As I sat and watched the Sprint All-Star Race last Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, two things really jumped out at me. First, while it was a pretty good show overall, NASCAR still needs to do a little tweaking to the All-Star race format. Second, Kyle Busch is one tough, smart racecar driver, and…
After almost 6,000 on my bike, I’m back home from the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp and what a ride it was! I got to see killer whales in the Pacific Ocean, seals, Death Valley, snow in the Rockies and a lot more, all with many friends riding…
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st Anniversary motorcycle trek, taking place May 2-8, 2015. NBC Sports NASCAR analyst and former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 200 motorcyclists along the 2,500 mile-route, stretching from Santa Cruz, Calif. to Branson, Mo., to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.
Watching Jimmie Johnson charge through the field to win the QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway brought back a lot of memories for me.
It reminded me of the races I ran there. In particular, it reminded me of the Dixie 500 I won there on Nov. 5, 1978. And it reminded me how true it is that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
To this point in my life, I have never really been a big computer person. I didn’t text until just recently. I don’t have a Twitter account, and I don’t spend much time on Facebook. To be honest, I don’t really spend a whole lot of time on the Internet in general.
But there comes a time when even a 75-year-old like me has to try to change with the times. That’s why I’m so excited about my new website and the opportunity it presents for me to do these blogs on a regular basis and talk about the sport I love — auto racing.