Parks Pit Report: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

When NASCAR decided to do an exhibition event for drivers that had won races the previous season and up to the current race in the current season, it was clear this race would be different than any other run on the season.  No points were at stake, no risk of falling in the...

Parks Pit Report: 5-Hour Energy 400

This season, the motto is simple and clear:  winning is everything.  For the last few years, it’s been all about “points racing” and then when it comes time to have the Chase, then go out and win.  Winning certainly still has been key for seeding in the Chase,...

Parks Pit Report: Aaron’s 499

How do you control what you have no control over?  What must be done when fate is at the mercy of someone else?  Just how much trust does one have when all other elements are out of one’s hands? That is exactly what Talladega is, and has been since NASCAR began using...

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: 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 SPECIAL REPORT: NASCAR Overhauls Chase for the Sprint Cup

NASCAR is always looking to make headlines entering into a new season, whether it’s on or off the track.  However, never before have there been so many rumors as to what may happen entering the 2014 season.  Now, the rumors can be put to rest because the biggest one of all...

Tony Stewart Possibly Out Four Months With Broken Leg, Season Over for 2013

On Monday night, Tony Stewart’s racing season suddenly took a very disastrous turn.  His wreck in a sprint car race, the third he’s had in the last month, caused a much bigger headache than torn up equipment. Stewart suffered a broken right leg, fracturing both bones,...

Parks Pit Report: Coca-Cola 600

I had someone ask me a few weeks ago when I said that Darlington was my favorite race track, “So the Southern 500 is then your favorite race, correct?”  Well, that’s not the case.  Sure, I love Darlington, always will, as there’s no track like it on the...

Parks Pit Report: NASCAR Lowered Boom on Penske

Entering this weekend’s STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway, the teammates at Penske Racing will be in a big hole. Both Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had their cars fail pre-race inspection at Texas last weekend, and teams were forced to change the rear-end housings and their...

Parks Pit Report: NRA 500

It is not often that something before the race outshines the actual race itself.  Sometimes it’s an incident that isn’t even racing related that causes things to change, or the focus to shift away from the competition. This time, the story that was the focus was just...