1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Needs a Bad Boy Reputation

    Short-track racing is a contact sport in NASCAR. It was well demonstrated at Martinsville Speedway with the sport's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , giving some hard hits to the competition...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 1,687 reads 27 comments

  2. NASCAR Sprint Cup at Martinsville: Stunning Highlights at Crashfest

    The seventh race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase at Martinsville was expected to be a wild one and it certainly didn't disappoint with odd happenings that left few cars unscathed and more points swapping...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 706 reads 7 comments

  3. NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase at Martinsville: Harvick Scrappy, Edwards Can't Hide

    Drivers in the fight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title were in survival mode at Talladega last weekend, but as they head to the smallest track, they may just have to fight for coveted points...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 789 reads 7 comments

  4. Dan Wheldon Crash: Does a Fatal Accident Change the Way Drivers Race?

    The melding of man and machine in the throws of heated competition on a race track yields excitement, entertainment and reward, but the dark side of death and injury is always present...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 863 reads 0 comments

  5. Talladega Dateline: Hendrick Motorsports Fails to Tame the High Banks

    The dice haven't exactly been rolling in favor of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the Chase, but if qualifying at Talladega is any indication, the four HMS drivers are prepared to dominate the high banks...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 429 reads 4 comments

  6. NASCAR Sprint Cup at Talladega: Two-Car Tandem Returns, News and Schedule

    The one thing that is constant at Talladega is the unexpected. Despite NASCAR's changes for this race, the two-car tandem is alive and well. The drivers race with heavy hearts on the high banks...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 848 reads 3 comments

  7. Danica Patrick: Decision to Move to NASCAR Proves To Be Prophetic

    Danica Patrick has officially ended her affiliation with the racing series where she gained notoriety, IndyCar, be it amidst tragic circumstances and a race she and her fellow competitors never completed...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 2,367 reads 22 comments

  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Halftime Report on Hottest Contenders

    Time is running short and so are the fuses of the drivers and crew chiefs who have reached the midpoint of the 10-week Chase for the ultimate prize in NASCAR's elite series, the Sprint Cup title...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 990 reads 7 comments

  9. Tragedy Strikes IndyCar Series at Las Vegas with Death of Dan Wheldon

    A horrific accident involving much of the field has taken the life of Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today according to live reports broadcast on ABC television. The incident occurred early in the race, and the carnage was frightening...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 851 reads 3 comments

  10. Jimmie Johnson's 6th Title Chance Takes Crashing Blow at Charlotte

    Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson looked to be making a charge for his sixth title, but with 17 laps to go at Charlotte his chances took a heavy hit when he crashed hard...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 922 reads 5 comments

  11. NASCAR Sprint Cup Champ: Do You Really Want Jimmie Johnson Out?

    There is a saying "watch what you wish for" that could well apply to the current NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 583 reads 12 comments

  12. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 8 Important Lessons Learned at Kansas

    Only six rounds remain in the chamber before we know which of the Chase drivers with a shot at the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship captures the title in 2011...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 565 reads 0 comments

  13. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Preview, Predictions and Schedule for Chase Round 4 at Kansas

    The elite series of NASCAR heads to one of several intermediate tracks for the fourth race in the 10-week Chase for the title, but Kansas has special character that tempts fate for those who don't drive it just right...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 751 reads 0 comments

  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why He Isn't a Legit NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Contender

    The body slamming whirlwind of the new points system can take a Chase driver from king of the hill into a stomach-churning slide with a loss of points that may effectively ruin a run for the title, faster than ever before...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 3,027 reads 10 comments

  15. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Monstrous Shakeup in Chase Points at Round 3 in Dover

    Often the "Monster Mile" at Dover is known for devastating crashes that prove to be game changers for some drivers. But the wild swing in points from the AAA 400 were purely the result of the teams involved...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 643 reads 0 comments

  16. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Will Dover Prove Jimmie Johnson and Company Are Unraveling?

    Winning five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup titles began to look pretty easy for Jimmie Johnson , but the game changed in 2011 with the new point system that could well rock the Lowe's 48 team...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about 3 years ago 429 reads 13 comments

  17. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 9 Important Lessons We Learned at Loudon

    The fiery red of fall foliage is making its presence known just as the fiery competition within the Chase contenders is beginning to unveil the drivers with a serious chance at the title run as we saw at Loudon...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 1,143 reads 0 comments

  18. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Chase Strategy, Surprises and Stats from New Hampshire

    The Chase drivers did their best to rebound from the fuel mileage problems at Chicagoland, but while some made up valuable points, others met with unpleasant surprises...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 580 reads 3 comments

  19. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Preview, Predictions and Schedule for Round 2 at Loudon

    Is it possible upsets are in the making for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase contenders with the nearly down-and-out markers flipping the tables on those who are considered givens to vie ...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 1,450 reads 0 comments

  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Why Making the Chase Isn't Enough

    You have got to be in it to win it, but for Dale Earnhardt Jr. just being in the Chase and not winning the title will be bittersweet at best. Certainly, Earnhardt Jr...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 991 reads 8 comments

  21. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire at Chicagoland Speedway

    A rainy day and a migraine headache had Tony Stewart down on the day the GEICO 400 was suppose to be run, but a day later he was in fine form as he charged to the lead and took the win in Chicago...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  22. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Chicagoland Speedway Preview, Predictions and Schedule

    The power-packed Chase field heads to Chicagoland Speedway for the first time in the 10-week playoff, with the chance of hot tempers and paybacks becoming detrimental to leading title contenders...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 1,530 reads 0 comments

  23. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Ranking the 12 Chase Drivers' Chances of Winning It All

    Becoming part of the Chase gives credence to the drivers, teams and owners regardless of whether they did it with multiple wins or no wins. It rewards their sponsors for the huge monetary support they dole out each season...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 2,255 reads 5 comments

  24. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Makes the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Title, Now What?

    The chance for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to make the Chase looked precarious at best when he slammed his No. 88 Chevrolet into Clint Bowyer, who had spun on lap eight at Richmond International Raceway...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 1,060 reads 11 comments

  25. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Wild Crashfest at Richmond Reveals 2011 Chase Roster

    It didn't take long after the patriotic pre-race festivities for the dramatic crashes to begin at Richmond International Raceway in a race that included those contending for the Chase...

    Sandra MacWatters Written by Sandra MacWatters about over 3 years ago 387 reads 2 comments