#TBT – NASCAR Victory Lap

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. Viva Las Vegas, everyone, it’s time to party with this year’s playoff drivers! We’ve got a look back at a Victory Lap from a few years ago.


Jimmie Johnson getting lost and lots of rubber sure sounds a lot like Vegas. Plus, there are some retired drivers in there (looking at you, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon). I am impressed with Biffle’s burnout – that was exactly what I was hoping someone would do.

For extra fun, here’s the view from Carl Edwards’ car during the event (I would NOT recommend watching this if you get motion sickness and/or car sickness).

30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6, Season-End Edition – Aric Almirola

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Today, we’re taking a different approach – the star finished 29th in standings at the end of the season.

Name: Aric Almirola

Age: 33

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. He’s of Cuban descent – his dad came to the U.S. in the 1960s during the Cuban Freedom Flights.
  2. In fact, he was even born on a US Air Force base –¬†Eglin Air Force Base, to be exact.
  3. He’s married and his wife’s name is Janice. She has other family connections to NASCAR – her dad raced motorcycles and was a NASCAR crew chief.
  4. They have two kids together, Alex (age 5) and Abby (age 4).
  5. He enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking and snow skiing.
  6. His grandfather used to race dirt sprint cars and was the one who introduced Aric to racing.

#TBT – Homestead Miami Speedway

Throwback Thursday is the segment that takes you down Memory Lane for the races each week. It’s officially championship week – where the literal shit did this season go? – so we’re looking back at a championship or two.

November 2015

Two years ago, Kyle Busch broke both legs in an Xfinity Series crash and missed a solid chunk of the season. He and his wife Samantha also had Brexton Busch. That same season, he came back to win the championship, which is not an easy feat when you’re healthy, let alone after an injury. Here’s his interview with Fox Sports 1 following the championship win.