1. Why the New Charter System Is a Win-Win for NASCAR and Its Race-Team Owners

    For nearly 68 years, it's been NASCAR's way or the highway. Tuesday, the sport took perhaps its most significant detour ever when NASCAR announced a revolutionary new system—known ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 3,963 reads 3 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 1,590 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 17,096 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 37,163 reads 34 comments

  5. 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 months ago 3,150 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 5,092 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 2,642 reads 7 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 2,843 reads 6 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 8,705 reads 7 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 5,169 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 18,897 reads 27 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 16,688 reads 19 comments

  13. Jimmie Johnson Feeling Added Urgency to Win Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

    No one is suggesting Jimmie Johnson 's time at or near the peak of NASCAR has ended. He remains, at age 40, a contender for victory in every Sprint Cup race he enters...

    Monte Dutton Written by Monte Dutton about 8 months ago 4,186 reads 8 comments

  14. What's Wrong with Roush Fenway Racing and When Will It Improve?

    Roush Fenway Racing was once one of the premier organizations in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. These days, meh , not so much. RFR is coming off one of its worst seasons ever...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 3,541 reads 2 comments

  15. Joe Gibbs Conundrum: What to Do with NASCAR Truck Series Champ Erik Jones

    Erik Jones hasn ’t even officially started his first full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and already he’s created somewhat of a conundrum at Joe Gibbs Racing...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 4,926 reads 4 comments

  16. New Year's Resolutions for the Top Stars in NASCAR

    What’s a new year without resolutions? Many of us make annual vows to ourselves, most typically for self-improvement. Among the more popular resolutions, we vow to lose weight, stop smoking, quit drinking, treat others better and so forth...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 1,419 reads 0 comments

  17. What Will NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing Be Like After Tony Stewart Retires?

    For many fans, NASCAR is going to have a significant identity problem in 2016 and 2017. When Speedweeks begin at Daytona less than two months from now, it is going to be very strange to see the No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 14,286 reads 16 comments

  18. Holiday Wish Lists for the Top Stars in NASCAR

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—unless you’re a NASCAR fan. By now, I’m sure that most of you diehards are in serious need of a racing fix...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 771 reads 2 comments

  19. Predicting Who Will Be the Next 5 Sprint Cup Drivers to Retire

    Jeff Gordon was a pacesetter in his illustrious 23-year Sprint Cup career, and now he’s become a pace-setter in another area — retirement...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 27,491 reads 18 comments

  20. Chase Elliott Must Be Allowed to Forge His Own Path, Not Be the Next Jeff Gordon

    When the green flag drops to begin the 2016 Daytona 500, there will be a new driver in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 5,567 reads 9 comments

  21. Will a Title Win Change Fans' Perceptions of Kyle Busch's Past Bad Boy Behavior?

    Psst. Over here. Want to know a secret? Kyle Busch is a charming interview. He always has been. The brand new Sprint Cup champion has arrived. He has put his problems behind him...

    Monte Dutton Written by Monte Dutton about 8 months ago 7,630 reads 23 comments

  22. NMPA Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class: Inductees, Comments and Reaction

    Legendary NASCAR owners Joe Gibbs and Rick Hendrick are slated to join famed IndyCar driver Al Unser as the 2016 National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame inductees, according to NASCAR...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 months ago 6,141 reads 5 comments

  23. Drivers 21 and Under Who Could Be Part of the Next Wave of NASCAR Superstars

    With Jeff Gordon now retired and Tony Stewart set to retire after the 2016 season, the transition to the next generation of NASCAR stars has begun. And that transition begins with drivers who are 21 and under...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 6,085 reads 9 comments

  24. Why Chase Format Won't Allow for Jimmie Johnson-Like Run of Titles

    When Kyle Busch won the 2015 Sprint Cup championship, numerous predictions had him going on to win multiple championships from that point in his career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 5,852 reads 14 comments

  25. Is NASCAR Facing a Star Power Crisis?

    Empires rise and fall. Heroes get older. One generation inevitably replaces another. Jeff Gordon didn't go out as Cinderella but rather as the Prince...

    Monte Dutton Written by Monte Dutton about 9 months ago 7,438 reads 12 comments