1. Denny Hamlin: "I Just Don't Know" about Phoenix Status Following Knee Surgery

    Before the 2010 Sprint Cup season even started, Denny Hamlin was behind the eight-ball. Hamlin tore the ACL in his left knee while playing in a pick-up basketball game, something he enjoys doing in his free time...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 144 reads 11 comments

  2. No Team Off to a Better Start in All of Motorsports Than Roger Penske's

    In the 1981 movie History of the World, King Louis XVI remarked, “It’s good to be the king.” Those words were spoken during the French Revolution era of 1789-1799, ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 244 reads 10 comments

  3. Timothy Peters Has Become Both a Household Name and Serious CWTS Contender

    Not one for Kevin Harvick winning two out of the first four Camping World Truck Series race? Don’t care for Ron Hornaday setting records and winning championships? Are you ready ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 86 reads 16 comments

  4. Will the Nationwide Series' Trevor Bayne Have Homefield Advantage in Nashville?

    Ask any athlete and they’ll most likely tell you that nothing beats home field advantage. For the second straight week Nationwide Series regular Trevor Bayne will have that advantage...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 202 reads 4 comments

  5. Time Out Everyone: Last Lap at Martinsville Was A Classic Not Classless

    Had Denny Hamlin not won the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 in the fashion that he did, his first victory of the 2010 season was most likely to be overshadowed...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 278 reads 18 comments

  6. Welcome Back, Mr. Consistency: Matt Kenseth Returns To Championship Form

    Matt Kenseth has made a career out of being the quiet sneaky type. Never one to make a strong presence during the race, Kenseth was more of a silent, methodical driver who would always be at the front when it mattered most...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 932 reads 12 comments

  7. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Results

    It wouldn’t be a Martinsville weekend if there weren’t rain somewhere along the way. After getting practice in on Friday, qualifying was cancelled when Mother Nature made her appearance...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 124 reads 12 comments

  8. The Lines Have Been Drawn: Kevin Harvick, Inc. vs. Kyle Busch Motorsports

    After he won the E-Z-Go 200 in Atlanta two weeks ago, Kevin Harvick’s post-race interview just about set the tone for what the 2010 Camping World Truck Series is going to look like...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 631 reads 6 comments

  9. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Picks

    Opened in 1947 the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, V.A. has been the site of some of NASCAR’s best racing. The greats of Petty, Pearson, Yarborough, and Earnhardt have all taken home a Grandfather clock from victory lane...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 158 reads 2 comments

  10. Lost in the Shuffle of Title Talk is Jimmie Johnson's Growing Win Column

    Winning has become second nature for Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Lowe’s team. Victory lane celebrations are as familiar as getting up each morning and brushing your teeth, something ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 148 reads 12 comments

  11. ESPN's Dale Earnhardt Commemorative Magazine Helps Remember the Legend

    It’s very rare for the Sprint Cup Series to head to a racetrack and not think about Dale Earnhardt, even nine years after abruptly losing him...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 1,186 reads 20 comments

  12. Extinction of the Wing Won't Solve Everything but Sure Is Nice to See It Go

    The moment that NASCAR fans have waited three years for is finally here: The wing is history. Sunday marked the final time that the Sprint Cup Series cars will have a wing mounted on the rear deck lid...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 419 reads 40 comments

  13. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After the Food City 500

    Our Creatures winning streak is over and it comes at the hands of Jimmie Johnson. Kurt Busch dominated the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, like he's done so many ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 112 reads 9 comments

  14. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks for the Food City 500

    “It’s Bristol Baby!” Excitement is in the air as the Sprint Cup Series returns from the off weekend for what’s hoped to be 500 laps of beating-a-banging...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 122 reads 4 comments

  15. Bristol Could Deliver a Knockout Punch to Teams in and out of the Top 35

    The high, tight banks of the Bristol Motor Speedway have always been a favorite to drivers and fans alike since the track opened its doors for its 1961 inaugural event...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 334 reads 12 comments

  16. NASCAR Off Week: Potholes, Scoring, Phantom Cautions, and Flying Cars—Oh My!

    In its 60-year history, NASCAR has seen some wacky things. The first three races of the 2010 Sprint Cup Series season might have what it takes to join the list...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 564 reads 20 comments

  17. Steven Wallace: Leave It To Steven, Hits Mailbox Then Camping World Truck Series

    A lot has been said about Steven Wallace over the years, some of it deserved, some of it not so much. But if there is one thing that can be said for certain about Rusty Wallace’s little boy is that there is never a dull moment...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 1,245 reads 14 comments

  18. Carl Edwards May Have Escaped NASCAR's Court, but the Real Jury Still Awaits

    There's an old saying about first impressions: you only get to make it once. When Carl Edwards entered the Sprint Cup Series back in 2005, he was a driver that every fan could root for: down ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 1,713 reads 104 comments

  19. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Finds New Kind of Success Building New Cars

    With the way that the 2009 season went for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and company there was absolutely no way that 2010 could be any worse. Suffering what was statistically his worse season in Sprint Cup Series racing, the No...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 2,113 reads 46 comments

  20. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After the Kobalt Tools 500

    Everyone loves to win, and when it comes to the 2010 Sprint Cup Series season, it looks like our Creatures are going to be spoiled...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 146 reads 10 comments

  21. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks for the Kobalt Tools 500

    “Anyone but Johnson,” has been the theme on many racing related web sites this week after Johnson once again drove his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet to victory lane...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  22. Many Big Name Drivers Need To Step It Up Heading into and Out of Atlanta

    Just for fun, you’ll hear broadcasters say during a race, “If the Chase started today...” before going into which drivers would be locked in and which drivers would be locked out...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 545 reads 33 comments

  23. Not So Lucky in Las Vegas: Jeff Gordon Still Can't Beat Jimmie Johnson

    If you were to sit down with Jeff Gordon, he would probably tell you that his life is perfect. He’s got a great job, a great family, and is in great health and anyone would be blessed to have all that...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 383 reads 37 comments

  24. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After Shelby American GT 350

    Three races and two wins for Jimmie Johnson, while it has been three races and three wins for our Creatures. Johnson won for the second week in a row, 49th time in his career, after he was able ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 83 reads 9 comments

  25. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks for the Shelby American GT 350

    Jimmie Johnson is back. Actually he never went anywhere, but after a 35th place finish in the Daytona 500, many were trying to say that it would derail him from contending for a fifth straight championship...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about over 4 years ago 114 reads 3 comments