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Who Replaces Marcos Ambrose? That’s the Hottest Question of NASCAR’s Silly Season
September 18th, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Last week Marcos Ambrose and Richard Petty Motorsports announced that the two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner would be returning to Australia and will be racing V-8 Supercars for Dick Johnson Racing. Ambrose, who had a ton of success in the series prior to moving to NASCAR, had been driving...

Ty Dillon Finishing up 2014 Season in Impressive Fashion
September 9th, 2014 at 6:57 AM
Ty Dillon's 2014 season got off to a rough start. He was out of the championship race early and many thought it was a disappointing start for the North Carolina native. ***PHOTO1*** Dillon's 2014 season was a struggle early on. In his first 17 races Dillon failed to record a top five...

The Rich Get Richer: NASCAR Has Major Sponsorship Problem
August 13th, 2014 at 8:35 AM
Tuesday afternoon's announcement that 3M has left Roush Fenway Racing may not come as a surprise to some people. Roush Fenway Racing is in a rebuilding mode and for a multi-billion dollar company like 3M, one can understand why the company would look elsewhere for their future involvement in NASCAR. ***PHOTO1*** However,...

Indianapolis Entry List Will Add Saturday Drama
July 22nd, 2014 at 12:17 AM
The entry list for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been released on Monday and the list includes two new teams, which will add drama for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at the facility. ***PHOTO1*** There are 46 entries on the entry...

The Next Eight Races Might Be Most Important of Kasey Kahne’s Career
July 8th, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Kasey Kahne’s career has been really successful so far. Kahne has 16 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories in his first 10 and a half seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.. However, the next eight races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule may be the most important stretch...

Matt Kenseth’s Contract Extension at Joe Gibbs Racing Could Have Interesting Domino Effect
June 30th, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Prior to Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Matt Kenseth had signed a contract extension which would keep Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing for a "number of years." The team also announced that Kenseth's sponsor, Dollar General, would increase their number of races from 27 races to...

Are Road Ringers a Thing of the Past?
June 17th, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Sonoma Raceway is one of two road course events on the 36 race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the 2014 season. Since road racing is so scare some teams usually elect to go with what is known in the NASCAR world as road ringers. ***PHOTO1*** Road ringers usually run just the...

Pocono 400 Had a Dramatic Finish but not Much Else
June 9th, 2014 at 7:34 AM
No doubt the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday ended in dramatic fashion when Brad Keselowski had debris on his grille which eventually led to Dale Earnhardt Jr passing him in a late race battle leading Earnhardt to win his second race of the season, locking him into the...

It May Be Now or Never for Carl Edwards
May 19th, 2014 at 7:49 PM
It's an opportunity that a driver faces maybe once a lifetime. For Carl Edwards it's come twice a lifetime.  In order to understand what I am talking about you have to rewind back to the middle of the 2011 season when Edwards was yet again a free agent and rumors were...

Landon Cassill Continues to Make Strides in 2014 Season
April 29th, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Landon Cassill's NASCAR career began in a different way than a lot of other race car drivers do. Cassill, at the ripe age of just 17-years-old was already in the development program for Hendrick Motorsports. It looked like he could be in-line for a high profile ride very shortly. He...

XxxTreme Motorsports Benefits from Swan Racing’s Departure, but is It Fair?
April 24th, 2014 at 12:36 AM
There is an old saying "one man's misfortune is another man's gain." The same can be said about the Swan Racing deal in NASCAR that was officially announced on Wednesday. Swan Racing's misfortune is XxxTreme Motorsports' gain. However is it fair that a team that has only attempted two races...

Time for Ricky Stenhouse Jr to Step up and Perform
April 21st, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Ricky Stenhouse Jr is a two time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and proved he belonged in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Stenhouse won eight NASCAR Nationwide Series races in his career including six in the 2012 season which showed he was more than ready to come to the Cup Series. Stenhouse...

2015 Schedule Shakeup Should Include Moving Southern 500 Back to Labor Day Weekend
April 10th, 2014 at 11:08 PM
It was one of motorsports' premier events. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was considered by many people a bigger event than the Daytona 500, which modern day fans may be stunned at. Both Cale Yarborough and David Pearson took more pride in winning the Southern 500 at Darlington than...

Brad Keselowski/Kurt Busch Incident Proves NASCAR Fans are Confused
April 1st, 2014 at 10:10 AM
It was the battle of the weekend. While Kurt Busch's triumph of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway was something that got far too little attention, the on-track battle between Busch and Brad Keselowski got too much publicity. So much in fact that when I went on racing pages this weekend...

Martinsville Brings Back Memories for Petty Enterprises
March 27th, 2014 at 8:39 AM
On the week that the Petty family lost one of the most influential people in their lives this weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Martinsville Speedway for the running of the STP 500. The racetrack is the site of the last victory for Petty Enterprises as a company....

Is Team Penske the Best They’ve Ever Been in NASCAR?
March 18th, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Roger Penske's racing career dates back decades. Penske owns the record for Indianapolis 500 victories as an owner with 15 wins in the prestigious event. Penske was even named Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year in 1961 by Sports Illustrated magazine. There is no doubt that Roger Penske is going...

Bristol Shaping up as an Important Weekend for Tony Stewart
March 13th, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Tony Stewart fans have been wondering what is going on with their favorite driver. The three time champion has had a bad three race stretch to start his 15th season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Stewart is coming off a season where he missed the final 15 races of the...

Mike Wallace Off to Amazing Start in 2014 Nationwide Series Season
March 5th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
It wasn't that long ago when some race fans thought they had seen the last of Mike Wallace. Wallace, who has been a staple in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for several seasons, seemed to be a man without a ride. The 55-year-old driver was replaced at JD Motorsports by Landon...

2014 is Roush Fenway Racing’s Most Important Yet
February 9th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
Roush Fenway Racing has been around since 1988 and has won an impressive 133 races in those 26 seasons. Throughout those 26 seasons the team has had a lot of ups and downs. In 2013 the team won three races and never really competed for the championship. It was one...

Lots of Pressure on BK Racing’s Two Raw Rookies
February 2nd, 2014 at 1:50 PM
BK Racing has had a roller coaster first two seasons in the Sprint Cup Series. Prior to the 2012 season the team bought old Red Bull Racing chassis and had just a month to get prepared for the season. Former driver Travis Kvapil said the team was handed the keys...