Parks Pit Report: AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix

Notice something different about the photo in this week’s column?  Under normal circumstances, it’s a picture of the winner of the race celebrating in victory lane, complete with a Gatorade shower, or in the case this week a shower of Budweiser. Nope, not this time. ...

Parks Pit Report: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono

“If it wasn’t for bad luck, we would have no luck.”  That certainly can describe the season Jeff Gordon has experienced this year.  Anything and everything that could happen to the No. 24 team certainly did. It all started at Daytona, where he went end-over-end...

Parks Pit Report: Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Wonder Boy. The Rainbow Warrior.  The Big Daddy. Normally those three nicknames would go to three completely different individuals.  Not in NASCAR, they all at one time belonged to one man, Jeff Gordon. The first nickname came thanks to the late Dale Earnhardt, who gave him...

Parks Pit Report: 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway

Without question, the Pocono Raceway is a track where either one loves it or one hates it.  That certainly applies in the case of Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at the famed triangle track. This is the reason why.  Pocono has a complete length of 2.5 miles.  That is the same...

Parks Pit Report: Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix

Last week, it was one of the biggest underdog stories in NASCAR to start off the season.  Trevor Bayne winning the Daytona 500 put NASCAR right in front of all the major sports. A 20-year-old driver, who just celebrated his birthday the day prior, was never picked to win the...

Parks Pit Report: Daytona Coverage, Part 2-Daytona 500 Qualifying

The one thing about qualifying for the Daytona 500 is that in essence, you have to do it twice.  When I was younger, I didn’t quite understand the qualifying procedures for this race.  I was always thinking, “Why do they race…before the actual race?” I...

Parks Pit Report: Samsung Mobile 500

After Texas had to postpone both NASCAR races slated for this past weekend, Monday rolled around with fans waiting to see their heroes go at it in the Lone Star State. The skies were overcast, but no rain was expected.  It was time for 43 drivers to duke it out, southern style,...

Parks Pit Report: Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

In a city where it’s all about neon, huge shows, casinos and gambling, the focus shifted from the Strip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Many teams and drivers were looking to improve their run from last Sunday in California, while others were looking to continue a run of...