You can’t win a race on the first lap, but you could absolutely lose it on the first lap. Racing in Winston Cup took patience and clean racing.
That’s one of the most common questions, if not the number one question, that race fans ask about. Well, you learn—sometimes the hard way. I know I did.
As his nickname stuck with fans as “The Intimidator,” I called him “The Eliminator,” because he’d come behind you and towards the end of the race, he’d run into you and eliminate you.
There were no soft walls in place or no HANS Device requirements when I wrecked in Daytona in 2000. By the time the accident was over, the whole front of the vehicle was chopped up.
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You never know how long you’re going to be able to do anything in life. Anything can happen on any given day. With my racing career, I just thought it was going to go on forever and ever.
“Everything’s based on funding,” he said. “Right now, the Truck team is definitely priority.”
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“We’ll be in a building mode,” he said. “People don’t realize you don’t have quite the travel that you have during the season, obviously, but you work just as hard—probably more hours during the off-season, building new cars, repairing cars, putting new bodies on cars, things like that.”
“It’s still up in the air, to be quite honest,” Burton said to The Racing Experts. “[We’re] planning on doing Kentucky and Michigan, and maybe a few more before then, maybe not.”
Jimmie Johnson was the most recent to accomplish it in 2007. Jeff Gordon did it three times in the 1990’s. Multiple drivers, such as Petty, Pearson, Allison, Elliott, Waltrip, and Earnhardt, had all done it in the earlier years of the sport.
“You never know what can happen from this. I know Watkins Glen is still open for debate.”
“My wife, family, and health are more important than my ego to race,” says Bodine. “I don’t want an injury to throw all of that away.”
“It’s not a matter of if, but when. We already have the car, the license, and the car number,” he said. The team is hoping to within the next couple of months.
“I want to get back.”
“We decided that … it wasn’t much more expensive to run the Sprint Cup Series. If we’re going to spend that kind of money, we might as well go Cup racing. It’s not going to be easy, but we want to race.”