1. The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. ’s win at Pocono on the heels of Jeff Gordon ’s win a week earlier was a one-two feel-good punch for NASCAR...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 6,536 reads 16 comments

  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. the Real Deal: Results Finally Matching Weighty Expectations

    LONG POND, Pa. — In his 16th year as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. can finally admit that he’s enjoying himself...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 35,860 reads 34 comments

  3. Want to Know the Path to Happiness in NASCAR? Just Ask This Trio of Drivers

    Let’s say you’re a Sprint Cup driver who’s had an uneventful career. You may have won a race or two and you’ve been more likely to finish outside of the top 10 than inside of it...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 2,412 reads 1 comments

  4. Complete Preview and Prediction for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series at Pocono 2

    What a week! Jeff Gordon wins his fifth Brickyard 400, on the 20th anniversary of his victory in the inaugural race, giving rise to some serious talk of him winning his fifth title this year...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 6,369 reads 10 comments

  5. The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series in Pocono II

    Even before the smoke dissipated from Jeff Gordon ’s celebratory donuts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, the other 42 teams of the Sprint Cup Series had turned ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 6,930 reads 15 comments

  6. Jeff Gordon in NASCAR Pantheon After Turn-Back-the-Clock Win in Brickyard 400

    Jeff Gordon got “The Call.” NASCAR veteran Gordon, one of the sport’s most popular drivers, won the Brickyard 400, one of the sport’s crown jewels, for ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 1 month ago 16,641 reads 33 comments

  7. NASCAR's Richard Childress Holds the Winning Hand for the Brickyard 400

    Can you picture it? Veteran NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, walking around the Sprint Cup garage humming the melody to Bob Seger ’s classic “ ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 3,799 reads 5 comments

  8. Complete Preview and Prediction for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400

    This weekend, NASCAR celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of its crown-jewel events at one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 9,647 reads 9 comments

  9. The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series in Indianapolis

    NASCAR ’s Sprint Cup teams return to work this weekend with the 20th running of the Brickyard 400, still one of the sport’s crown jewels...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 6,442 reads 9 comments

  10. Why Winning Sometimes Isn't the Most Important Part of NASCAR Racing

    At a time when auto racing is struggling to prove value and attract new sponsors , race teams have to show that they can do more than produce a race-winning 200 mph billboard...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 3,607 reads 3 comments

  11. NASCAR Physics 101: Why Tires on Sprint Cup Cars Keep Failing

    If there was a secondary and even more important story to come out of last weekend’s Sprint Cup race in New Hampshire—besides the sweep of the weekend by Brad Keselowski—it ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 8,965 reads 3 comments

  12. Ranking the 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Who Most Needed a Week Off

    The votes are in. The fans have spoken. Here is the official top 10 list of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers who needed a weekend off. Well, not really. But it sounds good...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 15,323 reads 6 comments

  13. The Top Feel-Good Storylines of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    Just past the halfway point of the 2014 NASCAR schedule, and it ’ s time for the teams of the Sprint Cup series to take a well-deserved final weekend off before the start of ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 2,885 reads 4 comments

  14. Brad Keselowski a Clear Title Threat After 3rd Win of 2014 at New Hampshire

    Simply put, win No. 3 of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season for Brad Keselowski was a dominating performance. For most of Sunday afternoon, the Team Penske driver was untouchable...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 2 months ago 3,733 reads 9 comments

  15. Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Michigan

    The headline from Sunday’s Pocono 400 could (and should) have read “Trash Takes Its Toll, Junior Takes Advantage.” While Dale Earnhardt Jr. ’s win was a great triumph for his legions of fans and for the members of the No...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 27,251 reads 25 comments

  16. NASCAR at Pocono 2014: Winners and Losers from the Pocono 400

    Rejoice! There is great joy in Junior Nation! His was not the best car, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his No...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 16,585 reads 20 comments

  17. New Chase Format Has Made the Competition More Exciting and Competitive

    Win and you're in. When NASCAR CEO Brian France introduced a new Chase format before the start of the season it was met with a good deal of skepticism, as fans not only had questions ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 4,791 reads 2 comments

  18. Complete Preview and Prediction for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400

    Pocono Raceway is the site of round 14 of 36 of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Located in the Pocono Mountains of East Central Pennsylvania, the 2.5-mile race track is a driver favorite because of its unique layout...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 8,486 reads 15 comments

  19. Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Pocono

    It may have taken Jimmie Johnson and Co. a little bit of time to get their ducks in a row, but now, fans and competitors alike should get accustomed to seeing this (see photo) more often...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 5,356 reads 10 comments

  20. Target on Jimmie Johnson's Back Only Getting Bigger with 2014 Dover Win

    “Jimmy loves Dover.” Perhaps its the understatement of the year, coming from crew chief Chad Knaus...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 6,634 reads 18 comments

  21. Have They Made Auto Racing Too Safe?

    It’s an argument that’s as old as the day is long. Have NASCAR and IndyCar made racing too safe? And have millions of fans stopped watching it because they no ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 7,151 reads 55 comments

  22. Complete Preview and Prediction for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400

    Short-track racing on a big track. Think of Bristol Motor Speedway on steroids. Dover International Speedway ’ s one mile offers a unique blend of a slick, all-concrete racing surface and fast, high-banked corners...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 10,484 reads 4 comments

  23. Biggest NASCAR Storylines to Watch Ahead of Sprint Cup Series at Dover

    What a difference a year makes. The photo (above) is of a smiling (pre-accident) Tony Stewart after winning last year's spring race at Dover International Speedway. There haven't been too many smiles this year...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 6,593 reads 6 comments

  24. Ryan Hunter-Reay's 2014 Indy 500 Win Caps off Andretti Autosport's Dominant Day

    As a driver, Michael Andretti was 0-of-16 in the Indianapolis 500. There was always talk of an “ Andretti curse” at the famed Brickyard that prevented anyone with the last name Andretti from enjoying success there...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 2,448 reads 0 comments

  25. Turning Left at 230 mph: Why the Indianapolis 500 Is the Ultimate Sports Event

    Think of something scary. No, something really scary. How’s this? Strap yourself inside of a rocket ship that flies just an inch off of the ground...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 812 reads 0 comments