1. Why Denny Hamlin Is the Dark Horse to Watch in Final Rounds of 2014 Chase

    Denny Hamlin has won only one race this season and barely avoided elimination from the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup last Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 2 days ago 901 reads 4 comments

  2. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 33 Chase Edition

    The 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is getting serious now, with four more drivers eliminated from championship contention after last Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 days ago 7,784 reads 10 comments

  3. Who's More Disappointed After Elimination: Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jimmie Johnson?

    Four races still remain in the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, but this year's championship hopes are history for Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 5 days ago 6,590 reads 10 comments

  4. Why the Geico 500 Has the Potential to Be the Best Race Ever at Talladega

    You always want to be careful when advertising anything as potentially "the best ever," especially when it's an event that has been running for decades under one sponsored name or another...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 10 days ago 4,394 reads 5 comments

  5. Will NASCAR's Weak Penalty for Brad Keselowski Bring More Trouble at Talladega?

    The $50,000 fine and four-race probation penalty levied on Brad Keselowski by NASCAR Tuesday was toothless...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 11 days ago 5,136 reads 20 comments

  6. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Week 32 Edition

    With a Saturday night fight following the latest Chase for the Sprint Cup Contender Round race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it's pretty obvious this 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is heating up...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 12 days ago 13,861 reads 3 comments

  7. How Move from Joe Gibbs Racing to Team Penske Has Made Joey Logano a Contender

    Joey Logano has to be the most relaxed man at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. That's because his spot in the Eliminator 8 Round of the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 16 days ago 3,116 reads 2 comments

  8. Is It Panic Time for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup?

    It's shaping up to be a really big week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He's already begun celebrating his 40th birthday, even though the big day isn't actually until this Friday...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 18 days ago 4,194 reads 0 comments

  9. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 31 Chase Edition

    The true magnitude of the new NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup elimination format really hit home last Sunday at Kansas Speedway, where three of the top contenders for this year's championship took major hits to their title hopes...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 19 days ago 10,545 reads 0 comments

  10. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Week 30 Edition

    The Chase Challenger round is history. Bring on the Chase Contender round. And while you're at it, take stock of the 12 drivers who are left in this 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup as well as the four who just left it...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 25 days ago 9,780 reads 0 comments

  11. Latest Tony Stewart Comments Show Racing Normalcy Still a Long Way Off

    In examining Tony Stewart 's comments from Monday's news conference at the Stewart-Haas Racing complex, which the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver co-owns with Gene Haas, one fact became abundantly clear very quickly...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 26 days ago 27,230 reads 13 comments

  12. How Team Penske Is Winning the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase with Only 2 Cars

    Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are having twice the fun in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup with half of the teammates of at least one other top organization participating in NASCAR's playoffs...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 2,141 reads 5 comments

  13. What's Next in the Tony Stewart Saga After Grand Jury Does Not Press Charges?

    It appears that after a thorough and impartial investigation of the Aug. 9 incident when the sprint car being driven by Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 61,280 reads 151 comments

  14. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 28 Chase Edition

    Now this 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup is about to get really interesting. Under the new Chase elimination format, four of the 16 drivers currently left vying for the 2014 ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 5,652 reads 5 comments

  15. Potential Flaws in the 2014 Chase for Sprint Cup Format That Have NASCAR Worried

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and is looking competitive. Most of the other big NASCAR names are in the mix too, and the new Chase Elimination format seems to have created a mostly positive buzz...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 15,601 reads 28 comments

  16. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Week 28 Edition

    So there is one race down in NASCAR's 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup and nine to go. Brad Keselowski was a hot commodity entering the Chase as the top seed, and he certainly did nothing ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 3,453 reads 1 comments

  17. Ranking the 10 Best Crew Chiefs in the Sprint Cup Chase

    You know the old saying...behind every great driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, there is an even greater crew chief...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 6,273 reads 7 comments

  18. Despite Down Season, Will Jimmie Johnson Once Again Win the Sprint Cup Chase?

    There are lots of reasons to count Jimmie Johnson out in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup that is about to commence this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 2,140 reads 16 comments

  19. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 26 Chase Edition

    The fun and games of the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season are over. It's time to get down to the business of deciding the 2014 champion in the revamped Chase for ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 9,524 reads 5 comments

  20. Will Michael Waltrip Racing Ever Fully Recover from 2013 Debacle at Richmond?

    Last year at this time, heading into the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season at Richmond International Raceway, the future for Michael Waltrip Racing looked bright and certain...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 7,202 reads 11 comments

  21. Why 2014 NASCAR Regular Season Finale at Richmond May Be Crazier Than Last Year

    You think last year's fall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway was wild? Well, it was...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 3,458 reads 0 comments

  22. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Week 26 Edition

    There is one race left before the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set. So with a nod to the fact that anything can and probably will happen this Saturday night at Richmond ...

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  23. Why NASCAR's New Elimination Format Will Bring More Excitement to the Chase

    Let's face it, some folks just don't like change. They're going to rip on it or at least roundly question it no matter what. So it is with many when it comes to NASCAR 's new elimination format for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 11,785 reads 24 comments

  24. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 24 Edition

    In the last two weeks, two more NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers joined the three-win club, suddenly making it quite crowded with a total of five drivers...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 2 months ago 9,789 reads 2 comments

  25. Why the Bristol Night Race Is One of the Best in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    If there is one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event that race fans should aspire to attend at least once, the argument could be made that the August night race at Bristol Motor Speedway rivals even the Daytona 500...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 2 months ago 3,565 reads 4 comments