1. 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season: By the Numbers

    Have the analytics people infiltrated the NASCAR ranks? Maybe someone performs some serious homework for the major garages, toying in inefficiencies like the Oakland Athletics and ...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 3 days ago 1,251 reads 4 comments

  2. Bold Predictions for the 2016 NASCAR Season

    The NASCAR season has a way of feeling like it just happened, you know? It feels as though Kyle Busch crossed the finish line at Homestead yesterday, Jeff Gordon won at Martinsville (again) and Kevin Harvick finished second (again)...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 5 days ago 11,614 reads 12 comments

  3. Tony Stewart Hospitalized: Updates on NASCAR Star's Back After ATV Accident

    Less than three weeks before NASCAR heads to Daytona, Tony Stewart was involved in an ATV accident and required back surgery. He will miss the beginning of the Sprint Cup season, but is expected to make a full recovery...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 days ago 35,808 reads 34 comments

  4. NASCAR Tracks Where We'll Most Likely See a 1st-Time Winner in 2016

    There’s an old saying in NASCAR that the first win is always the hardest. Once a driver visits Sprint Cup Victory Lane for the first time, typically the second time is not ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 days ago 2,747 reads 9 comments

  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers in Need of the Biggest Turnarounds in 2016

    Say what you want about guys like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch , Joey Logano , Jimmie Johnson and the like, but it’s a fairly safe assumption they’re going to be in the Sprint Cup championship mix every season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 13 days ago 4,682 reads 6 comments

  6. Why Kyle Busch Is Set Up to Be NASCAR's Biggest Star for the Next Decade

    Earning three championships, the 1990s was Jeff Gordon ’s decade (he also won a fourth title in 2001)...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 14 days ago 2,499 reads 7 comments

  7. Will Chase-Like Format Changes Add Excitement to NASCAR's Lower Circuits?

    Brian France's tenure as chairman of NASCAR is similar to James T. Kirk's command of the Starship Enterprise: The third-generation scion of the ruling family has taken the sport where no man has before...

    Monte Dutton Written by Monte Dutton about 19 days ago 2,736 reads 6 comments

  8. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Can Become NASCAR's Third Straight First-Time Champion

    They may have many things in common—starting with being great race car drivers—but there’s one thread that binds Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch that no other NASCAR driver can claim...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 25 days ago 8,378 reads 7 comments

  9. Will Tony Stewart's Last Season Be Celebrated or Largely Forgettable?

    I traveled the country writing about NASCAR for 20 years, 1993-2012. Tony Stewart didn't arrive at NASCAR's highest level until 1999. It seems incredible now that I covered NASCAR for six seasons without Stewart in it...

    Monte Dutton Written by Monte Dutton about 25 days ago 5,044 reads 11 comments

  10. Who Are the Early Favorites to Win the 2016 Daytona 500?

    As the countdown to the 58th Daytona 500's green flag closes to just over a month away, race fans are starting to get the itch that a new season is almost here...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 26 days ago 14,986 reads 27 comments

  11. 10 Bold Predictions for 2016 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    The 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup has the potential to be one of the most memorable in the last decade-plus in NASCAR . There will be changes, such as the low downforce package...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 28 days ago 13,655 reads 19 comments