1. Power Ranking the Teams in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup

    The waiting is over. The long-awaited start of the expanded and tweaked format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 22,269 reads 5 comments

  2. What Top NASCAR Drivers Who Missed the 2014 Chase Must Do Differently in 2015

    While this week begins the focus on the 16 drivers who will compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, this is also a week for those that failed to make the playoffs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 5,293 reads 12 comments

  3. Is This Jeff Gordon's Best Chance at a Title Since 2001 Championship?

    Jeff Gordon may come into this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the second seed, but he's likely No. 1 in the minds of his fans...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,086 reads 15 comments

  4. Complete Predictions for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup

    The Chase is here. Now the question is where it goes from here—and where it ultimately winds up. With a record-size field—expanded from its previous high of 12 drivers ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 12,153 reads 20 comments

  5. Burning Questions Ahead of NASCAR's 2014 Regular Season Finale at Richmond

    With 14 drivers locked in already, most of the questions have been answered as far as who will make this year's expanded Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,601 reads 4 comments

  6. Atlanta Win, Spot in 2014 Chase Give Kasey Kahne Another Chance to Prove Himself

    Regardless of whether his numbers so far this season indicate otherwise, Kasey Kahne's thrilling victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday not only put him directly in the 2014 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 3,119 reads 4 comments

  7. NASCAR Made the Right Call Reinstating Tony Stewart

    When Tony Stewart told NASCAR officials that he was ready to return to Sprint Cup racing this weekend in Atlanta, the sanctioning body ultimately did the right thing by reinstating him...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 420,569 reads 0 comments

  8. Predicting the First 4 Drivers Who Will Be Eliminated from 2014 Sprint Cup Chase

    For the first time in its 11-year history, this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup will have three elimination rounds through the course of the 10-race playoff...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 16,731 reads 9 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 5,038 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 4,377 reads 4 comments

  11. 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

  12. 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 10,460 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 2,369 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 8,755 reads 9 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 8,208 reads 17 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 44,107 reads 12 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 9,394 reads 29 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 9,772 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 5,619 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 47,368 reads 14 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 7,473 reads 14 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 3,238 reads 16 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 7,925 reads 22 comments

  24. 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 4,115 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 25,386 reads 8 comments