1. Chase Elliott to Lead Next Wave of Hendrick Stars After Replacing Jeff Gordon

    When Jeff Gordon announced that 2015 would be his final season in Sprint Cup competition, it was quite clear it would take a special driver to try to fill Gordon’s shoes...

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  2. NASCAR Stars Whose Time to Retire Is Fast Approaching

    Pop quiz: What do Jeff Gordon and the soldiers at London’s Buckingham Palace have in common? They both signify a changing of the guard...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 21,796 reads 17 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments of Jeff Gordon's Career

    With a 23-year career in NASCAR, it’s hard to pick out 10 moments in Jeff Gordon ’s career that stand out above the others...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 7,734 reads 4 comments

  4. Ranking the 10 Best NASCAR Drivers Under 25 Years Old

    As the late Whitney Houston used to sing, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way.” That’s quite appropriate in the world of NASCAR ...

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  5. Star Drivers from Other Motorsports We'd Love to See in the NASCAR Sprint Cup

    While it may seem simple enough, a driver making a transition from one motorsports series to another is oftentimes very difficult. And that difficulty is most apparent when drivers from other motorsports series attempt to switch to the NASCAR world...

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  6. Ranking the Most Notable Omissions from the NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Voting for any professional-sports hall of fame is a difficult exercise. Because no matter who voters choose for induction, there are going to be a number of critics who will rail either against those chosen—or those who fell short...

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  7. Busch vs. Busch: Will Kurt or Kyle Have a Better 2015 NASCAR Season?

    It’s rare when you have to say that both Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, had off years. But it was true in 2014. Even though they both made the Chase for the Sprint Cup, neither was a factor in the way the championship played out...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 3,593 reads 2 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Best NASCAR Rivalries of the 2000s

    Last week, we ranked what we believed to be the best NASCAR rivalries of all time. Here, we rank the greatest rivalries in the sport from 2000 to the present...

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  9. Ranking the Most Polarizing Drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    There are several drivers in NASCAR who almost immediately draw negative reactions from some fans. Those reactions oftentimes stem from either on-track incidents those drivers ...

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  10. New Year's Resolutions for NASCAR's Top Stars

    What’s a new year without resolutions? Many of us make annual vows to ourselves, most typically for self-improvement, including losing weight, eating healthier, quitting smoking ...

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  11. The 6 Best Stock Car Drivers Not in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015

    There are several drivers who belong in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series but aren’t there for one reason or other...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 10,833 reads 6 comments

  12. Ranking the 10 Greatest Rivalries in NASCAR History

    NASCAR has always been and always will be about rivalries. That’s one of the best things about the sport, and it's what fans love so much, when they love to tout “their” driver against any other driver...

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  13. Underappreciated Drivers Who Will Become Fan Favorites in 2015

    Hard as it may seem to believe, there are a number of NASCAR drivers who already have established large fanbases, and yet they’re still underappreciated. Reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick was that way for several years...

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  14. The 10 Most Defining Moments from NASCAR in 2014

    The 2014 NASCAR season—including all three major series, Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks—was one that covered a range of emotions, from drama to excitement, hugs to punches and cheering to crying...

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  15. 10 Venues That Should Be on Every NASCAR Fan's Bucket List

    I can’t count the number of times over the years that NASCAR fans have asked me what are some of the places I’d recommend they see at least once in their lifetime...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 6,338 reads 10 comments

  16. What Sprint Ending Its Sponsorship of the Cup Series Means for NASCAR

    Tuesday’s announcement that Sprint will be ending its entitlement sponsorship of NASCAR’s marquee racing series caught many people off guard...

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  17. The Defining Moment of the 2014 Season for NASCAR's Top Stars

    When you have 36 races, plus off-track incidents to choose from, it can be a difficult exercise to choose the most defining moment of the 2014 season for any one driver...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 3,999 reads 3 comments

  18. Stock Watch: Buying or Selling NASCAR's Top Stars in 2015

    With apologies to William Shakespeare, when it comes to the fortunes of NASCAR drivers, instead of “To Be or Not to Be,” it’s more “To Buy or Sell, That is the Question...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 8,905 reads 7 comments

  19. Will Kevin Harvick's Title Elevate Stewart-Haas Racing to Elite Status?

    When Gene Haas first began operating a Sprint Car team full-time in 2003, it’s fair to say the results weren ’t what he expected. Frankly, Haas/CNC Racing was a virtual non-entity...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 2,547 reads 7 comments

  20. Why the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Format Was a Huge Success for NASCAR

    When unveiled last January, the new elimination format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup started out on wobbly legs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,736 reads 36 comments

  21. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Handicapping the Top Drivers

    The 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and Kevin Harvick has emerged as the champion—a first-time champion at that...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,659 reads 6 comments

  22. How Leaving Richard Childress Racing Has Kevin Harvick on the Cusp of a Title

    As the old saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. That axiom seems to be both true and quite appropriate for Kevin Harvick , who has had arguably the best season of his Sprint Cup career in 2014...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,094 reads 4 comments

  23. Will a Lack of Star Power Ultimately Hurt NASCAR's Chase Finale at Homestead?

    When the 43 drivers in Sunday’s championship-deciding season finale take the green flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the sport’s biggest names will be in the race...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,020 reads 34 comments

  24. Odds for Each 2014 Chase Driver to Reach the Championship Race at Homestead

    As the current Chase for the Sprint Cup has played out, how many of you have told friends something to the effect of, “I’ll bet you my driver makes the final round at Homestead”? ...

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  25. Why Kevin Harvick Is Ready to Deliver Under Pressure at Phoenix

    Kevin Harvick has spent much of his Sprint Cup career as an underdog. He had the massive task of filling the shoes of the late Dale Earnhardt when the latter was killed in the 2001 Daytona 500...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 2,664 reads 1 comments