Joey Logano: A Wild Card Champion

NASCAR gets its "Game 7" moment. No, the win by Joey Logano at Homestead wasn't necessarily a photo finish, but a delivery of the unexpected. Logano talked about the "Big Three and Me," and by golly, someone other than Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. or Kyle Busch came away a winner. Whether for better or for worse, the champion was crowned on November 18th, and not during the regular season. Racing fans don't like it much, but now, NASCAR is a little more like other sports. Joey Logano i ...

//more

David Pearson Had Perhaps The Greatest Season Of All Time

61 percent. Unless you're talking about free throw percentage in basketball, 61 percent is pretty good. As a winning percentage in professional auto racing, it's unheard of! What if I told you David Pearson had a season where he won 61 percent of the races he entered? It happened in 1973. As we pause to remember the Silver Fox in the days following his passing this week, we dig a little deeper to understand his greatness as a racer. David Pearson was a distant second on the all-time Cup S ...

//more

Phoenix Giveth, And Phoenix Taketh Away

Fortune proved fickle at Phoenix Sunday. A championship contender thinks he's in, then suddenly he's not. In the case of Kevin Harvick, he was in, then he was out, and then he was in again. The Can-Am 500 was a war of attrition, and yet somehow, three of the four championship contedners we expected were there at the end of the day. PHOENIX GIVETH If you were like me, I expected Kevin Harvick to sail through Phoenix. He dang near owns the place, and at first, that appeared to be the cas ...

//more

There’s Hope For Harvick

So the number four car of Kevin Harvick failed post-race inspection, eh? Fancy that. Everyone colors outside the lines a little, Harvick and company are no worse than anybody else. They say if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The real trick is to avoid getting caught at the wrong time. For Harvick, the timing couldn't be worse. Or is it? Perhaps for Kevin Harvick, it's really not so bad. But he lost his automatic bid for the finals, his crew chief got suspended, and he lost points. I ...

//more

New Pairing of Johnson & Ally Financial Signals New Opportunities

In a season of change for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson comes a new sponsor. Ally Financial- a digital bank with a focus on auto loans- will be his new sponsor. Well now, what do we have here? A different kind of sponsor, and quite possibly, a sign of where the next wave of sponsors may come from. As time passes and things change, so does the sponsorship landscape. If you look back to the early days, it was about all things auto. Auto dealerships, auto mechanics, and auto care produc ...

//more
1 2 3 574