1. 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

  2. Breaking Down Brian France's First Decade as NASCAR's CEO

    Brian France's 10th anniversary as NASCAR's Chairman and CEO came and went last month. And in typical France fashion, the milestone was marked with subdued notoriety and little fanfare...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 12 months ago 2,181 reads 13 comments

  3. How Much Does Jeff Gordon Have Left in the Tank?

    In 2010, when he was 38 years old, Jeff Gordon originally planned to hang up his firesuit and retire by 40 . It's obvious Gordon's plans have changed since then. He'll be 43 in August and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,347 reads 6 comments

  4. Who Will Follow Matt Kenseth's Lead and Change Teams After 2014 NASCAR Season?

    There comes a time in most NASCAR drivers' careers that they move on to another team. It's rare that one driver stays with one team throughout his career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 8,732 reads 7 comments

  5. Why Kyle and Kurt Busch Are Both Legit NASCAR Sprint Cup Title Threats in 2014

    Oh brother! Don't be surprised if talk starts picking up a lot about the Busch brothers—Kurt and Kyle—as potential Sprint Cup champions in 2014...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,393 reads 7 comments

  6. Is Rising NASCAR Star Kyle Larson Taking on Too Much, Too Soon?

    There's no disputing the fact Kyle Larson is a very talented race car driver. The 21-year-old native of Elk Grove, Calif., is likely going to be a big star one day...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,763 reads 4 comments

  7. Should NASCAR Retire Car Numbers to Honor Its All-Time Greats?

    Every major professional sport retires the numbers of its greatest players—except NASCAR . For a player to have his number retired after a standout career, it's an homage ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,422 reads 37 comments

  8. Ranking Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s 7 Championship Seasons

    Now that Austin Dillon will be the first to drive the legendary No. 3 Chevrolet since the late Dale Earnhardt was killed in the 2001 season-opening Daytona 500, we thought it would ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,982 reads 3 comments

  9. How Should SHR Adjust If Tony Stewart Doesn't Recover Before 2014 Daytona 500?

    By all accounts, Tony Stewart is healing and recovering nicely from the injuries he sustained in an early-August sprint car wreck...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 6,312 reads 11 comments

  10. Awards for the Drivers Who Flopped in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    Friday was the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, where Jimmie Johnson celebrated his sixth championship, as well as drivers who won other awards for their performances during the 2013 season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 6,603 reads 0 comments

  11. Small-Team Drivers with Best Chance to Shake Up 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    Kurt Busch left some pretty big shoes to fill after what he accomplished this past season at Furniture Row Racing...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,404 reads 1 comments

  12. Will Ford's Problems Carry over into 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?

    Try as I may to find a better way to say it, there’s just no denying the facts: Ford had another lackluster NASCAR Sprint Cup season in 2013. The blue oval folks had a terrible Chase...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,536 reads 9 comments

  13. Pros and Cons of Each Notable Team Change for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

    If you’re heading to Daytona for the season-opening 500 in February, you may need to buy a program just to keep track of the numerous driver changes for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,694 reads 1 comments

  14. Why NASCAR Fans Should Be Thankful in 2013

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, NASCAR is likely to be far from the minds of many fans. As it should. Rather, this day should be all about family, fellowship, long-overdue visits ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 1,255 reads 2 comments

  15. How Can NASCAR Fix Its Attendance Problems?

    It's no secret that NASCAR has suffered substantial attendance losses over the last several years. Where the sport was once flying high and was the envy of most other sports leagues ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 21,479 reads 109 comments

  16. Final 2013 Report Cards for NASCAR's Top Stars

    Hard as it may seem to believe, given there are 43-car fields in each race, only 28 drivers competed in every Sprint Cup event this season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 6,242 reads 25 comments

  17. How Many More Sprint Cup Titles Will Jimmie Johnson Win?

    Now that Jimmie Johnson has won a sixth Sprint Cup championship, how many more titles can he still win? Johnson just turned 38 two months ago...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,328 reads 13 comments

  18. Where 6th Sprint Cup Title Puts Jimmie Johnson in Greatest of All Time Debate

    Now that Jimmie Johnson has won his sixth Sprint Cup championship, the same question that dogged him after most of his first five titles has once again popped up: Where does he ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 12,364 reads 49 comments

  19. Complete Timeline of Dario Franchitti's Career

    It was an unlikely path that took George Franchitti—who preferred to go by his middle name of Dario—from his native Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, to the top of the IndyCar world...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 1,606 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 3,910 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 4,583 reads 13 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 1,663 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 2,335 reads 5 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 3,103 reads 8 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 4,409 reads 24 comments