1. The National Enquirer Has Developed a Love Affair of NASCAR Drivers

    People just can’t help themselves. When it comes to wanting to know every little thing about everyone, some people will stoop to no low to find out...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,700 reads 16 comments

  2. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After the Auto Club 500

    After an exciting end to last weekend’s Daytona 500, the Auto Club 500 wasn’t able to follow in their footsteps. But it did have a few exciting moments when rain threatened, and then came down, to halt the race for a few laps...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 111 reads 7 comments

  3. New Year, Same Ol' Brad Keselowski: Still Using Front Bumper for No Good

    Brad Keselowski is the future of NASCAR, but that future might be one with no friends if he keeps going the path he’s on. On Saturday during the Nationwide Series event in Fontana, CA, Keselowski in his No...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,035 reads 47 comments

  4. NASCAR's Auto Club 500: Picks From the Creature vs. Creature Writers' Pool

    After a Daytona 500 that took seven hours to declare a winner, the Sprint Cup Series heads out west for, what some call, the first official race of the year...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 406 reads 14 comments

  5. Scott Speed's Oh Boy Moment Reaps Rewards at the End of the Daytona 500

    What was I thinking? Everyone has had that thought at some point in his or her life. On lap 165 of the Daytona 500 Scott Speed must have had that running through his mind...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 467 reads 8 comments

  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. "Looked Like His Daddy There" with Daytona 500 Moves

    Following his end-over-end wreck in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that he hoped it was spectacular, since he didn’t want to waste the opportunity. 24 hours later, it was his fans that were saying Earnhardt Jr...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 2,900 reads 72 comments

  7. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After The Daytona 500

    The 24 hours of Daytona Part II seemed to be the theme of the 52nd annual Daytona 500. After taking the green flag shortly after 1 PM ET, things were right on schedule with great racing, the ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 74 reads 4 comments

  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Up & Down Day in Long Awaited Reunion With Tony Eury

    “This pair used to be deadly,” were the words Mike Davis of JR Motorsports wrote on his Twitter page earlier today. The pair that Davis was referring to were JRM Nationwide Series crew chief Tony Eury Jr...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,500 reads 12 comments

  9. Built Ford Tough Has Become Built Ford Fast During Daytona Speedweeks

    Horsepower is a beautiful thing. Not the horsepower we’ve seen in the Budweiser commercials where the Clydesdales show off their football skills. It’s the horsepower that roars from under the hood of a 3,400 pound stock car that’s beautiful...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 366 reads 5 comments

  10. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks for the Daytona 500

    No other sport starts its year with its biggest event, but NASCAR isn’t just any other sport. On Sunday, 43 cars will attempt to win one of the biggest races in motorsports when the green flag falls on the 52nd Daytona 500...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 481 reads 5 comments

  11. Dale & Daytona: Intimidator's Presence Still Felt with Each New Victory

      No one loved the Daytona International Speedway more than the man in black, the Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt. Over the course of his career, Earnhardt won 34 races at the World Center of ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 653 reads 18 comments

  12. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After the Budweiser Shootout

    While the Budweiser Shootout wasn’t as crazy as the Thursday practice session, it was still a competitive event among 24 drivers looking for nothing but cash...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 116 reads 4 comments

  13. Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Front Row: Are 500 Odds Now Against Them?

    Qualifying for the 52nd Daytona 500, which sees the green flag on Valentine's Day, is complete with a front row made up of two drivers that are both sentimental favorites.  They also happen to be teammates...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 221 reads 18 comments

  14. NASCAR: Save The Drama For Yo Mama—Time to Be Excited About 2010 NASCAR Season

    The preseason NASCAR news is normally the same year after year. It’s a constant barrage of drivers, teams, crews, and owners all talking about how hard they worked during the off-season, how ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 229 reads 8 comments

  15. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks for the Budweiser Shootout

    The long dreaded offseason has finally come to a close as NASCAR is back on track this weekend. The Daytona International Speedway kicks off Speedweeks with practice for this weekend’s non-points ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 228 reads 20 comments

  16. Once The Pied Piper, Has Dale Earnhardt Jr. Lost His Plate Track Magic?

    There used to be a joke inside the NASCAR garage when it came to Dale Earnhardt and restrictor plate racing: Once Earnhardt was entered in the race, everyone wanted to know who was going to finish second...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 2,010 reads 79 comments

  17. Michael Waltrip's Ready to Reflect as Sprint Cup Career Comes to a Close

    “Reflection. It’s healthy.” Those were the words that Michael Waltrip wrote on his Twitter page late Sunday night...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 821 reads 42 comments

  18. Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Heartbreak On the High Banks in 2004

    Winning a race in any auto racing series is hard. From skill and determination, equipment and teamwork, to race day luck and strategy, it must all come together in order to be the first one to the checkered flag...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 286 reads 12 comments

  19. This Isn't Your Daddy's NASCAR: Big Name Driver Changes Now More Common

    Once upon a time, it was crazy to think of a big name driver switching teams. A time when someone like Dale Earnhardt would end his career in the car that he ran much of it in. Which he ultimately did, just not the way that anyone wished for...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 665 reads 23 comments

  20. Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup: Easier Or Harder to Win Championship?

    The Chase. The playoffs. The Jimmie Johnson show. Alright, so that last suggestion hasn’t been used yet, but give it a few more years and we could very well be hearing it when describing the 12-man Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 412 reads 62 comments

  21. All Hell Set to Break Loose With NASCAR Making Another Rule Change

    With a format change coming to the Budweiser Shootout next month, NASCAR isn't done brainstorming as the offseason has less than a month left before it's in the review mirror and engines are firing...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 2,864 reads 78 comments

  22. Long Before Danica Mania, I Went from Her Biggest Critic to Big Believer

    NASCAR fans don’t like every driver they meet or see on the television screen. Some don’t like Jimmie Johnson winning all the time. Others don’t like that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the most popular driver...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,069 reads 80 comments

  23. Take It To The Bank: My Top 10 Predictions for the 2010 Season

    With a month left before the cars hit the track in Daytona Beach for the start of the 2010 season, everyone has begun to whisper about the upcoming season...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 2,350 reads 104 comments

  24. It's a New Year and the Fans Are in Charge: How Would NASCAR Look?

    NASCAR fans have a lot of opinions when it comes to how things should be going, and they really love to express what they aren’t happy with...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,105 reads 63 comments

  25. The Drive for Five: Jimmie Johnson Has the Advantage on Jeff Gordon

    Blame it on Jeff Gordon. That’s what NASCAR.com writer David Caraviello wrote in his Nov. 21 column. The words carry so much meaning and can adequately describe different situations, but for ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 535 reads 20 comments