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This is a golden oldie, EV.lol
Yes, Rockingham should get back on the schedule (Cup), even if on a rotating basis. There is room to take several tracks to rotate through the schedule from year to year.
Who wouldn't want to see the Cup crowd race at The Circuit of the Americas?
And a couple of the snooze/wreck fests could be dropped since it's apparent that they can't figure out how to make good racing at a couple of tracks.
When I lived in Asheville NC, I worked with a girl at the VA who was married to a guy that did full time pit crew for Martin Truex Jr. Man, those guys are good too. He use to tell me stories all the time.......their marriage didn't end up working though, because he was gone and on the road all the time.
There's still a lot of that kind of stuff going on, but we just don't get to hear about it much.
I remember our team loaning the right springs for the track we were at and spent a good hour going over setup advice with his team. He ended up taking us out of the race that night.lol
Ugly scene ensues. It was a close call, but nobody had to fight their way out of the track that night. Although our driver's wife nearly kicked the dudes butt.lol
I can't express how much I miss being on a crew full time. It's a great experience. I still do some welding, but my hips are shot and keep me from doing much else. I'm still grateful for the time I got to participate even if I couldn't stay as long as I wanted.
People would be surprised at how many teams could use another man or woman on the team to help prep the car for the next race and help out at the track even if you don't go over the wall right away. Your local tracks have teams with work needed to be done, and you (meaning anyone) could be one of those people. Cruise the pits and talk to people. Put the word out that you're interested and whatever skill set you have and it won't take long for you to land on a job. It won't pay $, but it will be worth every minute you put into it.
Yep..........Dave was awesome.........he would give up equipment off his own car or out of his own garage just so another person could race. Don't get much better than that. Dave was good people man!!!
Sure, I know about Dave Marcis. I've been following NASCAR since I was a youngster. Dave was one of those very humble, nice guys. One of the last of that breed.
I used to watch LeeRoy Yarbrough race at Jacksonville Speedway in Florida for a few years before he stepped up to NASCAR and made a name for himself.
He sure raced hard at Speedway Park (the actual name of the Jax track) and took home quite a few trophies.
Yes, Velocity.........you are correct, they have.........it's not the same. Racing on the River was a way of life in Asheville...........hey Raceboy........ever hear of Dave Marcis? He lived right down the road from me in Asheville and built and raced his own cars. Such a nice guy. He was around for a long time.
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