1. What the Brickyard 400 Means to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Drivers from Indiana

    When Jim Nabors sings "Back Home Again In Indiana" before every Indianapolis 500, he could just as easily be singing directly to a handful of NASCAR drivers as they make the yearly return to their home state for NASCAR's Brickyard 400...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 5,553 reads 3 comments

  2. Ranking the 10 NASCAR Drivers with the Brightest Futures

    For those of you who are concerned about what NASCAR will become when current stars such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Jimmie Johnson and others retire, don't worry...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 47,342 reads 12 comments

  3. Which Eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Will Miss out on the 2014 Chase?

    Like water circling around in a sink before going down a drain, those drivers that have not yet qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup are slowly watching their playoff hopes also go down the drain...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 7,444 reads 14 comments

  4. Why Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano Form NASCAR's Best 1-2 Punch Right Now

    Brad Keselowski has always been a scrapper, fighting for everything he's ever earned as a race car driver. Joey Logano has also had to do some fighting in his own racing career, most notably for respect of his talent.

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,205 reads 16 comments

  5. 10 Burning Questions for the Remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    With 19 races in the books and 17 left, the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season is at somewhat of a fork in the road...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 7,914 reads 22 comments

  6. Power Ranking the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookies

    Trying to power rank the eight 2014 full-time rookie drivers in the Sprint Cup Series—well, there were eight drivers when the season began, that is—is more difficult than ranking the Cup regulars...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,038 reads 5 comments

  7. What Win at Pocono Means for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Impressive 2014 Season

    Few things surprise me in NASCAR anymore. But I have to admit, my jaw dropped slightly when I looked it up: The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. won two races in the same season was in 2004...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 25,185 reads 8 comments

  8. What It Means for Matt Kenseth to Be Atop the Sprint Cup Standings Without a Win

    Matt Kenseth sitting on top of the Sprint Cup points standings heading into this Sunday's race at Pocono once again leaves NASCAR with a conundrum...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 1,312 reads 6 comments

  9. Chad Knaus: At Peace with Himself, NASCAR and at the 'Best Point in My Life'

    Throughout the six Sprint Cup championships Jimmie Johnson has won, one theme has been a constant: Johnson being on top of his game when it counted most...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 4,081 reads 3 comments

  10. Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and the Uncertain Future of Roush Fenway Racing

    The respective futures of Carl Edwards , Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing will be decided in the coming months, if not weeks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 37,603 reads 22 comments

  11. Will Tony Stewart Turn Around His Disappointing 2014 Sprint Cup Season?

    So, you call yourself a diehard NASCAR fan and think you know the sport better than most, right? Let's put that to the test. There have been 12 Sprint Cup races thus far in 2014, marking one-third of the way through the overall 36-race season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 3,500 reads 9 comments

  12. Failure to Finish 'Double' Doesn't Diminish Kurt Busch's Historic Day

    Even if he finished shy of his goal of 1,100 miles, Kurt Busch still wound up a winner Sunday. Busch was attempting to be the first driver to race in the so-called “Double,” ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 5,453 reads 5 comments

  13. Why Are Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth Still Winless in 2014?

    Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth combined to win over one-third of the races in the 2013 Sprint Cup season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 1,708 reads 2 comments

  14. The Top Storylines to Follow Ahead of the 2014 Indy 500

    There's never only one thing that stands out at the Indianapolis 500. No, that's not a contradiction; it's fact. For every time the green flag and 33 cars and drivers go forward, you essentially have 33 different storylines going forward as well...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 1,103 reads 1 comments

  15. Is It Time Danica Patrick Starts to Get Noticed for Performance, Not Popularity?

    It may potentially wind up being just a fluke (although we don't think so), but Danica Patrick 's Sprint Cup career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway last week could very well have been a significant turning point in her career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 246,791 reads 103 comments

  16. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 4,294 reads 9 comments

  17. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 8,567 reads 0 comments

  18. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 7,662 reads 10 comments

  19. 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, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 1,998 reads 4 comments

  20. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 1,374 reads 1 comments

  21. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 1,710 reads 1 comments

  22. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 4,517 reads 7 comments

  23. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 2,637 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 14,295 reads 36 comments

  25. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 3,389 reads 8 comments