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NASCAR Drivers and Crew Chiefs Talk Anonymously About 2015 Sprint Cup Competitors

Opposing drivers and crew chiefs sound off on Athlon's top 25 drivers
NASCAR Drivers and Crew Chiefs Talk Anonymously About 2015 Sprint Cup Competitors

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is set to begin with Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500. With the race to the Chase and the Sprint Cup Championship about to get re-started, Athlon asked crew chiefs and drivers to talk anonymously about the guys behind the wheel. Here are their takes on Athlon’s top 25 drivers entering the 2015 Sprint Cup season.

 

Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

Sean Miller and Rich Rodriguez from Arizona top the list
Ranking the Pac-12's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors left off.

 

What’s Next For Tony Stewart in 2015?

Smoke may never be the same after a trying 2014
What’s Next For Tony Stewart in 2015?

For weeks he didn’t want to leave his house. Merely rising out of bed was a challenge. He didn’t want to see friends, family or any familiar faces. Mostly, he just wanted to be left alone — alone to deal with his despair, his nightmares, his ghosts.

 

Kevin Harvick 2015 Season Driver Preview

Harvick has all the tools to go back-to-back in 2015.
Kevin Harvick 2015 Season Driver Preview

Up until 2014, Kevin Harvick’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: “The man who replaced Dale Earnhardt.” Called into service a year ahead of schedule following the sport’s most horrific tragedy, Harvick was owner Richard Childress’ life raft, forever measured against a driver whose skill hooked fans for a generation.

Joey Logano 2015 Season Driver Preview

Logano looks for even more success in 2015.
Joey Logano 2015 Season Driver Preview

Joey Logano’s been termed the “best thing since sliced bread” for a decade now, but 2014 was the year he finally earned that label. Logano, who had three career wins entering the season, won five times and went all the way to Homestead in the title hunt before fading to fourth after the season’s final race.

 

10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Combine History

Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt first showed off his athleticism at the 2011 Combine
10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Combine History

The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, as this year’s crop of prospects takes the first step in the job interview process leading up to the draft (April 30-May 2).

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

Urban Meyer and Thad Matta of Ohio State top the list
Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems

For several years, the Big Ten has had a roster of basketball coaches that could rival only the ACC.

 

Now, the league is working to make sure its roster of football coaches rivals only the SEC.

 

Names like Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, John Beilein and Thad Matta are on the top of anyone’s list of college basketball coaches. Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh would be the same among college football coaches.

 

Jeff Gordon 2015 Season Driver Preview

Gordon looks to make his last season the best.
Jeff Gordon 2015 Season Driver Preview

Jeff Gordon’s season was lost in a matter of moments — but boy, what a season it was. His four wins were the most he had posted in a single year since his dominant 2007 campaign, and his 10.4 average finish was the best among all drivers in 2014. Gordon, who turned 43 years old in August, looked more like the driver of his youth than he has in nearly a decade.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 Season Driver Preview

Is the championship window for NASCAR's "Most Popular Driver" closing?
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 Season Driver Preview

The driver known to legions of race fans simply as “Junior” turned 40 in 2014, but Earnhardt appeared rejuvenated. With four victories, he doubled his total with Hendrick Motorsports and completed his best season across the board in a decade.

15 Things to Watch in Baseball in 2015

Rob Manfred's rookie season as Commissioner is just one of the intriguing storylines entering the 2015 MLB season
15 Things to Watch in Baseball in 2015

Teams have started to report to spring training in Florida and Arizona, which means the 2015 MLB season has officially begun. Opening Day is still six weeks away, but here are 15 storylines to whet your appetite between now and then.

 

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