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Tony Stewart
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Northeast this weekend as it hits Watkins Glen International for the Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen. The second of two road course races this season, teams will have to adjust to turning both left and...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Tony Stewart
Throughout the Olympics one often hears about a “Dream Team’’ in one sport or another. So what about NASCAR? Members of the Backseat Drivers Fan Council were asked if they were an owner with four teams and could pick any Cup driver in any era,...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Tony Stewart
1. Jimmie Johnson   Although a flat tire foiled Johnson’s hopes for a second straight victory, it’s pretty obvious who the best team on the circuit is these days. Last week: 1 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   See: Johnson, Jimmie, then...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Tony Stewart
1. Jimmie Johnson (—)  Johnson has had two crashes in 2012, resulting in 42nd- and 36th-place finishes and one engine failure, leading to a 35th-place run. Otherwise, he’s been 12th or better every week. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (—)  ...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
After a well-deserved off week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the famed yard of bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend's Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard. The annual Brickyard 400 is...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Jimmie Johnson  A Daytona crash is the only blemish on Johnson’s stat sheet since mid-May. Indianapolis is typically the event that Johnson, Chad Knaus & crew use as a jumping off point for the Chase. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  ...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
We live in an instant gratification society. Fair or not, Facebook and Twitter breaks the news of the world long before Brian Williams clears his throat and gets ready to report it on NBC. Groupon provides us with deal-a-day discounts, making...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Matt Kenseth   Kenseth was the man to beat at Daytona for a second straight trip, although the fortunes of plate racing found him third by night’s end. Still, RFR is the team to beat on the plate tracks. 2. Jimmie Johnson   Johnson...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
The race may have ended Saturday night, but the smoke has yet to settle following the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway — both literally and figuratively. Defending series champion Tony Stewart did what few could Saturday night,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Here's hoping all the NASCAR fantasy players out there had a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday. After a week of firework displays around this great nation, the grand finale will come Saturday night under the lights at Daytona International...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway (please don’t call it the Pepsi 400 — Firecracker 400, however, will be accepted) marks the halfway point in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The year’s third restrictor plate race...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Jimmie Johnson  Lost a shot at the win during the final restart in Kentucky when he picked up trash on his tires. Managed to rebound to sixth after a quick backslide, his 13th top 10 of the season. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Was never...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Over the past three weeks the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has run on new surfaces twice at Pocono and Michigan. While Kentucky Speedway is not a new surface, Saturday night's Quaker State 400 is only the second Cup Series race on the 1.5-mile tri-...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Jimmie Johnson  It’s a toss up at the top, but J.J. has more wins and, as evidenced by his top-5 run at Sonoma, is a more well-rounded driver than Earnhardt or Kenseth. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   That said, championships are not...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. We’ve said all along that Earnhardt’s consistency warranted the top spot, but a lack of any wins kept him from it. Well, the 143-race national nightmare is over, and Junior can now lead the way. 2. Jimmie Johnson Replace...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Four years and 143 races. That’s how long it had been since NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., had won a Sprint Cup Series race. In that time, the sport’s favorite son went from wildly popular to wildly questioned. The theories...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Of all the race tracks to add a little spice to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Pocono Raceway was not expected to be it. A 2.5-mile, flat tri-oval that’s seen its share of strung-out racing, the speedway was also recently repaved — a move...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
It’s rare that most NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers will agree on something, but many share similar opinions of what it will be like this weekend to race on Pocono’s newly repaved surface. “I am nervous as can be ... because I have no idea what to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
On Tuesday, Toyota became the latest manufacturer to unveil its 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar. It is the second generation of the Car of Tomorrow, which debuted in the 2007 season to jeers and sneers — that is until Michael McDowell walked away...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has hit the all-star break this week, with no fantasy racing on the schedule. With the brief break in action, now is a great time to assess your year up to this point in the season, examine a few trends through...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Is NASCAR still on a high as Tony Stewart says? What should have been done to Kurt Busch and others for the incidents at Darlington? What about the All-Star Race? Are changes needed there? Those were among the topics members of the Backseat...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Tuesday for his actions toward the end and after Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington. Busch was one of three people fined and one of four people placed on probation. NASCAR put Busch on probation...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
1. Greg Biffle   Found himself in roughly the same position at Talladega as he was in at Daytona ... which isn’t bad when you’re clicking off top 5s like it’s the ARCA Series. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Doesn’t seem able to finish outside...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Confusion in Richmond, Changes at Bristol and Pastrana’s Impact NASCAR officiating, Bristol’s changes and the debut of Travis Pastrana. It was quite a week for the sport and created a lot of topics for members of the Backseat Drivers Fan...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Saturday evening’s Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway was not unlike many of the NASCAR Sprint Cup events over the past month. A dearth of cautions — only five, the second-least at RIR in 14 years — pockmarked the 300-mile event...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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