1. What NASCAR's Sprint All-Star Race Needs to Do to Bring Back the Excitement

    For nearly 20 years, the Sprint All-Star Race—formerly known as The Winston from 1985 through 2003—was one of the high points of every NASCAR season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 2,629 reads 10 comments

  2. Erik Jones Gets Priceless Learning Experience at Kansas to Aid Path to Stardom

    While the end results didn ’t quite meet his ultimate goals this weekend in Kansas, Erik Jones came away with something that can be as important as a good finish: how quickly good fortune can change in NASCAR ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 2,219 reads 7 comments

  3. Why Claims That Jimmie Johnson Let Dale Earnhardt Jr Win at Talladega Are Absurd

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson just can’t seem to win—even when they win. Earnhardt won this past Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 10,462 reads 49 comments

  4. Jeff Gordon's Pit Road Mistakes Holding Him Back from Winning Races in 2015

    When Jeff Gordon sought to point fingers after Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after a disappointing 31st-place finish, he singled out one person...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 4,199 reads 3 comments

  5. Martin Truex Jr.'s Success in 2015 Makes Him Underdog to Win at Talladega

    I’ ve got that feeling again. Last week, I picked Kurt Busch to win the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 9 months ago 1,801 reads 3 comments

  6. Chase Elliott Proving to Be Quick Learner After 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Start

    In his first career Sprint Cup start last month at Martinsville, it was pretty clear that the normally cool and collected Chase Elliott was a wee bit nervous. Well, as cool, collected and wee bit nervous as a 19-year-old can be...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 3,828 reads 7 comments

  7. NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for Toyota Owners 400

    Even though they retained their 1-2-3 position in the Sprint Cup standings, can Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 12,757 reads 11 comments

  8. Why NASCAR Made Right Decision to Finish Bristol Race Under Green Flag

    When NASCAR threw a yellow caution on Lap 496 for both a crash and light rain, and then a red flag on Lap 506 of Sunday’s race at Bristol, it appeared likely that Matt Kenseth would be declared the winner due to yet another rainstorm of the day...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,707 reads 5 comments

  9. Ranking the 5 Best NASCAR Moments at Bristol Motor Speedway

    There are very few tracks that can match Bristol Motor Speedway for action, excitement, drama and temperament—uh, make that tempers. When things flare up at Bristol, you never know what’s going to happen...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 3,801 reads 5 comments

  10. Is Hendrick Motorsports Becoming the Team to Beat Again After Texas?

    Where have we seen this play before? Jimmie Johnson wins—yet again—on a 1.5-mile racetrack, this time Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson’s win in the Duck Commander 500 wasn’t necessarily unique, though...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 7,740 reads 21 comments

  11. Is Greg Ives the Right Crew Chief to Get Dale Earnhardt Jr. a Sprint Cup Title?

    Whenever there is a significant crew chief change in NASCAR 's Sprint Cup Series—particularly when it's a high-profile change—the inclination for many observers is that ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 6,696 reads 2 comments

  12. Jeff Gordon Showing Signs That His Swan Song Will Still End on a High Note

    The way things looked after the first two races, Jeff Gordon ’s 2015 season hopes—let alone any hope of retiring on top with a fifth career Sprint Cup championship—looked pretty bleak...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 7,468 reads 4 comments

  13. Penalties to Ryan Newman and His Team Show NASCAR Is Serious About New Rules

    Tuesday’s heavy penalties to the No. 31 Sprint Cup team for doctoring its tires in races should more than prove NASCAR means business about cracking down on cheating...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 6,928 reads 8 comments

  14. Danica Patrick's Finish at Martinsville Shows She's Turning the Corner in NASCAR

    Maybe the holdout non-believers will finally start having some faith in Danica Patrick. Patrick’s seventh-place finish in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 10,202 reads 41 comments

  15. NASCAR at Martinsville 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the STP 500

    This Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway could end up with a surprising finish. Because of all the beating and banging that goes on, it’s hard to pick a favorite...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 11,507 reads 9 comments

  16. Kurt Busch Quickly Reminds NASCAR That on the Track, He Has Limitless Talent

    NASCAR may have suspended Kurt Busch for the first three races of the season, but there’s no suspending his talent...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 5,345 reads 6 comments

  17. NASCAR at Fontana 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Auto Club 400

    Can the Happy Harvick Express keep rolling this Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California? Harvick is the hottest driver in NASCAR in more than four decades...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 10,457 reads 3 comments

  18. Ryan Newman: With Strong 2015 Start, Is NASCAR's Rocket Man Ready for Blastoff?

    With back-to-back top-three finishes last week at Las Vegas and Sunday at Phoenix, NASCAR’s Rocket Man has initiated countdown to liftoff. As in wins and perhaps even his first Sprint Cup championship may be in his flight plan...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,958 reads 0 comments

  19. NASCAR at Phoenix 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for CampingWorld.com 500

    Kevin Harvick’s win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past Sunday couldn’t have come at a better time. For after his first career win at the 1...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 9,023 reads 6 comments

  20. Martin Truex Jr. Showing He Means Business After a 2014 NASCAR Season to Forget

    It's not an understatement to say that the last year-and-a-half has produced some of the most difficult times Martin Truex Jr. has ever gone through, both professionally and personally...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,157 reads 3 comments

  21. NASCAR at Las Vegas 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the Kobalt 400

    We’ve seen a rather topsy-turvy start to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the first two races. Joey Logano unexpectedly won the Daytona 500, and Jimmie Johnson looked like the JJ of old in winning at Atlanta...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 12,884 reads 9 comments

  22. Despite No Wins, Kevin Harvick's Sprint Cup Title Defense Off to Strong Start

    Pop quiz: Who is the hottest driver in the Sprint Cup Series right now? (Careful, this is a bit of a trick question.) Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano, you say? Nope. Atlanta winner Jimmie Johnson? Try again...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,427 reads 1 comments

  23. NASCAR at Atlanta 2015: Complete Preview and Prediction for the QuikTrip 500

    Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will almost be like having a new race and new race track on the Sprint Cup schedule Atlanta used to have two ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 18,616 reads 12 comments

  24. Uphill Climb for 2015 Season Comeback Now Steeper for Tony Stewart After Daytona

    Tony Stewart came into 2015 hoping to put the bad memories of the last two seasons behind him. Expectations were high, not just from Stewart and the Stewart-Haas Racing camp, but also his fans and the media...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 7,061 reads 16 comments

  25. Young Dark-Horse Drivers with Best Chance to Surprise at 2015 Daytona 500

    There are more than enough veterans to be considered dark horses to win Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 2,956 reads 4 comments