S.T.C. (Spanning The Circuits) is the original concept for the Statistical History Database and accompanying website stockcarracinghistory.com. Spanning The Circuits was going to encompass race results and statistics from NASCAR's top series, NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch Grand National, Craftsman Truck Series, ASA ACDelco Challenge Series, ARTGO Challenge Series and ARCA Racing Series.
I became interested in the the ASA Series back in 1992, when one of the investors in a Venture Capital Startup Company that I worked for in Cedar Rapids, IA, had an ASA Racing jacket on one day when he stopped in the office for a Board Meeting. I inquired as to what type of racing it was and he told me it was short track racing in the Mid-West and he was working towards bringing the series to Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, IA.
This man told me he had a son who was driving in the ASA Series, Brad Loney.
Hawkeye Downs Speedway was the local asphalt track in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which featured weekly raicing. My local favorites at that time bacame, of course Brad Loney, Dudley Fleck and Johnny Spaw.
Two years later, July 4, 1994, I attended my first ASA race at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, The Hawkeye 300. That day, I was introduced to many of the drivers, including Matt Kenseth, Bob Senneker, Kevin Cywinski, Glenn Allen, Jr. and the immortal Kenny Schrader.
As I stated on the homepage, I was searching the "World Wide Web" for more information about racing and not finding much information that i was looking for, which prompted the idea to create a database of statistics covering these racing series. As my interest grew, I found myself following the ASA and ARGO series from Hawkeye Downs, to Rockford Speedway in Illinois, LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway in Wisconsin and the Minnesota State Fair Speedway.
I launched the website originally on the GoDaddy free hosting in 2008. In 2010, I upgraded my website and changed the name to Finish Line Results, and had registered the domain name finishlineresults.info (no longer active). I have kept the original spanningthecircuits.com addresses for nostalgic reasons.
I created my first database on April 4, 1997. Its been in an Access database since version 1. I've thought about implementing a database on the website, but have not yet. Over the past few years, I've fallen behing in keeping the database current, so I'm back on track updating the datase and the website. Since the demise of UMI Publications, I've been considering publishing an annual statictical journal similar to the Yearbook and Press Guide that use to come prior to NASCAR seasons.
I welcome any feedback or interest on such a publication, use the contact me page to let me know. I don't do email marketing, so any email you send me is not "capatured".
* ADMIN NOTE: In growing this website, I have added this section on February 9, 2019. Updates will be posted on the NASCAR Statistical History page.