by Monte Dutton Sun, 2017-05-21 11:57
Catch up on the behind-the-scenes action from the Monster Energy All-Star event at Charlotte Motor Speedway as delivered by veteran NASCAR writer Monte Dutton.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2017-05-20 20:20
Back on Thanksgiving 2012, I was thinking how I’d like to cut back and concentrate more on writing fiction.
Someone? Anyone? Bueller?
“Uh, watch what you ask for ‘cause you might just get it?”
Written by Monte Dutton Thu, 2017-05-11 14:38
One of the unexpected consequences of Dale Earnhardt’s death in 2001 was the last growth spurt of NASCAR to date.
Some like to say that event was the beginning of the decline, but it wasn’t.
The tragedy of Earnhardt’s death, on the last lap of the Daytona 500, put NASCAR on the cover of Time magazine (back when it meant something). It wasn’t just the biggest sports story. It was the biggest news story, and the investigation into the accident and the safety improvements necessary to prevent such tragedy from happening again kept stock car racing on the evening news and in the headlines for most of the year.