1. Power Ranking the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookies

    Trying to power rank the eight 2014 full-time rookie drivers in the Sprint Cup Series—well, there were eight drivers when the season began, that is—is more difficult than ranking the Cup regulars...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 27 days ago 3,197 reads 5 comments

  2. What Win at Pocono Means for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Impressive 2014 Season

    Few things surprise me in NASCAR anymore. But I have to admit, my jaw dropped slightly when I looked it up: The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. won two races in the same season was in 2004...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 24,282 reads 8 comments

  3. What It Means for Matt Kenseth to Be Atop the Sprint Cup Standings Without a Win

    Matt Kenseth sitting on top of the Sprint Cup points standings heading into this Sunday's race at Pocono once again leaves NASCAR with a conundrum...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 1,073 reads 6 comments

  4. Chad Knaus: At Peace with Himself, NASCAR and at the 'Best Point in My Life'

    Throughout the six Sprint Cup championships Jimmie Johnson has won, one theme has been a constant: Johnson being on top of his game when it counted most...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 3,489 reads 3 comments

  5. Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and the Uncertain Future of Roush Fenway Racing

    The respective futures of Carl Edwards , Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing will be decided in the coming months, if not weeks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 37,037 reads 22 comments

  6. Will Tony Stewart Turn Around His Disappointing 2014 Sprint Cup Season?

    So, you call yourself a diehard NASCAR fan and think you know the sport better than most, right? Let's put that to the test. There have been 12 Sprint Cup races thus far in 2014, marking one-third of the way through the overall 36-race season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 3,143 reads 9 comments

  7. Failure to Finish 'Double' Doesn't Diminish Kurt Busch's Historic Day

    Even if he finished shy of his goal of 1,100 miles, Kurt Busch still wound up a winner Sunday. Busch was attempting to be the first driver to race in the so-called “Double,” ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 5,339 reads 5 comments

  8. Why Are Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth Still Winless in 2014?

    Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth combined to win over one-third of the races in the 2013 Sprint Cup season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 1,532 reads 2 comments

  9. The Top Storylines to Follow Ahead of the 2014 Indy 500

    There's never only one thing that stands out at the Indianapolis 500. No, that's not a contradiction; it's fact. For every time the green flag and 33 cars and drivers go forward, you essentially have 33 different storylines going forward as well...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 1,029 reads 1 comments

  10. Is It Time Danica Patrick Starts to Get Noticed for Performance, Not Popularity?

    It may potentially wind up being just a fluke (although we don't think so), but Danica Patrick 's Sprint Cup career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway last week could very well have been a significant turning point in her career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 246,530 reads 103 comments

  11. Jamie McMurray's Emotion Refreshing After 2014 NASCAR All-Star Win

    In 1975, English soft rock group 10cc released its biggest hit, " I'm Not In Love ," with the cryptic and repetitious whispered line, "Big Boys Don't Cry...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 4,078 reads 9 comments

  12. Ranking the Biggest Disappointments of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season so Far

    While it's been a great season thus far for guys like Jeff Gordon , Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick, a number of other Sprint Cup drivers have started off far worse than expected...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 month ago 8,201 reads 0 comments

  13. Jeff Gordon Gets Missing Piece to Stellar 2014 Season with Win at Kansas

    Jeff Gordon was a puzzle in the making during the first 10 races of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. He was arguably one of the most successful and consistent drivers out there, having led the Cup standings for the previous four weeks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 7,420 reads 10 comments

  14. Breaking Down the Best Chance for Winless NASCAR Stars to Get a Victory in 2014

    How is it that four drivers who account for 14 Sprint Cup championships between them have yet to win even one race in 2014? It's true: Six-time and defending Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 1,879 reads 4 comments

  15. Is the Worst of Kasey Kahne's 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Behind Him?

    After disappointing finishes of 41st (Fontana), 22nd (Martinsville) and 37th (Darlington) sandwiched around an 11th-place showing at Texas, things may be starting to look up for Kasey Kahne...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 1,143 reads 1 comments

  16. Denny Hamlin's Newfound Versatility on Display in NASCAR Win at Talladega

    Like a Major League star who has never been able to master hitting the curve ball, ever since he reached the Sprint Cup level Denny Hamlin 's Achilles heel has been his performance at restrictor -plate tracks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 1,436 reads 1 comments

  17. Why NASCAR Should Keep Restrictor Plates Intact at Talladega, Daytona

    When several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers eclipsed 200 mph during Friday's early practice session and then again during Saturday's qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway , it got folks talking...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 3,665 reads 7 comments

  18. Why Have Toyota Cars Been Underperforming in 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season?

    Typically, two's company and three's a crowd. But if we're talking NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, "three" has definitely been crowded out thus far this season. In the first nine races of 2014, Chevrolet and Ford have each won four events...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 1,985 reads 1 comments

  19. How Should NASCAR Handle Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears' Unexpected Brawl?

    If NASCAR had a statistical category for "Drivers Most Unlikely to Engage in a Fight," Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose would likely be at the top of the list...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 2 months ago 14,025 reads 36 comments

  20. What Kasey Kahne Must Do to Bounce Back from Rough Start to 2014 Season

    Given how the 2014 season has gone thus far for him, Kasey Kahne can probably relate quite well to Danica Patrick. Patrick has three teammates at Stewart-Haas Racing who have done well this season...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 3,131 reads 8 comments

  21. What's Keeping Kyle Busch from Living Up to His Incredible Talent?

    While doing some research on next Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, I stumbled upon an amazing stat: Kyle Busch is just 30 laps shy of hitting 10,000 laps led in his Cup career...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 5,632 reads 17 comments

  22. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Makes Up for Texas Debacle with Strong Race at Darlington

    After finishing dead last at Texas following an embarrassing rookie-like mistake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was left with enough egg on his face to make himself an omelet...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 6,471 reads 11 comments

  23. Is Richard Petty Motorsports' Early 2014 Success a Mirage?

    When Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola and teammate Marcos Ambrose start Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway, they'll be in excellent position to contend for the win...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 2,686 reads 1 comments

  24. Will Jeff Gordon's 2014 Success Go to the Next Level at Darlington?

    Darlington Raceway is so legendary and notorious that it has not one, but two nicknames. There's "The Lady in Black" for the dark black asphalt color the racing surface has, ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 2,866 reads 3 comments

  25. Parity Prevailing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series After Joey Logano's Win at Texas

    Seven different races, seven different winners, seven different No. 1 qualifiers. Somewhere, NASCAR chairman/CEO Brian France is likely doing a happy dance—a really, really, really happy dance...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 3 months ago 7,356 reads 26 comments