NASCAR Articles

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season is getting closer by the day, which means it’s time to plan your spring and summer road trips and to name your 2014 Fantasy NASCAR team. While it may be tough to win your league each season, it’s not as...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Each day from mid-February through late November, a small band of motorsports journalists work nearly around the clock — this being the digital age — to keep rabid NASCAR fans as up-to-the-second informed as possible. Many of these...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Kyle Busch experienced a new side of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup last season. More accurately, he was able to find out what it’s like to finish fourth in series points, the best postseason performance of his nine-year career to...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Matt Kenseth blew away most expectations in his first go-round with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013.  His series-leading seven race wins and runner-up finish in the point standings were simply outstanding. They made Kenseth’s preseason nerves...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Denny Hamlin can’t wait for NASCAR’s 2014 season to officially begin. By the time it does, he’ll have been ready for a new beginning for just shy of 11 months.  Such is life when an injury keeps a NASCAR driver out of the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Each day from mid-February through late November, a small band of motorsports journalists work nearly around the clock — this being the digital age — to keep rabid NASCAR fans as up-to-the-second informed as possible. Many of these...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Have the GoDaddy domains been taken for “disappointing.com,” “overrated.org” and “myboyfriendkickedmybuttforrookieof…” OK, you get the picture. Danica Patrick’s rookie year on the Sprint Cup circuit...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Tony Stewart has an impeccable résumé. He’s an IndyCar Series champion, coming within a whisker of an Indy 500 victory. He’s a three-time NASCAR Cup champion, the only driver who can lay claim to a “Winston Cup,” “...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a dozen years since Kevin Harvick, at age 25, was thrust into the NASCAR spotlight, handed the impossible task of mending broken hearts just days after the death of Dale Earnhardt. Harvick...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
At first glance, Kurt Busch’s move to Stewart-Haas Racing after a season at single-car Furniture Row Racing would seem like the driver won the lottery. Busch, a former series champion, took FRR all the way to the Chase in 2013, and despite...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Each day from mid-February through late November, a small band of motorsports journalists work nearly around the clock — this being the digital age — to keep rabid NASCAR fans as up-to-the-second informed as possible. Many of these...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Ask Brad Keselowski how quickly one can go from “champ” to “chump.”  One year after winning the 2012 Cup title, he found himself out of the hunt to defend his position atop the points after missing the Chase for the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
In the year in which he turned 23, the driver whom Mark Martin once called the “best of his generation” finally started living up to those lofty expectations. In his fifth Cup Series season, Joey Logano had a career year in 2013 after...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
After improving steadily for three seasons — on the track and in the points standings — Marcos Ambrose still wasn’t much of a week-to-week contender for NASCAR’s Chase in 2013. But a distinct ability to win on road courses,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Plenty of the elements around Aric Almirola’s ride in Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 remain the same from last year to this year. The team is sticking with Ford, Marcos Ambrose returns as his teammate, and primary sponsorship from...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Stop, NASCAR. Just please, stop right now. Hit the pause button. Let’s all take a breath and ponder for a moment. NASCAR, we know you’re wont to send up trial balloons every so often, and the leaked proposal to drastically alter...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
By winning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship, Jimmie Johnson has crept into the “greatest NASCAR driver” conversation with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. It’s hard to argue with Johnson’s stats: six titles in eight...
Vito Pugliese
2 years ago
When I think of Jimmie Johnson and Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship performance, I’m reminded of a simple analogy Rick Hendrick brought up after the race.“I like to use the Parcells quote,” the winning car owner said...
Tom Bowles
2 years ago
It was hard to envision Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team fumbling away a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship on Sunday.Entering the season finale in Homestead, Fla., the group that won five consecutive titles from 2006-10 held a comfortable 28-point...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
1. Face the facts: Cup championship is Johnson’s to lose  There’s a good share of NASCAR fans who probably aren’t too happy with what’s coming Sunday afternoon with the sport’s five-time champion, Jimmie Johnson,...
Geoffrey Miller
2 years ago
To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
2 years ago
Matt Kenseth needs a miracle. For starters, he must run beyond his 13.8-place average finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, but a little luck in the name of a bad Jimmie Johnson outing would be the supplemental boost needed to overcome a...
David Smith
2 years ago

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