NASCAR Articles

Four men. One title. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enters its final race weekend at Homestead-Miami with the Championship 4 taking center stage, four drivers who are each aiming for their own slice of history.   In Joey Logano’s case,...
Tom Bowles
2 weeks ago
No one has dominated a racetrack the past few years the way Kevin Harvick has staked his claim on Phoenix International Raceway. His finishes there since the fall of 2013 read as follows: 1st. 1st. 1st. 1st. 2nd. 1st. If not for last year’s...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
Like the Chicago Cubs, whose 108-year run of futility ended in a dramatic, extra-inning Game 7 finish NASCAR is going to need a small miracle of its own to turn 2016 around. Sadly, there’s no curse here; just fans leaving in droves. A...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Joey Logano vs. Matt Kenseth? Twenty-one lead changes at a short track? Jeff Gordon taking the win in his final season?   All of that drama made last year’s Martinsville race the best in NASCAR’s Chase, hands down. And the best...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Heading to a green-white-checkered restart at Talladega last fall, Kevin Harvick found himself with a failing engine and a potential lost opportunity to advance in the Chase. Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were among those drivers licking their chops...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Last fall, Matt Kenseth headed to Kansas in a bit of desperation mode. A rough weekend at Charlotte landed him 42nd; his chance to advance in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Chase on points was proving near impossible. The only way he could move...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Hurricane Matthew, wreaking havoc on much of the southeast coast, clearly isn’t much of a NASCAR fan. Friday morning, the hurricane made its trek within miles of Daytona Beach, putting the sport’s $400 million Daytona International...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Two down, one to go. Or is it the other way around? NASCAR finishes up the first round of its Sprint Cup Chase this Sunday at Dover, Delaware with its playoff field set for a cut down from 16 to 12. But there will be two more such downsizings over...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. What do these six drivers have in common?   They combined to lead all 301 laps this July in the summer Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Yep, you read that title right. The third year of NASCAR’s Chase elimination-style format kicks off under the watchful eye of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. The show serves as the title sponsor this weekend at a track,...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
NASCAR’s regular season finale used to be a race filled with fireworks. The sport’s inaugural Chase, back in 2004 saw Kasey Kahne flame out while then-teammate Jeremy Mayfield won the race to make the field. In the closing laps, a small...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
As NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series ponders the loss of its Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the rest of the regular season, observers hope a new star was born last Sunday at Michigan. While no one disputes Kyle Larson’s talent,...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Hurricane Hermine may be bearing down on NASCAR this weekend, canceling qualifying and practice over the next two days in South Carolina.   However, the real whirlwind came in the form of breaking news on Friday — Dale Earnhardt ...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
It’s been difficult for NASCAR to gain traction this month with the Summer Olympics dominating headlines. Multiple broadcasts were moved down the list of NBC networks; CNBC and USA left only hardcore fans searching their channel finder for...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
After a weekend off during the heart of the Olympics, NASCAR hopes America takes a break from Rio Saturday night to sneak a peek at one of their sport’s marquee events: the Bristol Night Race. The half-mile coliseum of speed used to be one of...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Surprise, surprise. As NASCAR heads to the second and final road course race this season, fans and observers have been reminded of how anyone that starts a 40-car race can wind up a winner.   Rookie Chris Buescher rolls in fresh off a Pocono...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
The comforting summer breeze in the Pocono Mountains greets NASCAR this weekend as drivers attack its 2.5-mile, triangular oval a second time. It’s the perfect backdrop as in a little less than two months, winds of change have swept NASCAR...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
The old saying goes that major news comes in “3s,” right? This weekend’s Brickyard 400 lives up to that mantra with a trio of storylines involving three of the most important, well-known names in the world of NASCAR.  ...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
​Dale Earnhardt Jr. trumped the news cycle and surprised NASCAR nation last night by announcing he won’t race at Loudon, N.H., Sunday. Earnhardt, suffering from concussion-like symptoms, didn’t feel well last weekend at Kentucky;...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
NASCAR’s slate of 1.5-mile ovals have been called “cookie-cutters” for a reason. Often the same size and shape, they suffer from the same generic problems: too little passing, too much predictability and a fan base increasingly...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
The last time we visited Daytona, for the season opener we had a photo finish as Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. by inches at the line. It was a shocking end to NASCAR’s Super Bowl that had seen Matt Kenseth dominate down the stretch only...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
NASCAR returns from their off week Sunday but Sonoma Raceway, nestled beautifully within the wine country of northern California, makes it feel like the sport is still on summer vacation. One of the few Sprint Cup races with limited support (both...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
Dale Earnhardt will always be welcome in Ann Arbor after this.   The NASCAR driver unveiled his Wolverine-themed car ahead of the Pure Michigan 400 in August. The No. 88 car will sport the Michigan colors and hope for a win when the...
Jasmine Watkins
5 months ago
Michigan. It was once the hotbed of American car manufacturing and still considered the hometown race for two of the sport’s “Big Three” – Ford and Chevrolet. While the Detroit metro area has clearly gone through a...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the triangular-shaped track of Pocono this weekend it kicks off the second half of its 26-race “regular season” before the Chase. Eight drivers so far have won a race and almost certainly secured...
Tom Bowles
6 months ago

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