1. Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami: Burning Questions for 2013 NASCAR Season Final

    While it almost seems like a foregone conclusion that Jimmie Johnson will win his sixth Sprint Cup championship in Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, there's still a lot of news left to be made this weekend...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 3,831 reads 4 comments

  2. What Jimmie Johnson's Strategy Should Be at Homestead to Win 6th Sprint Cup

    With a 28-point lead on Matt Kenseth going into Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson pretty much just has to show up to clinch his sixth Sprint Cup championship...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 4,476 reads 13 comments

  3. How Does Jimmie Johnson Avoid Falling Apart in Last 2 Chase Races Like 2012?

    Jimmie Johnson loves to put pressure on other drivers. But—and there's no simple way to say it, so here's the hard and blunt truth—when the pressure was on Johnson ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 1,548 reads 2 comments

  4. Where Each Driver Who's out of Contention Went Wrong in 2013 NASCAR Chase

    If you're a fan of the 11 drivers that are no longer in contention for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, I'm sure you've asked yourself one very simple yet poignant ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,287 reads 5 comments

  5. How Matt Kenseth Must Adjust Now That He's Jimmie Johnson's Sole Challenger

    In almost a NASCAR version of the TV show Survivor , Matt Kenseth , on Sunday, became the last driver standing in Jimmie Johnson's way to a sixth Sprint Cup championship...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 3,037 reads 8 comments

  6. Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Glass Half Full or Half Empty as 2013 Season Nears End?

    Mathematically, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still in contention for his first Sprint Cup championship. Realistically, Earnhardt has been out of contention for the last two weeks and ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 4,265 reads 24 comments

  7. What Jeff Gordon Must Do to Capture 5th Career Sprint Cup Title in 2013

    Being 27 points out of first place and with just three races remaining, it's pretty clear Jeff Gordon is a long shot to rally for his fifth career Sprint Cup title. To best illustrate why, look at what happened Sunday at Martinsville Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 4,396 reads 14 comments

  8. Who Has the Upper Hand in Jimmie Johnson-Matt Kenseth Duel for 2013 Chase Title?

    With three races remaining in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup and Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth tied for the points lead, this is shaping up to be a battle of thoroughbreds...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,924 reads 5 comments

  9. Which NASCAR Chase Contender Has Best Odds at Each Remaining Track?

    Four tracks, five drivers. That's pretty much what this season's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has come down to. While guys like Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,693 reads 5 comments

  10. Will Jimmie Johnson Start Putting Away Sprint Cup Title No. 6 at Martinsville?

    Jimmie Johnson is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time. Johnson comes into Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in a very familiar position: sitting first in the standings...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 1,495 reads 2 comments

  11. Was Playing It Safe the Right Strategy for 2013 Chase Drivers at Talladega?

    As the old saying goes, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." And if Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway were to have a musical theme, it would be The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,392 reads 8 comments

  12. Will Talladega Be Right Place and Time for Jeff Gordon to Shake Up 2013 Chase?

    Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has the potential to be a race that either widens or closes the gap that points leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,665 reads 4 comments

  13. Is There a Silver Lining in Michael Waltrip Racing Scaling Back for 2014?

    Losing an entire race team and letting go its driver, crew chief and several dozen employees is never easy. But that's the position Michael Waltrip Racing finds itself in for 2014, as Martin Truex Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 3,448 reads 4 comments

  14. Which Drivers Still Have Chance at a Title Halfway Through 2013 NASCAR Chase?

    Unless point leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson suddenly forget how to drive in the remaining five races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Saturday's race at Charlotte all but ended championship hopes for six of this year's 13 playoff qualifiers...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 5,858 reads 16 comments

  15. Has Fallout from MWR Scandal Turned Clint Bowyer into a Chase Afterthought?

    Clint Bowyer . Remember him? Good looking guy from America's heartland who used to be able to drive the wheels off any kind of race car there is? First, let's remember him in a ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,984 reads 10 comments

  16. Will Kasey Kahne Deliver at Charlotte with 2013 Chase Hopes on Life Support?

    What have they done with the real Kasey Kahne , and who is the imposter posing as the driver of the No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,479 reads 4 comments

  17. Are Kyle Busch's 2013 Title Hopes over After Crash at Kansas?

    Just when it appeared Kyle Busch would finally break the jinx that has cursed him in virtually every Chase for the Sprint Cup appearance he's made in his career, catastrophe struck yet again on Sunday at Kansas Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,992 reads 4 comments

  18. Why Penske Racing Was Wise to Lock Up Brad Keselowski

    There's no question it's been a tough year for Brad Keselowski . First came two penalties for mechanical violations with his No. 2 Ford in separate races that cost him 31 driver points in the Sprint Cup standings...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 4,939 reads 9 comments

  19. Are Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch Out of Reach in 2013 Chase?

    One of the most ironic parts of human nature is the degree to which sports fans obsess, particularly NASCAR fans...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,136 reads 7 comments

  20. Is Win at Dover the Start of Jimmie Johnson's 6th Title Run?

    Where have we seen this reality show before? Fall 2005 – Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover and almost winds up winning what would have been his first Sprint Cup championship, only to fall short to Tony Stewart ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,344 reads 0 comments

  21. Why Carl Edwards Is a Serious 2013 Chase Contender Despite Flying Under Radar

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In a way, that capsulizes Carl Edwards ' bid for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Two years ago in the 2011 Chase, Edwards did everything the right way...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,823 reads 5 comments

  22. Complete Preview for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover

    Tick tock. Tick tock. Time is about to start running out for some of the 13 drivers in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway is the third of the 10 races in the Chase...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 4,101 reads 1 comments

  23. Sylvania 300 2013: How Matt Kenseth and JGR Are Making Magic This Season

    Two Chase races, two one-two finishes by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch . And unless Hendrick Motorsports , Roush Fenway Racing, Michael Waltrip ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 1,585 reads 1 comments

  24. How Michael Waltrip Racing Can Bounce Back After Losing NAPA's Sponsorship

    Sponsors come and go in NASCAR. What looks like a relationship that will last for decades is sometimes over in just a few short years. It's not personal; it's just business...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 5,953 reads 12 comments

  25. Complete Preview for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase Race No. 2 at New Hampshire

    One down, nine to go. That's how the 10th edition of the Chase for the Sprint Cup looks as NASCAR heads into the second playoff race this Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 5,100 reads 1 comments