"Let us hope and pray that the significance of the date DECEMBER 7 will always be remembered and that our nation will always recognize the sacrifice and bravery embodied in the remembrance of the "date that will live in infamy" and how our…"
As a first thought this morning, the words "a date that will live in infamy" comes to mind. It was 72 years ago today that Japan launched the surprise attack that "awoke the sleeping giant" at Pearl Harbor. Many of the early pioneers of NASCAR racing fought in that war and remain heroes from the war, although thinking of themselves as such is not the usual thing. Let us all remember what those men and women did for us and what the greatest armed forces the world has ever known continue to do for us today.Now on to the racing history minute for today. It was the final race of the 1969 season and was staged on the 2 mile paved track known as Texas International Speedway located in College Station, Texas. It was the 54th race of the long season. Buddy Baker qualified his Cotton Owens winged Dodge Daytona at 172.284 mph to start from the pole. David Pearson in a Holman-Moody Ford would start second, LeeRoy Yarbrough in a Junior Johnson Ford third, Cale Yarborough in the Wood…See More
"very interesting post Dave, My wife's grandfather, H.C.Butterfield worked for Studebaker in Michigan as an automotive Technician and traveled to the test site in South Bend many many times. He told me so many stories about the track from 1931…"
As you know Tony Stewart is known for being a trickster but this time he was tricked by those he usually tricks,this tidbit comes from Lee Spencer; LAS VEGASThere are many race car drivers that simply pass through the sport of NASCAR.STAR POWERThree-time champ Tony Stewart's impact goes beyond driving. Check out his topaccomplishments.Tony Stewart isn’t one of them.On Thursday, Stewart was honored for his contributions to stock car racing with the National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers…See More