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Happy New Year!!

December 29th, 2012

Happy New Year!!

It seems like the season starts and in a blink of an eye they’re racing in Homestead. We do have the Holidays during the off season, the turkey at Thanksgiving, being with family and friends at Christmas and then the New Years parties that takes a day to recover from. And let’s not forget the New Years Resolutions we make that last a week at best. The best part of the New Year is knowing Daytona is fast approaching! No Daytona will EVER be the same as it was a few years past when the 3Wide gang hit Daytona.

Watching the news of late and never knowing what the future may hold lets ALL take a few minutes each day and cherish friends, family and the loved ones close-by. Give them that extra hug and kiss cause ya just never know.

I would also like to take this time to apologize for not being around much and not counting  poles like in the past but with working 9 hours a day and by the time I get home, shower and have dinner its past 7:00. Just not enough hours in the day and these Ol’ bones falls asleep within minutes of sitting in the Lazy-Boy.

With that we have about 59 days till Speedweeks so get your favorite driver’s gear ready, move the computer closer to the TV so this year ya can watch and be on 3Wide……….


General Discussion, leftturns190, Submissions

Twelve Reasons I Voted Democrat

November 30th, 2012

Well, it’s the off season and there’s nothing too exciting I feel the need to write about – though I have to shout a big “Hell Yeah!” that the trucks are racing on the DIRT at Eldora!  So, with that done, I figured we could post a copy of an article sent by a friend to help us understand after the election why our country is moving in the direction it is.


How it all Started

January 5th, 2009

Today when we think about Daytona it’s the Speedway that comes to mind. With the excellent story by Lonestar on Bill France Sr. telling how Nascar started she challenged me to do something on the early years. Most think it all started in Daytona but Ormond Beach as you will read took the lead. My story ends and Lonestar’s begins. Many of the building in the story are still standing today and others only have plaque to show what once was. I hope you enjoy it.


See the full story by following the link off our home page.

General Discussion, Submissions

Sports Figures We Lost In 2008

January 3rd, 2009

2008 has passed and we also lost 36 sport figures. Some of the names we have hear of and some we haven’t. They all did what they loved and made their Sport all the better. May they rest in peace and never be forgotten.


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General Discussion, Submissions

The Beginnings of NASCAR Part 2

December 17th, 2008

One Man’s Vision By Lone Star

Part 2… In late 1938 Bill France was finally able to convince a local restaurateur Charlie Reese to put up a purse of $1,000.00. Bill went around recruiting drivers and spreading the word. Danny Murphy beat France in the 150 mile race. It generated just enough profit so the co-promoters were able to promote another race. They managed to promote another successful race on Labor Day of 1938. Bill won that race by beating Lloyd Moody and Pig Riggins. Another three races were promoted and scheduled for March, July and September 1939. Again two races were scheduled for March and one each on July 4 and in August of 1941 before the start of World War II. The start of the war brought an end to stock car racing. Bill went to work for the Daytona Boat Works while his wife continued to operate the filling station.


A Day At Daytona

December 13th, 2008

By ChevyTech

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, testing was broken down to 3 days for each brand. They would come to Daytona: Buick, Pontiac, Olds, Chevy, Ford. Chrysler had stepped out of racing for a while. My youngest son’s middle name is Richard and watching all the races you know who became his favorite driver. Yep old 43 car was the best thing going.

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December 12th, 2008

1,1961 saw the first NASCAR allstar race at Daytona, it was called American Challenge Cup.

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Driver Nicknames by nascarnutter

December 6th, 2008

Ambrose Marcus……… The Tasmanian Devil,
Baker Buddy …………… The Gentle Giant or The Cisco Kid,
Bodine Todd …………… Cueball or The Onion,
Burton Jeff…………….. JB,
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The Beginnings of NASCAR

December 5th, 2008

One’s Man’s Vision

By Lone Star

Part One: . . .

