NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary all throughout the 2023 season. In 1998, NASCAR had a panel select a list of its 50 greatest drivers for its golden anniversary. Likewise, we at Frontstretch decided to put together our own list of the 75 greatest NASCAR drivers in honor of this year’s milestone. Seventeen of our …
It may be the greatest season NASCAR has ever had. The 1992 season was one that changed the sport in many ways. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty was in the midst of his fan appreciation tour, marking the end of his 35-year career. Petty made the announcement during the 1991 season and from …
Editor’s Note: For Part One of Matt’s retrospective on Davey Allison, click “here.”:https://frontstretch.com/mmclaughlin/34578/
Robert Yates Racing and the team’s talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start. Davey was running well when Geoff Bodine got into his rear bumper and sent the No. 28 car spinning. The car rolled, but came down on all four wheels, and Allison limped off to the pits, where the crew was able to repair the car well enough to get him back out there for points. Allison finished 25th in that year’s race.
Some of today’s broadcasters need to dig up a copy of the ‘88 Daytona 500 and watch how the legends of NASCAR broadcasting actually promoted and grew the sport.
I’ve seen better races and worse races than Talladega on Sunday, but I simply can’t recall a single race that pissed more fans off.
Sometimes the magic was real and for three hours, 44 minutes and 20 seconds on Nov. 15, 1992, it took our collective breath away.
Q: I have noticed NASCAR racecars are carrying fewer contingency stickers. Are there fewer programs or are the teams not participating as in the past years?
Traditionally, this is always a slow time for NASCAR news. That’s why they invented Silly Season.
The segment that TNT did last Sunday (June 13) on Davey Allison brought some memories flooding back.