NASCAR Articles

by Dustin Long Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council had much to talk about in regards to Martinsville. From their thoughts on David Reutimann trying to make it to the end but causing a late-race caution to the racing in both the Sprint...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT by Dustin Long Tony Stewart ended Jimmie Johnson’s championship reign last year but are NASCAR fans witnessing an end of an era? For a driver who, on average, once won about one out of every six starts, Johnson has...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT by Dustin Long Tony Stewart ended Jimmie Johnson’s championship reign last year but are NASCAR fans witnessing an end of an era? For a driver who, on average, once won about one out of every six starts, Johnson has...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Vito Pugliese “I’m sorry guys, I just … can’t drive my racecar …” Those words, tinged with embarrassment, pain and reservation, served as both the low point and springboard for Michael Waltrip Racing. Sitting in his crumpled Camry on the...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Vito Pugliese “I’m sorry guys, I just … can’t drive my racecar …” Those words, tinged with embarrassment, pain and reservation, served as both the low point and springboard for Michael Waltrip Racing. Sitting in his crumpled Camry on the...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Five races into the season and a few drivers expected to make the Chase are struggling. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne both are outside the top 20 in points. Last year’s runner-up, Carl Edwards, has...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Five races into the season and a few drivers expected to make the Chase are struggling. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne both are outside the top 20 in points. Last year’s runner-up, Carl Edwards, has...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Jay Pennell Few sports crisscross the United States quite like NASCAR, and with that, the Sprint Cup Series returns to the East Coast this weekend for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Rain got the best of the series...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Jay Pennell Few sports crisscross the United States quite like NASCAR, and with that, the Sprint Cup Series returns to the East Coast this weekend for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Rain got the best of the series...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Kasey Kahne is not panicking about the start to his season. He’s relieved, in a way, heading into this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway even though he’s 27th in championship standings. Kahne feels...
Rich McVey
4 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Stewart and crew chief Steve Addington already have scored two wins this season — and in only five races. Hey, wins count above all else here. 2. Greg Biffle  The points leader’s only misstep —...
Rich McVey
4 years ago
by Jay Pennell   The Sprint Cup Series rolls back across the country this weekend for the fifth race of the 2012 season at Auto Club Speedway. The 2-mile D-shaped oval is situated about an hour from downtown Los Angeles, taking the stars of...
Rich McVey
4 years ago
by Tom Bowles Are you a NASCAR fan? No? Well then this first paragraph doesn’t pertain to you. But if you’re a diehard, I want you to do me a favor. Pretend you’ve never heard about this sport, that the only “car going in circles” you know is...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Thousands of empty seats on Sunday have created questions about Bristol and the racing there. Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council discussed the matter and voted for which version of Bristol they liked the most — new...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer, John Middlebrook, reduced a penalty handed down by NASCAR to Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team on Tuesday. Middlebrook rescinded the loss of 25 owner and driver points...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer, John Middlebrook, reduced a penalty handed down by NASCAR to Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team on Tuesday. Middlebrook rescinded the loss of 25 owner and driver points...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long What some fans say is wrong with NASCAR is what Brad Keselowski says was right for him. Keselowski credits running against Cup drivers in what was then called the Busch Series for his current success and helping him win on a...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long What some fans say is wrong with NASCAR is what Brad Keselowski says was right for him. Keselowski credits running against Cup drivers in what was then called the Busch Series for his current success and helping him win on a...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro There’s something about the half-mile Bristol bullring in East Tennessee that lends itself to certain drivers. NASCAR Hall of Famers Cale Yarborough (nine wins), Darrell Waltrip (12) and Dale Earnhardt (nine) each went on...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro There’s something about the half-mile Bristol bullring in East Tennessee that lends itself to certain drivers. NASCAR Hall of Famers Cale Yarborough (nine wins), Darrell Waltrip (12) and Dale Earnhardt (nine) each went on...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Jay Pennell It's Bristol, baby! This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the hills of East Tennessee for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR’s modern day Colosseum has been home to some of the most dramatic...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Vito Pugliese You could forgive team owner Rick Hendrick if he now believes NASCAR really is an acronym standing for “Never Appeal Suspensions for Chad And Ron”. Following Tuesday’s initial appeal before the National Stock Car Appeals...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Vito Pugliese You could forgive team owner Rick Hendrick if he now believes NASCAR really is an acronym standing for “Never Appeal Suspensions for Chad And Ron”. Following Tuesday’s initial appeal before the National Stock Car Appeals...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Does qualifying matter? Are fans watching? Is there a better way? Those were among some of the questions members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated this week, along with rating last weekend’s Cup race at Las Vegas and if...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago
by Dustin Long Does qualifying matter? Are fans watching? Is there a better way? Those were among some of the questions members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council debated this week, along with rating last weekend’s Cup race at Las Vegas and if...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago

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