1. NASCAR at Bristol 2014: Winners and Losers from Irwin Tools Night Race

    The 2014 edition of the night race at Bristol had all the right ingredients—very quick, blink-and-you'll-miss-it action; spectacular wrecks; an emotional driver throwing something at another driver (within the rules); and a large, vocal crowd...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 20,377 reads 17 comments

  2. New Generation of Talented Drivers Shows a Bright Future for NASCAR

    There is a real possibility that in the coming days or weeks, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will announce his retirement from driving...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 3,168 reads 12 comments

  3. 2014 NASCAR at Bristol II: Preview, Prediction of Irwin Tools Night Race

    It’s back to Bristol, baby! Year after year, voted by the fans as the most sought-after ticket on the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, the late-summer Saturday night race ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 8,399 reads 5 comments

  4. The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series at Bristol II

    Just when things in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series couldn ’t get any hotter or controversial, here comes Bristol...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 17,953 reads 10 comments

  5. Jeff Gordon Solidifies Status as 2014 Chase Favorite with Win at Michigan

    Jeff Gordon is clearly at the top of his game. Using both determination and his experience—a combination far more powerful than the 850 horsepower under the hood of his ...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 16,322 reads 6 comments

  6. 2014 NASCAR at Michigan II: Preview, Prediction of Pure Michigan 400

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Michigan International Speedway is a complex mix of high speeds, four- and sometimes five-wide racing, fuel-mileage strategies, tire management and track position...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 5,963 reads 5 comments

  7. The Biggest NASCAR Storylines Ahead of the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan II

    NASCAR and the rest of the racing world continue to feel the reverberations from what happened in upstate New York last weekend as the Sprint Cup Series regular season edges to a close...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 5,150 reads 1 comments

  8. How Will Auto Racing Heal After the Tony Stewart, Kevin Ward Jr. Tragedy?

    Nothing you or I say or do will change what happened late Saturday night, at the small dirt track in upstate New York—its grandstands full of fans trying to catch a glimpse of a true legend of auto racing...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 3 months ago 54,285 reads 257 comments

  9. NASCAR's Hired Guns, the Road-Course Ringers Who Left Their Mark

    Although most fans think NASCAR has been an oval-only series for much of its seven-decades long existence, road-course races have been on its schedule since its inception...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 3,051 reads 0 comments

  10. Complete Preview and Prediction for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen

    Sprinkled within the 36-race 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule are several wild-card events. Daytona and Talladega, as well as the short tracks at Bristol and Martinsville, are wild cards...

    Bob Margolis Written by Bob Margolis about 4 months ago 7,319 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 6,571 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 35,946 reads 34 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 2,453 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 6,420 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 6,972 reads 15 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 16,710 reads 33 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 3,846 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 9,730 reads 9 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 6,485 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 3,678 reads 3 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 9,405 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 15,394 reads 6 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 2,932 reads 4 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 3,801 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 27,297 reads 25 comments