Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including NASCAR's races at
Darrell Wallace Jr. will probably win another race soon. Wallace, 20, became only the second African American driver to win a NASCAR national series event with his victory Saturday in the truck race at Martinsville. Wallace already was highly touted before Martinsville, and the expectations weighed heavily on him. Now that he's armed with the confidence of knowing he can reach Victory Lane, watch for Wallace to be gunning for a second win either in the three remaining truck races this year -- at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami -- or early next season.
It's a good Chase, and
There's no understating John Force's achievement. It's not just that the drag-racing legend clinched an unprecedented 16th funny car title at age 64, it's how he did it. Force poured it on when it most counted as the season neared its climax: His victory at Las Vegas on Sunday was his third consecutive win (and fourth overall this season). And don't forget, Force hit 310 mph to defeat his daughter Courtney for the Las Vegas win -- again, at age 64. Afterward, Force was loquacious as always. "I am going to stay out here until I drop," he said. "That will get a lot of exposure."