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Sonoma Offers Unique Chance for Drivers to Earn a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Spot
June 20th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
With NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup Series format this season expanded to 16 drivers and all winners in the first 26 races earning an automatic berth the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday takes on even more importance. Especially for certain drivers who have excelled on...

Jimmie Johnson Heads to Quicken Loans 400 Looking for First Win at Michigan International Speedway
June 11th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Questions were flying only three weeks ago as to what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chad Knaus led Hendrick Motorsports team. Why have they not won yet in a season where winning meant making the Chase? Well all that was answered with two consecutive statement wins...

NASCAR Has Some Explaining to Do After Dover
June 2nd, 2014 at 7:32 PM
Believe it or not, NASCAR is at it again. It was an interesting race at Dover for several reasons this past Sunday but one of the most interesting things that happened occurred on lap 159 when the concrete came up from the track surface causing damage to Jamie McMurray’s car causing...

Clint Bowyer Upset at Late Debris Cautions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
June 2nd, 2014 at 12:48 PM
It's a gripe that most NASCAR fans get annoyed with and on Sunday one of the drivers also got to the point of frustration where he had to vocalize his displeasure. The debris caution when nothing of a serious nature seems visible on the the track is the gripe and...

New Chase Grid Format for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Shaping up Great
May 29th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
When NASCAR announced the new Chase system for this season there were a lot of skeptics but also a lot of people that thought the system, called the Chase Grid, has a lot of potential to create a ton of drama. That drama very clearly will not only be during...

Danica Patrick’s Race at Kansas Speedway a One Off or a Sign of Things to Come?
May 15th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
For someone who watched the entire 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night it was plain to see that Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon had the two best cars and if things worked their way one of those two would be in victory lane. In the end Gordon...

Fast Short-Run Cars Paid Off for Team Penske at Richmond International Raceway
April 28th, 2014 at 8:31 PM
With 31 laps to go in Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway things looked bleak as far as a Team Penske car going to victory lane even though Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had top contending cars all race long. A long green flag run had shown the...

Kasey Kahne Off to a Slow Start in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
April 24th, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Coming off the first off weekend of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team needs to look at Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway as a fresh start to the season. The first eight races of the season did not...

Numbers Say Competition up During First 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races
April 17th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads into its first off weekend of the 2014 season for the Easter break with eight races in the books. The 2014 season is the second with the Generation 6 race car which was introduced to help usher in more on track competitiveness during the...

Chase Elliott Proves Nationwide Series Better as a Development Series
April 15th, 2014 at 6:22 PM
The last two weeks the NASCAR Nationwide Series has provided exciting and interesting storylines. For the first time in several seasons the story coming out of the series was about a Series regular winning races over the Cup star in Cup equipment.  The NASCAR Nationwide Series has been a series that...

Big Names in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Looking for 2014 Win
April 9th, 2014 at 8:31 PM
NASCAR changed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying format entering the 2014 season making it so the race winners in the first 26-races of the season would gain access to the Chase. Up to 16-race winners that is. ***PHOTO1*** So far in the 2014 season there have been seven...

Engine Changes on the Horizon in NASCAR as Next Step to Increase Competition
April 2nd, 2014 at 8:19 PM
NASCAR has made significant changes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the past two seasons to try to increase the competition on the track and solidify the future of the sport. Changes ranging from the new Gen-6 car to the new knockout qualifying to the new Chase Grid format...

Timothy Peters’ Frustrating Race Ends with Damaged Truck in Feud with Teammate
March 31st, 2014 at 8:46 PM
Timothy Peters led six different times for a total of 49 laps during Sunday's rain delayed Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. He looked to have a truck worthy of winning but typical short-track racing cost him a chance at his eighth career victory. All the...

Jeff Gordon Raises Questions About Goodyear After Auto Club Speedway Tire Problems
March 28th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
Jeff Gordon was not happy after having a potential shot at an all-important victory on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway fizzle into a 13th place finish. Throughout the race teams were having tires come apart after about 20 laps and while Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet team never had one of their...

Seven Drivers Will Try to Make Their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut at Martinsville
March 25th, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Youth will overrun the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Seven drivers will attempt to start their first Truck Series race in Saturday's Kroger 250. ***PHOTO1*** Cole Custer, 16, will attempt to qualify in a No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. Custer's father is an executive at Stewart-Haas Racing...

Denny Hamlin’s Status Moving Forward Uncertain; Undergoing More Tests This Week
March 24th, 2014 at 9:40 PM
Denny Hamlin left Auto Club Speedway before the drop of the green flag in yesterday's Auto Club 400 with a severe headache and vision problems and underwent a CT scan at a local hospital. While the results of the scan are not back yet Hamlin was released from the hospital...

Bristol Motor Speedway Provided Great Racing on Sunday
March 19th, 2014 at 9:15 PM
Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was an all-day affair due to rain which delayed the start by two hours and then again had a three and a half hour delay on lap 125 due to more rain. For those who stuck it out...

Several Teams Need Strong Las Vegas Finish as 2013 Owner Point Cutoff Looms
March 4th, 2014 at 12:47 AM
This weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is an important one for several teams trying to make a stay in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. After the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move to the Bristol Motor Speedway and the qualifying rules...

NASCAR Nationwide Series Struggling to Fill Field and Provide Good Races
March 3rd, 2014 at 8:46 PM
At the beginning of the 2013 season NASCAR cut the number of cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series races to 40 cars from 43. Mainly this was due to the high number of start-and-park cars that were filling the field in the 2012 season. The 2014 season started with 48 cars...

NASCAR’s Penalty on James Buescher in Daytona’s Nationwide Series Race was Poor
February 25th, 2014 at 8:11 PM
NASCAR had a really good opening to its season with exciting Budweiser Duel races, a really close finish in the Camping World Truck Series race, an even closer finish in the Nationwide Series race, and also a very exciting Daytona 500 even if it did take 10 hours. The low...