1. What's Keeping Kyle Busch from Living Up to His Incredible Talent?

    While doing some research on next Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, I stumbled upon an amazing stat: Kyle Busch is just 30 laps shy of hitting 10,000 laps led in his Cup career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 5,655 reads 17 comments

  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Makes Up for Texas Debacle with Strong Race at Darlington

    After finishing dead last at Texas following an embarrassing rookie-like mistake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was left with enough egg on his face to make himself an omelet...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 6,491 reads 11 comments

  3. Is Richard Petty Motorsports' Early 2014 Success a Mirage?

    When Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola and teammate Marcos Ambrose start Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway, they'll be in excellent position to contend for the win...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 2,717 reads 1 comments

  4. Will Jeff Gordon's 2014 Success Go to the Next Level at Darlington?

    Darlington Raceway is so legendary and notorious that it has not one, but two nicknames. There's "The Lady in Black" for the dark black asphalt color the racing surface has, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,889 reads 3 comments

  5. Parity Prevailing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series After Joey Logano's Win at Texas

    Seven different races, seven different winners, seven different No. 1 qualifiers. Somewhere, NASCAR chairman/CEO Brian France is likely doing a happy dance—a really, really, really happy dance...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 7,374 reads 26 comments

  6. Will Jimmie Johnson Finally Get His 1st Win of 2014 at Texas?

    Jimmie Johnson should have at least two wins by now. That's a bold statement, but if it wasn't for tire issues at Fontana and just not enough to hold off Kurt Busch at Martinsville, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 1,471 reads 0 comments

  7. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Poised for Another Win at Texas Motor Speedway

    It's a NASCAR moment that likely will forever be frozen in time: There in victory lane, a smiling Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 5,408 reads 3 comments

  8. What Martinsville Sprint Cup Win Means for NASCAR's Outlaw, Kurt Busch

    There's a definite irony in Kurt Busch 's win in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The guy who gladly has accepted and even revels in the nickname of "The Outlaw" bested ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 4,948 reads 18 comments

  9. Why Older Tracks Like Martinsville Speedway Are True NASCAR Treasures

    I'd venture to guess that many people 25 years old or younger have no idea what kind of national treasure Martinsville Speedway is not only to NASCAR, but also to this country in general...

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  10. Now That He's Back on Top in NASCAR, Can Carl Edwards Stay No. 1 in Sprint Cup?

    Now that he's at the top of the Sprint Cup standings heading into Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, where does Carl Edwards go from here? Can he hold on to No. 1, or will he be more like "No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,063 reads 2 comments

  11. Kyle Larson Affirms Elite Talent with Incredible Weekend in Fontana

    When Chip Ganassi chose Kyle Larson to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it likely resulted in a number of raised eyebrows...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 1,043 reads 0 comments

  12. Why NASCAR Should Bring Back a 2nd Sprint Cup Series Race to Fontana

    There are certain racetracks on the NASCAR schedule that deserve a second race date each season. Las Vegas and Darlington immediately come to mind, even though the latter used ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 1,680 reads 10 comments

  13. How Jeff Gordon Is Quietly Having a Hot Start to the 2014 Sprint Cup Season

    Pop quiz: Where is Jeff Gordon in the Sprint Cup standings heading into this Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway? I can imagine some of you scratching your head, stroking your ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,537 reads 1 comments

  14. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Poor Showing at Bristol Is No Cause for Concern

    C'mon , you knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to have a bad race—and that's exactly what happened in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 12,580 reads 1 comments

  15. Why Bristol Motor Speedway Is the Most Difficult Track in NASCAR

    Darlington Raceway is "The Track Too Tough to Tame," while Daytona International Speedway is known as host of the "Great American Race...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 5,085 reads 4 comments

  16. Will SHR's Other Drivers Start Catching Up to Kevin Harvick at Bristol?

    Even though he dropped 10 places in the standings after Las Vegas—from fourth to 14th— Kevin Harvick remains the early-season star for the otherwise struggling Stewart-Haas Racing stable...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 1,577 reads 4 comments

  17. Brad Keselowski Returning to Championship Form with Win at Las Vegas

    After failing to defend his 2012 Sprint Cup championship last season—not even making the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup— Brad Keselowski went from his Bad Brad alter ego to Sad Brad...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 4,212 reads 16 comments

  18. What This Year's Crop of Rookies Means for the Future of the Sprint Cup Series

    One of the most important and vital aspects that will be crucial to NASCAR's future growth is this year's rookie class...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 1,890 reads 6 comments

  19. How Does Danica Patrick Bounce Back from the Rough Start in Sprint Cup in 2014?

    The 2014 Sprint Cup season has not been very kind to Danica Patrick thus far. In her first two races, Patrick finished 40th after wrecking on Lap 145 of 200 in the season-opening ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,357 reads 14 comments

  20. How Long Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Hot Streak Last?

    Off to the best start of his Sprint Cup career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved Sunday in Phoenix that his Daytona 500 win last week was no fluke. If anything, it was a precursor of things to come...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 8,636 reads 13 comments

  21. Why Austin Dillon Should Put His Rough 2014 Daytona 500 in the Past

    Austin Dillon didn't exactly have the dream day he wanted in last Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500. Sure, he sat on the pole and brought back the legendary No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 1,497 reads 2 comments

  22. Will Denny Hamlin's Strong Start to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Continue?

    While Denny Hamlin did not win the Daytona 500 this past Sunday, he still came out of Speedweeks a winner in every sense of the word. Dating from last year's win in the season-ending race at Homestead Miami Speedway, Hamlin has been on a tear...

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  23. Is 2014 Daytona 500 Win the Start of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Career Year?

    For each of the last 14 seasons, many within Dale Earnhardt Jr. 's fanbase—more famously known as "Junior Nation"—have started each season by hoping, praying, even bragging ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 5,514 reads 11 comments

  24. The Top 10 Storylines for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    As NASCAR fans prepare for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, an atypical busy offseason brings with it the promise of a much busier regular season than usual...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 2,538 reads 2 comments

  25. Will 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Make or Break Danica Patrick's Career?

    To be fair, Danica Patrick likely would not get the attention or criticism she gets if she was a male driver in NASCAR. Virtually everything she does and says, both on and off the track, is scrutinized—oftentimes far too unfairly...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 4,744 reads 16 comments