NASCAR Articles

2015 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Fontana
Officials in sports constantly find themselves in a “no-win” situation. At best, they’re invisible while making the right calls that don’t affect the game. At worst, they’re the center of attention, causing a...
Tom Bowles
6 days ago
Kevin Harvick CampingWorld.com 500 Phoenix International Raceway
Kevin Harvick dominated the race at Phoenix, leading 224 of 312 laps while dealing with perhaps one minor challenge (Jamie McMurray) en route to the checkered flag. That, in itself was expected as Harvick has now won four races in a row out in the...
Tom Bowles
2 weeks ago
Kevin Harvick Kobalt 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
This season, NASCAR trumpeted its new rules package as another step toward greater parity within the Cup Series. A driver-adjustable track bar, new pit road officiating and tapered spacers were all designed to bring greater evolution to a sport...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Jimmie Johnson Atlanta Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
“Is he past his prime?” “Will he ever win another championship?” “Should Chad Knaus be fired as crew chief?” Those questions and then some dogged Jimmie Johnson through the first four months of...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
SpongeBob SquarePants 400
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The next sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, that’s who. Brace yourself. This is not a joke. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on May 9 will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants...
David Fox
4 weeks ago
Joey Logano 2015 Daytona 500
After all the drama leading up to it, the 57th edition of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 clearly lived up to the hype. While the last lap was a bit anticlimactic, the three-abreast racing leading up to it contained more than enough excitement to hold...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
To understand the immense popularity of Dale Earnhardt Jr., a history lesson is in order. And no one is more qualified to deliver it than Earnhardt Jr. himself. He did so shortly after striding into the media center at Martinsville Speedway last...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brad Keselowski No. 2
Rabble-rouser. Rebel. Public pest. That’s just a taste of what critics labeled Brad Keselowski in 2014, peers and media alike, as the driver made national news throughout the Chase. When it was over, he ascended the throne — not as...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jimmie Johnson No. 48
A year ago, Jimmie Johnson was coming off his sixth Sprint Cup championship, looking down the barrel of NASCAR history and the seven-title record held by Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. It seemed inevitable that Johnson, already a...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kevin Harvick
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Tony Stewart
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kevin Harvick No. 4
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Joey Logano No. 22
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jeff Gordon No. 24
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88
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...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Carl Edwards No. 19
This season, it’s championship or bust for Carl Edwards. That NASCAR’s most natural pitchman has lofty expectations in plain view for 2015 isn’t much of a surprise. Optimism and external motivation are hallmarks of Edwards...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Matt Kenseth No. 20
Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two years. But there is good news buried inside that confusion: Even if Kenseth replicates the worst of his...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kyle Busch No. 18
Kyle Busch demands perfection from the racecar and has no qualms about ratcheting up the pressure on his crew chief to make that happen. It’s understandable that Busch has a periodic revolving door of team leaders, a merry-go-round that...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson won the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, wheeling his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS to a higher top-10 finish rate (47.2 percent) than what Richard Petty (42.9) and Jeff Gordon (36.7) did during their freshman...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kyle Larson No. 42
A year ago, there were a lot of questions about Kyle Larson’s readiness and ability. Was he too young, at age 21, to drive in Sprint Cup? Did his track record — he was winless in the Nationwide Series — warrant a promotion? Was...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Hendrick Motorsports
Athlon Sports’ 2015 Racing magazine delivers full driver profiles as well as complete 2015 NASCAR coverage. Click here to order your copy today!The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season revs up with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. Here's how...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Tony Stewart No. 14
Will the real Tony Stewart please stand up? In one corner, there’s the three-time Cup champion and certain Hall of Fame driver. In the other, there’s the guy who went winless for the first time in his career, en route to a nightmare no...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Denny Hamlin No. 11
Denny Hamlin walked into the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in December and noticed a change. As he was meeting with new crew chief Dave Rogers, Hamlin saw that yellow had largely replaced black on the cars and equipment for his No. 11 team. Even the hauler...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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