NASCAR North of the Border

By David G. Firestone While Canada isn’t exactly well known for auto racing, there are a lot of different kinds of auto racing in Canada. Formula 1, IndyCar, the IHRA, and IMSA all have races in Canada. These series have produced drivers such as Patrick Carpentier, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Villeneuve, Jacques-Joseph Villeneuve, Greg Moore, Paul […]

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The Driver Suit Blog-Al Unser-1981

Al Unser poses with his 1981 #88 Valvoline/Longhorn Racing Longhorn/Cosworth For our last IndyCar scheme for Throwback Thursday, I have a question: Um…could someone explain to me why the blue on the stripes and the blue on the numbers are completely different from each other? I’d also like to know why the LONGHORN on the […]

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Paint Scheme Tracker-March 29, 2017

By David G. Firestone CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1 Jamie McMurray #1 GearWrench Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2017, black, with yellow, and red stripes across bottom. A Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna Chevy SS–No change. B+ Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS–New scheme for 2017, blue front, red rear, stripes between. A Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s […]

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My Thoughts on November and KFC

By David G. Firestone Just a couple things this week. So I was thinking this last weekend that I want to do another theme month. I had fun with Formula 1 month last year, and I wanted to do something similar this year in November. I had gone over a few possibilities, but nothing seemed […]

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Paint Scheme Grades-March 25, 2017

By David G. Firestone Austin Dillon #3 Dow/World Water Day Chevy SS-New scheme for 2017, black front, water motif with a curve in front of the door number.D- Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Toyota Camry–No change.A Gray Gaulding #23 SunFrog.com Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2017, green front, black and green middle to rear.C+ Paul Menard #27 […]

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Antron Brown-The NHRA’s First African American Top Fuel Champion’s Undershirt

By David G. Firestone It’s sad that African Americans don’t have the success in auto racing they should. Auto racing has a reputation as a “white sport.” Yet drivers like Louis Hamilton, Wendell Scott, Darrell Wallace Jr., Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Willy T Ribbs, Tia Northfleet, Chase Austin, and Bill Lester have proven that African […]

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Paint Scheme Tracker-March 22, 2017

By David G. Firestone CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1 Jamie McMurray #1 GearWrench Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2017, black, with yellow, and red stripes across bottom. A Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna Chevy SS–No change. B+ Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS–New scheme for 2017, blue front, red rear, stripes between. A Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s […]

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My Thoughts on Some Racing Issues

By David G. Firestone So far, the stage system in NASCAR hasn’t been as exciting as NASCAR would have hoped. I’m not against it, but I do have a few ideas for making it better: 1-The total number of laps should be cut into three and anything that happens between stages shouldn’t count. For example, […]

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