Parks Pit Report: A Holiday Break

Eight races into the 2014 season, NASCAR has hit their first stop in the year where no racing happens at all.  It seems odd that no green flag was waving in the breeze, but with the Easter holiday, NASCAR always makes sure to give teams a chance to be with family, and take a...

Parks Pit Report: Bojangles’ Southern 500

As I’ve said in previous years, I make no bones about what track in NASCAR I consider better than the rest.  This unique 1.3-mile oval, shaped like an egg, in South Carolina is the most challenging one on the circuit because of the toughness of the track and the toughness...

Parks Pit Report: Duck Commander 500

Being a writer is fun especially when you can write about something you enjoy, especially in my case when that is about racing.  I spend every Sunday watching 43 stars go nearly 200 mph within inches of each other.  Then after the checkered flag, I spend hours going over stats to...

Parks Pit Report: Duck Commander 500 POSTPONED

It was set to be a shootout at the Texas Motor Speedway, but unfortunately a little twist in the Texas weather has made that a bit of a problem. After a great couple of days of action in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Mother Nature hit the area at the track and the surrounding...

Parks Pit Report: STP 500

Sometimes in NASCAR a change of scenery is good for someone.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a driver, crew chief, spotter, even all the way down to a painter at the shop; a change often will lead to good things.  Look at what Matt Kenseth was able to do last year when he...

Parks Pit Report: Auto Club 400

There are some races during the season that make you question whether it was good or bad, and then there are races where something bad can make a good race. Here’s what I mean:  After Saturday’s Nationwide race at California there was some concern over how the tires...

Parks Pit Report: Food City 500

What is it about the start to the season where Mother Nature has decided to make the NASCAR season start in a rather odd way?  The season began with the Daytona 500 going from a day race to one that was under the lights, and it ended up being one of the best races that Daytona...

Parks Pit Report: Kobalt 400

“Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.”  When it comes to racing, even I’m not sure if that is true or false.  Here’s why, I think in racing, you have to be both lucky AND good. Any driver is lucky to get a ride, but the talented drivers are the...

Parks Pit Report: The Profit on CNBC 500

When a race is dominated by one driver, there are always two distinct groups of fans.  There’s the group for the driver that ends up winning, and the larger group of not only the fans of the driver that lost, but also the ones that complain about one driver’s...

Parks Pit Report: Daytona Speedweeks, Part 4 – 56th Annual Daytona 500

Sometimes there are just moments where it is great to be a race fan.  I have seen so much in all my years of being both a fan and a writer for this sport, but even now there is nothing quite like the opening race of the season.  No other sport, whether it’s using a ball, a...