Author: Michael Metzger

Michael is the founder of Start 'N' Park Blog, a NASCAR blog showcasing news, views, stats, & more. He has run the site since it's creation in 2010 and continues to do most of the day to day activity of the site.

Hemric To Make Cup Debut At Richmond

WELCOME, N.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric is scheduled to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut on April 21, 2018 at Richmond Raceway with partner Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff on the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Richard Childress Racing announced today on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub.” Continue reading “Hemric To Make Cup Debut At Richmond”

Lowe’s To Leave Hendrick After 2018

CONCORD, N.C. – The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season. Lowe’s Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team’s only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. Continue reading “Lowe’s To Leave Hendrick After 2018”

BODYARMOR Joins Team Penske In 2018

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske announced today that BODYARMOR Sports Drink will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 7. This marks the first-ever race team partnership for BODYARMOR, which began working with Blaney last season. Continue reading “BODYARMOR Joins Team Penske In 2018”

Post Daytona Thoughts

Before I jump into what I thought about the action is past weekend at Daytona, I have to do some house cleaning first. With this site I’ve admittedly neglected it over the past year. Without diving too  much into, I needed a break and needed to re-find my focus on what I wanted to do with Start ‘N’ Park Blog. When I started this many years ago the mission was simple, give unfiltered opinions. Then I tried to be an information hub re-posting press releases, which was fine but a lot of work. These teams put out a lot of press releases beyond the news. Then I became unfocused and drifted around until taking a break last year. Continue reading “Post Daytona Thoughts”

Engine Rule Misses The Point

NASCAR once again came up with a new rule that misses the point on what it is trying to prevent.

Enter starting next season Cup teams will have to use 13 engines during the year for two full race weekends. The rule, which sounds on the surface to be a cost savings measure for teams, actually seems designed to keep drivers from “burning it down” after victories. Continue reading “Engine Rule Misses The Point”