NASCAR Odds: Toyota Owners 400

So much for Joe Gibbs Racing being done for the year. JGR has two wins in its last two Sprint Cup starts. As teams head to Richmond for Sunday's Toyota Owners 400, the NASCAR odds suggest the team may have a three-peat come Sunday. (more...) ...

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The Legacy of Steve Byrnes

  If I may be so raw, cancer sucks. This killer has separated families and deprived this Earth of some fine human beings, people who had something good to contribute. Had cancer not deprived his body of life, 56-year old Steve Byrnes still had plenty to bring to NASCAR nation. If you'll permit this observer to do so, after I all, I know this is a site about NASCAR racing, I'll tell you why Byrnes mattered so much to this sport, and what he taught by example to those of us who eith ...

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Matt Kenseth: Back In The High Life Again

  Make room at the table for Joe Gibbs Racing boys. Alongside Hendrick, Penske and Stewart-Haas, Matt Kenseth's victory Sunday at Bristol offers indication that the likes of the 2013 runner-up and this teammates have found a higher gear and are ready to be accounted for. Kenseth notes a sense of progress for the four car Cup team. " I feel like this year we've really been gaining on it, all of us.  Carl has been good enough to win the last couple weeks.  Just had terrible luck.  I ...

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NASCAR Odds: Food City 500

Kyle Busch at whatever the number. For years, racing at Bristol and predicting a winner was as easy as taking Kyle Busch and whatever odds were associated with his name. Next to Kevin Harvick and Phoenix, there isn't a track more perfectly aligned with a driver than Kyle Busch at Bristol. While it's great to see Busch meeting the media and beginning his recovery from that nasty accident at Daytona, he will not compete in Sunday's Food City 500. As a result, the odds at Bristol Motor Sp ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Greg Ives Pairing Coming Together

  Like Lennon and McCartney or Martin and Lewis, NASCAR has had its share of successful pairings; specifically the driver and crew chief. There was Richard Petty and Dale Inman, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Evernham, Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli and perhaps no pairing has had more impact than Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. There's little doubt no crew chief had a more positive impact on a driver than did the recently retired Steve Letarte with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Looking back, many woul ...

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