William “Bill” France Sr., 1909 – 1992, was born in Washington D. C. He resided there until in his mid 20’s. Many times while in high school, Bill would skip school and borrow the family car and run laps at a nearby dirt track, always making sure he had the car home before his dad got home from work.In 1934, with $25 in his pocket, Bill loaded up the car and he and his family headed south. They were not sure exactly what the final destination would be: Tampa or maybe Miami. But destiny played it’s hand and the France family ran out of money and landed in Daytona Beach.

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Driver Quotes Submitted by Bubba Hughes

December 4th, 2008


You scared of hurting somebody? Hell, I crashed with the restrictor plate on pretty bad last time here ( Talladega) And if they’re worried about the people, move the damn people back. Build bigger grandstands or walls and move the people back. 

I’ve heard some drivers saying, ” we’re going too fast at Charlotte, we’re going too fast here!” Get the hell home. If you’re not a race car driver and not a racer, stay home. Don’t come here and grumble about going too fast. Get out of the race car if you’ve got feathers on your legs or butt. Put a kerosene rag around your ankles so the ants won’t climb up there and eat your candy ass.


“God created bumpers and… bumpers were made for bumping!”
Dale Earnhardt

“Anything but first sucks!”
Dale Earnhardt

“Didn’t mean to spin him out, I just meant to rattle his cage.”
Dale Earnhardt regarding the Terry Labonte spin

“I taught you everything you know but I didn’t teach you everything I know.”
Dale Earnhardt to Dale Jr.

“I’ll apologize to them after they get me to the front!”
1999–Earnhardt back to pit when warned he was hurting his tires and told to save them during an early race charge.

“I got in the ambulance and looked back over there and I said ‘Man, the wheels ain’t knocked off that car yet … Get out. I gotta go’.”
Dale Earnhardt, 1997

“What makes the Monte Carlo so good? ME!”
Dale Earnhardt

“Second place is just the first loser.”
Dale Earnhardt

“We should have tuned on the bumpers or the rubbers or the springs or something a little more. It sure wasn’t a good ride.”
Dale Earnhardt after his qualifying run for the Pepsi 400

“There is only one lap you want to lead, and that’s the last lap.”
Ralph Earnhardt’s advice to Dale.

“I just couldn’t wait till I got that big grab on the neck, that big hug. I just knew any minute Dale was going to join me in Victory Lane, and say, ‘That’s what I’m talking about, right there.’ That wasn’t to be. My belief is in a twinkle of an eye…you’re in the presence of the Lord. And that’s where I think Dale is.”
Michael Waltrip after the Daytona 500 that gave him his first win and took his boss and friend’s life.

“Making 31 appearances at Hooters wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do.”
Dale Jarrett on almost signing a Hooters sponsorship earlier in his career.

“It is just incredible to think that we’re the best race team for a year. It’s almost hard to put into words what I feel for these guys, how much I love them, and what a job that they’ve done week in and week out.”
Dale Jarrett, after winning the 1999 championship.

“My racing career has been a struggle because I never had any money, so it has been one slow step at a time, but I’m a believer that things are brought to you when you’re ready for them. It’s just taken me a long time to be ready for this.”
Dale Jarrett

[When asked what his greatest accomplishments are] “Marrying Teresa. The seven (Winston Cup) championships. Winning the Daytona 500. And seeing Dale Jr. win his first race.”
Dale Earnhardt

“If you look at the record books, Dale Earnhardt’s done everything, except win the Daytona 500. Now they can’t have that riding over him. Now they’re just going to say, ‘Dale Earnhardt, 1998 Daytona 500 winner,’ and his shoulders are going to get lighter every time.”
Ernie Irvan

“I don’t even give a thought to when I may give this up. I still think that I can win races. I have too much fun doing this.”
Dale Jarrett

“To be honest, more than likely it will take four or five guys to fill the shoes of Dale Earnhardt, if you ever can. He was our hero. But we’ve got this big fan base that Dale drew for us, and we’ve got to find a way to keep them interested in NASCAR racing.”
Dale Jarrett

“We’ve always raced each other hard. As everybody knows, Earnhardt’s a tough competitor. Even when we’re racing go-karts at the NASCAR SpeedPark, he’s a tough guy to beat.
Dale Jarrett