1. Awards for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    With the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season now in the rear-view mirror, it's time to hand out Bleacher Report's awards for a wild year that included an unlikely champion, a retiring superstar and a feud between two of the sport's biggest stars...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 3 months ago 14,372 reads 5 comments

  2. What Each Championship 4 Driver Must Do to Win the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

    And then there were four. After 35 points races, precisely nine months and seemingly countless controversies, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship will be decided this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 3 months ago 8,685 reads 15 comments

  3. Around NASCAR: Predicting the Last 3 Drivers for the Season Finale at Homestead

    With only one spot filled and only one race remaining to determine which four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will comprise the Championship 4 in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, only one really important question remains...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 3 months ago 5,932 reads 8 comments

  4. Would a Jeff Gordon Sprint Cup Championship Save This Flawed NASCAR Chase?

    Don't worry, folks. Jeff Gordon is coming to the rescue in this screwed-up 2015 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 3 months ago 8,111 reads 45 comments

  5. Did Dale Earnhardt Jr. Just Lose His Last, Best Shot at NASCAR Sprint Cup Title?

    Somewhat lost in the aftermath of NASCAR ’s race-ending mess at Talladega last Sunday was the relevant and important question it raised but left unanswered. Did Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 months ago 7,289 reads 9 comments

  6. NASCAR to Blame, NASCAR to Pay for Mishandling Controversial Finish at Talladega

    Usually, controversy is a great thing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Some of the greatest moments in the sport’s storied history have been built upon it. But this time, it’s not likely to happen...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 months ago 30,000 reads 81 comments

  7. Around NASCAR: Logano-Kenseth Dust-Up Adding Much-Needed Drama to Chase

    Finally, a couple of the boys had at it toward the end of last Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was long overdue and exactly what this otherwise uninspiring 2015 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup needed...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 months ago 1,634 reads 0 comments

  8. Will Jimmie Johnson, Like Tiger Woods, Fall Short of Rewriting Title History?

    Is Jimmie Johnson in danger of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR? Remember when it was a foregone conclusion that Woods would not only catch Jack Nicklaus' all-time record of ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 months ago 104,336 reads 17 comments

  9. Tony Stewart's Impact on NASCAR Will Be Felt Long After His Retirement as Driver

    Tony Stewart wanted to make one thing perfectly clear in Wednesday’s news conference announcing his retirement as a Sprint Cup driver. He’s not really retiring. Oh, he will no longer get behind the wheel of his No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 months ago 7,984 reads 14 comments

  10. Joe Gibbs Eyeing NASCAR Title While Facing Toughest Challenge as a Father

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs has coached three teams to wins in the Super Bowl and helped build and guide Joe Gibbs Racing to three championships at the top tier in NASCAR...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 5 months ago 24,697 reads 4 comments

  11. Around NASCAR: How One Night at Richmond Killed Michael Waltrip Racing

    Michael Waltrip no doubt can't come to Richmond International Raceway without thinking about the one night at RIR that killed Michael Waltrip Racing...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 5 months ago 17,565 reads 6 comments

  12. Around the Garage: Dale Jr. Proof of Weight Earnhardt Name Carries in NASCAR

    The recent news that Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 12 was a reminder that the Earnhardt name still moves the needle...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 5 months ago 7,975 reads 2 comments

  13. One Menz Opinion: Frustrations Mount for Jeff Gordon in Lackluster Final Season

    This isn't how it was supposed to go down for Jeff Gordon in his final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 6 months ago 4,810 reads 4 comments

  14. One Menz Opinion: Danica Patrick's Drawing Power More Important Than Ever

    In yet another first for NASCAR, Stewart-Haas Racing had fig bars on hand for everyone to sample when Tuesday's news conference announcing Danica Patrick 's contract extension and new sponsorship broke up...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 6 months ago 6,333 reads 4 comments

  15. One Menz Opinion: Have Speeds at Michigan Reached Dangerous Levels?

    After recent frightening incidents at other tracks, including at Daytona International Speedway in the Sprint Cup Series and at Kentucky Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series, ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 6 months ago 7,308 reads 6 comments

  16. British Open 2015: Last-Minute Odds, Picks and Projections

    The pairings are set, the Old Course at St. Andrews is ready, and the best golfers in the world—sans one notable player—have descended upon the east coast of Fife in Scotland for the 144th Open Championship...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 7 months ago 34,082 reads 15 comments

  17. British Open 2015: Complete Guide to This Year's Tournament at St. Andrews

    It would be easy to surmise that some of the excitement surrounding the 144th British Open dissipated when Rory McIlroy, the defending champion and an obvious favorite to contend again, suffered the total rupture of a ligament in his left ankle recently.

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 7 months ago 21,720 reads 11 comments

  18. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 18 Edition

    What could possibly mar a Dale Earnhardt Jr. victory at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? Only a ridiculously late starting time due to a lengthy rain ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 7 months ago 10,504 reads 2 comments

  19. Golf's Next Great Rivalry Put on Hold After Rory McIlroy's Unfortunate Injury

    We almost were blessed with the Jordan Spieth -Rory McIlroy showdown in the recent 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 7 months ago 5,553 reads 4 comments

  20. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Stock Watch: Week 17

    As expected, it was a wild affair on the road course at Sonoma Raceway last weekend. Now, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed back to a series of more traditional ovals for ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 9,733 reads 6 comments

  21. The 10 Best Road-Course Drivers in NASCAR

    Marcos Ambrose is back in Australia. Juan Pablo Montoya has made his triumphant return to the IndyCar Series. With those two road-course aces now out of NASCAR, who is the best road warrior left behind? The answer might surprise you...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 6,063 reads 6 comments

  22. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 16 Edition

    This is getting mighty interesting. With Kurt Busch gambling correctly on rain showers at Michigan to become the third Sprint Cup driver with multiple race wins this season, and with Martin Truex Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 4,833 reads 5 comments

  23. Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth Pushing Each Other at U.S. Open Is What Golf Needs

    Like all sports, and arguably more than most, golf needs strong individual rivalries to thrive. That's why the world needs to root for Rory McIlroy and Jordan ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 1,773 reads 2 comments

  24. US Open 2015: The Top Storylines Heading into Chambers Bay

    There is no shortage of interesting storylines heading into the 2015 U.S. Open that starts Thursday at Chambers Bay...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 10,583 reads 6 comments

  25. US Open 2015: Complete Guide to This Year's Tournament at Chambers Bay

    To understand why this U.S. Open is poised to be one of the most unique, entertaining major golf tournaments in recent memory, you have to look beyond all the great players...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 months ago 11,291 reads 9 comments