Trevor Bayne

AAA Texas 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Is Hendrick Motorsports on the verge of losing their title as NASCAR's best team?
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AAA Texas 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

It was only a matter of minutes at Martinsville Speedway. But as the laps clicked down, Chase Elliott’s career timeline hit a roller-coaster ride from dream to disaster. For a split second, he was Chase-ing his first Cup Series win, a Championship 4 appearance and a surge in national attention and popularity.

 

Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Which Kyle Busch will come to Kansas?
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Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

New Kyle. Old Kyle. Brash Kyle. Blue Kyle. There are enough descriptions of Kyle Busch’s off-track temperament these past few years to write a Dr. Seuss book.

 

But it’s the next adjective we attach to his name that could determine whether that book becomes a best seller.

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Quaker State 400

Will Brad Keselowski make it four wins in seven races in his career at Kentucky Speedway?
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Quaker State 400

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Trevor Bayne: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview

Roush Fenway Racing No. 6

The NASCAR existence of Trevor Bayne is certainly no normal story. His 2011 Daytona 500 win, a first-attempt stunner at NASCAR’s biggest event in his second career Cup race with the part-time Wood Brothers team, has no comparable counterpart in sports. 


But, as Bayne found out, arriving at light speed to the sport’s mountaintop didn’t guarantee that another ascent would be that simple. He’s been learning the hard way of the climb ever since.

Ryan Blaney promotion a boon for both Penske and Woods

David Smith analyzes a key 2015 transaction in his weekly NASCAR Rookie Report
Analyzing the transaction that brings Ryan Blaney to the the Wood Brothers — and eventually Team Penske — in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David analyzes the transaction that brings future Cup Series rookie Ryan Blaney to one of the sport’s most storied teams.

 

 

Ryan Blaney promotion a boon for both Penske and Woods

David Smith analyzes a key 2015 transaction in his weekly NASCAR Rookie Report
Analyzing the transaction that brings Ryan Blaney to the the Wood Brothers — and eventually Team Penske — in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David analyzes the transaction that brings future Cup Series rookie Ryan Blaney to one of the sport’s most storied teams.

 

 

Gordon, Hendrick remain atop NASCAR charts with Brickyard win

Through the Gears: Four things we learned at Indianapolis
Post-race reaction from Jeff Gordon's win in NASCAR's Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Speeding past the sport’s best drivers 20  years ago, Jeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 en route to starting his own legacy. Much has been made of the win’s impact — his second of 90 Cup victories, — even though it was hardly surprising at the time. After all, Gordon was blooming in his second season and the Indiana native was expected to morph into one of the sport’s all-time best.

Juan Montoya and Gateway Motorsports Park make NASCAR return this weekend

Geoffrey Miller's five things to watch at Michigan International Speedway
Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Juan Montoya’s NASCAR return, Greg Biffle’s defense, Hendrick’s Michigan woes and Goodyear tires highlight the storylines leading up to the Quicken Loans 400.

Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Juan Montoya’s NASCAR return, Greg Biffle’s defense, Hendrick’s Michigan woes and Goodyear tires highlight the storylines leading up to the Quicken Loans 400.

 

 

Jimmie Johnson dominates in Charlotte, wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

Through the Gears: Four things we learned in the Coca-Cola 600
Post-race reaction from Jimmie Johnson's win in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR has IndyCar’s number when it comes to television, revenue, pretty car colors … you name it, it’s simply a step above. We’ve been over this one time and again where even Indy qualifying lost out to stock car racing’s All-Star event in the latest Nielsen ratings. More than likely, this week it’s NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600, not the Indy 500, that will draw the larger audience overall.

NASCAR's 10 Coolest Paint Schemes in 2014

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