Tag Archives: NASCAR

Tony Stewart and my journalism kick in the pants

In the wake of the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident and an article I wrote, I received my first-career batch of hate mail. One them actually proved meaningful to me. Continue reading

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40 years later: A look at ‘The Indy 500: An American Institution Under Fire’ by Ron Dorson

“Under Fire,” written at the time by a 29-year-old Dorson, is quite simply, a perfect time machine. It takes you back to a time when the Indianapolis 500 was truly considered a one of the marquee sporting events of the year, before the NFL was the NFL, before NASCAR stormed onto the national stage in 1979 and when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put a butt in every seat for Pole Day. Continue reading

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Speed

A special guest post by my father By Patrick McFadin I thoroughly enjoy the thrill of speed. I love the feel of acceleration. I love racing, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. As long as I can … Continue reading

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‘The Greatest Feeling You Can Feel’: 2014 Daytona 500

This was completely and utterly his win. After years of struggling to reestablish the success experienced at DEI with Hendrick Motorsports while teammate Johnson won six championships in eight years, the strongest emotion felt Sunday was relief. Continue reading

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Fox Sports 1 ignores Waltrip’s involvement in Controversy

While normally as chatty as can be during a broadcast of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Michael Waltrip fell noticeably silent in one segment Friday night during the series’ race at Chicagoland Speedway. The segment in question had announcer … Continue reading

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The (Kyle) Busch Series Problem

“…the next Dale Earnhardt.”

Those words were spoken not in description of Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon or even Dale Earnhardt Junior. They were said by Doug Yates back in August of 2006 to praise non-other than David Gilliland.

“David who?” you might ask. I don’t blame you if you’ve forgotten, seven years is a long time in the world of sports. You most recently would have heard Gilliland’s name called on the final lap of the Aaron’s 499 earlier this year Talladega when he pushed Front Row Motorsports teammate David Regan to his second career Sprint Cup win. Continue reading

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The Little Things #1

We experience a lot in our life times. While we would like every day to have some sort monumental event, that’s sadly not the case. Day in and day out, not much will interrupt our daily grind. So that’s why … Continue reading

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