1. 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 11 months ago 1,511 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 2,407 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 2,688 reads 4 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 3,463 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 5,871 reads 16 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 3,052 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 1,554 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 2,011 reads 4 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 4,970 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 1,156 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 1,362 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 1,856 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 4,128 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 1,613 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 5,996 reads 12 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 5,113 reads 1 comments

  17. Is Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch's 1-2 Finish Sign of Things to Come in 2013 Chase?

    If Matt Kenseth knew the kind of success he would have by moving to Joe Gibbs Racing this season, one has to wonder if he may have left Roush Fenway Racing a lot sooner...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,429 reads 4 comments

  18. NASCAR Makes Right Call with MWR Penalties, Adding Ryan Newman to Chase

    NASCAR has been criticized countless times over the years for looking the other way when teams have bent—if not blatantly broken—the rules...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 8,564 reads 90 comments

  19. Was Clint Bowyer's Late Spinout in NASCAR's Richmond Finale Fair or Foul?

    Was Clint Bowyer 's late spinout at Richmond in Saturday night's final qualifying race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup fair or foul? That's the question that countless NASCAR ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 398,051 reads 210 comments

  20. Who's the Favorite to Win Heading into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase?

    After one of the most exciting run-ups to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, what does NASCAR do for an encore? An even more exciting Chase, of course...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,346 reads 11 comments

  21. The Ultimate Racetrack Lineup for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup

    The upcoming 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup is the marquee part of every NASCAR season. Over the course of the first nine years of the Chase, NASCAR worked out the bugs and made some necessary tweaks to give fans an optimal playoff...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 13,349 reads 6 comments

  22. How Brad Keselowski Went from Champion to Likely Chase Spectator in 1 Season

    Unless he pulls off a huge upset Saturday night at Richmond in the final qualifying race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the likely legacy of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski 's 2013 season will be simple: one and done...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,582 reads 8 comments

  23. Are A.J. Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty a Good Fit?

    A.J. Allmendinger needed a full-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series. JTG Daugherty Racing needed a new full-time driver...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,108 reads 11 comments

  24. Will Kurt Busch Make More Fireworks on or off the Track at Stewart-Haas Racing?

    On the surface, Tuesday's announcement that Kurt Busch will join Stewart-Haas Racing next season, teaming with the equally volatile Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick, appears to be a recipe for disaster...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,348 reads 1 comments

  25. Jimmie Johnson's Dream 2013 Season Trending Down as Matt Kenseth Wins at Bristol

    What goes up, must come down. There's no better poster boy for that right now in NASCAR than Jimmie Johnson ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,596 reads 18 comments