Kasey Kahne Is “Stepping Away” From NASCAR

My history of recording my NASCAR observations dates back to 2007, when Jimmie Johnson was in the early stages of his rule, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart were the great superstars of the sport and Kyle Busch was an up and comer at Hendrick Motorsports. One more prominent name from those days is hanging up his helmet. Remember the insurance commercials? Kasey Kahne was a NASCAR darling. Not only was he enjoying solid success with Ray Evernham, he was a sponsor magnet, an All-American boy. W ...

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The Big 3? How About Kevin Harvick As The Big 1?

  Make it seven, as in seven wins for Kevin Harvick this season. You have to go back a ways for a season where a driver hit double digits in wins. You'd have to go back to 2007, when Jimmie Johnson won the second of his seven championships. Harvick could pull it off. They talk about the "Big Three." Yeah, I know a lot of you hate it, but the point made is undeniable. I mean is there really any other serious contender for a championship than Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex J ...

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What’s Next For NASCAR? What Should Happen?

What's next for NASCAR? Its CEO needs time away to work on himself. It bears saying again: regardless of what we may think of his leadership, Brian France is a man with a family and loved ones who count on him and love him. This observer hopes he can shake loose of his demons and experience life free of substances that can enslave you, and pulled your loved ones down with you. Now what? In the here and now, NASCAR's first family turns to Jim France's, Brian's uncle, the brother of Bill Fr ...

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Brian France Arrest: Bad That Can Turn Out For Good

What would you say if I told that the impaired driving arrest of NASCAR CEO Brian France was no surprise to me? When a pattern of behavior begins to show itself, it's just a matter of time. Only the cruelest of humans would not wish for anything less than a full and swift recovery. Regardless of how he's managed NASCAR, Brian France is a human being with a family, and this is/has affected them as much as it has him. It's also comforting to know no one was injured in the moments leading to ...

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Chase Elliott Answers His Critics

Chase Elliott, popular as he is, has not been immune to critics. "He's only popular because of his dad." "They brought him up to the Cup series too soon." I've been guilty of this one: "He's got what it takes to compete, but he can't close the deal." That dog won't hunt anymore. With his victory at Watkins Glen, Chase Elliott is in the playoffs and off the schnide. His first career victory at NASCAR's top level came in his 99th start. Prior to this, Chase Elliott finished second eight ...

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