Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Buddy Baker Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker ill with cancer

In a sad piece of news, one of NASCAR's living legends, Buddy Baker, (Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker, Jr. (born January 25, 1941)) announced on the air on his SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and subsequently, will be stepping down from his SiriusXM shows to focus on his new fight.

Several months ago he had gone in for rotator cuff surgery and the medical staff discovered that it was not his rotator cuff that was the source of his discomfort, but rather, there was a huge tumor in his lung causing the distress.

In a sad telling of the diagnosis, Buddy asked what his chances are with this thing and he got silence in return for an answer.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let's Talk About Kyle Busch Qualifying For The Chase

I've been watching various commentary about Kyle Busch getting his win at Sonoma, and because he now has that win under his belt, he COULD qualify for the Chase at the end of the year.

NASCAR made it a point to say that Kyle could qualify for the Chase if he made it into the top-30 in points.

Folks started responding to this announcement, questioning the special circumstances allowed for Kyle.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Amazing Technology of The Catch Fence

Whether you were watching the Coke Zero 400 or not, you may have already seen the Austin Dillon last lap wreck where he gets caught up and turned into the catch fence. Not only did he get turned, but found himself airborne and his car hurtling straight at the stands where people were gathered in this rain-delayed race.

What you saw, watching live, was a heart wrenching moment as his car got up into the fence and then deflected back onto the track.