1. Why Denny Hamlin Should Not Race at Talladega This Sunday

    When you're a father, you become protective of your kids—and to a certain extent, kids that may not even be your own. You try to give them guidance and become a role model to follow...

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  2. Danica Patrick Shows She Can Swing a Hockey Stick Pretty Well

    NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was a surprise attendee at Tuesday night's opening game of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series between the visiting Minnesota Wild and host Chicago Blackhawks...

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  3. Isn't It About Time That NASCAR Cracks Down on Fighting in the Sport?

    Friday night's alleged post-race assault by two members of the Richard Childress Racing organization upon Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr . and a still unidentified other person at Richmond International Raceway is very troubling...

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  4. Who's Right in Penalty and Illegal Parts Dispute: Matt Kenseth or NASCAR?

    Call it a photo finish, an unbreakable tie—or perhaps the rarest of situations where both sides are right...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 3,426 reads 9 comments

  5. What Matt Kenseth Penalty Reveals About JGR and Bending the Rules in NASCAR

    If anyone had doubt that NASCAR isn't serious about keeping the Sprint Cup Series on as level of a playing field as possible, Wednesday's huge penalties against Matt Kenseth , crew ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 7,551 reads 32 comments

  6. Winners and Losers from Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

    Joe and J.D. Gibbs may be upset that three of their team's race cars were torn up in wrecks in Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, but any frustration was quickly erased ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 7,647 reads 28 comments

  7. Remembering the Way a Tough Cop Helped Make Kansas Speedway Safer

    Kansas Speedway will be one of the safest venues in the U.S. this weekend, and it won’t be just because of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings on Monday...

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  8. Exciting Format Set for Inaugural NASCAR Trucks Race at Eldora Speedway

    More than two dozen drivers will be looking to get real dirty in order to clean up at the inaugural "Mudsummer Classic" at the Tony Stewart -owned Eldora Speedway in Rossville, Ohio on July 24...

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  9. Ranking the 11 Most Intelligent Drivers in NASCAR Today

    A few weeks back, I put forth a list of what I believed to be the 11 most intelligent crew chiefs in NASCAR today, ranked in order. Reader response was fantastic—as were reader comments, which I appreciate...

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  10. Why NASCAR's Denny Hamlin Shouldn't Be Rushed to Get Back Behind the Wheel

    I understand why so many people have spent the last two weeks talking about Denny Hamlin 's lost season as he recovers from a fractured vertebrae in his lower back, suffered in a crash in Fontana, Calif...

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  11. NASCAR Great Sterling Marlin Can Relate to Denny Hamlin's Hard Wreck and Injury

    While the injuries they sustained in severe wrecks were different, long-time NASCAR great Sterling Marlin can relate to what Denny Hamlin is going through after the latter's wreck at Fontana nearly two weeks ago...

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  12. Remembering Alan Kulwicki, a NASCAR Great Who Truly Did Things His Way

    Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki . Kulwicki and three others were killed in a plane crash while on approach to Tri -Cities airport near Kingsport , Tenn...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 9,924 reads 7 comments

  13. 10 NASCAR Drivers That We'd Like to See Step into the Ring

    When NASCAR told its drivers a few years ago to have at it, drivers could self-police themselves on the racetrack...

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  14. Are Fans Jaded About Dale Earnhardt Jr., Despite Great Start to Season?

    I realize that we're still very early in the 2013 Sprint Cup season, but I've noticed something that is quite striking—and I'm wondering how many others have noticed the same thing...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 6,591 reads 16 comments

  15. 5 NASCAR Drivers Who Could Stand to Hit the Reset Button on the 2013 Season

    How many times do we wish we could hit a reset button to change our lives—hopefully for the better? It's kind of the same with NASCAR drivers who get off to a bad start to a season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 3,281 reads 4 comments

  16. Breaking Down Tony Stewart's Slow Start to the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season

    It has not been a good start for Tony Stewart in the 2013 Sprint Cup season. In fact, Stewart is off to the worst season start in his NASCAR career. I'm not just saying it; the numbers are indisputable...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 2,112 reads 6 comments

  17. Michael Waltrip Enjoying Team's Success, Touts Promotion for Aspiring Racers

    For much of his career, Michael Waltrip spent much of his time in the shadows of his famous brother, Darrell. Back then, folks would likely say, "Oh, that's Michael, Darrell's brother...

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  18. NASCAR 2013 Power Rankings: Three Down, 33 to Go...Bring on Bristol, Baby

    As we put together the second edition of Power Rankings for the 2013 Sprint Cup season, there has obviously been a lot of movement in and out of the top 20 from our preseason Power Rankings heading into the season-opening Daytona 500...

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  19. Ranking the 11 Most Intelligent Crew Chiefs in NASCAR Today

    There's an old saying in NASCAR that one of the main differences between a good driver and a great driver is his/her crew chief...

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  20. 5 Potential Sleepers That Could Steal the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

    Yes, Sunday's race in Las Vegas is only the third of the season. There are still 33 races remaining. Still, it's not too early to start thinking about potential sleeper candidates ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 5,106 reads 5 comments

  21. Ranking the 10 Most Fearless Drivers in NASCAR Today

    Trying to pick the most fearless drivers in NASCAR today is pretty easy: just look for the guys who don't take any crap from anyone else. They'll stand up for themselves, no matter who it is they're going up against...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 5,235 reads 11 comments

  22. Danica Patrick's Wreck at Phoenix Could Have Happened to Anyone

    Danica Patrick 's wreck in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway was unquestionably a hard hit—well, actually, two hits...

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  23. Predicting Which Current Drivers Will Make the NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Making the Hall of Fame in any sport is the culmination of an athlete's career and the ultimate honor to recognize that lengthy and successful career...

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  24. Jimmie Johnson's 2013 Daytona 500 Win: Start of 6th Sprint Cup Title Run?

    Where have we seen this movie before: Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500 and then goes on to win the championship the same season? Johnson's first Daytona 500 win in 2006 began ...

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  25. Report Card for Danica Patrick's 2013 Daytona 500

    Even though there likely were some who expected her to fail miserably, Danica Patrick couldn't have performed much better than she did in Sunday's Daytona 500...

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