car drivers.Pastrana recently did a media call with members of NASCARMedia.com and explained some of his emotions about going into the weekend. Since I am lucky enough to be a member of NASCARMedia.com, well, I was able to access the inside scoop onPastrana.
Martinsville Crash Allows Newman to Score
Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Martinsville proved itself to be the most interesting and controversial race so far in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon took over the race quickly and maintained their lead over the remainder of the field until a controversial crash put them both behind.
Published: Friday, March 9, 2012
Racing lovers rejoice! You can now race in a World Championship Series without years of training, determination, and money. All you really need is a steering wheel; a Windows based PC, and an Internet connection and you are set for hours of racing splendor. Since September of 2004, NASCAR enthusiasts have been logging onto the World Wide Web to compete in simulation racing on iRacing.com. The iRacing series combines more than 100 years of real-world racing experience with over 50 years of successful racing simulation development.
Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012
“The Great America Race” is the nickname that has been tagged to the largest, richest, and most prestigious race in America at Daytona International Speedway that annually kicks off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Daytona is recognized as one of the most crucial and highly anticipated events in the racing world.
Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012
He may be a talented NASCAR driver, but unfortunately for Kurt Busch talent alone isn’t enough to obtain the love of NASCAR fans. According to a recent poll, Kurt Busch is one of most hated athletes in sports. According to Forbes, Nielsen and partner E-Poll Market Research measured public attitudes toward pro athletes. Busch ranked 10th in the poll with a dislike of 42 percent.
Pastrana, Full Speed Ahead
Published: Friday, February 10, 2012
Travis Pastrana has been classified in previous years as one of the most fearless people in motorsports. After all, Pastrana was the first person to ever successfully land a double back-flip on a motocross bike, a stunt that was deemed virtually impossible.
Pastrana was born on October 3, 1983 in Annapolis, MD to parents Robert and DebbyPastrana. Pastranawas home-schooled and graduated at 15. He made his debut in the 1999 X Games at the mere age of 15, and scored a near-perfect 99 in the Moto X event that he competed in. Pastrana attended the University of Maryland. He has had his own MTV show, Nitro Circus, and a movie, Nitro Circus 3D, that will be premiering later this year. Plus, Pastrana is one of several successful athletes that are sponsored by the energy drink Red Bull, whose slogan reads, “It gives you wings.” In Pastrana’s case, that statement may just be true.
Published: Friday, February 3, 2012
Many describe Patrick as a go-getter. It came as no surprise that at the end of the 2011IndyCar Series season Patrick announced that she would be transitioning into NASCAR full-time. Patrick, starting 2012, will be a full-time NASCAR Nationwide series driver and she will be competing in the Sprint Cup Series as well. Patrick will be driving for JR Motorsports in the 33-race NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and for Stewart-Haas Racing in a 10-race Sprint Cup Series schedule.