Oh man. This is a race everyone has been looking forward to. Time to get all the chores done during the week, stock the fridge, get some snacks and buckle up. This week the boys go to the Big One and prove just who is the bigger man. The motor speedway was constructed in 1968 and finished in September of 1969 and the rest is history. The visionary responsible, Bill France Sr., wanted to create a superspeedway bigger and faster than Daytona and boy did he succeed. We’re talking about speeds in excess of 200 mph and if that wasn’t enough to cement this track at the top, Talladega is home to the fastest recorded speed NASCAR stock car. So, I tip my hat to you Mr. France and say thank you for constructing this gym. We have and will continue to enjoy this track for many years. Before I end this post, I have to take the time to mention that still to this day, the record holder for wins at Talladega is the late great Dale Earnhardt. Thank you, Dale, for everything you did the for the sport. Rest assured you will never be forgotten. I end you with this: Boogity Boogity Boogity Let’s Go Racing Boys!
Just wanted to take a moment to write the first official post on the BC Interior Horse Racing blog and I thought it would be fitting to start with the origins of stock car racing. As many of you know, stock car racing started in the South back during prohibition. Moonshiners would soup up their cars in order to evade police and distribute liquor throughout the south. Soon, as men do, they started to brag and argue about who’s car was the fastest and who was the best driver around. So how did they decide who was best? Of course, they decided to race. Isn’t great to know men haven’t changed over the years? I can honestly say if I was around back in those days I would have done the same thing. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush associated with pushing man and machine to their limits just to prove who is best. Sprinkle in a little 180 proof moonshine, and you got yourself a hell of a good time. Don’t believe me? Check out more of the history here.
Hello, and welcome to BC Interior Horse Racing. On this blog, we will discuss all things racing. Yes, that means we will discuss things other than horse racing. Come back soon to see our first legit post covering the topic of racing. Peace, and see you soon!