The Kurt Busch / Patricia Driscoll saga continues…

I have no tolerance for high-profile athletes that are involved in domestic violence.  As a survivor of domestic abuse, it still shakes me to the core. Which makes the latest chapter of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s life so completely off the rails. As I’ve chronicled in my blog in the past, Busch has a million…

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The Adventures of Chargin’ Chuck Miller

When your first name is one of the most common Anglo-Saxon names out there, and your last name is one of the ten most common surnames in America, there’s bound to be a few more Chuck Millers out there than one would expect.   There’s a professional riding lawn mower racer with that name; there’s a…

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Thoughts while window-bashing…

Last night I spent some time in reflection.  I do that when it comes to “window-bashing,” my term for removing the old glass from a future Dream Window artwork.  In this case, this particular window frame was coated with dirt and gunk and cobwebs and cracks and flakes and other disgusting thingies.  Heck, I think…

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Park Kurt Busch NOW, NASCAR!

You know what?  I’m sick and tired of seeing athletes and sports figures abusing family members – whether it be spouses, children, significant others or the like.  And I’m especially sick and tired of seeing the sanctioning bodies of these sports fumble their way through a mock investigation, maybe a suspension for a week or…

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Kurt Busch is an idiot

You know what?  I actually believed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had changed. No.  He hasn’t. Kurt Busch – who had been released from high-profile rides with Jack Roush and with Roger Penske – and at one point was holding on with a couple of single-car no-funds-in-the-bank teams – had rehabbed his image and his reputation…

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Eve of Destruction 2014 at Lebanon Valley Speedway

Four years ago, I took a last-minute assignment to photograph John “Rocky Hardcore” Hauri as he attempted to put a fire truck in the air as part of Lebanon Valley Speedway’s “Eve of Destruction” stunt show.  He did.  And survived. I returned each year to photograph the stunts – as far as I was concerned,…

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Want to sponsor a race car? Sure you do!

It’s Sunday, and you’re sitting at home watching NASCAR races and thinking to yourself, “Man, how cool would that be if I could have my business’s name on the hood of Tony Stewart’s car.  That would be awesome.” Well, unfortunately neither you nor I have $20 million for that kind of sponsorship. It’s Saturday night,…

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Risking their life for your entertainment

For the past few years, I’ve photographed several daredevil stunt shows – three times at Lebanon Valley Speedway, and once at the Orange County Fairgrounds.  Every time I photograph these events, it’s a mixture of excitement and danger, of thrills and chills and spills and what-in-the-blessed-name-of-Joie-Chitwood-are-these-people-thinking action. I’ve made friends with several of the stunt…

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BK Racing allows Travis Kvapil to drive Saturday? Why??

This should have been a checkered-flag decision.  Instead, it crashed into the wall. As I noted in my last blog post, NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil was arrested on charges of spousal abuse.  He spent the night in jail and posted bond the next day. This afternoon, BK Racing – the group that owns the #93…

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Travis Kvapil is an idiot

I can understand if you’ve never heard of Travis Kvapil.  That’s fine.  He’s a low-level driver in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series, he drives the Burger King #93 Toyota for a low-level race team, and about the only time you ever hear his name on the race track is when he crashes into the wall, blows…

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