NASCAR Articles

NASCAR’s regular season finale used to be a race filled with fireworks. The sport’s inaugural Chase, back in 2004 saw Kasey Kahne flame out while then-teammate Jeremy Mayfield won the race to make the field. In the closing laps, a small...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
As NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series ponders the loss of its Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the rest of the regular season, observers hope a new star was born last Sunday at Michigan. While no one disputes Kyle Larson’s talent,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Hurricane Hermine may be bearing down on NASCAR this weekend, canceling qualifying and practice over the next two days in South Carolina.   However, the real whirlwind came in the form of breaking news on Friday — Dale Earnhardt ...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
It’s been difficult for NASCAR to gain traction this month with the Summer Olympics dominating headlines. Multiple broadcasts were moved down the list of NBC networks; CNBC and USA left only hardcore fans searching their channel finder for...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
After a weekend off during the heart of the Olympics, NASCAR hopes America takes a break from Rio Saturday night to sneak a peek at one of their sport’s marquee events: the Bristol Night Race. The half-mile coliseum of speed used to be one of...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Surprise, surprise. As NASCAR heads to the second and final road course race this season, fans and observers have been reminded of how anyone that starts a 40-car race can wind up a winner.   Rookie Chris Buescher rolls in fresh off a Pocono...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
The comforting summer breeze in the Pocono Mountains greets NASCAR this weekend as drivers attack its 2.5-mile, triangular oval a second time. It’s the perfect backdrop as in a little less than two months, winds of change have swept NASCAR...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
The old saying goes that major news comes in “3s,” right? This weekend’s Brickyard 400 lives up to that mantra with a trio of storylines involving three of the most important, well-known names in the world of NASCAR.  ...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
​Dale Earnhardt Jr. trumped the news cycle and surprised NASCAR nation last night by announcing he won’t race at Loudon, N.H., Sunday. Earnhardt, suffering from concussion-like symptoms, didn’t feel well last weekend at Kentucky;...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
NASCAR’s slate of 1.5-mile ovals have been called “cookie-cutters” for a reason. Often the same size and shape, they suffer from the same generic problems: too little passing, too much predictability and a fan base increasingly...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
The last time we visited Daytona, for the season opener we had a photo finish as Denny Hamlin beat Martin Truex Jr. by inches at the line. It was a shocking end to NASCAR’s Super Bowl that had seen Matt Kenseth dominate down the stretch only...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
NASCAR returns from their off week Sunday but Sonoma Raceway, nestled beautifully within the wine country of northern California, makes it feel like the sport is still on summer vacation. One of the few Sprint Cup races with limited support (both...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Dale Earnhardt will always be welcome in Ann Arbor after this.   The NASCAR driver unveiled his Wolverine-themed car ahead of the Pure Michigan 400 in August. The No. 88 car will sport the Michigan colors and hope for a win when the...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Michigan. It was once the hotbed of American car manufacturing and still considered the hometown race for two of the sport’s “Big Three” – Ford and Chevrolet. While the Detroit metro area has clearly gone through a...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the triangular-shaped track of Pocono this weekend it kicks off the second half of its 26-race “regular season” before the Chase. Eight drivers so far have won a race and almost certainly secured...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 was once a grueling endurance test, a marathon of attrition in which step one toward Victory Lane was making sure your engine didn’t blow. But despite being the sport’s longest race by 100 miles, the four-...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Kevin Harvick
I used to hate the word association game they play to get you ready for the SAT. You know, those torturous questions like “Bread is to water as sky is to...” Sky is to what? I just look up at it every day and hope it doesn’t rain...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Joey Logano
After a brief stop into the world of restrictor plate Russian roulette it appears on paper that NASCAR is returning to the world of normalcy this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The 1.5-mile intermediate oval was once the “cookie cutter” of...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Richard Brickhouse. Dick Brooks. Lennie Pond. Bobby Hillin Jr.   These names are just some of the one-hit wonders the largest, at-times scariest, oval on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit has produced. In the past, Talladega’s...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Tony Stewart
Richmond International Raceway, the only NASCAR Sprint Cup oval with a 3/4-mile length once allowed for the perfect mix: multiple-groove racing intertwined with a little short track bumping and banging down the stretch. The fall race here serves as...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
It’s a racing coliseum unlike any other. Bristol Motor Speedway, during a time where seating capacity is shrinking still boasts 153,000 seats within its compact, half-mile oval aptly nicknamed “Thunder Valley” for its history of...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
One of the best alternate uniforms in college football is Tennessee's smokey grey.   It should come as no surprise when NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace decided to get a custom racing helmet, he went with the smokey grey edition of the...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Kyle Busch
NASCAR moves from its shortest, slowest track to one of its fastest this weekend while holding the sport’s first night race of the year. Texas Motor Speedway will play host to both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series, an intermediate oval that...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
For years, Martinsville proved to be a Virginia mountain Kyle Busch just couldn’t climb over. Since the start of the 2011 season, Busch had qualified no worse than 11th in any Sprint Cup race at NASCAR’s shortest track but never could...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Jamie McMurray
After a week off, NASCAR makes its return at one of the most anticipated races on the schedule each year. Martinsville Speedway may be the smallest-sized oval in the Cup Series but its low speeds often bring high-octane energy as the sport’s...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago

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