1. The 10 Most Defining Moments from NASCAR in 2014

    The 2014 NASCAR season—including all three major series, Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks—was one that covered a range of emotions, from drama to excitement, hugs to punches and cheering to crying...

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  2. 10 Venues That Should Be on Every NASCAR Fan's Bucket List

    I can’t count the number of times over the years that NASCAR fans have asked me what are some of the places I’d recommend they see at least once in their lifetime...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 days ago 5,433 reads 10 comments

  3. What Sprint Ending Its Sponsorship of the Cup Series Means for NASCAR

    Tuesday’s announcement that Sprint will be ending its entitlement sponsorship of NASCAR’s marquee racing series caught many people off guard...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 6 days ago 100,274 reads 27 comments

  4. The Defining Moment of the 2014 Season for NASCAR's Top Stars

    When you have 36 races, plus off-track incidents to choose from, it can be a difficult exercise to choose the most defining moment of the 2014 season for any one driver...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 8 days ago 3,826 reads 3 comments

  5. Stock Watch: Buying or Selling NASCAR's Top Stars in 2015

    With apologies to William Shakespeare, when it comes to the fortunes of NASCAR drivers, instead of “To Be or Not to Be,” it’s more “To Buy or Sell, That is the Question...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 29 days ago 8,835 reads 7 comments

  6. Will Kevin Harvick's Title Elevate Stewart-Haas Racing to Elite Status?

    When Gene Haas first began operating a Sprint Car team full-time in 2003, it’s fair to say the results weren ’t what he expected. Frankly, Haas/CNC Racing was a virtual non-entity...

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  7. Why the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Format Was a Huge Success for NASCAR

    When unveiled last January, the new elimination format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup started out on wobbly legs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 3,712 reads 36 comments

  8. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Handicapping the Top Drivers

    The 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and Kevin Harvick has emerged as the champion—a first-time champion at that...

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  9. How Leaving Richard Childress Racing Has Kevin Harvick on the Cusp of a Title

    As the old saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. That axiom seems to be both true and quite appropriate for Kevin Harvick , who has had arguably the best season of his Sprint Cup career in 2014...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 3,995 reads 4 comments

  10. Will a Lack of Star Power Ultimately Hurt NASCAR's Chase Finale at Homestead?

    When the 43 drivers in Sunday’s championship-deciding season finale take the green flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the sport’s biggest names will be in the race...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 4,011 reads 34 comments

  11. Odds for Each 2014 Chase Driver to Reach the Championship Race at Homestead

    As the current Chase for the Sprint Cup has played out, how many of you have told friends something to the effect of, “I’ll bet you my driver makes the final round at Homestead”? ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 1,300 reads 0 comments

  12. Why Kevin Harvick Is Ready to Deliver Under Pressure at Phoenix

    Kevin Harvick has spent much of his Sprint Cup career as an underdog. He had the massive task of filling the shoes of the late Dale Earnhardt when the latter was killed in the 2001 Daytona 500...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 2,652 reads 1 comments

  13. Will Jeff Gordon Be Able to Block out Revenge Factor and Focus on Phoenix?

    After Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon is left with a dilemma: What to do with Brad Keselowski? If this was any time during the 26-race regular ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 11,840 reads 47 comments

  14. Ranking the Non-Chase Drivers Most Likely to Play Spoiler in Final Races of 2014

    When Dale Earnhardt Jr. won this past Sunday at Martinsville , he flexed his muscle as a now-former member of the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 1,092 reads 0 comments

  15. Would a Winless 2014 Sprint Cup Champ Be a Good or Bad Thing for NASCAR?

    NASCAR created the Chase for the Sprint Cup (originally the Nextel Cup) in 2004. After Matt Kenseth won the final Winston Cup in 2003 and captured just one win in the entire season, the Chase was seen as a way to reward winning over consistency...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 10,141 reads 30 comments

  16. Jeff Gordon Inches Closer to 5th Title After Strong Martinsville Showing

    Three checkered flags are all that separate Jeff Gordon from his fifth Sprint Cup championship. That statement doesn’t necessarily mean Gordon has to win all three of those final races of the season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 4,483 reads 7 comments

  17. The Biggest Challenge Each 2014 Chase Driver Must Overcome to Win the Title

    Borrowing a well-worn line from Bachman- Turner Overdrive’s 1970s hit, when it comes to the remainder of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, you ain’t seen nothing yet...

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  18. Even Without Top Stars, There Are Still Many Reasons to Enjoy Rest of the Chase

    Forget the first six races that have passed—the real test for the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format begins Sunday...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 6,586 reads 23 comments

  19. Brad Keselowski Puts Week as Villain Behind Him, Now Focused on Chase Title

    If there were ever a perfect example of zero to hero, it’s Brad Keselowski . One week ago at Charlotte, Keselowski became one of NASCAR’s most vilified drivers—a ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 13,047 reads 13 comments

  20. NASCAR Drivers Most Likely to Lose Their Cool at Talladega During 2014 Geico 500

    In culinary terms, Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has the likelihood of becoming one heck of a stew. First, it’ll start off at a simmer, as drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 4,424 reads 2 comments

  21. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Best Chase Title Chance Hinges on Win at Talladega

    After finishing 20th in last Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. may think about having a special bumper sticker created for his race car...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 3,634 reads 10 comments

  22. Will Brad Keselowski Face Consequences for His Antics at Charlotte?

    There's no other logical way to explain it: Brad Keselowski channeled his inner Tom Cruise in Saturday night's Bank of America 500...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 42,131 reads 74 comments

  23. 2014 Sprint Cup Chase: Burning Questions Ahead of Charlotte Night Race

    While there's still two races left in the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway could wind up being the most important race of the season for several drivers...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 4,208 reads 4 comments

  24. Is Hendrick Motorsports' NASCAR Dominance in Question Due to Rough 2014 Chase?

    Going into this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, it appeared that in addition to Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports was the other team to beat for the championship. Jeff Gordon , Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 3,027 reads 10 comments

  25. Is Jimmie Johnson All but Done in the Chase After Devastating Finish at Kansas?

    Jimmie Johnson has never been at the bottom of the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings in his career. Sure, he came close in 2006 when he left Talladega, the fourth race of the ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 5,526 reads 8 comments