Rear-View Mirror: The 2002 NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California Speedway; Johnson Grabs First Cup Win

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FONTANA, Calif. — Column by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Ethan Butler — NASCAR photo — When the NASCAR Winston Cup series pulled in to California Speedway (now Auto Club Speedway) for the 10th race of the 2002 season, everyone had their eyes on the veterans: Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace and the like. No one expected a rookie to …

I on NASCAR: Personal Reflections on Black Sunday, The Intimidator & the Impact of his Death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Jonathan Ferrey /Allsport via Getty Images photo — It has been 15 years since Mike Joy told the nation on a special FOX broadcast following the 2001 Daytona 500 that “NASCAR’s compass has lost its true north.” Those words still grip me. I’m not sure if he was …

The Day: February 18, 2001 — Remembering Black Sunday and The Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Archives via Getty Images photo — Where were you, fifteen years ago? Yes, that’s the date. February 18, 2001 — the date that changed not just NASCAR racing, but all of motorsports, forever. It was supposed to be a grand celebration, as the stars of the (at that …

On This Day: The Next Gen Remembered — A Tribute to the Life and Career of Adam Petty

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. LOUDON, N.H. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — David Taylor/Getty …

AUDIO/Speed Zone Blog: A Final Farewell to Ray DeWitt; Team Owner, Grandfather, Father, Brother and Friend

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ZEELAND, MI – Blog by Managing Editor Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online – Janet Hall photo – I always thought that growing up entrenched in the sport of auto racing would have taught me how to be prepared for death in any capacity. Instead, what I’ve learned over the past six days is that no matter what you do …