1. Jamie McMurray's Emotion Refreshing After 2014 NASCAR All-Star Win

    In 1975, English soft rock group 10cc released its biggest hit, " I'm Not In Love ," with the cryptic and repetitious whispered line, "Big Boys Don't Cry...

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  2. Ranking the Biggest Disappointments of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season so Far

    While it's been a great season thus far for guys like Jeff Gordon , Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick, a number of other Sprint Cup drivers have started off far worse than expected...

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  3. Jeff Gordon Gets Missing Piece to Stellar 2014 Season with Win at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon was a puzzle in the making during the first 10 races of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. He was arguably one of the most successful and consistent drivers out there, having led the Cup standings for the previous four weeks...

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  4. Breaking Down the Best Chance for Winless NASCAR Stars to Get a Victory in 2014

    How is it that four drivers who account for 14 Sprint Cup championships between them have yet to win even one race in 2014? It's true: Six-time and defending Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, ...

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  5. Is the Worst of Kasey Kahne's 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Behind Him?

    After disappointing finishes of 41st (Fontana), 22nd (Martinsville) and 37th (Darlington) sandwiched around an 11th-place showing at Texas, things may be starting to look up for Kasey Kahne...

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  6. Denny Hamlin's Newfound Versatility on Display in NASCAR Win at Talladega

    Like a Major League star who has never been able to master hitting the curve ball, ever since he reached the Sprint Cup level Denny Hamlin 's Achilles heel has been his performance at restrictor -plate tracks...

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  7. Why NASCAR Should Keep Restrictor Plates Intact at Talladega, Daytona

    When several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers eclipsed 200 mph during Friday's early practice session and then again during Saturday's qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway , it got folks talking...

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  8. Why Have Toyota Cars Been Underperforming in 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season?

    Typically, two's company and three's a crowd. But if we're talking NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, "three" has definitely been crowded out thus far this season. In the first nine races of 2014, Chevrolet and Ford have each won four events...

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  9. How Should NASCAR Handle Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears' Unexpected Brawl?

    If NASCAR had a statistical category for "Drivers Most Unlikely to Engage in a Fight," Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose would likely be at the top of the list...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 14,113 reads 36 comments

  10. What Kasey Kahne Must Do to Bounce Back from Rough Start to 2014 Season

    Given how the 2014 season has gone thus far for him, Kasey Kahne can probably relate quite well to Danica Patrick. Patrick has three teammates at Stewart-Haas Racing who have done well this season...

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  11. 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 4 months ago 5,721 reads 17 comments

  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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 5 months ago 2,948 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 7,416 reads 26 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 1,515 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

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  18. 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 5 months ago 5,010 reads 18 comments

  19. 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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  20. 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 5 months ago 2,133 reads 2 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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 ...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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