Roger has over 24 years experience as a mechanic and crew member in NASCAR at many levels including Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series. He has also competed as a driver at many short tracks around the Southeast including one start the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series. Roger is now embarking on a motorsports journalism and photography career and is co-owner of HMP Photo. Follow me on Twitter @rogerholtsclaw Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Anderson who had been crew chief for the #93 BK Racing Toyota for driver Travis Kvapil since the teams inception, left the team after the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Todd has now been named crew chief for the #35 Front Row Motorsports Ford and driver Josh Wise. Anderson will make his debut atop the pit box at the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
After a severe back injury at Fontana, Denny Hamlin was told by doctors that he would miss the next five to six races. Hamlin had hoped to return at Richmond, a track where he has an impressive record. The doctors, however, would not clear him to return to competition.
One week ago at Richmond International Raceway, Nationwide drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Brian Scott battled hard in the closing laps. Beating and banging for position late in the race is common place on NASCAR’s short tracks and is one of the reasons these tracks are so popular.
Danica Patrick’s rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition has been a roller coaster to say the least. When the announcement was made that she would make the move to NASCAR’s top series, it quickly became one of the sports most divisive topics.
In what turned out to be the best finish in the history of Auto Club Speedway, Tony Stewart seems to have contracted situation amnesia. In the final restart Joey Logano, running second at the time, had to "peddle" the throttle to keep from beating leader Kyle Busch back to the line. Stewart who was lined up behind Logano, ducked to the inside and attempted to go three wide and have get a shot at the win.
In spring of 2007 at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR held the first race for the brand new Gen-5 or “COT” race car as it was known as then. Jeff Gordon sat on the pole that day with a speed of 125.453 mph.