After Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in the wreck that knocked him out of Sunday’s Daytona 500, he did something unusual – but also something that has and will continue to become more normal for him as time goes on. In laymen’s terms, Earnhardt gave himself an “eye test” to make sure he did not suffer any type of concussion-like symptoms from the impact. During his weekly online podcast Monday, titled “Moving on after up ‘n down Speedweeks,” Earnhardt was very illustrative and candid about how he self-tested and self-diagnosed himself to make sure he wasn’t in any type of danger while he awaited rescue workers to get to him. What Earnhardt said is fascinating in its context and content: “We
As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. 1. Kurt Busch: Not only was Busch’s sublime pass of Kyle Larson for the lead great, his performance over the final 30 laps of the race was made even better by the broken rear-view mirror he had in his car. As the mirror dangled from the rook of his car, Busch was unable to see behind him.
Texas Motor Speedway has what in-state rival Circuit of the Americas wants: NASCAR. Separated by a few hours – TMS in Fort Worth and COTA in Austin – and different racing platforms (1.5-mile oval vs. 3.4-mile road course), the two tracks have peacefully coexisted since COTA opened in 2012. But that could be changing. COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein is interested in bringing NASCAR racing to his track. “I’ve had contact with NASCAR officials, and we’ve heard from their fans and drivers,” Epstein said in a recent story in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. “Everyone seems to want to be here, so I see no reason why it couldn’t come together. “It’s something fans are asking for in droves. We hear