1. NASCAR Fans and Loyalties: Richard Petty Motorsports to Ford?

    The big news of the day is, of course, the announcement that Richard Petty Motorsports has signed a letter of intent to merge with Yates Racing before the 2010 season. This means that RPM will be switching to Ford, which seems to have a few fans upset...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  2. NASCAR Could Give Kids A Reason To Go To Band Camp

    Do you ever get tired of watching a NASCAR race and seeing some obscure singing artist mutilate the National Anthem? I do. Personally, I have long enjoyed the races when kids of the drivers and crews got to sing the National Anthem...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  3. Carl Long Needs Your Help

    Carl Long needs your help. He was busted by NASCAR at Charlotte for having an engine that was a tiny bit out of tolerance, and he's been fined $200,000 and 200 points. Carl is not exactly a Rick Hendrick or a Jack Roush...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about over 5 years ago 127 reads 1 comments

  4. Is Kyle Busch Good for NASCAR?

    In 2008, Kyle Busch could seemingly do no wrong. He won in all three of NASCAR's top series. He won almost everything there was to win, except a championship. The recently-evicted driver of the No...

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  5. A Fourth Generation Of The Family Earnhardt Takes To The Track

    The picture you see is of proud poppa Kerry Earnhardt, who will hopefully be watching his son Jeffrey start his very first race in NASCAR's top three series. Jeffrey Earnhardt will attempt his first start in the NASCAR Nationwide series on Saturday...

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  6. Will Changing Crew Chiefs Solve Dale Earnhardt Jr. Problems?

    The news that Tony Eury Jr. has been replaced as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief by Lance McGrew is hardly surprising when you consider how the 88 team has been performing lately...

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  7. NASCAR Penalties: Death Sentence To Small Teams

    Jeremy Mayfield, Carl Long, and Robby Gordon. All of these drivers have been given penalties that hurt. In Long and Mayfield's cases, it could be debilitating. They might not race again this year, or forever, possibly...

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  8. Is It Karma? Or Is It Fate? What's Up with Dale Earnhardt Jr?

    What can you say about the son of a legend? Is he the real deal, or is he just playing at being a legitimate driver? Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won 18 Cup races in his career...

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  9. Jeremy Mayfield Still Claiming Innocence

    It's not a new story by any means, but one has to wonder why Jeremy Mayfield is fighting against his indefinite suspension by NASCAR. I suspect the truth is very simple. Mayfield believes he's innocent...

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  10. Perfection When it Counts: Jimmie Johnson

    Is there a reason why Jimmie Johnson currently holds an almost insurmountable lead in Sprint Cup points? Sure, there is. Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief Chad Knaus are that good...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 139 reads 2 comments

  11. How Important Are Crew Chiefs in NASCAR?

    Crew chiefs are variously described as team leaders, or even as the quarterback of the team. That part is obvious. What many fans may not know is that the crew chief is much more than just the guy in charge in the shop and in the garage...

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  12. How Important Are Crew Chiefs in NASCAR?

    Crew chiefs are variously described as team leaders, or even as the quarterback of the team. That part is obvious. What many fans may not know is that the crew chief is much more than just the guy in charge in the shop and in the garage...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 306 reads 7 comments

  13. Are we now in the Post Gordon Era in NASCAR?

    Statistically, he's the greatest active driver in NASCAR. He's won 81 races and four championships. In his 17 years in the sport, he has 245 top 5's and 334 top 10's. He's won 66 poles in his career...

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  14. Spoils of Victory somewhat spoiled for Carl Edwards at Atlanta

    After the Pep Boys 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Carl Edwards performed his signature back flip into the infield grass and celebrated in Victory Lane. He celebrated, that is, until he got the news...

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  15. Jr. Nation? We're Fine, Thank You All The Same.

    So he's won races but no championships. So he's won Bud Shootouts and even the Winston in 2000. Oops, excuse me, he has won what was once known as the Busch series championship, now known as the Nationwide championship in 1998 and 1999...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 468 reads 8 comments

  16. Dale Jr. Nation? We're Fine, Thank You all the Same

    So he's won races, but no championships. So he's won Bud Shootouts and even the Winston in 2000. Oops, excuse me, he has won what was once known as the Busch series championship, now known as the Nationwide championship in 1998 and 1999...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 267 reads 0 comments

  17. Jr. Nation? We're fine, Thank You all the Same.

    So he's won races but no championships. So he's won Bud Shootouts and even the Winston in 2000. Oops, excuse me, he has won what was once known as the Busch series championship, now known as the Nationwide championship in 1998 and 1999...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  18. Chad Knaus: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

    Many of the NASCAR pundits have already declared the 2008 season as being over. Jimmie Johnson will win his third straight title, even though there are still four races to go. I'm not so sure about that, but it's obvious that Jimmie and the No...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 462 reads 15 comments

  19. Chad Knaus: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

    Many of the NASCAR pundits have already declared the 2008 season as being over. Jimmie Johnson will win his third straight title, and it's all over but the crying, even though there are still 4 races to go...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 132 reads 0 comments

  20. Chad Knaus: Giving Credit where Credit is Due

    Many of the NASCAR pundits have already declared the 2008 season as being over. Jimmie Johnson will win his 3rd straight title, and it's all over but the crying, even though there are still 4 races to go...

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  21. Reviewing a Clean Slate: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s First Year with Hendrick

    Many commentators proclaimed this 2008 season the year of Dale Earnhardt Jr. How has that worked out? So far, it has and it hasn't.Dale Jr. and the 88 team set some goals for themselves which they have largely achieved...

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  22. Reviewing a Clean Slate

    Many commentators proclaimed this 2008 season the year of Dale Earnhardt Jr. How has that worked out? So far, it has and it hasn't.Dale Jr. and the 88 team set some goals for themselves which they have largely achieved...

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  23. Want to make NASCAR better?

    Sure you do. We all do. One way to do it is to support your local short track. The future driver of the Truck series, the Nationwide series, and even the Cup series are on display this week at your local race track...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  24. Dale Earnhardt Inc. Takes Out the Fork, Fights On

    Dale Earnhardt Inc. made a very strong showing at the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega on Sunday.Regan Smith (basically) won the race, by passing the leader, albeit below the yellow line...

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  25. Jimmie Johnson the Best Driver in Nascar? It's Easy to Figure Out

    Who is it? We'll wait until the end to show you. But I have to ask you, who else has won 38 races out of 249 starts, and also has 98 top five finishes and 152 top ten finishes?Who also has ...

    Jim Crooks Written by Jim Crooks about 6 years ago 1,005 reads 6 comments