2018 Signals A Season Of Change Ahead

The 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series just ended, and we already know that 2019 will be a season of change. Next season, we'll see new faces in new places, and some familiar faces will be absent from the NASCAR scene. The retirement of Kasey Kahne ended up being much more sudden than anticipated. Some scary health issues took a season that was supposed to end Sunday, and ended it much sooner. 14 years after he first burst on the scene, and Kahne still looks like a rookie. Lucky fool. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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