1. 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 10 months ago 5,037 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 4,375 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 4,061 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 10,456 reads 13 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 2,369 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 8,754 reads 9 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 8,206 reads 17 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 44,106 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 9,392 reads 29 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 9,771 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 5,595 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 47,362 reads 14 comments

  13. Which Eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Will Miss out on the 2014 Chase?

    Like water circling around in a sink before going down a drain, those drivers that have not yet qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup are slowly watching their playoff hopes also go down the drain...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 7,469 reads 14 comments

  14. Why Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano Form NASCAR's Best 1-2 Punch Right Now

    Brad Keselowski has always been a scrapper, fighting for everything he's ever earned as a race car driver. Joey Logano has also had to do some fighting in his own racing career, most notably for respect of his talent.

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 3,235 reads 16 comments

  15. 10 Burning Questions for the Remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    With 19 races in the books and 17 left, the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season is at somewhat of a fork in the road...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 7,923 reads 22 comments

  16. Power Ranking the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookies

    Trying to power rank the eight 2014 full-time rookie drivers in the Sprint Cup Series—well, there were eight drivers when the season began, that is—is more difficult than ranking the Cup regulars...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 4,110 reads 5 comments

  17. What Win at Pocono Means for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Impressive 2014 Season

    Few things surprise me in NASCAR anymore. But I have to admit, my jaw dropped slightly when I looked it up: The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. won two races in the same season was in 2004...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 25,372 reads 8 comments

  18. What It Means for Matt Kenseth to Be Atop the Sprint Cup Standings Without a Win

    Matt Kenseth sitting on top of the Sprint Cup points standings heading into this Sunday's race at Pocono once again leaves NASCAR with a conundrum...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 1,316 reads 6 comments

  19. Chad Knaus: At Peace with Himself, NASCAR and at the 'Best Point in My Life'

    Throughout the six Sprint Cup championships Jimmie Johnson has won, one theme has been a constant: Johnson being on top of his game when it counted most...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 4,163 reads 3 comments

  20. Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and the Uncertain Future of Roush Fenway Racing

    The respective futures of Carl Edwards , Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing will be decided in the coming months, if not weeks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 37,637 reads 22 comments

  21. Will Tony Stewart Turn Around His Disappointing 2014 Sprint Cup Season?

    So, you call yourself a diehard NASCAR fan and think you know the sport better than most, right? Let's put that to the test. There have been 12 Sprint Cup races thus far in 2014, marking one-third of the way through the overall 36-race season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,519 reads 9 comments

  22. Failure to Finish 'Double' Doesn't Diminish Kurt Busch's Historic Day

    Even if he finished shy of his goal of 1,100 miles, Kurt Busch still wound up a winner Sunday. Busch was attempting to be the first driver to race in the so-called “Double,” ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,455 reads 5 comments

  23. Why Are Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth Still Winless in 2014?

    Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth combined to win over one-third of the races in the 2013 Sprint Cup season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 1,714 reads 2 comments

  24. The Top Storylines to Follow Ahead of the 2014 Indy 500

    There's never only one thing that stands out at the Indianapolis 500. No, that's not a contradiction; it's fact. For every time the green flag and 33 cars and drivers go forward, you essentially have 33 different storylines going forward as well...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 1,229 reads 1 comments

  25. Is It Time Danica Patrick Starts to Get Noticed for Performance, Not Popularity?

    It may potentially wind up being just a fluke (although we don't think so), but Danica Patrick 's Sprint Cup career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway last week could very well have been a significant turning point in her career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 246,831 reads 103 comments