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Jeff Gordon has knack for finding unprotected barriers

...STOPS: A blown engine in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway made Landon Cassill the first driver since Glenn Dunaway in 1949 to start the season with consecutive last-place finishes ... According to Sports Business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-04/jeff-gordon-has-knack-find
Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

...Lorenzen, who came from Elmhurst, Ill., was the first driver to win $100,000 in a season. More important he defied...according to his son, Chris Lorenzen, he was one of the first drivers to own an airplane.Scott was the first black driver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-01-30/diverse-class-inducted-nas
Ryan Blaney surges past Kyle Busch to win Nationwide race

...on Friday night for his second career victory.Blaney's victory was a surprise after Busch, seeking to become the first driver ever to win four consecutive races in the series on the 0.533-mile oval, had dominated, especially on restarts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-22/ryan-blaney-surges-past-ky
Rusty Wallace among seven inductees into Motorsports Hall of Fame

...my back is ever going to be the same after what happened at Charlotte," he said. DUNO'S PLANS: Milka Duno, the first driver from Venezuela to race in the Indy 500, will become the first Hispanic woman to appear in NASCAR when she embarks on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-06/rusty-wallace-among-seven-
Impromptu kiss by Dale Jarrett has become an Indy tradition

...1994, NASCAR hit the track for its first practice on the 2 1/2-mile track. Cup veteran Ken Schrader was the first driver to complete a lap. Greg Sacks was the first to bring out a yellow flag as his engine burst just minutes into the opening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-24/impromptu-kiss-dale-jarret
Brad Keselowski completes New Hampshire sweep

...before."After the last caution came with four laps left, Keselowski pulled away on the final restart to become the first driver to sweep the weekend in track history. He had the fastest car most of the weekend, even leading the speed charts during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-13/brad-keselowski-completes-
Brad Keselowski wins again in Kentucky

...featured 12 lead changes ? all but one featuring Penske drivers.Keselowski, also the winner in Las Vegas, became the first driver this season with multiple victories on 1.5-mile tracks that make up much of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The circuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-28/brad-keselowski-wins-again
Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Ryan Newman behind at airport

...ARCA debut Friday at Michigan International Speedway.The 20-year-old Theriault, from Fort Kent, Maine, is the first driver to win in his first ARCA start since Alex Bowman in 2011. Pole-winner Mason Mitchell led for 65 of the 100 laps but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-13/dale-earnhardt-jr-leaves-r
Jimmie Johnson goes for third win in a row

...consecutive wins in the Coca-Cola 600 and at Dover, Johnson storms into today's Pocono Raceway trying to become the first driver to win three in a row since 2007.The last driver to threepeat?Johnson, of course. He steamrolled to five consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-07/jimmie-johnson-goes-third-
Dale Earnhardt Jr. claims victory at Pocono

...Earnhardt stuck to his end of the deal, spraying all types of beverages in a jubilant Victory Lane. Johnson was the first driver over to congratulate him.I don't have much to do tomorrow," Earnhardt said, grinning. "Tonight's going to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-08/dale-earnhardt-jr-claims-v