R-E-S-P-E-C-T For D-A-N-I-C-A

It's time she stopped being a NASCAR punch line. With her sixth place finish at Atlanta, Danica Patrick has tied Janet Guthrie's career-best finish in a Cup Series race. That gives the "Go Daddy Girl" three top tens on the season. For perspective, that gives Patrick as many as Austin Dillon and Martin Truex Jr., and more than Casey Mears, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier. Not shabby. Not shabby at all. Lest you think yours truly has been swept up in the hype, this is not a forecast of a ...

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JGR Crew Good At Atlanta, And They’ll Need To Be

  The 2014 ride has been bumpy for the Joe Gibbs Racing trio. Matt Kenseth- after winning seven last season- is oh-for-2014. Denny Hamlin has a win and a wild card spot, but he's a very un-Hamlin-like 20th in the points- and a race-by-graph of his season would look like a roller coaster, with good races followed by bad ones. It's been a summer of sorrow for Kyle Busch. He holds the other wild card spot, but look at his recent finishes: 42nd, 4oth, 39th and 36th. Atlanta comes at a ...

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule Marks Return of Fan Favorite

  Special days call for special races. For the birth of the NASCAR season and the celebration of our nation's genesis, fans celebrate at the birthplace of speed- Daytona International Speedway for both occasions. NASCAR's longest race is run Memorial Day weekend at NASCAR Central, Charlotte Motor Speedway. For Labor Day weekend- the celebration of the rugged American workers who build this country- NASCAR returns to the track too tough to tame, Darlington, home to the Southern 500. ...

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NASCAR 2015 Schedule

NASCAR 2015 Schedule 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE Date Site Network 2/14 Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited) 2/15 Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500 Qualifying) 2/19 Daytona International Speedway (Duel) 2/22 Daytona 500 3/1 Atlanta Motor Speedway 3/8 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3/15 Phoenix International Raceway 3/22 Auto Club Speedway 3/29 Martinsville Speedway 4/11 Texas Motor Speedway 4/19 Bristol Motor Speedway 4/25 Richmond International Racewa ...

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A Change Will Do Edwards Good

  What does Carl Edwards have to lose? There's nothing but upside with his announced move to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015. Sometimes you just know you've given it your all in one place, and it's time to try something new. Of course, the anti-Toyota crowd is howling in protest over it. It's a tired old argument, and frankly, if a fan says they are abandoning you over a nameplate, they probably weren't all that into you anyway. Let's be clear, there's nothing wrong with preferring one m ...

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Winning Changes Everything

Isn't it funny- the ironic kind of funny? Think of how winning changes everything, including the narrative of a number of prominent drivers. Just a year ago, the talking heads were talking about the "R" word (retirement) in relationship to Jeff Gordon. Now with three 2014 wins and a points lead, Big Daddy is suddenly rejuvinated, his back feels great, and they're talking about the "Drive For Five." Just a few seasons ago, hater sites were having a field day with Dale Earnhardt Jr., chr ...

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Nascar Recap: Pure Michigan 400 Win, Lose or Draw

Let's recap: Pure Michigan was pure fun for Jeff Gordon, who won his 91st career sprint Cup race Sunday. So why is the weekend a draw for Gordon in this Nacar recap? Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Pure Michigan 400

I get it. With everything going on related to last Saturday's deadly accident involving Tony Stewart, there are far more important things happening in the world of racing. Stewart isn't racing. Forty-three others are. Here's a breakdown of how the odds might impact what Sprint Cup fans see Sunday. (more...) ...

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It’s Crunch Time For Some NASCAR Notables

Today's pop quiz: what do Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart have in common? Well actually, two things come to mind: all five of these drivers have been in the Chase since its 2004 inception, and secondly, if the Chase started today, they would be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for this quintet, there are four more races to go, and there are drivers ahead of them currently in the Chase grid who don't have a win. The good news is that four of ...

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Do The Eyes Always Have It?

The shocking video account of the incident involving up and coming sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. and racing legend Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park is stunning. Watching it at first in real time, my initial reaction was "my God, Tony, what did you do?" In one instant, a young driver full of promise and passion lies lifeless. A three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, admired in part because of  his ferocity, finds himself in many circles, cast as a criminal. Those prosecuting ...

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