A tradition that began way back in 1979, known then as the Busch Clash, has been renewed this year, returning to the ‘Clash’ name for the first time since 1997. There’s no doubt a lot has changed since the first Clash almost forty years ago, but it’s amazing how much has changed since Jimmie Johnson’s lone win in the event in 2005, then known as the Budweiser Shootout.
Robb Report’s February, 2017 issue is The Speed Issue. So it is only fitting that newly crowned Seven-Time NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson is a featured story.
On January 23, 1966, American racing icon Dan Gurney won his fourth straight NASCAR race at the twisty, dusty Riverside International Raceway in California. Two weeks later he finished second in the first ever 24 Hour sports car endurance race at Daytona. What would be unheard of in today’s world of racing was commonplace in the race anything, any day, world of yesteryear.