It’s time NASCAR gets it head out of the sand ie. fan safety. Like so many issues there is no one answer. However, one solution is for sure, fans need to be moved farther away from the action. That is a start. Let’s remember though, the fence did stop the car and motor from going into the grandstand. Also no act can completely protect a fan so close to the action. At the Indy500, we sit about 15 rows above the track. I am always aware that parts could come through the fence and did in fact from Mike Conway’s car in 2010. Smart people in high places will find a better way, that I am confident in.
The Daytona 500 was a snoozer until the last 25 laps. Single file dule running to get to the end. I love the race, eagerly anticipate it, but with the Gen 6 cars…I expected much better racing.
There is no way I can blog without my mention of Danica. Kudos and hooray from Ray on a job well done. See you on the radio Thursdays at 9:05am along with Jim to talk racing.


What a huge story, Danica winning the pole for the Daytona 500. If not for this, she would not have made the front page of section A of newspapers. Morning news shows, she is all over them. This is one of the best things to happen to NASCAR . With the new cars and her in the mix to win at the end. , could be the best thing since the first full race telecast of the 500 in 1979 which ended with a surprise win by Richard Petty(#7) and a fist fight with Cale Yaroborough and the Allison brothers. Boogity…lets go racing boys and GIRL!


Very excited about new show, new format, new race season. Ok gang, lets make this interactive, your comments encouraged. First of all, Jim Rauton will feature weekly a story from the old days of racing(whichever he determines old). Also if you have racing items you want to sell, to make you and someone else happy, call and give tell us about it. Free ads for you. My comments at this time are what will happen when Danica and Ricky(yes they’re dating and competing for the rookie of the year) wreck each other. Will the courtship be over. We should have some fun with this one. The big news is Kurt Busch moved from 3rd to 8th as the most hated athlete!!!!
A dubious rise on the chart. The Sprint Cup shootout is Sat Feb 16 on 92.9. See you on the radio Thursday mornings at 9:05. Ray on Racing

Ray on Racing

February 7th will mark the return of my show for the 17th year. Jim Rauton will join me to co-host the show. Our first show will feature a salute to the late Curtis “Crawfish’ Crider from Abbeville. I plan to be more active on the blog spot and your comments will make it soooo much better. Listen “live” Thursday at 9:05am and call me 864-366-9391. Ray on racing.