NASCAR Articles

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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
The official 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule with dates, start times, television information and defending winners. 
Matt Taliaferro
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth NASCAR Spring Cup championship, Phoenix will have been its defining moment. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, of course, but the next six days sure feel like a coronation with his No. 48 needing to...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
1. Johnson hopes for no Phoenix repeat  There’s plenty in Jimmie Johnson’s career that the five-time champion would love to repeat. Championships, Daytona 500 wins and beating other drivers in side-by-side duels all probably make...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year 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
1 year ago
Phoenix International Raceway means a lot of things to Denny Hamlin. The facility was the site of the beginning of the end to his ill-fated 2010 Chase run. Following its 2011 repave, Hamlin became the track’s most dominant driver and a winner...
David Smith
1 year ago
Someday, fans will look back and recognize the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson has accomplished. Already a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, two races away from (potentially) number six, he’s done it in an era where parity amongst the...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Something is beginning to look familiar about this NASCAR championship chase.One season ago, Jimmie Johnson was engaged in a dogfight atop the Sprint Cup Series point standings and emerged from Texas with a seven-point lead over rival Brad...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
1. Martin Truex Jr.’s Texas Retribution  He’s not in the Chase. He’s not contending for a title. Only three races remain. On the outside, his pressure is only to run up front and try to nab a win. He gets to, as they say,...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
From classic live game broadcasts to sports talk radio, from Vin Scully to Paul Finebaum, the audio presentation is part of the the routine of being a sports fan.At Athlon Sports, podcasts are among our favorite ways to consume sports media, so...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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