After writing my FAQs article about NASCAR fines, I was told about two instances where NASCAR might have pressured media organizations to fire writers who were critical of the sport. Here are my thoughts on that.
For those of you who spent the entire NASCAR off-season under a rock, IZOD Indy Car Series driver Danica Patrick made her stock-car racing debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Daytona. She managed to stay out of trouble — with the exception of one spin and amazing save — to earn a respectable sixth-place finish.
With General Motors recently filing for bankruptcy, Hendrick Motorsports owner, and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group Rick Hendrick spoke about the future of the company, and its place in NASCAR.
In the coming weeks and months, The Lead Lap will undergo some dramatic changes we hope will improve your experience on our blog. We will undergo a site redesign that should give the site a better look and feel. We will also move to our own domain.
Reuters is featuring a blog posting about an upcoming NASCAR movie, slated for release in what I guess is 2010, despite the article saying 2001. The animated film, tentatively called NASCAR: The Secret Life of Cars, will tell the story of what happens when humans leave the garage and the cars come to life. Brad [...]
In the coming months, The Lead Lap will undergo a major redesign to incorporate some changes we have wanted to make for quite some time. As we make the transformation, we’d like to take a few minutes to solicit your feedback on things you like or dislike about the site and its look and feel. [...]
Despite announcing that it would file for bankruptcy protection and its recent partnership with Fiat SpA, Chrylser said that it remains committed to the Sprint Cup series and NASCAR. Mike Accavitti, an official with Dodge Motorsports, said: The partnership not only will transform Chrysler into a new, stronger car company with many strategic advantages, it [...]
Last week, the Lead Lap quietly turned one year old. It’s hard to believe that it has been a year. History The concept for this blog started many years before in launched. I kicked the idea around for several years, but could never come up with a niche for my blog. Should I cover NASCAR [...]
Larry McClure, owner of the Morgan-McClure Motorsports No. 4 Sprint Cup Series Chevy, yesterday was sentenced to 18 months in prison for federal income tax fraud. He was said to have faced a maximum penatly of 115 years in prison. McClure was also fined $40,000, ordered to pay $60,000 in restitution to Eastman-Kodak for filing [...]
Seven fans were injured in the last lap incident during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway between Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, in which Edwards flew into the catchfence. The injuries were not life-threatening. One woman suffered a laceration on her face and possibly had a broken jaw when she was hit with debris. Another woman was suffering [...]