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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
Tony Stewart
If Denny Hamlin can win races now, it makes one wonder what he’ll do later this season as the communication with new crew chief Darian Grubb improves and Grubb puts more of his stamp on the team’s cars being built. Hamlin is one of only two...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Greg Biffle  Cemented his status as the points leader with an impressive win in Texas. Biffle has yet to finish worse than 13th this season, and is looking forward to Kansas — one of his best tracks — this weekend....
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shrugs off the much-needed weekend off and heads to Texas Motor Speedway for this Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500. Anytime the series makes its way to the high-speed, mile-and-a-half track in Fort Worth, the...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
Taking Stock of the 2012 Sprint Cup at the Easter Break Six weeks into the 2012 NASCAR season, the Sprint Cup Series heads into the first of only two off-weekends of the year. With no race this weekend, and thus no fantasy picks to make, let’s...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
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
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
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
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
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
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
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
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
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
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Greg Biffle  Biffle’s team was the one under the Roush Fenway banner that laid low during the offseason. The result has been third-place finishes across the board. Bristol is usually good to them, too. 2. Jimmie...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
by Matt Taliaferro It took 27 races for Tony Stewart to find Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series last year. Four additional wins followed in the remaining nine weeks and Stewart earned his third Cup championship in one of the more...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Tony Stewart
by Tom Bowles After five years of skydiving downward in both ratings and relevance, 2011 appeared to be the season NASCAR pulled out the parachute. A white-knuckle championship battle, ending in a tie between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart, led...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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