1. What Martinsville Sprint Cup Win Means for NASCAR's Outlaw, Kurt Busch

    There's a definite irony in Kurt Busch 's win in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The guy who gladly has accepted and even revels in the nickname of "The Outlaw" bested ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 5,299 reads 18 comments

  2. Why Older Tracks Like Martinsville Speedway Are True NASCAR Treasures

    I'd venture to guess that many people 25 years old or younger have no idea what kind of national treasure Martinsville Speedway is not only to NASCAR, but also to this country in general...

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  3. Now That He's Back on Top in NASCAR, Can Carl Edwards Stay No. 1 in Sprint Cup?

    Now that he's at the top of the Sprint Cup standings heading into Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, where does Carl Edwards go from here? Can he hold on to No. 1, or will he be more like "No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 2,303 reads 2 comments

  4. Kyle Larson Affirms Elite Talent with Incredible Weekend in Fontana

    When Chip Ganassi chose Kyle Larson to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it likely resulted in a number of raised eyebrows...

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  5. Why NASCAR Should Bring Back a 2nd Sprint Cup Series Race to Fontana

    There are certain racetracks on the NASCAR schedule that deserve a second race date each season. Las Vegas and Darlington immediately come to mind, even though the latter used ...

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  6. How Jeff Gordon Is Quietly Having a Hot Start to the 2014 Sprint Cup Season

    Pop quiz: Where is Jeff Gordon in the Sprint Cup standings heading into this Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway? I can imagine some of you scratching your head, stroking your ...

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  7. Why Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Poor Showing at Bristol Is No Cause for Concern

    C'mon , you knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was going to have a bad race—and that's exactly what happened in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway...

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  8. Why Bristol Motor Speedway Is the Most Difficult Track in NASCAR

    Darlington Raceway is "The Track Too Tough to Tame," while Daytona International Speedway is known as host of the "Great American Race...

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  9. Will SHR's Other Drivers Start Catching Up to Kevin Harvick at Bristol?

    Even though he dropped 10 places in the standings after Las Vegas—from fourth to 14th— Kevin Harvick remains the early-season star for the otherwise struggling Stewart-Haas Racing stable...

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  10. Brad Keselowski Returning to Championship Form with Win at Las Vegas

    After failing to defend his 2012 Sprint Cup championship last season—not even making the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup— Brad Keselowski went from his Bad Brad alter ego to Sad Brad...

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  11. What This Year's Crop of Rookies Means for the Future of the Sprint Cup Series

    One of the most important and vital aspects that will be crucial to NASCAR's future growth is this year's rookie class...

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  12. How Does Danica Patrick Bounce Back from the Rough Start in Sprint Cup in 2014?

    The 2014 Sprint Cup season has not been very kind to Danica Patrick thus far. In her first two races, Patrick finished 40th after wrecking on Lap 145 of 200 in the season-opening ...

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  13. How Long Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Hot Streak Last?

    Off to the best start of his Sprint Cup career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved Sunday in Phoenix that his Daytona 500 win last week was no fluke. If anything, it was a precursor of things to come...

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  14. Why Austin Dillon Should Put His Rough 2014 Daytona 500 in the Past

    Austin Dillon didn't exactly have the dream day he wanted in last Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500. Sure, he sat on the pole and brought back the legendary No...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 1,676 reads 2 comments

  15. Will Denny Hamlin's Strong Start to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Continue?

    While Denny Hamlin did not win the Daytona 500 this past Sunday, he still came out of Speedweeks a winner in every sense of the word. Dating from last year's win in the season-ending race at Homestead Miami Speedway, Hamlin has been on a tear...

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  16. 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 ...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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 ...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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