1. Awards for the Drivers Who Flopped in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    Friday was the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, where Jimmie Johnson celebrated his sixth championship, as well as drivers who won other awards for their performances during the 2013 season...

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  2. Small-Team Drivers with Best Chance to Shake Up 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    Kurt Busch left some pretty big shoes to fill after what he accomplished this past season at Furniture Row Racing...

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  3. Will Ford's Problems Carry over into 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?

    Try as I may to find a better way to say it, there’s just no denying the facts: Ford had another lackluster NASCAR Sprint Cup season in 2013. The blue oval folks had a terrible Chase...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 4,842 reads 9 comments

  4. Pros and Cons of Each Notable Team Change for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    If you’re heading to Daytona for the season-opening 500 in February, you may need to buy a program just to keep track of the numerous driver changes for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season...

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  5. Why NASCAR Fans Should Be Thankful in 2013

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, NASCAR is likely to be far from the minds of many fans. As it should. Rather, this day should be all about family, fellowship, long-overdue visits ...

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  6. How Can NASCAR Fix Its Attendance Problems?

    It's no secret that NASCAR has suffered substantial attendance losses over the last several years. Where the sport was once flying high and was the envy of most other sports leagues ...

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  7. Final 2013 Report Cards for NASCAR's Top Stars

    Hard as it may seem to believe, given there are 43-car fields in each race, only 28 drivers competed in every Sprint Cup event this season...

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  8. How Many More Sprint Cup Titles Will Jimmie Johnson Win?

    Now that Jimmie Johnson has won a sixth Sprint Cup championship, how many more titles can he still win? Johnson just turned 38 two months ago...

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  9. Where 6th Sprint Cup Title Puts Jimmie Johnson in Greatest of All Time Debate

    Now that Jimmie Johnson has won his sixth Sprint Cup championship, the same question that dogged him after most of his first five titles has once again popped up: Where does he ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 12,068 reads 49 comments

  10. Complete Timeline of Dario Franchitti's Career

    It was an unlikely path that took George Franchitti—who preferred to go by his middle name of Dario—from his native Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, to the top of the IndyCar world...

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  11. Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami: Burning Questions for 2013 NASCAR Season Final

    While it almost seems like a foregone conclusion that Jimmie Johnson will win his sixth Sprint Cup championship in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, there's still a lot of news left to be made this weekend...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 3,799 reads 4 comments

  12. What Jimmie Johnson's Strategy Should Be at Homestead to Win 6th Sprint Cup

    With a 28-point lead on Matt Kenseth going into Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson pretty much just has to show up to clinch his sixth Sprint Cup championship...

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  13. How Does Jimmie Johnson Avoid Falling Apart in Last 2 Chase Races Like 2012?

    Jimmie Johnson loves to put pressure on other drivers. But—and there's no simple way to say it, so here's the hard and blunt truth—when the pressure was on Johnson ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 1,518 reads 2 comments

  14. Where Each Driver Who's out of Contention Went Wrong in 2013 NASCAR Chase

    If you're a fan of the 11 drivers that are no longer in contention for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, I'm sure you've asked yourself one very simple yet poignant ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 2,253 reads 5 comments

  15. How Matt Kenseth Must Adjust Now That He's Jimmie Johnson's Sole Challenger

    In almost a NASCAR version of the TV show Survivor , Matt Kenseth , on Sunday, became the last driver standing in Jimmie Johnson's way to a sixth Sprint Cup championship...

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  16. Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Glass Half Full or Half Empty as 2013 Season Nears End?

    Mathematically, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still in contention for his first Sprint Cup championship. Realistically, Earnhardt has been out of contention for the last two weeks and ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 4,204 reads 24 comments

  17. What Jeff Gordon Must Do to Capture 5th Career Sprint Cup Title in 2013

    Being 27 points out of first place and with just three races remaining, it's pretty clear Jeff Gordon is a long shot to rally for his fifth career Sprint Cup title. To best illustrate why, look at what happened Sunday at Martinsville Speedway...

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  18. Who Has the Upper Hand in Jimmie Johnson-Matt Kenseth Duel for 2013 Chase Title?

    With three races remaining in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup and Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth tied for the points lead, this is shaping up to be a battle of thoroughbreds...

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  19. Which NASCAR Chase Contender Has Best Odds at Each Remaining Track?

    Four tracks, five drivers. That's pretty much what this season's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has come down to. While guys like Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  20. Will Jimmie Johnson Start Putting Away Sprint Cup Title No. 6 at Martinsville?

    Jimmie Johnson is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time. Johnson comes into Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in a very familiar position: sitting first in the standings...

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  21. Was Playing It Safe the Right Strategy for 2013 Chase Drivers at Talladega?

    As the old saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." And if Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway were to have a musical theme, it would be The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again...

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  22. Will Talladega Be Right Place and Time for Jeff Gordon to Shake Up 2013 Chase?

    Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has the potential to be a race that either widens or closes the gap that points leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie ...

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  23. Is There a Silver Lining in Michael Waltrip Racing Scaling Back for 2014?

    Losing an entire race team and letting go its driver, crew chief and several dozen employees is never easy. But that's the position Michael Waltrip Racing finds itself in for 2014, as Martin Truex Jr...

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  24. Which Drivers Still Have Chance at a Title Halfway Through 2013 NASCAR Chase?

    Unless point leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson suddenly forget how to drive in the remaining five races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Saturday's race at Charlotte all but ended championship hopes for six of this year's 13 playoff qualifiers...

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  25. Has Fallout from MWR Scandal Turned Clint Bowyer into a Chase Afterthought?

    Clint Bowyer . Remember him? Good looking guy from America's heartland who used to be able to drive the wheels off any kind of race car there is? First, let's remember him in a ...

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