NASCAR Articles

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
5 days 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 was once a grueling endurance test, a marathon of attrition in which step one toward Victory Lane was making sure your engine didn’t blow. But despite being the sport’s longest race by 100 miles, the four-...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Kevin Harvick
I used to hate the word association game they play to get you ready for the SAT. You know, those torturous questions like “Bread is to water as sky is to...” Sky is to what? I just look up at it every day and hope it doesn’t rain...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Joey Logano
After a brief stop into the world of restrictor plate Russian roulette it appears on paper that NASCAR is returning to the world of normalcy this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The 1.5-mile intermediate oval was once the “cookie cutter” of...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Richard Brickhouse. Dick Brooks. Lennie Pond. Bobby Hillin Jr.   These names are just some of the one-hit wonders the largest, at-times scariest, oval on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit has produced. In the past, Talladega’s...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Tony Stewart
Richmond International Raceway, the only NASCAR Sprint Cup oval with a 3/4-mile length once allowed for the perfect mix: multiple-groove racing intertwined with a little short track bumping and banging down the stretch. The fall race here serves as...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
It’s a racing coliseum unlike any other. Bristol Motor Speedway, during a time where seating capacity is shrinking still boasts 153,000 seats within its compact, half-mile oval aptly nicknamed “Thunder Valley” for its history of...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
One of the best alternate uniforms in college football is Tennessee's smokey grey.   It should come as no surprise when NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace decided to get a custom racing helmet, he went with the smokey grey edition of the...
Jasmine Watkins
4 months ago
Kyle Busch
NASCAR moves from its shortest, slowest track to one of its fastest this weekend while holding the sport’s first night race of the year. Texas Motor Speedway will play host to both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series, an intermediate oval that...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
For years, Martinsville proved to be a Virginia mountain Kyle Busch just couldn’t climb over. Since the start of the 2011 season, Busch had qualified no worse than 11th in any Sprint Cup race at NASCAR’s shortest track but never could...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
Jamie McMurray
After a week off, NASCAR makes its return at one of the most anticipated races on the schedule each year. Martinsville Speedway may be the smallest-sized oval in the Cup Series but its low speeds often bring high-octane energy as the sport’s...
Tom Bowles
4 months ago
NASCAR finishes up its three-race tint out west with what it hopes will be the sport’s own version of March Madness at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. The 2-mile oval will host the Auto Club 400 in what should be the most aggressive...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
Kevin Harvick
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series continues its western swing with the Good Sam 500(k) at Phoenix International Raceway. Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag last week in Las Vegas, making it three different winners over the first three races of...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
Jimmie Johnson
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series makes its annual pilgrimage out to the desert on Sunday for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Two races into the 2016 season and NASCAR fans have already been treated to two exciting finishes, the first...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago
For Jimmie Johnson, racing against Dale Earnhardt at NASCAR’s top level was never an option. By the time he debuted his No. 48 Chevrolet in October 2001 at Charlotte the sport was eight months into a Daytona 500 tragedy that cost us Earnhardt...
Tom Bowles
5 months ago

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