NASCAR Articles

Paul Menard No. 27
A little food for thought: Paul Menard is coming off what could be considered his best career Sprint Cup season. He had career-bests in both top 5s (5) and top 10s (13), and while his points position was his lowest since 2010, the average finish...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The statistics say Ricky Stenhouse Jr. endured a 2014 season that didn’t mesh with the lofty expectations that came with his move full-time to Sprint Cup racing after a pair of Nationwide Series titles in 2011 and ’12. The temptation is...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Aric Almirola No. 43
Entering his fourth full season at Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola is a believer that a low level of offseason turbulence — a rarity for the organization — is reason to believe that his team can keep moving forward in 2015....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
No. 55 Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers became one of NASCAR’s feel-good stories of the 2013 season. He played the role of the comeback kid, the former young gun with a Nationwide Series title and Hendrick Motorsports on his résumé who overcame a near-fatal blood clot...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter recently to show off a Jesus-adorned "Birthday Boy" sweater. Not to be outdone, his girlfriend, Amy Reimann, took it once step further, sporting a red and white sweater with, um, reindeer...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
The knock on the No. 4 team this year with driver Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers was simple. Entering Homestead, they had clearly proven themselves as one of the fastest — if not the fastest — on the NASCAR Sprint Cup grid...
Tom Bowles
7 months ago
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The Internet Age has evolved to the Age of Instant, and NASCAR has drawn its course in parallel.  The sport’s bid at returned relevance has become laser-focused on the instant highlight, every week, during...
Geoffrey Miller
7 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Geoffrey is at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where a batch of...
Geoffrey Miller
7 months ago
It’s hard to believe the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is about to come to a close, and the first champion to be crowned under the new bracket-style Chase elimination format will happen this Sunday at Homestead Miami Speedway. With the fourth...
Vito Pugliese
7 months ago
Twenty-four hours after NASCAR’s Phoenix finish, the landscape within the sport is buzzing with more diverse opinions than we’ve heard in any recent election. On one side sits a growing chorus of voices claiming this new format is the...
Tom Bowles
7 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
7 months ago
For the last few years, NASCAR fans have bemoaned the 1.5-mile “cookie-cutter” tri-oval tracks for dominating the Chase for the Sprint Cup’s 10-race docket. “It favors the No. 48 team,” they say. “The tracks...
Vito Pugliese
7 months ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, NASCAR rolls west to Phoenix International Raceway where...
Geoffrey Miller
7 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
8 months ago
CNN. ESPN. Good Morning America. Everywhere you turn this month, NASCAR has jumped to the front page of the news cycle as emotional outbursts have produced two-minute YouTube clips that cause millions of potential fans to pay attention. Don’t...
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
8 months ago
Ten years. That’s how long since the Hendrick Motorsports plane crash, near Martinsville, which took the lives of 10 innocent victims. Among them were owner Rick Hendrick’s son, Ricky, and brother John; nieces Kimberly and Jennifer,...
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Martinsville is Jeff Gordon’s ticket to HomesteadJeff Gordon is driving a brand new Hendrick Motorsports chassis this weekend at Martinsville, but his old fortune at the track may be his best weapon in advancing to the Chase for the Sprint...
Geoffrey Miller
8 months ago
The one thing the 2.66-mile behemoth that is Talladega Superspeedway and the half-mile paperclip that is Martinsville Speedway have in common is the reversal of fortunes each potentially delivers. After raising the ire of fans and the garage (Matt...
Vito Pugliese
8 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
8 months ago
Multi-car teams working together: it’s a modern NASCAR philosophy that began in the 1980s, failed miserably, and was redefined during the 1990s by Hendrick Motorsports. Built with Jeff Gordon, massaged by Terry Labonte and perfected by Jimmie...
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Talladega’s eternal question: offense or defense?Conventional wisdom says Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will be a non-stop battle of lead changes and side-by-side racing thanks to the building pressure of Chase for the Sprint...
Geoffrey Miller
8 months ago
With the WWE Attitude-Era finale to last weekend’s Bank of America 500 in Charlotte, you’d be hard pressed to remember how the first 25 laps were obscured by either a college football game or (of all things) a preseason NBA game. No...
Vito Pugliese
8 months ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
8 months ago
Brad Keselowski’s actions, both during and after the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte, are what everyone’s talking about this week in NASCAR. After running 16th and watching his title hopes potentially go up in flames, Keselowski took...
Tom Bowles
8 months ago

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