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Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Sprint Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Thursday with Tech Talk. Mike works as track announcer for Millbridge Speedway and East Lincoln Speedway, local bullrings based outside of Charlotte, and pops up everywhere from Athlon Sports to SIRIUS XM Radio.
Short Track Racing Schedule for September 19th through September 25th.

Short Track Racing Schedule for September 19th through September 25th.

  Friday 09/19/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Street Stocks Mid-America Championship Friday 09/19/14 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ AMA Modlites Friday 09/19/14 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ Dwarf Cars Friday 09/19/14 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ IMCA Modifieds Friday 09/19/14 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ Pure Stocks Friday 09/19/14 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ Renegades Friday 09/19/14 Five Flags Speedway Pensacola FL Bombers Friday 09/19/14 Five Flags Speedway Pensacola FL Southern Super Series Super Late Models Friday 09/19/14 Five ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chicagoland – Brad Keselowski Threads the Needle to the Second Round of the Chase

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Chicagoland – Brad Keselowski Threads the Needle to the Second Round of the Chase

Key Moment – Brad Keselowski was running in second when he made a yellow flag pit stop on lap 183. His team felt they did not properly secure the right rear tire to the car on the stop so they returned to pit lane and changed the tires again. As a result, Keselowski restarted behind all of the other lead lap cars and had to race his way back to the point. In a Nutshell – The harsh winters of ... Read More »

Racing Schedule for the Week of September 12th Through September 18th

Racing Schedule for the Week of September 12th Through September 18th

Friday 09/12/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Bandoleros Friday 09/12/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Legends Friday 09/12/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Mighty Mites Friday 09/12/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Modifieds Friday 09/12/14 Sunny South Raceway Grand Bay AL Stingers Friday 09/12/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Bad Boy Super Stars Friday 09/12/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Hobby Stocks Friday 09/12/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Street Stocks Friday 09/12/14 Madera Speedway Madera ... Read More »

Tech Talk: Get Prepped for the Chase With Kenseth Crew Chief Jason Ratcliff

Tech Talk: Get Prepped for the Chase With Kenseth Crew Chief Jason Ratcliff

Matt Kenseth is the top driver going into the Chase without a win this season. Ironically he was the winningest driver in 2013 in the Cup series. While the new Chase format is designed to put an emphasis on winning, it is possible to advance without winning races. The Chase was born the year after Kenseth won the 2003 title while only winning one race during the season. The possibility now exists that he could do that again or even ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Richmond – The Chase is Set, Brad Keselowski Dominates and a Drunk on a Fence

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Richmond – The Chase is Set, Brad Keselowski Dominates and a Drunk on a Fence

Key Moment – In a race where the winner leads 383 laps, including the final 274 in a row, there really aren’t any key moments in the race. Based on the practice sheets the key moment came between the first practice and the final practice. Brad Keselowski was 14th fastest in 10 lap average in the first practice and second fastest in the final one. The adjustments made by Paul Wolfe and his crew during the break between those two ... Read More »

Race Schedule for the Week of September 5th through September 11th

Race Schedule for the Week of September 5th through September 11th

Friday 09/05/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Bad Boy Super Stars Friday 09/05/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Hobby Stocks Friday 09/05/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR IMCA Modifieds Friday 09/05/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Nesmith Crate Late Models Friday 09/05/14 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville AR Street Stocks Friday 09/05/14 Ocean Speedway Watsonville CA USAC/CRA Sprints Friday 09/05/14 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico CA World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Friday 09/05/14 Blackbird New Castle DE USAC Quarter Midgets Friday 09/05/14 ... Read More »

Tech Talk: “Bono” Breaks Down Richmond Tires, Trends, Keys To Success

Tech Talk: “Bono” Breaks Down Richmond Tires, Trends, Keys To Success

As the series heads to Richmond for the final race of the ‘regular season’ the priorities of different teams fall all across the spectrum. While some teams are throwing caution to the wind to try and win a race to make it into the Chase, others are focused on less lofty goals, trying to score their first Top 10 of the season. The No.7 Tommy Baldwin Racing entry falls into the latter category. They have yet to put Michael Annett ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Darrell Wallace, Jr. on Photography, a Legend in a Legend and Busting Out the Xbox

Beyond the Cockpit: Darrell Wallace, Jr. on Photography, a Legend in a Legend and Busting Out the Xbox

Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. is in his second full year of Camping World Truck Series competition for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The twenty-year-old driver has scored two wins this season and three in his Truck career. He is a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program who cut his teeth in the INEX racing ranks of Bandolero and Legends racing. Wallace made his first appearance on the national stage by racing door-to-door with Kyle Busch for the win in the Denny ... Read More »

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Atlanta Oral-B 500: Stewart Makes His Return

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Atlanta Oral-B 500: Stewart Makes His Return

Key Moment – Kyle Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. had a dispute in Turn 1 with two laps to go. Busch hit Truex in the back bumper and put him into the wall. The resulting contact brought out the caution flag, which prompted a Green-White-Checkered finish. Kasey Kahne, who was headed to a potential victory and a berth in the Chase, came out of the pits fifth and looked to have lost his shot at the win. Fortunately for him, ... Read More »