1. Are NASCAR Tracks Doing Enough to Protect Drivers as New Hampshire Approaches?

    Even as NASCAR 's popularity was in the process of soaring to heights never before seen and likely never to be seen again, the turn of the century was not kind to the sport...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 day ago 8,623 reads 7 comments

  2. Why Danica Patrick Still Moves the Needle in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    Everyone seems to have an opinion about Danica Patrick, the only woman driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Her fans (and there are many) see her as a groundbreaking pioneer, fighting hard to make her way in a man's world...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 2 days ago 29,192 reads 126 comments

  3. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Week 19 Edition

    Score one for the underdog and the 30-and-under crowd (excluding established NASCAR Sprint Cup stars such as Kyle Busch , who is barely 29, having celebrated that birthday in May)...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 4 days ago 3,855 reads 5 comments

  4. Why the 2014 Sprint Cup Title Will Come Down to Penske vs. Hendrick Motorsports

    With nearly half of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in the books, it's obvious that Hendrick Motorsports is again fielding the teams to beat...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 8 days ago 1,191 reads 0 comments

  5. Big-Name NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Who Are Most in Danger of Missing the Chase

    Only nine races remain until the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set, and some of the biggest names in NASCAR are going to be left on the outside looking in as the latest Sprint Cup champion is determined...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 9 days ago 7,715 reads 7 comments

  6. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 18 Edition

    Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway last Saturday night in a race car all decked out for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, and he did it in absolutely dominating fashion...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 10 days ago 7,166 reads 10 comments

  7. Tiger Woods' Score a Secondary Concern in Rusty Return at Congressional

    Tiger Woods had not played a competitive round of golf in 109 days before teeing it up in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National at the famed Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, on Thursday...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 15 days ago 21,774 reads 46 comments

  8. Why Carl Edwards' 2014 Success Won't Keep Him from Leaving Roush Fenway Racing

    You've got to give it to Carl Edwards . He has taken the high road every time he's entered into a contract year, not only keeping quiet about negotiations himself but even going ...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 16 days ago 10,982 reads 27 comments

  9. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Week 17 Edition

    With the first of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season's two road courses in the rearview mirror following the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the stock market is jumping...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 17 days ago 4,470 reads 9 comments

  10. Will NASCAR Face a Crisis When Today's Aging Sprint Cup Stars Retire?

    It happens in every sport. There comes a time when seemingly a spate of stars age out, and the world is left to wonder who will replace them — or if they are, in effect, irreplaceable...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 22 days ago 16,254 reads 23 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Road-Course Drivers in the Sprint Cup Series

    Say it ain't so, Said Heads . Our apologies to all those loyal crazies who have long rooted for the man with the most fabulous head of hair in auto racing, but it's true...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 23 days ago 14,511 reads 25 comments

  12. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 16 Edition

    It isn't a runaway—yet. But there is some separation beginning to occur at the top of the Bleacher Report NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings. The Hendrick Motorsports duo of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 24 days ago 9,301 reads 0 comments

  13. Why Jimmie Johnson Is the Clear 2014 Sprint Cup Favorite After Win at Michigan

    Remember a few weeks ago, when so many folks were wondering quite out loud what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson ? Well, that seems a distant memory now...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 26 days ago 5,076 reads 16 comments

  14. US Open 2014 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Day 2

    Can anyone catch Martin Kaymer? That's what the 114th U.S. Open championship has come down to after Kaymer, the former No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 28 days ago 5,950 reads 0 comments

  15. U.S. Open 2014 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Day 1

    The first round of the 2014 U.S. Open golf tournament is in the books, and guess what? After all the talk about how much more difficult Pinehurst No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 29 days ago 9,638 reads 1 comments

  16. 2014 US Open Predictions: Last-Minute Picks and Projections

    This isn't your usual U.S. Open, and no, there is nothing wrong with your television screen. The 2014 tournament is back at Pinehurst No. 2, where the U.S. Open champion also was decided in 1999 when Payne Stewart sank the 15-foot putt on No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 30 days ago 4,201 reads 0 comments

  17. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Week 15 Edition

    There is no better way to send a driver's stock soaring in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series than winning. And no winner is sure to get the shares moving more than Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 13,656 reads 8 comments

  18. Payne Stewart's Unique Legacy Still a Huge Part of US Open and Pinehurst No. 2

    There was so much more to Payne Stewart than his 1999 U.S. Open victory at the legendary Pinehurst No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 5,851 reads 1 comments

  19. Is the Risk of Returning to Sprint Cars Worth It for Tony Stewart?

    This is exactly the kind of column that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart says he never reads. But maybe he should...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 4,114 reads 7 comments

  20. Jeff Gordon Retirement Talk Is Only Getting Started in 2014 Sprint Cup Season

    During his media availability session last weekend at Dover International Speedway, Jeff Gordon dropped a major verbal bombshell that likely will continue to be a topic in the Sprint Cup garage for the remainder of the 2014 season...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 19,230 reads 24 comments

  21. 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Week 14 Edition

    Hello, Six Time. After falling out of the bi-weekly B/R driver rankings for the first time this year—or in any recent year, for that matter—six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson charged hard in his No...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 10,775 reads 22 comments

  22. The Best and Worst Race-Winning Trophies in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series

    Let's have some fun with this. (So don't take too much offense if your favorite track lands on the wrong side of the list...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 69,217 reads 9 comments

  23. Why Sprint Cup Drivers Should Be Scared Now That Jimmie Johnson Has a Win

    Jimmie Johnson 's fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers should be afraid. Very afraid. Now that Johnson finally has his first win of 2014, reasons abound for his fellow competitors to fear the 48 car...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 6,181 reads 21 comments

  24. 2014 Stock Watch for Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    It took 12 races for Jimmie Johnson to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2014, breaking a 13-race winless streak dating back to last season...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 4,747 reads 0 comments

  25. NASCAR Finally Gets It Right by Inducting Wendell Scott into the Hall of Fame

    This may come as a bit of a shock to, well, no one outside of NASCAR . But NASCAR , meaning the entity that is the governing body of the sport, does not always get it right...

    Joe Menzer Written by Joe Menzer about 1 month ago 4,482 reads 7 comments