1. There's Something Magical About O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis

    There are certain tracks on the NASCAR circuit that are special to fans and drivers. For instance, Daytona Beach, Florida; Bristol, Tennessee; Darlington, South Carolina; and then there's Indianapolis, Indiana...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 209 reads 4 comments

  2. "I Won The Daytona 500..." Now What?

    After the Super Bowl is over in early February there comes an attack of commercials where the players will turn to the camera and say, “I’m going to Disney World!” Then a few ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 636 reads 4 comments

  3. Thanksgiving With Our Favorite Nascar Drivers

    It’s Thanksgiving on this Thursday in November-or turkey day-as I like to call it. It’s a day when family and friends gather ‘round to eat tons of food, watch the ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 475 reads 8 comments

  4. There's No Such Thing as a Teammate in Sprint Cup Racing

    As children we are taught two things: to share your toys and never to tell secrets. As race car drivers, you are taught to share information with your teammates and never to tell your secrets of success...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 540 reads 2 comments

  5. NASCAR Roundtable: Sprint Cup Season Review

    The sun has set on the 60th edition of NASCAR racing. The 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season was one for the history books in terms of the new car used, the records made, and the highlights of an amazing year...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 643 reads 16 comments

  6. Bye-Bye Testing: No More Starting in 2009

    NASCAR made an executive decision Friday morning at the Homestead-Miami Speedway when it informed all teams that all testing will be banned in 2009. Any track that hosts a Sprint Cup, Nationwide, or Truck Series event will not be open for testing...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 258 reads 8 comments

  7. Joey Logano Nominated As Breakout Athlete

    ESPN has put the cart before the horse. Joey Logano has been nominated as "Breakout Athlete of 2009." The only problem is, 2009 isn’t here yet and Logano hasn't done anything to deserve the nomination...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 219 reads 8 comments

  8. 2008 Year In Review: From The Driver's Perspective

    With the 2008 season ending in four days, it isn't too early to begin looking forward to next season. With Jimmie Johnson's name already on the Sprint Cup Championship, and let's point ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 467 reads 11 comments

  9. Broadcasters and Sunglasses: Something's Gotta Give!

    Who knew sunglasses would become so important? In the world of poker they are your best friend in concealing your play; in the world of lying they are the holders or your eyes' true emotion; ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 767 reads 10 comments

  10. NASCAR Drivers Who Have Gone Bad

    Every sport has their bad boys. They’re the ones who play by their own rules and don’t give a hoot or holler about anyone else. It’s not just the guys that are always booed because it’s so easy...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 838 reads 16 comments

  11. Driver Of The Year? It's Not One of The Big Three

    As Jimmie Johnson chases his third consecutive championship and season winds down, everyone wants to nominate and declare the 2008 Driver of the Year. To many, the nominees are Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 393 reads 12 comments

  12. NASCAR Drivers as Hollywood Movie Stars

    Every weekend, I'm struck by the fact that NASCAR drivers are characters. Each has his own personality and would make a great movie star. Here are the top 12 Chase for the Championship drivers that have Hollywood character doubles...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 845 reads 12 comments

  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. And Tony Eury Jr. Show New Way to Work on Communication

    Communication between a driver and crew chief is as important as how the car is going to react when your racing side-by-side on the slick Lowe’s track in May...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 340 reads 30 comments

  14. The Superstition Of The Green Race Car

    When Indianapolis 500 champion Gaston Chevrolet, who was reported to have been driving a green car, was killed in Beverly Hills, California in 1920, the color green phenomenon began...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 5,936 reads 20 comments

  15. Who Said Practice Wasn't Interesting? Action at Sprint Cup's Second Practice

    One day after deciding the starting grid for Sunday's Dickies 500 at the Texas Motorspeedway, the Sprint Cup cars were back on track for their second practice session. Things got interesting...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 365 reads 4 comments

  16. Larry McClure Indicted On Tax Fraud

    Gene Haas might have company in prison. Earlier this year Haas was sentenced to prison for two years after being convicted of tax fraud and now it appears that Larry McClure may be coming his way...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 553 reads 5 comments

  17. Are We Watching NASCAR or Bravo?

    On many occasions it appears that the red carpet was rolled out along pit road instead of race cars. Instead of the drivers being accompanied by their wife or girlfriend, they stroll down pit road with a Barbie on their arm...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 447 reads 24 comments

  18. Busted? Kyle Busch Fails Inspection, Part of No. 18 Sent to NASCAR HQ

    After finishing fifth in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota has failed post-race inspection...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 1,738 reads 25 comments

  19. NASCAR: How Bad Have You Got It?

    Without even knowing it, we fans are exactly like the race-car drivers that we idolize. We dress like them, act like them, talk like them, and even love to drive like them. We are fans, no, we are Americans, living in a NASCAR world...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 751 reads 40 comments

  20. What NASCAR's Really About

    Every weekend there is much more taking place than 43 drivers driving in a circle looking for a checkered flag and trophy. There's so much more to NASCAR than circles...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 465 reads 13 comments

  21. Has The Media Created The Fan Monster?

    Ob~jec~tive (adjective)-Not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased. That's the defintion on record for objective, now let's look at unbiased...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 334 reads 34 comments

  22. It's Raining...Again

    Mother Nature is up to her old tricks again. After seeing Sprint Cup qualifying rained out for the eighth time last weekend in Lowe's, we head to Martinsville and a very important Friday at the paper-clipped track...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 230 reads 4 comments

  23. Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kyle Petty: Two Sons Living With Their Father's Names

    There are plenty of men who helped shape and make NASCAR the great sport that it is today. Two of the most memorable men where also two of the most successful: Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 1,656 reads 13 comments

  24. Why Do Drivers Feel the Need to Race Through the Wreck?

    Warning: danger ahead, proceed with caution. That's what we drivers may see on the highway when being warned of the activity ahead of us. In NASCAR, the drivers' spotter will tell them when the caution is out and where the track is blocked...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 562 reads 7 comments

  25. Jeff Gordon: From Wonderboy to Baby Toys

    There's no one like him, he truly is one of a kind. When he talks, everyone listens and it's not surprising that women want to sleep with him and men want to be him. Not just like him but be him to a tee...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 6 years ago 1,211 reads 8 comments