1. 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 4,530 reads 7 comments

  2. 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 2,644 reads 1 comments

  3. 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 14,296 reads 36 comments

  4. 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 3,390 reads 8 comments

  5. What's Keeping Kyle Busch from Living Up to His Incredible Talent?

    While doing some research on next Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, I stumbled upon an amazing stat: Kyle Busch is just 30 laps shy of hitting 10,000 laps led in his Cup career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 months ago 5,876 reads 17 comments

  6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Makes Up for Texas Debacle with Strong Race at Darlington

    After finishing dead last at Texas following an embarrassing rookie-like mistake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was left with enough egg on his face to make himself an omelet...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 6,621 reads 11 comments

  7. Is Richard Petty Motorsports' Early 2014 Success a Mirage?

    When Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola and teammate Marcos Ambrose start Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway, they'll be in excellent position to contend for the win...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 2,909 reads 1 comments

  8. Will Jeff Gordon's 2014 Success Go to the Next Level at Darlington?

    Darlington Raceway is so legendary and notorious that it has not one, but two nicknames. There's "The Lady in Black" for the dark black asphalt color the racing surface has, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 3,081 reads 3 comments

  9. Parity Prevailing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series After Joey Logano's Win at Texas

    Seven different races, seven different winners, seven different No. 1 qualifiers. Somewhere, NASCAR chairman/CEO Brian France is likely doing a happy dance—a really, really, really happy dance...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 7,547 reads 26 comments

  10. Will Jimmie Johnson Finally Get His 1st Win of 2014 at Texas?

    Jimmie Johnson should have at least two wins by now. That's a bold statement, but if it wasn't for tire issues at Fontana and just not enough to hold off Kurt Busch at Martinsville, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,618 reads 0 comments

  11. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Poised for Another Win at Texas Motor Speedway

    It's a NASCAR moment that likely will forever be frozen in time: There in victory lane, a smiling Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 5,514 reads 3 comments

  12. What Martinsville Sprint Cup Win Means for NASCAR's Outlaw, Kurt Busch

    There's a definite irony in Kurt Busch 's win in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The guy who gladly has accepted and even revels in the nickname of "The Outlaw" bested ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 5,238 reads 18 comments

  13. Why Older Tracks Like Martinsville Speedway Are True NASCAR Treasures

    I'd venture to guess that many people 25 years old or younger have no idea what kind of national treasure Martinsville Speedway is not only to NASCAR, but also to this country in general...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,955 reads 0 comments

  14. Now That He's Back on Top in NASCAR, Can Carl Edwards Stay No. 1 in Sprint Cup?

    Now that he's at the top of the Sprint Cup standings heading into Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, where does Carl Edwards go from here? Can he hold on to No. 1, or will he be more like "No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 2,292 reads 2 comments

  15. Kyle Larson Affirms Elite Talent with Incredible Weekend in Fontana

    When Chip Ganassi chose Kyle Larson to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it likely resulted in a number of raised eyebrows...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,231 reads 0 comments

  16. Why NASCAR Should Bring Back a 2nd Sprint Cup Series Race to Fontana

    There are certain racetracks on the NASCAR schedule that deserve a second race date each season. Las Vegas and Darlington immediately come to mind, even though the latter used ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,873 reads 10 comments

  17. How Jeff Gordon Is Quietly Having a Hot Start to the 2014 Sprint Cup Season

    Pop quiz: Where is Jeff Gordon in the Sprint Cup standings heading into this Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway? I can imagine some of you scratching your head, stroking your ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 2,824 reads 1 comments

  18. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Poor Showing at Bristol Is No Cause for Concern

    C'mon , you knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to have a bad race—and that's exactly what happened in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 12,910 reads 1 comments

  19. Why Bristol Motor Speedway Is the Most Difficult Track in NASCAR

    Darlington Raceway is "The Track Too Tough to Tame," while Daytona International Speedway is known as host of the "Great American Race...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 5,430 reads 4 comments

  20. Will SHR's Other Drivers Start Catching Up to Kevin Harvick at Bristol?

    Even though he dropped 10 places in the standings after Las Vegas—from fourth to 14th— Kevin Harvick remains the early-season star for the otherwise struggling Stewart-Haas Racing stable...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 1,718 reads 4 comments

  21. Brad Keselowski Returning to Championship Form with Win at Las Vegas

    After failing to defend his 2012 Sprint Cup championship last season—not even making the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup— Brad Keselowski went from his Bad Brad alter ego to Sad Brad...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 4,400 reads 16 comments

  22. What This Year's Crop of Rookies Means for the Future of the Sprint Cup Series

    One of the most important and vital aspects that will be crucial to NASCAR's future growth is this year's rookie class...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 1,976 reads 6 comments

  23. How Does Danica Patrick Bounce Back from the Rough Start in Sprint Cup in 2014?

    The 2014 Sprint Cup season has not been very kind to Danica Patrick thus far. In her first two races, Patrick finished 40th after wrecking on Lap 145 of 200 in the season-opening ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 3,489 reads 14 comments

  24. How Long Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Hot Streak Last?

    Off to the best start of his Sprint Cup career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved Sunday in Phoenix that his Daytona 500 win last week was no fluke. If anything, it was a precursor of things to come...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 9,066 reads 13 comments

  25. Why Austin Dillon Should Put His Rough 2014 Daytona 500 in the Past

    Austin Dillon didn't exactly have the dream day he wanted in last Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500. Sure, he sat on the pole and brought back the legendary No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 1,641 reads 2 comments