1. Sprint Cup Chase 2014: What Drivers on the Bubble Must Do to Avoid Elimination

    In its simplest form, the third race of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup will come down to nine drivers playing musical chairs for just five spots in this Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 2,100 reads 2 comments

  2. Sprint Cup Chase 2014: Time to Rank Joey Logano Among NASCAR's Elite Drivers

    If he hasn't done so already, Joey Logano needs to send a "thank you" note to his former boss, Joe Gibbs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 3,418 reads 17 comments

  3. Ranking the Best Rivalries in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

    Racing and rivalries go together, especially when it's in NASCAR's marquee event of the season, the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 5 months ago 6,845 reads 8 comments

  4. How Long Will Brad Keselowski's Hot Streak Last?

    If Brad Keselowski were an auctioneer, he'd be spouting out in rapid fire, "Two, two, two, I've got two...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 1,654 reads 3 comments

  5. Strong Performances from Top Favorites Show That Chase Is Still Wide Open

    JOLIET , Ill. — Brad Keselowski 's win in Sunday's MyAFibStory .com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway was big, no doubt...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 3,328 reads 5 comments

  6. Power Ranking the Teams in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup

    The waiting is over. The long-awaited start of the expanded and tweaked format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 22,267 reads 5 comments

  7. What Top NASCAR Drivers Who Missed the 2014 Chase Must Do Differently in 2015

    While this week begins the focus on the 16 drivers who will compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, this is also a week for those that failed to make the playoffs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 5,245 reads 12 comments

  8. Is This Jeff Gordon's Best Chance at a Title Since 2001 Championship?

    Jeff Gordon may come into this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the second seed, but he's likely No. 1 in the minds of his fans...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 8,077 reads 15 comments

  9. Complete Predictions for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

    The Chase is here. Now the question is where it goes from here—and where it ultimately winds up. With a record-size field—expanded from its previous high of 12 drivers ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 12,133 reads 20 comments

  10. Burning Questions Ahead of NASCAR's 2014 Regular Season Finale at Richmond

    With 14 drivers locked in already, most of the questions have been answered as far as who will make this year's expanded Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 2,595 reads 4 comments

  11. Atlanta Win, Spot in 2014 Chase Give Kasey Kahne Another Chance to Prove Himself

    Regardless of whether his numbers so far this season indicate otherwise, Kasey Kahne's thrilling victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday not only put him directly in the 2014 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 3,112 reads 4 comments

  12. NASCAR Made the Right Call Reinstating Tony Stewart

    When Tony Stewart told NASCAR officials that he was ready to return to Sprint Cup racing this weekend in Atlanta, the sanctioning body ultimately did the right thing by reinstating him...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 420,505 reads 0 comments

  13. Predicting the First 4 Drivers Who Will Be Eliminated from 2014 Sprint Cup Chase

    For the first time in its 11-year history, this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup will have three elimination rounds through the course of the 10-race playoff...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 16,728 reads 9 comments

  14. Penske Racing Puts Chase Field on Notice as Logano, Keselowski Go 1-2 at Bristol

    When Team Penske owner Roger Penske decided to move his team to Ford after the 2012 season—a season that his driver, Brad Keselowski, won in Dodge's final season in NASCAR—a long learning curve was a likelihood...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,913 reads 8 comments

  15. Which NASCAR Drivers Are Most Desperate for a Win as the Chase Draws Near?

    With three races remaining to make NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup, several drivers are in must-win situations—most notably those that need a win to make the Chase...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,367 reads 4 comments

  16. 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Bubble: Who's in and Who's out with 3 Races Left?

    Win, and you're in. With three races remaining to qualify for the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup, making the expanded 16-driver playoff field couldn't be simpler: You take the checkered flag and you're in the Chase...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 months ago 4,061 reads 1 comments

  17. Why Jeff Gordon's Incredible Resurgence Won't Be Ending Anytime Soon

    When he turned 37, Jeff Gordon talked numerous times about retiring and how he wouldn't be racing by the time he was 40...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 10,444 reads 13 comments

  18. How Worried Should Jimmie Johnson Be About Subpar Summer Performances?

    The numbers are striking. In the last five races, Jimmie Johnson has earned finishes of 42nd place (Daytona and Loudon ), 39th (Pocono) and 28th (Watkins Glen)...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 2,366 reads 4 comments

  19. 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Bubble: Who's in and Who's out with 4 Races Left?

    With four races remaining to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the action is going to get hotter and heavier with each passing event...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 8,745 reads 9 comments

  20. AJ Allmendinger's Win at Watkins Glen Gives the 2014 Chase Its Cinderella

    AJ Allmendinger's first career Sprint Cup win, which all but locked him into the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup, will ensure that NASCAR fans who want to root for the little guy have a driver to get behind this fall...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 8,200 reads 17 comments

  21. NASCAR Drivers Not Receiving Enough Attention for 2014 Success

    It's been a rather exciting season thus far in Sprint Cup. Through 21 races, plenty of different drivers have generated big headlines. There's been Dale Earnhardt Jr. 's win in the season-opening Daytona 500 and two wins at Pocono...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 44,102 reads 12 comments

  22. Jeff Gordon Shows He'll Give Jimmie Johnson Fits in NASCAR Sprint Cup Title Race

    Like a pit bull with his fangs sunk deep into someone's skin and unwilling to release anytime soon, Jeff Gordon isn't about to let go of his bid to win a fifth Sprint Cup championship this season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 9,370 reads 29 comments

  23. What Did Roush Racing Have to Gain by Announcing Carl Edwards' Departure Now?

    INDIANAPOLIS — To borrow a line from Alice In Wonderland , the case of Carl Edwards becomes curiouser and curiouser...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 9,766 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 5,574 reads 3 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 47,354 reads 12 comments