James Buescher Articles

James Buescher
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
4 weeks ago
James Buescher
Kansas Speedway was the site for one of the weirdest races of the year in 2012. On a newly paved surface with an unfamiliar tire compound, the race offered drama (Jimmie Johnson crashing), comedy (Danica Patrick attempting to wreck Landon Cassill...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Buescher
As the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series revs up, we look at the preseason favorites. 1. Brian Vickers Vickers won the then-Busch Series championship in 2003 with Hendrick Motorsports and is back for more a decade later, on track to rebuild his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Buescher
As the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series revs up, we look at the preseason favorites. 1. Ty Dillon (above left) Without back-to-back tire failures late last the year, Dillon might have become the first rookie to win the series title,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Buescher
Newly crowned Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski admits that he’s caught himself admiring NASCAR’s next generation of racers. “They’re almost as good as I am, if not better right now,” he says. It’s not just one or two drivers catching his...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Buescher
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
James Buescher
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