1. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Picks For The Sharpie 500 At Bristol

    It’s back to the short tracks this week as the Sprint Cup Series heads to Thunder Valley, Bristol Motor Speedway...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 11 comments

  2. Despite Playing Musical Cars, Michael McDowell Is Still On The Uprise

    Michael McDowell has left a lasting impression on everyone in NASCAR, unfortunately up until recently; it hadn’t been in a good way...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 180 reads 16 comments

  3. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After Michigan

    It was déjà vu for our writers this week as the winner at Michigan came down to fuel mileage. Just like in June, it looked like Jimmie Johnson was on his way to victory before once again running out of gas with just three laps remaining...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 51 reads 3 comments

  4. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Michigan Picks

    Not only is the Sprint Cup Series back to ovals this week, but also back to Michigan for the Carfax 400 at “The House That Roush Built...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 122 reads 3 comments

  5. NASCAR's Double-File Restarts Aren't Causing Half the Trouble Critics Expected

    There should be no hesitation on anyone’s part that one of the best things NASCAR has ever done was implement the double-file restarts...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 153 reads 17 comments

  6. When It Comes to the Road Courses, Have the Ringers Turned into Dingers?

    Twice a year the headline is always the same and so too is the ending. It’s a headline that screams about road course ringers being entered, ones to contend in the race, but ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 128 reads 17 comments

  7. Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After Watkins Glen

    For the fifth straight race our Creatures showed they know their NASCAR by correctly picking the winner of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 119 reads 6 comments

  8. Bow Down to the Road Course King: Tony Stewart Rules Again at Watkins Glen

    For the second and final time in 2009 the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at a road course making drivers master both left and right turns...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 239 reads 20 comments

  9. When It Comes to Robby Gordon "You Can't Fix Stupid" Says Joey Logano

    It's finally reached a point where Robby Gordon's anger issues are affecting NASCAR. Gordon is no stranger to controversy or from hiding his emotions, but after his actions Saturday during ...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,342 reads 46 comments

  10. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Watkins Glen Picks

    Five races remain until the cut-off for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and this week, NASCAR’s best tackle the 11 right and left turns of the season's second and last road course event...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 943 reads 6 comments

  11. Colin Braun, Carl Edwards' Good Luck Charm, Is Driving Towards His Own Destiny

    A major part of NASCAR or any sport is the teammate/teamwork factor. From the guys back at the shop building the cars, to the road/pit crew that makes things happen on race day, there really is no "I" in team...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 166 reads 14 comments

  12. Kevin Harvick May Finally Have All His Tweets in a Row

    To say that Kevin Harvick hasn't had a good year would be as obvious as saying that Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2009 Sprint Cup Series championship...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 655 reads 27 comments

  13. Creature Vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After Pocono

    The Sprint Cup Series was in Pocono this weekend for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 for a race as long as it's name. Three of our creature writers correctly predicted the winner of the race, leaving just three other writers without a win...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 118 reads 10 comments

  14. Kyle Busch Says He's A Changed Man But The Results Stay The Same

    Just a few short weeks ago I publicly stated that I did not believe that Kyle Busch and his No 18 M&M's Toyota would make the 2009 Chase for the Championship. I was told by Busch fans that I had anther thing coming if I thought he wouldn't make it...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 325 reads 44 comments

  15. Kiss His Bricks: Jimmie Johnson Wins the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard

    Indianapolis. The Brickyard. With those words, nothing else matters to the NASCAR community. Every driver and team knows what they are about to take part in...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 281 reads 31 comments

  16. Joey Logano's Future Holds More Than Just Wins and Championships

    Look out Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart. Move over Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, because you're going to have company soon. Joey Logano is coming faster than a Kyle Busch temper tantrum...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 459 reads 41 comments

  17. Cracking The Drivers Code: Saying One Thing But Meaning Another

    Hey race fans; did you know that at the conclusion of each weekend’s race you have homework? Media members and broadcasters are always quick to point out that they feel bad for such-and-such a driver for such-and-such a reason...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 354 reads 8 comments

  18. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kicking Off ESPN's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coverage

    The next time the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit the track will not only mark the 20th race on the schedule, but it will kick off ESPN's coverage...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about almost 5 years ago 1,600 reads 45 comments

  19. Jimmie Johnson No Longer the Nice Guy, and Others Aren't Digging That

    Race car drivers have very good memories and I'm not talking about the wins and loses in their careers. Race car drivers remember everything. The LifeLock...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 444 reads 37 comments

  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Paying Homage to Boxer and Friend Arturo Gatti

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has many interests outside of racing. The decorations in his home in North Carolina are proof of that: Memorabilia from the NFL's Washington Redskins, a piano, and a spot near the western town of Whisky River...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 1,627 reads 8 comments

  21. A NASCAR Racetrack Can Cure the Ailment of Anyone

    Everything about NASCAR is competitive. The drivers want to beat each other, the crew chiefs want to outsmart each other, and the owners want to out-succeed each other. NASCAR fans are just as competitive as their drivers...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 88 reads 10 comments

  22. On The Road Again: Daytona International Speedway Bound

    Many NASCAR fans have a list of tracks that they must go to, and the debate will always rage on about which tracks are the best and which are the worst. Since July of 2004, my "must go to" track has been the Daytona International Speedway...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 126 reads 24 comments

  23. Daytona From the Stands: Observations On the Fans

    NASCAR fans have shown time and time again that they are some of the best in sports. Their devotion and enthusiasm to the sport and their chosen driver goes unmatched in my opinion...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 223 reads 30 comments

  24. Darrell Waltrip and the NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Darrell Waltrip evokes about as much of a response from fans as the late Dale Earnhardt. Some of it's good and some of it's bad, but everyone has something to say about Waltrip...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 362 reads 10 comments

  25. How NASCAR Can Avoid Rain Shortened Races

    No one likes rain. It's cold, wet, and makes the day (and one's hair) look like hell. When it comes to sporting events, rain is the baseball player breaking his favorite bat. It's the unsuccessful Hail Mary in the Super Bowl...

    Kelly Crandall Written by Kelly Crandall about 5 years ago 337 reads 25 comments