NASCAR, The Big Picture


Like all sports, NASCAR exists because of the fans. Unlike most of the other major sports, NASCAR has seen phenomenal growth in the last 25 years. The result of this growth is of course numerous changes to the sport, some good and some not so good. What “we” the fans sometimes forget, is that all of these changes make up the history of Stock Car Racing. In addition to statistics of who has won the most races or Cup Championships, pictures are often the best way to take a look back in time.

Most major sports have two main components, the players and their teams. Racing has one more element, a really sexy one at that, the cars. Very few things in the sporting world have more of a “Cool” factor than seeing a race car up close. One doesn’t have to understand 800 horsepower or anything about cubic inches to instinctively know that the cars and trucks in NASCAR are something both powerful and elegant. Picture_051 To an outsider who doesn’t follow the sport, the cars would probably be referred to as driving billboards. To the fans however, these machines are truly pieces of art. The race car combines elements of the racing team, driver and sponsor and blends them into an identity that the fans associate with. The powder blue #43 STP sponsored car of Richard Petty is a fine example of an image that is burned into many racing fans minds. We don’t have to go back very far in time to remember the presence of the black #3 of Dale Earnhardt Sr. or even that punk kid Jeff Gordon driving the colorful #24 DuPont Chevrolet that seemed to always find the winner’s circle in the mid 1990’s. Hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that Tony Stewart was a fixture at Joe Gibbs Racing in their #20 Home Depot car. All of these memories bring us back to a place and time that are best remembered by pictures.

The real reason for this blog is to introduce to racing fans everywhere. We’re a small and growing community of NASCAR fans that enjoys taking and sharing pictures at the track with other fans. We’re going to post periodic blogs about the latest and greatest happenings in NASCAR. We also have the best looking and easiest to use NASCAR related forums on the web. Our focus in the forums is to give racing fans a place to talk, debate and give their opinions about anything related to NASCAR. Our unique photo search engine lets users customize their searches for specific photos. This, as with other features on Raceconn are a work in progress and will be continually updated.

Let’s be clear, will not be defined by re-packaging the latest news and trying to fit in with the dozens of other NASCAR news related web sites. Our focus is on high quality pictures of NASCAR Speedways, pit crews, drivers and of course the race cars. With fan photos and forums leading the way we’re hoping that in the future Raceconn will have captured a little bit of Racing history.

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2 Responses to “NASCAR, The Big Picture”

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