Hailing from the same neck of the woods as NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin, Samuel is the co-host of The Below The Yellow Line Podcast, which can be found on YouTube @BelowTheYellowLine. Guests such as Mario Andretti, Larry McReynolds, 23XI Racing President Steve Lauletta, Legacy Motor Club Executive Joseph Cohen, and SMI Chief Operating Officer Mike Burch have been interviewed on his show. Samuel is new to the team at Speedway Media, and hopes to pursue a degree & career in broadcast journalism.
The road from sandwich artist to professional racecar driver was one filled with many twists and turns, but mainly financial issues. The lack of funds didn’t deter Costner’s dream, however. It seemed only to strengthen it.
I had the opportunity to speak with Rackley W.A.R. team president Willie Allen recently, and we talked about everything from the feeling of the team winning at Talladega to his expectations for Ty Dillon and the No. 25 team for 2024. But no story is complete without a green flag.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Legacy Motor Club, you need to be. When I spoke with Joey Cohen, Vice President of Racing Operations for the team on January 11th, there was an aura of confidence that surrounded every answer he gave, and rightfully so, as the team has made more noise in the offseason than many pundits thought they would.
Shane van Gisbergen’s 2024 season could easily be one of the most influential in NASCAR history. His results will likely alter the future of NASCAR in a big way, and I’m here to give an unsolicited prediction on how he will fare. SVG will run a limited schedule in the Cup Series, so let’s start there, go through it race by race, and predict how he will do.
Dale Earnhardt always intimidated his competitors out on the racetrack, as well as the press who came asking questions. Broadcaster Ralph Sheheen, however, refused to break, despite the Intimidator’s best efforts.
As the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season slowly approaches, it’s time for me and every other NASCAR fan with any type of platform to make our Playoff predictions for the 2024 season, going from drivers who seem to be locks to those who will squeak in.
Yarborough was also hailed as the toughest driver on the blacktop, fighting tooth and nail for every single spot. If a driver upset him, Yarborough let him know. If a competitor respected him, the respect was mutual.
In what’s been an extremely entertaining, drama-filled offseason, it’s finally time for me to make Playoff predictions in December that everyone will be laughing at by June. So again, please don’t revisit this article after the regular season finale.