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Danica Patrick
NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car gave way to a new style of drafting in the Great American Race, while newcomer Danica Patrick once again made history. The ultimate result, though, was all too familiar. Jimmie Johnson scored career Cup win No. 61 by...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Sunday's Daytona 500, the 55th in the long, storied history of The Great American Race, officially has the field set. There are endless stories emanating from NASCAR's biggest event, but here are the five that will most impact Sunday's race....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
The theme of NASCAR Speedweeks in Daytona thus far? Timidity. New cars that do not line up square and are volatile in the draft; a supposed lack of quality body parts back at the team shops in North Carolina; valued information gleaned on...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
The Daytona 500 is an event that transcends its own sport, much the same as the Super Bowl, the World Series or the Masters. Over the last 54 years, a lot of history has been made just off the beach (and just on it) on Daytona International...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Setting the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 can be a trial of confusion for those that choose not to read the syllabus. And let’s be honest, that’s why you’re reading this, right? You want the CliffsNotes. Fair enough. So allow me to...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Daytona. For the casual fan, it’s the one time a year in which tuning in is a must, not an option. For the hardcore fans and industry veterans, it’s a spiritual revival. It suffices as the start of a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when teams...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Daytona Beach, Fla., is steeped in motorsports history. Known as “the birthplace of speed,” land speed records have been set on its white sand beaches. Drivers from a variety of disciplines have visited its victory lanes. One of the world’s great...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
It’s been a unique start to Speedweeks in Daytona for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Though technically, I guess most starts are unique. This one, however, has taken a new (if not predictable) turn since Danica Patrick went public concerning her...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Until last week, crew chief Jimmy Fennig admits he had “very seldom’’ talked to Carl Edwards in their years together at Roush Fenway Racing. “I’m the type of crew chief that I focus in on the job at hand and the driver I have and don’t really...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Once the smoke cleared, the cars (or what was left of them) were loaded and the Sunday sun set over Phoenix International Raceway, a new championship landscape had emerged in NASCAR. But tempers as hot and raw as the surrounding Sonora Desert...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
A Goodyear tire test Tuesday and Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway could provide a clue as to how racy NASCAR’s 2013 Sprint Cup car can be. While the focus will be on tires at the test, NASCAR also will experiment with the car in hopes of...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
There is typically one race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship that throws the Sprint Cup field the proverbial curveball. The perils of Talladega are well known, so drivers and teams approach it with a survivalist’s mentality. The 1.5-mile...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Don’t be fooled by the court jester routine Clint Bowyer seems to play in press conferences. For all the joking he does, he’s serious about winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. With five races left in the Chase, Bowyer is fourth in the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Brad Keselowski admits he has conflicting emotions heading into this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. “There’s part of me that says no matter how bad Talladega goes I can only be 47 points back...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Days after Brad Keselowski employed some gamesmanship — and subsequent mind games — at Chicagoland Speedway, Tony Stewart detailed his use of mental deviousness, claiming that he knew even before last year’s NASCAR season finale at Homestead...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Coming off another exciting race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads south to Atlanta Motor Speedway for this weekend's AdvoCare 500. Only two races remain before the Chase for the Cup gets underway in Chicago, and if...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
Few topics in NASCAR have been as polarizing as track owner Bruton Smith’s decision to “narrow up” the historic half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway. Once the scene of some of NASCAR’s most memorable on- and off-track antics, the rough ’n’ tumble...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
One theme is consistent among competitors as NASCAR returns to Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time since track changes intended to create tighter racing. “I just hope that they didn’t screw it up,” points leader Greg Biffle says. “I...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Danica Patrick
NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Tuesday for his actions toward the end and after Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington. Busch was one of three people fined and one of four people placed on probation. NASCAR put Busch on probation...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
In honor of Mother’s Day, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the “Lady In Black” for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. On the schedule for 62 years, Darlington is steeped in NASCAR history and is one of the toughest tracks on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
Talladega always leaves fans with something to talk about and last weekend was no different from Danica Patrick’s bump that sent Sam Hornish Jr. into the wall after the checkered flag in the Nationwide race to the Jeff Gordon’s woes and the type...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
Quick, what do the names Kevin Conway and Andy Lally have in common? Are they: A) Two prominent Wall Street investment bankers B) Battling for the same role in One Life To Live C) Americans running in the Tour de France D) The 2010 and 2011...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
This is what retirement is supposed to be like. “This is so much fun,’’ Mark Martin said after his third-place finish last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Well, the 53-year-old Martin never said he was retiring, just that he wouldn’t race a...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
by Dustin Long Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had much to talk about in regards to Martinsville. From their thoughts on David Reutimann trying to make it to the end but causing a late-race caution to the racing in both the Sprint...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Danica Patrick
by Dustin Long Does qualifying matter? Are fans watching? Is there a better way? Those were among some of the questions members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated this week, along with rating last weekend’s Cup race at Las Vegas and if...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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