1. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Complete Preview, Prediction for Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway

    Pocono Raceway will have a lot to celebrate Sunday, as it marks the 75th Sprint Cup race to be run there, the Axalta We Paint Winners 400...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 10,315 reads 7 comments

  2. Jimmie Johnson on Pace for His Best Season Ever After 4th Win of 2015 at Dover

    Reality has to slap you in the face sometimes to get your attention. Sunday was that kind of day for me—and I'm betting a lot of others like me...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 1,183 reads 5 comments

  3. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Complete Preview and Prediction for the FedEx 400

    Dover International Speedway may share the same initials as another DIS (Daytona International Speedway), but this one-mile track stands out from every one of its peers...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 9,245 reads 9 comments

  4. Juan Pablo Montoya and Open-Wheel Racing: Dream Pairing Only Partially Realized

    As the old saying goes, “two out of three ain’t bad.” But with Juan Pablo Montoya’s impressive rally to win his second career Indianapolis 500 on Sunday—in ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 13,550 reads 18 comments

  5. Verizon IndyCar Series: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Indianapolis 500

    The Indianapolis 500. Those three simple words have meant the pinnacle of motor racing not just in the U.S. but around the world. It's the race that most people look forward to each year in its annual renewal on Memorial Day weekend...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 2,084 reads 0 comments

  6. While Shorter Races Could Benefit NASCAR, Coca-Cola 600 Should Stay Unchanged

    As the attention span of most Americans grows smaller and smaller, it’s not a surprise that NASCAR is contemplating shorter races in the future...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 3,711 reads 9 comments

  7. The Best and Worst of Stewart-Haas Racing in 2015 on Display in All-Star Race

    Has there been a more disparate Sprint Cup organization this season than Stewart-Haas Racing? Kevin Harvick has been nothing short of outstanding...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 9,599 reads 18 comments

  8. What NASCAR's Sprint All-Star Race Needs to Do to Bring Back the Excitement

    For nearly 20 years, the Sprint All-Star Race—formerly known as The Winston from 1985 through 2003—was one of the high points of every NASCAR season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,627 reads 10 comments

  9. Erik Jones Gets Priceless Learning Experience at Kansas to Aid Path to Stardom

    While the end results didn ’t quite meet his ultimate goals this weekend in Kansas, Erik Jones came away with something that can be as important as a good finish: how quickly good fortune can change in NASCAR ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,214 reads 7 comments

  10. Why Claims That Jimmie Johnson Let Dale Earnhardt Jr Win at Talladega Are Absurd

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson just can’t seem to win—even when they win. Earnhardt won this past Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 10,436 reads 49 comments

  11. Jeff Gordon's Pit Road Mistakes Holding Him Back from Winning Races in 2015

    When Jeff Gordon sought to point fingers after Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after a disappointing 31st-place finish, he singled out one person...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 4,186 reads 3 comments

  12. Martin Truex Jr.'s Success in 2015 Makes Him Underdog to Win at Talladega

    I’ ve got that feeling again. Last week, I picked Kurt Busch to win the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 1,787 reads 3 comments

  13. Chase Elliott Proving to Be Quick Learner After 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Start

    In his first career Sprint Cup start last month at Martinsville, it was pretty clear that the normally cool and collected Chase Elliott was a wee bit nervous. Well, as cool, collected and wee bit nervous as a 19-year-old can be...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 3,795 reads 7 comments

  14. NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for Toyota Owners 400

    Even though they retained their 1-2-3 position in the Sprint Cup standings, can Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 12,406 reads 11 comments

  15. Why NASCAR Made Right Decision to Finish Bristol Race Under Green Flag

    When NASCAR threw a yellow caution on Lap 496 for both a crash and light rain, and then a red flag on Lap 506 of Sunday’s race at Bristol, it appeared likely that Matt Kenseth would be declared the winner due to yet another rainstorm of the day...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 4 months ago 2,684 reads 5 comments

  16. Ranking the 5 Best NASCAR Moments at Bristol Motor Speedway

    There are very few tracks that can match Bristol Motor Speedway for action, excitement, drama and temperament—uh, make that tempers. When things flare up at Bristol, you never know what’s going to happen...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,733 reads 5 comments

  17. Is Hendrick Motorsports Becoming the Team to Beat Again After Texas?

    Where have we seen this play before? Jimmie Johnson wins—yet again—on a 1.5-mile racetrack, this time Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson’s win in the Duck Commander 500 wasn’t necessarily unique, though...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 7,731 reads 21 comments

  18. Is Greg Ives the Right Crew Chief to Get Dale Earnhardt Jr. a Sprint Cup Title?

    Whenever there is a significant crew chief change in NASCAR 's Sprint Cup Series—particularly when it's a high-profile change—the inclination for many observers is that ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 6,692 reads 2 comments

  19. Jeff Gordon Showing Signs That His Swan Song Will Still End on a High Note

    The way things looked after the first two races, Jeff Gordon ’s 2015 season hopes—let alone any hope of retiring on top with a fifth career Sprint Cup championship—looked pretty bleak...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 7,456 reads 4 comments

  20. Penalties to Ryan Newman and His Team Show NASCAR Is Serious About New Rules

    Tuesday’s heavy penalties to the No. 31 Sprint Cup team for doctoring its tires in races should more than prove NASCAR means business about cracking down on cheating...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 6,917 reads 8 comments

  21. Danica Patrick's Finish at Martinsville Shows She's Turning the Corner in NASCAR

    Maybe the holdout non-believers will finally start having some faith in Danica Patrick. Patrick’s seventh-place finish in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 10,179 reads 41 comments

  22. NASCAR at Martinsville 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the STP 500

    This Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway could end up with a surprising finish. Because of all the beating and banging that goes on, it’s hard to pick a favorite...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 11,217 reads 9 comments

  23. Kurt Busch Quickly Reminds NASCAR That on the Track, He Has Limitless Talent

    NASCAR may have suspended Kurt Busch for the first three races of the season, but there’s no suspending his talent...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 5,335 reads 6 comments

  24. NASCAR at Fontana 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Auto Club 400

    Can the Happy Harvick Express keep rolling this Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California? Harvick is the hottest driver in NASCAR in more than four decades...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 10,442 reads 3 comments

  25. Ryan Newman: With Strong 2015 Start, Is NASCAR's Rocket Man Ready for Blastoff?

    With back-to-back top-three finishes last week at Las Vegas and Sunday at Phoenix, NASCAR’s Rocket Man has initiated countdown to liftoff. As in wins and perhaps even his first Sprint Cup championship may be in his flight plan...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 2,910 reads 0 comments