Dustin Long Articles

Dustin Long
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to the Lone Star state this weekend for the NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit treks back east to quaint little Martinsville for the STP Gas Booster 500. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season rolls on to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 500. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering up his best predictions...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The racing is over. All that remains is for NASCAR to get together in Las Vegas next week, dole out some money and party. Before the banquet arrives, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council take a look back at the sport’s TV coverage this...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Dustin Long
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
Dustin Long
NASCAR reacted this week to Jeff Gordon intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix and the melee between the crews, but was its penalty enough? Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debate what should have been done and what they would...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The first time Brad Keselowski asked Paul Wolfe to be his crew chief, Wolfe didn’t flinch. “He looked me in the eye and said, ‘No, I don’t want to do it,’” Keselowski said. “I think he was kind of mad at me because I had wrecked (his car).”...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Is Sunday still the best day to run NASCAR Sprint Cup races? Or is it time for NASCAR to admit defeat to the NFL and move the Cup races to Saturday as a writer suggested this week? Or what about mid-week races—would that work and would fans...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
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
Dustin Long
Times are a-changin’ in NASCAR but will fans see a change in who has been the champion most often in recent years? With starting times for the remaining races pushed back, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council were asked if they liked the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Brad Keselowski is not supposed to be challenging for a NASCAR Sprint Cup title. At least this year’s title. Many expect him to be a championship contender for years to come but the prevailing thought entering the Chase was that this wouldn’t be...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Is it time for NASCAR to look in a different direction to run a race? Maybe something old school. You know, some place dirt-y? Of all that happened last weekend in Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas, what was the most impressive feat? Members of the...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday. Earnhardt missed the past two races after suffering a concussion Oct. 7 in a last-lap crash at Talladega...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
With Dale Earnhardt Jr. missing last weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway because of a concussion, members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had much to discuss from what should NASCAR do about concussions to if Fan Council members would...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
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
Dustin Long
Do NASCAR fans want to see wrecks? Were they thrilled by the wild action on the last lap at Talladega or was it the 25-car pileup that made the finish more exciting? Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated what they thought about...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Matt Kenseth’s win Sunday at Talladega completed one of the greatest seasons of restrictor-plate racing in NASCAR since 1988, the first season the plates were used for all the races at Daytona and Talladega. Kenseth won the Daytona 500,...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council take a wider look at the sport this week, judging who they think the best crew chief in the Chase is and if the length of the Chase should remain 10 races. Here’s a look at what they had to say: Who...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
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
Dustin Long
Round one is over in the Chase but it already has produced many changes on and off the track for fans. Races are starting later, fans are seeing more of it and there’s a new points leader with the former points leader saying he’ll win this...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
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
Dustin Long
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship is here and with it comes the question of who will win it. Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council tackle that question and more, including what is the biggest surprise this year and if they think drivers...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
The race shop was once a movie theatre. The team’s finances proved as stable as a house of cards. No surprise that one of NASCAR’s biggest dreamers was the owner. Five years later, Michael Waltrip’s team is in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Dustin Long
Trust and belief are core issues the Backseat Drivers Fan Council delves into this week. Members state how much they trust NASCAR in regards to debris cautions. Belief centers on what Fan Council members think about the title chances of Denny...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago

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