Welcome to NMK online
Hello,
I'm the Owner and operator of
NMK online. I grew up in Minnesota in the 60's and
70's following local dirt track racing in Sauk Centre and Alexandria. My favorite driver
was
Mick Engle whose car is featured on my home page. This led me to follow
NASCAR in the early 70's. I started building models around 10 years of age. I was a
Richard Petty fan and also became a Rusty Wallace fan after watching him run some
ASA races covered by ESPN in the late 70's to early 80's. In 1983 I moved to
Nashville Tennessee and attended my first
NASCAR race at the Nashville Raceway in
1984. I attended both races that year and then to my dismay the two annual race's
were discontinued in 1985. Although I continued to follow
NASCAR I let my model
building lapse (unintentional pun) :-) for many years until I tore up my knee playing
soccer in 1990. With the time I had during my rehab I again started building and
collecting
NASCAR models. I attended my first NASCAR Superspeedway race at the
Talladega Superspeedway on July 28, 1991. On August 5, 2000 I attended the 7th
Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the first time to attend a
race at the Brickyard. On April 14, 2001 I attended the NEW
Nashville
Superspeedway which opened it's doors with a Bucsh Series race. With the new track
Nashville is hoping for the return of the Sprint Cup Series soon. On August 4, 2001 I
attended the 20th annual Kroger 200 Busch race at
Indianapolis Raceway Park. On
August 5, 2001 I attended the 8th
Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
I plan on attending the Brickyard yearly for sometime to come. On June 16, 2002 I
attended the Michigan 400 at the
Michigan International Speedway for the first time.
On March 9, 2003 I made my first trip to the
Atlanta Motor Speedway and other than
the traffic had a great time. June 5th, 2003 brought my second trip to the
Michigan
International Speedway. On May 29, 2004 I  attended the Lowe's Motor Speedway for
the first time with the
Busch Series race watching from the Suites. Then on May 30,
2004 attended the Coca-Cola 600, this is a definate test of physical ability for the
drivers. On August 28, 2004 I had real treat as I attended the
Bristol Motor Speedway
for the first time and watched from the suites, something I could definately get used
to. On July 2, 2005 I attended the Pepsi 400 at the
Daytona International Speedway
for the first time and other than the rain delay it was a great race. Tony Stewart
climbed the flag stand for the first time. On April 2, 2006 I attended
Martinsville
Speedway for the first time. This is a great place to watch a race. On May 5, 2007* I
attended the
Richmond International Raceway for the first time. Another excellent
track to watch a race. I sat in the new Commonwealth Tower, what a view! The
Saturday night race was rained out however and was run on Sunday afternoon May
6. On May 29, 2011 I attended my first
Indianapolis 500, I know this is not a NASCAR
race but it's the Indy 500, very cool! On July 9, 2011 I attended the Inaugural Cup
race at the
Kentucky Speedway. They had issues here that day getting everyone
parked. I got to within 15 miles of the track 5 hours before the race was to start and
to the entrance at the start of the race. But actually got to my seat at the half way
point of the race. Because of this I did get free tickets to the Texas Motor Speedway
for the Nov. 6, 2011 race. On May 3-5, 2013 two friends of mine; Glen Schofield,
George Blank & I, took George's Camper to 3 days of great racing at
Talladega
Superspeedway. Other than a lot of rain all three races had exciting finishes, it was
an enjoyable weekend. On May 4, 2014 I attended The Aaron's 499 at
Talladega
Superspeedway. On June 1, 2014 I attended the race weekend and finished with the
FedEx 400 at
Dover International Speedway. Below is the complete list of Cup races
I've attended. This is to be continued so stay tuned!!
Jeff Gillies  jjgillies@yahoo.com
My hope one day is to build a model kit for each NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion...
Click below for the details of those builds & photos: (this is in progress so be sure to check back)

1949 Red Byron #22 Parks Novelty - Oldsmobile
1950 Bill Rexford #60/#80 - Oldsmobile
1951 Herb Thomas #92 Sanford Motors - Plymouth/Hudson Hornet
1952 Tim Flock #91 Blackburn Auto Service - Hudson Hornet
1953 Herb Thomas #92 Fabulous Hudson Hornet - Hudson Hornet
1954 Lee Petty #42 San Juan Motors - Chrysler
1955 Tim Flock #300 Kiekhaefer Mercury Outboards - Chrysler
1956 Buck Baker #300 Kiekhaefer Outboards - Chrysler/Dodge
1957 Buck Baker #87 Nalley Chevrolet, Inc. - Chevrolet
1958 Lee Petty #42 - Oldsmobile
1959 Lee Petty #42 - Plymouth/Olds
1960 Rex White #4 Piedmont Chev & Friendly Chev - Chevrolet Impala
1961 Ned Jarrett #11 Dash Dash Dash Corp. - Chevrolet Impala
1962 Joe Weatherly #8 Gillman Pontiac - Pontiac Catalina
1963 Joe Weatherly #8 South Carolina Pontiac/Bristol Lincoln Mercury - Pontiac Catalina/Mercury Marauder
1964 Richard Petty #43 Patterson Motors - Plymouth Belvedere
1965 Ned Jarrett #11 Bondy Long Richmond Ford - Ford Galaxie
1966 David Pearson #6 Dodge Charger
1967 Richard Petty #43 Unity Raceway - Plymouth GTX
1968 David Pearson #17 East Tenn. Motor Company - Ford Torino
1969 David Pearson #17 East Tenn. Motor Company - Ford Torino
1970 Bobby Isaac # 71 K&K Insurance - Dodge Daytona
1971 Richard Petty #43 Southern Plymouth - Plymouth Road Runner
1972 Richard Petty #43 STP - Plymouth Road Runner
1973 Benny Parsons #72 L.G. Dewitt/Union 76/Russell Bennett Chev - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1974 Richard Petty #43 STP - Dodge Charger
1975 Richard Petty #43 STP - Dodge Charger
1976 Cale Yarborough #11 Holly Farms - Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna
1977 Cale Yarborough #11 Holly Farms - Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna
1978 Cale Yarborough #11 First National City Travelers Checks - Oldsmobile Cutlass
1979 Richard Petty #43 STP - Dodge Charger
1980 Dale Earnhardt #2 Mike Curb - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1981 Darrell Waltrip #11 Mountain Dew - Buick Regal
