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Ryan Truex’s Future Uncertain After Parting Ways with BK Racing
September 26th, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Ryan Truex was replaced on the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway entry list by Travis Kvapil. It is the second straight week that Kvapil has replaced the 22-year-old rookie in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing. On Thursday Truex spoke about parting ways with BK Racing. ***PHOTO1*** Truex, the younger...

A Look at the Current Challenger Round Chase Grid; Four Eliminations Will Occur at Dover
September 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 PM
Here is a look at the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after the first two races of the 16-driver Challenger Round. Only Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway is left before the bottom four drivers in the Chase Grid are eliminated without advancing to the 12-driver Contender...

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Predictions by Round; Who are Our Champs?
September 10th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will embark a new playoff system for the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup starting this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway and with it will come elimination rounds. After the first three races, called the Challenger Round four drivers will be eliminated. After the next...

The Burden on Tony Stewart and Something That Can Come from Kevin Ward Jr’s Death
August 11th, 2014 at 9:25 PM
Late Saturday night into Sunday morning the racing world was shook by the news of the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Ward was struck by the right-rear tire of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Saturday night after exiting his car...

It’s Time to Change the Qualifying Format in NASCAR’s Lower Divisions
August 5th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
A few years ago the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series had what was known as "the top 35" rule. It was a rule intended to protect the full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.  Back in October 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway several full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams missed the race in...

Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed, and Jeremy Clements Surprise Dash4Cash Qualifiers
July 9th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
The popular NASCAR Nationwide Series "Dash 4 Cash" program is back for the summer and Friday night's race at Daytona International Speedway served as the qualifier for the four drivers that will race for $100,000 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12th. The top four NASCAR Nationwide Series championship...

Aric Almirola the First to Take Advantage of NASCAR’s New Chase System
July 7th, 2014 at 10:38 PM
It took to the halfway point of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season but Sunday's Coke Zero 400 winner Aric Almirola was the first driver to exploit NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup system and earn a shot to compete for the championship over the final 10 races of the...

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...