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It is fairly common for sites to have an About Us section. Saying who you are and what you do is basic politeness in any conversation. Trust and credibility are major issues on the Web. Explaining who you are and where you come from does matter and we make the following promises to our audience: We'll provide you with accurate, engaging content. Like a friendly neighbor, we'll give you information that you can trust. We won't make you dig through a haystack to find the needle.

We'll make it easy to learn the basics of the topic we cover and we won't confuse you with unnecessary jargon. Our content is succinct, digestible, and entertaining. So many About Us pages are a waste of HTML. Though not everyone wants to know more about you, there are those who do. This page will tell you everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you don't) about us! Pay attention, we'll be giving a quiz!

Starting in 1996 I gleaned the web, newspaper articles, magazines, pictures, etc. which I wanted to keep and along with some original content and some things I'm interested in and I hope you are too posted them. I come from Missouri originally and operated this site from Oklahoma now Texas. I have a construction background, but since a stroke I do this Web Site. The Contact Us and The Small Print are located on the contact page.

There is a breed of man who does not choose to die in bed. NFL-coach-turned-race-team-owner Joe Gibbs said, after the death of Neil Bonnett, "To take the safe path, for a lot of us, is not quality life." All sport offers some degree of risk; some, the risk of death. When men are killed driving race cars, it is easy for critics to discount motor racing as sport ...

What is missing in these criticisms is any sense of the basic drama of motor racing, which has nothing to do with death or injury but rather has to do with courage and exceptional powers of concentration. Few of us can even imagine the level of skill and concentration required to take a small fragile missile hurling to the outer edges of control at over 200 miles per hour; fewer still can imagine doing it with machine-like precision lap after lap for 500 miles ...

These are not stick-and-ball games, where mistakes earn you an unkind word from the coach or manager. This is competition in its purest form, where winning is sweetest because there really is something to lose ... If motor racing can be cruel and unforgiving, it is also a serious ritual, filled with thunder and grace.

In 2005 the Dick Trickle 'Die-Hard' Journal & Scrapbook site became about Robby Gordon also. In 2006, Robby Gordon got his own site, the only owner/driver currently in Nextel Cup. Which says a lot. Born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969, Gordon is an American racing driver, who currently competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Robby is regarded as one of the best road course drivers in NASCAR. A six-time off-road champion, Gordon moved to sports cars in 1990, took five GTO checkered flags in 1991 and won a Trans-Am race in 1992.

His background is in open-wheel racing, and he won races in IndyCars for Derrick Walker, also running his own team in the late 1990s. He has also competed in the Indy Racing League. In 1999, Gordon came within two laps of winning the Indianapolis 500. He inherited the lead by virtue of not stopping for a final pit stop and the tried to conserve enough fuel to last until the end of the race. He ran out on lap 199 (of 200) and had to give up the lead to Sweden's Kenny Brack. In 2002, Helio Castroneves tried almost exactly the same move and won when a crash brought out the caution flag at the end of the race and allowed him to coast the last two laps.

He made the transistion to Indy cars in 1993, taking an offer to drive for A.J. Foyt. Two years later in 1995, Gordon took four poles and two victories in the CART series. He also proved he could drive a stock car, finishing second in the International Race of Champions series in both 1996 and 1997.

Robby's first taste of Cup racing actually came in 1991, when he entered the Daytona 500 for Junie Donlavey. Two years later, he drove the No. 28 Ford for Robert Yates Racing at Talladega in the team's first race since Davey Allison's death.

Gordon then made single starts for Kranefuss-Haas and Dale Earnhardt Inc. before signing with Felix Sabates in 1996. Gordon ran 22 races with the Sabates team over the following two seasons. Perhaps Gordon's most famous moment came at the Indianapolis 500 in 1999. After leading 33 laps, Gordon ran out of fuel while leading on the race's final lap. Gordon then decided to start his own Cup team in 2000. He finished 43rd in the series standings that year, which included a fourth-place finish at Watkins Glen and a ninth-place effort at Infineon Raceway. A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats, etc., to see which is the fastest in covering a set course:

After disbanding his team, Gordon ran five races for Morgan-McClure Racing and two races for Jim Smith before signing on with Richard Childress Racing to take over the driver's seat of the No. 31 Chevrolet after Mike Skinner elected to have reconstructive knee surgery with nine races left in the season.

The site now is about the competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats, etc., to see which was the fastest. It includes Dick Trickle, Robby Gordon and other NASCAR driver's and more about other forms of car racing.

Air racing is a motorsport that involves airplanes competing over a fixed course, with the winner either returning the shortest time, the one to complete it with the most points, or to come closest to a previously estimated time.

Bicycle racing is a sport held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. Races can typically be split into 'mass-start' events where riders start simultaneously (though sometimes with a handicap), racing to set finish point, or individual and team time trials where riders or teams race a course individually against the clock.

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing or automobile racing) is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Racing is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world today. Nothing can quite match the unique thrill that is brought by the cooperation of man and machine for a common goal. However, not all racing is the same and each different type of racing has its own unique draws for the spectator. There is Drag racing, Closed wheel racing, Open wheel racing, Rally racing and Off-road racing.

Greyhound racing is an organized, competitive sport in which greyhound dogs are raced around a track. There are two forms of greyhound racing, track racing (normally around an oval track) and coursing. Track racing uses an artificial lure (now based on a windsock) that travels ahead of the dogs on a rail until the greyhounds cross the finish line. As with horse racing, greyhound races often allow the public to bet on the outcome. In coursing the dogs chase a lure (originally a live hare or rabbit that could be killed by the dog). Sled dog racing (sometimes termed dog sled racing) is a winter dog sport most popular in the Arctic regions of the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland and some European countries. It involves the timed competition of teams of sled dogs that pull a sled with the dog driver or musher standing on the runners. The team completing the marked course in the least time is judged the winner.

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, involving two or more jockeys riding horses over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports and its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has remained unchanged since the earliest times.

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport with origins back to Ancient Egyptian times. It is based on propelling a boat (racing shell) on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational, where the focus is on learning the technique of rowing, or competitive, where athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell (called a single scull) to an eight-person shell with coxswain (called a coxed eight).

Running is defined in sporting terms as a gait in which at some point all feet are off the ground at the same time. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. Competitive running grew out of religious festivals in various areas. The Tailteann Games, an Irish sporting festival, dates back to 1829 BCE, and is one of the earliest records of competitive running. The origins of the Olympics are shrouded in myth, though the first recorded game took place in 776 BCE.

Yacht racing is a form of sport involving yachts and larger sailboats, as distinguished from dinghy racing. It is composed of multiple yachts, in direct competition, racing around a course marked by buoys or other fixed navigational devices or racing longer distances across open water from point-to-point. It can involve a series of races when buoy racing or multiple legs when point-to-point racing.

This site is not endorsed by, nor associated with NASCAR®, nor is it affiliated in any way with any of the web sites, magazines or other sanctioning bodies mentioned herein. NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Racing.


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