1. NASCAR Drivers Who Would Make the Best Crew Chiefs

    There's a scene in the movie Days of Thunder where crew chief Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) tells new driver Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) what he needs from Trickle to make his race car go fast...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 7 months ago 7,325 reads 9 comments

  2. Danica Patrick's Best Opportunities to Shine in 2014 NASCAR Season

    As she enters her second full season in Sprint Cup racing, Danica Patrick is already at somewhat of a crossroad...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 8,124 reads 21 comments

  3. Breaking Down NASCAR's Planned Changes to Sprint Cup Qualifying

    According to NASCAR.com's David Caraviello , it is likely that NASCAR will reveal significant changes to one of the most enduring traditions of the last several decades, that of qualifying for races in the Sprint Cup Series...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 8,405 reads 12 comments

  4. Current NASCAR Drivers Most Likely to Be Team Owners in the Future

    It's an irrefutable fact: The first day a driver steps into a NASCAR Sprint Cup car is also the beginning of the end of his driving career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 9,277 reads 4 comments

  5. What the Earnhardt-Ganassi Split Means for NASCAR

    For the first time in 30 years, one of the most revered team names in NASCAR annals will no longer exist. Last week's news came and went fairly quietly, but the magnitude will definitely ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 42,094 reads 34 comments

  6. Will Denny Hamlin Bounce Back in 2014 and Contend for a Sprint Cup Title?

    As we get closer to the start of the 2014 Sprint Cup season, don't be surprised if Denny Hamlin has selective memory—if not full-blown amnesia—about what was a terrible 2013 campaign...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 1,366 reads 2 comments

  7. Will New-Look Richard Childress Racing Be More Competitive in 2014?

    Few Sprint Cup teams come into the 2014 season with as many question marks than Richard Childress Racing ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 3,650 reads 7 comments

  8. Candidates with the Best Chance to Be in the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class

    Ceremonies for the newest class of inductees into NASCAR 's Hall of Fame are now less than four weeks away. On Jan...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 5,209 reads 1 comments

  9. Will Richard Petty Motorsports Ever Return to Prominence?

    Ford loyalists are still wondering what happened to Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and 2012 Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski in 2013...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 6,654 reads 7 comments

  10. NASCAR Drivers We Can't Figure out Heading into 2014

    As we get closer to the Daytona 500, fans are revving up on what the 2014 NASCAR season will hold for their favorite drivers...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 10,531 reads 7 comments

  11. Breaking Down Brian France's First Decade as NASCAR's CEO

    Brian France's 10th anniversary as NASCAR's Chairman and CEO came and went last month. And in typical France fashion, the milestone was marked with subdued notoriety and little fanfare...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 2,107 reads 13 comments

  12. How Much Does Jeff Gordon Have Left in the Tank?

    In 2010, when he was 38 years old, Jeff Gordon originally planned to hang up his firesuit and retire by 40 . It's obvious Gordon's plans have changed since then. He'll be 43 in August and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 3,089 reads 6 comments

  13. Who Will Follow Matt Kenseth's Lead and Change Teams After 2014 NASCAR Season?

    There comes a time in most NASCAR drivers' careers that they move on to another team. It's rare that one driver stays with one team throughout his career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 8,449 reads 7 comments

  14. Why Kyle and Kurt Busch Are Both Legit NASCAR Sprint Cup Title Threats in 2014

    Oh brother! Don't be surprised if talk starts picking up a lot about the Busch brothers—Kurt and Kyle—as potential Sprint Cup champions in 2014...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,212 reads 7 comments

  15. Is Rising NASCAR Star Kyle Larson Taking on Too Much, Too Soon?

    There's no disputing the fact Kyle Larson is a very talented race car driver. The 21-year-old native of Elk Grove, Calif., is likely going to be a big star one day...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,588 reads 4 comments

  16. Should NASCAR Retire Car Numbers to Honor Its All-Time Greats?

    Every major professional sport retires the numbers of its greatest players—except NASCAR . For a player to have his number retired after a standout career, it's an homage ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 5,093 reads 37 comments

  17. Ranking Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s 7 Championship Seasons

    Now that Austin Dillon will be the first to drive the legendary No. 3 Chevrolet since the late Dale Earnhardt was killed in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500, we thought it would ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,385 reads 3 comments

  18. How Should SHR Adjust If Tony Stewart Doesn't Recover Before 2014 Daytona 500?

    By all accounts, Tony Stewart is healing and recovering nicely from the injuries he sustained in an early-August sprint car wreck...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 6,175 reads 11 comments

  19. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 6,528 reads 0 comments

  20. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,087 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 5,109 reads 9 comments

  22. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,586 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,243 reads 2 comments

  24. 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 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 19,927 reads 109 comments

  25. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 6,195 reads 25 comments