Top 10 Tuesday: July Daytona Moments

Spencer Neff Twitter:@NeffOnSports11 This weekend, NASCAR returns to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400. For the first time since 1997, the Independence Day classic at the 2.5-mile oval will not be contested on Saturday night, running instead on Sunday night. Additionally, NBC returns to broadcast its first NASCAR race since the 2006 finale at Homestead.Continue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: July Daytona Moments”

Sunday Night Quick Takes

Spencer Neff Twitter:@NeffOnSports11 Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here are my thoughts on this weekend’s festivities. 1. Saturday’s IndyCar race at Fontana was one of the most spectacular races in series history. Graham Rahal picked up his first win since 2008 and engine/aero kit manufacturer Honda’s third of the season in a race thatContinue reading “Sunday Night Quick Takes”

Top 10 Tuesday: California Drivers

Spencer Neff Twitter: @NeffOnSports11 With the IndyCar Series in Fontana and the Sprint Cup Series in Sonoma this weekend, here is a look at the best drivers who call the Golden State home. 10. Ron Hornaday Jr.- The Palmdale driver rounds out the list. Hornaday has been a dominant force in the 20-year history ofContinue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: California Drivers”

Sunday Night Quick Takes

Spencer Neff Twitter:@NeffOnSports11 Hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day. • After dominating the Truck Series race in Iowa on Friday night, Erik Jones passed Ryan Blaney late in the Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland on Sunday to win the rain-delayed event. After subbing for Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch earlierContinue reading “Sunday Night Quick Takes”

Quick Takes: Pre-Weekend Edition

Spencer Neff Twitter: @NeffOnSports11 Leading into each weekend of racing, I will have some brief thoughts about recent news in the world of motorsports: 1. Very happy to hear that the Sprint Cup Series will be utilizing a new aero package at Kentucky in a few weeks. Passing has become an increasingly rare commodity atContinue reading “Quick Takes: Pre-Weekend Edition”

Top Ten Tuesday: Fathers and Children in Racing

Spencer Neff Twitter: @NeffOnSports11 Each Tuesday I will have a top ten countdown. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, here are my top father and children in racing: 10. Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve: After starting out on snowmobiles in his native Quebec, the Canadian quickly moved to open-wheel cars. From 1977-1982, Gilles racked upContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Fathers and Children in Racing”