1. Is 2014 Daytona 500 Win the Start of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Career Year?

    For each of the last 14 seasons, many within Dale Earnhardt Jr. 's fanbase—more famously known as "Junior Nation"—have started each season by hoping, praying, even bragging ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 5,642 reads 11 comments

  2. The Top 10 Storylines for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    As NASCAR fans prepare for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, an atypical busy offseason brings with it the promise of a much busier regular season than usual...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,594 reads 2 comments

  3. Will 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Make or Break Danica Patrick's Career?

    To be fair, Danica Patrick likely would not get the attention or criticism she gets if she was a male driver in NASCAR. Virtually everything she does and says, both on and off the track, is scrutinized—oftentimes far too unfairly...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 5,811 reads 16 comments

  4. Predicting the Top 10 Finishers at the 2014 Daytona 500

    Predicting anything in NASCAR is always a gamble. Half of it is speculation, and the other half is pure luck...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 27,590 reads 25 comments

  5. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    Next to Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year if you're a NASCAR fan. With less than one week before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season-opening Daytona 500 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 12,788 reads 20 comments

  6. Will Kyle Busch Take the Next Step in His Career in the 2014 NASCAR Season?

    Hard as it may seem to believe, Kyle Busch is entering his 10th full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Now doesn't that make you feel a heck of a lot older? Wait, it gets worse...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 10 months ago 2,075 reads 4 comments

  7. Races That Give Dale Earnhardt Jr. the Best Chance to Win in 2014 NASCAR Season

    This could very well be the most important year ever in Dale Earnhardt Jr. 's career. Not only does he turn 40 years old in October, more importantly, 2014 will be his final season with Steve Letarte as his crew chief...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 2,809 reads 1 comments

  8. Which Drivers Have the Best Chance to Win Their First Daytona 500 in 2014?

    There's no other race in NASCAR like the Daytona 500. It's stock car racing's version of the Super Bowl and Indianapolis 500 combined. They don't call it the Great American Race for nothing...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 7,306 reads 8 comments

  9. Will Richard Petty Motorsports' Big Changes Bring Results in 2014 NASCAR Season?

    Richard Petty Motorsports could be one of the most improved teams in NASCAR's Sprint Cup division in 2014. Yes, you read that right...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,360 reads 5 comments

  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Most in Need of a Hot Start in 2014

    There's an old belief in NASCAR that if a driver isn't in the top five in the Sprint Cup standings after the spring race at Bristol—just the fourth race on the 36-race schedule—his or her season is already just about over...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,310 reads 7 comments

  11. Will Tony Stewart Be Good as New for the 2014 Daytona 500?

    Based upon how he looked this past Monday on the opening day of the 32nd annual NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tony Stewart fans can breath a collective sigh of relief...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,430 reads 4 comments

  12. Will the Changes to NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup Be Good or Bad?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For 10 years, the Chase for the Sprint Cup has been praised and panned, depending on where your allegiances lie. Some fans think the 10-race playoff is outstanding...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 4,467 reads 39 comments

  13. NASCAR Drivers Who Will Bounce Back in 2014 After Disappointing Seasons

    Major League Baseball isn't the only sport that has what fans have long called its hot stove league, where fans spend the offseason posturing and predicting which players and teams will have big comeback years in the upcoming new season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 7,228 reads 1 comments

  14. 2014 Title Odds for NASCAR Stars Without a Sprint Cup Championship

    As the countdown continues for the 2014 season-opening Daytona 500, the names of some of the biggest stars in the sport are once again on the lips of fans...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 7,371 reads 16 comments

  15. Why 2014 Will Be Dale Earnhardt Jr's Best and Last Chance at a Sprint Cup Title

    Let's face it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans are a patient bunch. They've been waiting for their favorite driver to win a Sprint Cup championship since he made his debut in NASCAR's premier series in 2000...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,191 reads 5 comments

  16. NASCAR Drivers Who Would Make the Best Crew Chiefs

    There's a scene in the movie Days of Thunder where crew chief Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) tells new driver Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) what he needs from Trickle to make his race car go fast...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 7,433 reads 9 comments

  17. Danica Patrick's Best Opportunities to Shine in 2014 NASCAR Season

    As she enters her second full season in Sprint Cup racing, Danica Patrick is already at somewhat of a crossroad...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,407 reads 21 comments

  18. Breaking Down NASCAR's Planned Changes to Sprint Cup Qualifying

    According to NASCAR.com's David Caraviello , it is likely that NASCAR will reveal significant changes to one of the most enduring traditions of the last several decades, that of qualifying for races in the Sprint Cup Series...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 8,547 reads 12 comments

  19. Current NASCAR Drivers Most Likely to Be Team Owners in the Future

    It's an irrefutable fact: The first day a driver steps into a NASCAR Sprint Cup car is also the beginning of the end of his driving career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 11 months ago 9,410 reads 4 comments

  20. What the Earnhardt-Ganassi Split Means for NASCAR

    For the first time in 30 years, one of the most revered team names in NASCAR annals will no longer exist. Last week's news came and went fairly quietly, but the magnitude will definitely ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 43,526 reads 34 comments

  21. Will Denny Hamlin Bounce Back in 2014 and Contend for a Sprint Cup Title?

    As we get closer to the start of the 2014 Sprint Cup season, don't be surprised if Denny Hamlin has selective memory—if not full-blown amnesia—about what was a terrible 2013 campaign...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 1,486 reads 2 comments

  22. Will New-Look Richard Childress Racing Be More Competitive in 2014?

    Few Sprint Cup teams come into the 2014 season with as many question marks than Richard Childress Racing ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 3,756 reads 7 comments

  23. Candidates with the Best Chance to Be in the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class

    Ceremonies for the newest class of inductees into NASCAR 's Hall of Fame are now less than four weeks away. On Jan...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 5,328 reads 1 comments

  24. Will Richard Petty Motorsports Ever Return to Prominence?

    Ford loyalists are still wondering what happened to Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and 2012 Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski in 2013...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 6,881 reads 7 comments

  25. NASCAR Drivers We Can't Figure out Heading into 2014

    As we get closer to the Daytona 500, fans are revving up on what the 2014 NASCAR season will hold for their favorite drivers...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 10,634 reads 7 comments