1982 Darrell Waltrip #11 Mountain Dew - Buick Regal
1983 Bobby Allison #22 Miller - Buick Regal
1984 Terry Labonte #44 Piedmont Airlines - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1985 Darrell Waltrip #11 Budweiser - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1986 Dale Earnhardt #3 Wrangler - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1987 Dale Earnhardt #3 Wrangler - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1988 Bill Elliott #9 Coors - Ford Thunderbird
1989 Rusty Wallace #27 Kodiac - Pontiac Grand Prix
1990 Dale Earnhardt #3 Goodwrench - Chevrolet Lumina
1991 Dale Earnhardt #3 Goodwrench - Chevrolet Lumina
1992 Alan Kulwicki #7 Hooters - Ford Thunderbird
1993 Dale Earnhardt #3 Goodwrench - Chevrolet Lumina
1994 Dale Earnhardt #3 Goodwrench - Chevrolet Lumina
1995 Jeff Gordon #24 Dupont - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1996 Terry Labonte #5 Kellogg's - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1997 Jeff Gordon #24 Dupont - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1998 Jeff Gordon #24 Dupont - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1999 Dale Jarrett #88 Quality Care Service - Ford Taurus
2000 Bobby Labonte #18 Interstate Batteries - Pontiac Grand Prix
2001 Jeff Gordon #24 Dupont - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2002 Tony Stewart #20 The Home Depot - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2003 Matt Kenseth #17 Dewalt - Ford Taurus
2004 Kurt Busch #97 Sharpe/Irwin - Ford Taurus
2005 Tony Stewart #20 The Home Depot - Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2006 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
2007 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
2008 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet Impala SS
2009 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet Impala SS
2010 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet Impala
2011 Tony Stewart #14 Office Depot/Mobile 1 - Chevrolet Impala
2012 Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite - Dodge Charger
2013 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet SS
2014 Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser - Chevrolet SS
2015 Kyle Busch #18 M&M's - T
oyota Camry
2016 Jimmy Johnson #48 Lowe's - Chevrolet SS
2017 ?
NASCAR Sprint Cup Races I've Attended
Date            Race Results          Track
May 12, 1984 - Coors 420 Nashville Raceway (Music City Motorplex)
July 14, 1984 - Pepsi 420 Nashville Raceway (Music City Motorplex)
July 28, 1991 - Die Hard 500 Talladega Superspeedway
August 5, 2000 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
August 5, 2001 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 16, 2002 - Sirius Satelite Radio 400 Michigan International Speedway
August 4, 2002 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
March 9, 2003 - Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway
June 15, 2003 - Sirius Satelite 400 Michigan International Speedway
August 3, 2003 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 30, 2004 - Coca-Cola 600 Lowe's Motor Speedway
August 8, 2004 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
August 28, 2004 - Sharpie 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
June 19, 2005 - Batman Begins 400 Michigan International Speedway
July 2, 2005 - Pepsi 400 Daytona International Speedway
August 6, 2005 - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway
April 2, 2006 - Direct TV 500 Martinsville Speedway
August 6, 2006 - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway
April 1, 2007 - Goody's Cool Orange 500 Martinsville Speedway
May 5, 2007* - Crown Royal Presents the Jim Stewart 400 Richmond International Raceway
July 28, 2007 - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway
March 16, 2008 - Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
June 15, 2008 - LifeLock 400 Michigan International Speedway
July 27, 2008 - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway
March 22, 2009 - Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway
July 27, 2009 - Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 22, 2010 - NASCAR All Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway
July 25, 2010 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 29, 2011 - Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 9, 2011 - Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway
July 31, 2011 - Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
November 6, 2011 - AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway
May 6, 2012 - Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway
June 17, 2012 - Quicken Loans 400 Michigan International Speedway
July 29, 2012 - Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 5, 2013 - Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway
May 4, 2014 - Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway
June 1, 2014 - FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Dover International Speedway
May 3, 2015 - Geico 500 Talladega Superspeedway
July 24, 2016 - Combat Wounded Coalition 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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In memory of
Congratulations to Bill France Sr, Richard Petty, Bill France Jr, Dale Earnhardt & Junior Johnson.
2010
Congratulations to David Pearson, Lee Petty, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett & Bud Moore.
2011
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NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees:
I attended the 2010 Inaugural Induction Ceremony.
Congratulations to Buck Baker, Cotton Owens, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace & Leonard Wood.
2013
Congratulations to Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Inman, Richie Evans & Glen Wood.
2012
Congratulations to Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty & Fireball Roberts.
2014
2015
Congratulations to Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly & Rex White.
2016
Congratulations to Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith & Curtis Turner.