Aaron Rosser

NASCAR Contributor

I'm a lifelong NASCAR fan from Georgia. Lifelong only equates to about a quarter-century or so, but still. I've studied the sport religiously and clung to every detail I could, and its served me relatively well, I guess. On race day, I am as ferverent a Tony Stewart fan as you will find and even during the week I can be found on Tony Stewart fan sites and talking with other fans (or arguing with his detractors) on Twitter. He's been my guy since May of 1998. Its pretty cool to be able to say I was on Tony's bandwagon when short track fans around the country knew him well, as did the fans in the IRL (where I discovered him, obviously), but aside from his occasional starts in the Busch Series, most NASCAR fans had never even heard of the guy. As a writer, I'm a fan of all the drivers. Even guys I don't root for on race day, I find their good points (and the faults of the guys I DO pull for) and then try to write it out to the best of whatever writing ability I may have and without bias towards or against a particular driver. I may reference being a fan of Tony Stewart or the other guys I like (Bobby Labonte, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, Bill Elliott, David Ragan, Martin Truex, Juan Pablo Montoya), but I'll never write something driven by fandom. If I write it, its because as an unbiased wannabe racing writer, I believe it in my head and heart. As a cartoonist, I try to bring humor to this sport I love and to the folks I love: race fans. I get as much out of genuine laughter at one of my cartoons (well, as long as it's at the material IN the cartoon and not at the cartoon itself) as I do out of compliments on a story I've written. Besides NASCAR I'm a pretty big fan of the Atlanta Braves and while I have pretty diverse interests when it comes to music, my main man is John Mellencamp. I also love writing fiction, looking at pretty girls, collecting 1/64 NASCAR & Hot Wheels cars and stuffed animals, and daydreaming.


Johnson leads, Hamlin felled by electrical gremlin

Electrical issues have ruined Denny Hamlin's hopes of winning the Tums Fast Relief 500, and likely the Sprint Cup championship. Jimmie Johnson is back out front with fewer than 100 laps remaining at Martinsville.

Bowyer leads after 250 of 500 laps at Martinsville

Clint Bowyer showed the way after 250 of the 500 laps in Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Another contender, Denny Hamlin, had sped on pit road twice in the opening half of the race.

Gordon in vintage form early on at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon, for years a Martinsville Master, is in vintage form in Sunday's Tums Fast Relief 500, charging from 11th-place to the lead. Right-front tire failures - common at Martinsville - have drawn two cautions early in the race.

Johnson leads early as Gordon charges

Jimmie Johnson has led early from the pole position at Martinsville, but teammate Jeff Gordon has charged from 11th to second and looks unstoppable. Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs 11th in his return to Sprint Cup racing.

NHL labor dispute an endorsement for NASCAR

The strife enveloping the NHL provides an endorsement for NASCAR's sometimes-criticized leadership structure. No race has been lost to a labor dispute, and there hasn't been any sort of boycott by drivers since 1969.

Johnson primed to take control in Martinsville

NASCAR heads to Martinsville Speedway, where five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson could be primed to take control of the Chase after a remarkable run in Kansas. Tony Stewart outdueled Johnson to win last year's Tums Fast Relief 500.

Elliott Room pays tribute to famous family

Perhaps the highlight of the entire Georgia Racing Hall of Fame is the Elliott Family Legacy Room. Housing a vast array of mementos - including all of Bill Elliott's trophies - it is an indescribable tribute to the first family of Georgia racing.

Hall pays tribute to Georgia's moonshine heritage

Dawson County, home to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, was a hub of moonshining. As such, the Hall pays tribute to Dawsonville's heritage with many exhibits inspired by those moonlit rum-runs.

GA Racing Hall of Fame a portal to racing's past

SB Nation Atlanta takes a look at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Located in Dawsonville - the self-described birthplace of stock car racing - the Hall illustrates Georgia's pivotal role in auto racing dating to the days of moonshine runners.

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