NASCAR Articles

by Matt Taliaferro NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship gets rolling this weekend in New Hampshire … no, wait … Chicago. Yeah, that’s right, Chicagoland Speedway. Answer me this: Could the sanctioning body have awarded the date to a track more...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese NASCAR’s version of the playoffs gets started this weekend in Chicago, just as Major League Baseball is winding down, the NFL regular season is heating up and fantasy football geeks are going berserk. I say that lovingly mind...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Geico 400 Location: Joliet, Ill. When: Sunday, Sept. 18 TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winner: David Reutimann Specs: 1.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 18 degrees; Banking/Tri-Oval: 11 degrees;...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Geico 400 Location: Joliet, Ill. When: Sunday, Sept. 18 TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winner: David Reutimann Specs: 1.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 18 degrees; Banking/Tri-Oval: 11 degrees;...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
This article was originally published in the 2004 Athlon Sports Racing Edition Vol. 2/2004 Realignment… Athlon Style For the past few years, NASCAR has been adding, subtracting, swapping, cutting and pasting the Cup schedule. It has become...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Article originally published in 2004 Athlon Sports Racing annual Opinions are like … well, you know the rest of that saying. Opinions are a little more valuable, though, when they belong to seven of Nextel Cup racing’s top guns. We think you’ll...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jeff Gordon  The four-time champ has averaged a 3.25-place finish over the last month. Gordon is looking like the “Wonderboy” of old at just the right time. 2. Jimmie Johnson  It looks as if his biggest threat...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jeff Gordon  The four-time champ has averaged a 3.25-place finish over the last month. Gordon is looking like the “Wonderboy” of old at just the right time. 2. Jimmie Johnson  It looks as if his biggest threat...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The final 300 miles of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ regular season were some of the most intense of 2011. Chase bubble boys Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved in a lap 8 wreck; Chase longshot...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro The final 300 miles of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ regular season were some of the most intense of 2011. Chase bubble boys Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved in a lap 8 wreck; Chase longshot...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Wonderful Pistachios 400 Location: Richmond, Va. When: Saturday, Sept. 10 TV: ABC (7:30 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners: Kyle Busch (May); Denny Hamlin (Sept.) May 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch Specs: .75-mile D...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Wonderful Pistachios 400 Location: Richmond, Va. When: Saturday, Sept. 10 TV: ABC (7:30 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners: Kyle Busch (May); Denny Hamlin (Sept.) May 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch Specs: .75-mile D...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Tom Bowles Kermit the Frog may have it tough being green, but in the muppet-like drama of NASCAR I’m betting it’s 1,000 times tougher to be driving the red No. 42 Target Chevy these days. Indeed, every driver appears to see a bulls-eye on...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Tom Bowles Kermit the Frog may have it tough being green, but in the muppet-like drama of NASCAR I’m betting it’s 1,000 times tougher to be driving the red No. 42 Target Chevy these days. Indeed, every driver appears to see a bulls-eye on...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Two runner-up finishes in the last three races but no wins since Talladega in April. It’s almost Chase time, though, and Johnson finds himself leading the pack (albeit in a controlled four-wheel drift...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Two runner-up finishes in the last three races but no wins since Talladega in April. It’s almost Chase time, though, and Johnson finds himself leading the pack (albeit in a controlled four-wheel drift...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Tom Bowles Jeff Gordon, 40-years-old now, was just a wide-eyed 20-something when his biggest challenge was to topple the man they called “The Intimidator.” Dale Earnhardt Sr. called him Wonder Boy; Gordon often simply called him on the phone...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Tom Bowles Jeff Gordon, 40-years-old now, was just a wide-eyed 20-something when his biggest challenge was to topple the man they called “The Intimidator.” Dale Earnhardt Sr. called him Wonder Boy; Gordon often simply called him on the phone...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Brad Keselowski had sniffed the lead all night long, but it wasn’t until the final restart of the Irwin Tools Bristol Night Race that he finally grabbed it and took it as his own. Keselowski shot past Martin Truex Jr. on the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Brad Keselowski had sniffed the lead all night long, but it wasn’t until the final restart of the Irwin Tools Bristol Night Race that he finally grabbed it and took it as his own. Keselowski shot past Martin Truex Jr. on the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese The question that has been on everyone’s mind in NASCAR was finally answered last Thursday. No, not why Kyle Busch is suddenly sporting a demure part in his hair versus his normal spikey doo (you have to at least give the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese The question that has been on everyone’s mind in NASCAR was finally answered last Thursday. No, not why Kyle Busch is suddenly sporting a demure part in his hair versus his normal spikey doo (you have to at least give the...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Dancia Patrick is coming to NASCAR full-time. The current IndyCar Series driver and “GoDaddy.com girl” announced on Wednesday that she will leave the open-wheel series at the conclusion of the 2011 season to drive the JR...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago

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