NASCAR Helmets Over The Years

By David G. Firestone The evolution of the racing helmet in NASCAR for the most part was slow, in the beginning. NASCAR was officially founded in 1947, two years after World War II ended. Many of the helmets worn during the 1940’s and 1950’s were little more than repainted army and air force helmets. These […]

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Birds and Sports

Quick, what do Randy Johnson, Dave Winfield, and Dale Earnhardt Sr. all have in common? Well for starters, all were very talented, and all are Hall of Famers, but that isn’t all. The unique thing about these three players is that each one of them has accidentally killed a bird while playing sports. Dave Winfield […]

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Television Logos

By David Firestone I recently did a post focusing on Christian Fittipaldi, and the unusual way his suit displayed the so-called television logos.  But these logos have a unique history all their own.  One of the first examples on an in-car camera being used was the 1979 Daytona 500.  At that time driver suits mostly […]

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Phantom Sponsorships.

By David Firestone At first glace, this driver suit looks like it has no primary sponsorship at all, but dig deeper and you find the real story behind it. From 2000 to 2008, car #12 in the Sprint Cup was driven by Ryan Newman and sponsored by Alltel Wireless. In 2002, Ryan Newman’s first full […]

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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

One of my favorite drivers growing up was Ted Musgrave.  When I was watching NASCAR back in middle and high school, Musgrave drove the #16 Family Channel Ford for Roush Racing.  He was born in Waukegan, Illinois, which is close to my hometown of Evanston, and grew up racing in Wisconsin.  He is a Camping […]

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