NASCAR Articles

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
5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago
Kasey Kahne No. 5
There’s an old adage in racing that says, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” For Kasey Kahne, that motto perfectly sums up his most recent Sprint Cup campaign. Kahne was good, and he had fast cars, but the luck...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Ryan Newman No. 31
There are two ways to view Ryan Newman’s 2014 season, and both paint a picture of what 2015 could look like as Newman enters his second year driving for Richard Childress Racing. Statistically, it will go down as his best season ever in terms...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Fantasy NASCAR is here, and this list will spice up your league - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/nascar/30-funny-fantasy-nascar-team-names#sthash.LNFxCv9N.dpuf
The 2015 NASCAR season is revving up for another wild year. That also means that it's time for a new fantasy NASCAR season, which begs the question: What do I name my team? To help you come up with the funniest, craziest,...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Clint Bowyer No. 15
More than a year removed from “SpinGate” — NASCAR’s biggest controversy in a decade — Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing continue to spiral downward in performance. Bowyer’s Toyota team has gone from a...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Kurt Busch No. 41
Kurt Busch is a little like cracking open a fortune cookie — you never know what you’re going to find inside. The 2014 season was a wild roller-coaster ride for the driver who joined Stewart-Haas Racing after spending two seasons in...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Jamie McMurray No. 1
It would have been easy for Jamie McMurray to exit last season frustrated. Despite having a strong car early in many races, his No. 1 Chevrolet rarely finished where he felt it could. The team’s only winning outing came in the exhibition, non...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Greg Biffle No. 16
Wheeling a car that feels comfortable and turns well is the goal of every driver. But that car also has to be fast. When a comfortable setup feels perfect, yet falls mid-pack or worse on the speed charts, the process to find speed becomes maddening...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago

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