1. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 36,372 reads 24 comments

  2. 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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  3. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 6,039 reads 7 comments

  4. 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 9,758 reads 7 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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 6,579 reads 16 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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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  10. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 5,428 reads 6 comments

  11. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 58,974 reads 28 comments

  12. 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 5,090 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 5,222 reads 11 comments

  14. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 6,804 reads 95 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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 ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 2,095 reads 1 comments

  17. 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...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 3,452 reads 22 comments

  18. The 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2013 Daytona 500

    Sunday's 55th running of the Daytona 500 was among the more unique editions of the Great American Race that we've seen in quite a few years...

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  19. Kyle Larson Nationwide Crash a Reminder That Blocking Is a Danger to All

    The horrific wreck that occurred at the end of Saturday's Nationwide Series race was one of the worst that NASCAR has ever seen...

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  20. NASCAR 2013 Power Rankings: Complete Preseason List of the Best Drivers

    Sunday's 55th running of the Daytona 500 will kick off a new NASCAR Sprint Cup season full of promise and excitement...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 10,529 reads 22 comments

  21. Ranking the 20 Greatest Moments in Daytona 500 History

    Danica Patrick's historic achievement of winning the pole position for Sunday's 55th Daytona 500 was the latest in a long list of some of the greatest moments associated with The Great American Race...

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  22. Even 12 Years After His Death, Dale Earnhardt's Memory Is Still Very Much Alive

    It remains hard to believe that 12 years ago today—February 18, 2001—Dale Earnhardt was taken from us...

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  23. Danica Patrick Puts NASCAR on Notice That She's Serious with Daytona 500 Pole

    By winning the pole for the Daytona 500, Danica Patrick on Sunday gave new meaning to the phrase, "You go, girl!" Never, in NASCAR 's 65-year history, has a female driver won a pole position in a Sprint Cup race...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 1,483 reads 11 comments

  24. NASCAR's 10 Best Spots for Tailgating, Camping and Partying

    NASCAR fans love their drivers, their racing and tailgating at racetracks from Loudon to Fontana. Be it before or after a race, countless fans can be found noshing and nibbling—if ...

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  25. Could Kasey Kahne Be 2013's Sprint Cup Version of Brad Keselowski?

    So much was made in 2012 about the surprising rise of Brad Keselowski from promising upstart to unlikely Sprint Cup champion...

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