Coke Zero 400 Odds

The first return trip of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is a return to the pack. Even though Sprint Cup fans have an idea of who the contenders are for the 2014 Sprint Cup title, that doesn't translate the numbers for the Coke Zero 400. The numbers suggest it's anyone's to win. (more...) ...

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Some Have More Than A Puncher’s Chance At Daytona

The sun even shines on a dog's hiney; that's the conventional racing wisdom on restrictor plate tracks. Wins by Michael Waltrip, Derrike Cope, David Ragan and others are often held up as evidence that Daytona and Talladega produce their share of Cinderella stories. No one will deny Saturday's Coke Zero 400 presents an excellent opportunity for the likes of AJ Allmedinger, Aric Almirola and David Gilliland to get that elusive first Cup points win, but know that there are drivers who have a kn ...

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I’ll Bet Some Of You Didn’t See This Saturday

Something cool happened Saturday night. We're not talking about the victory by Brad Keselowski's victory, not about Joe Gibbs Racing experiencing success in their mile-and-a-half track program, and not about Earnhardt's run towards the front. We're talking about a car that is almost never seen unless it is in a wreck. We're talking about the number seven of Michael Annett? Who? Didn't he finish EIGHTEENTH?? So what? It's no small accomplishment, something akin to the Kansas City Royals h ...

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Quaker State 400: Nascar Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684561" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Kentucky Speedway[/caption] The streak is over. For the first time in more than a month, a Hendrick Motorsports car didn't win a race. While it wasn't Brock Lesnar beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, is is enough to break down Saturday night in Kentucky. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Quaker State 400

For starting the season so slowly, Jimmie Johnson sure knows how to speed things up. Nascar odds are out for Saturday night's Quaker State 400. On the surface, it should be no surprise that Johnson is a 4/1 favorite. Looking at a deeper dive of the numbers, it's interesting to see the two horses who lead this pack. (more...) ...

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Add “NASCAR Ambassador” To Jimmie’s Resume

His appearances at the White House have become so frequent, the President has suggested Jimmie Johnson get his own parking space. Barack Obama did add two stipulations: the six-time champion can't steal the Commander-In-Chief's parking space, and no burn outs allowed on the portico. As Johnson was honored Wednesday at the White House, Obama referred to the Californian as the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR." It's a fitting title. Love him or loathe him, there's no denying Jordan transcended bas ...

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Nascar’s Bad Week

Normally, summer is supposed to be full of great images and lasting memories. But as teams get ready for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400, a series of stories have emerged this week that have rained on Nascar’s so far sunny season. (more...) ...

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The Dissolution Of A NASCAR Marriage

NASCAR has played an unlikely matchmaker between fans and corporate America. When a NASCAR fan thinks of Wrangler, they don't just think of pants, they think of Dale Earnhardt tooling around in a yellow and blue race car. When they think of DuPont, they don't just think of adhesives and the like, the brand is also linked to the Rainbow Warrior, Jeff Gordon. The relationship between STP and Richard Petty was such that the sky blue that adorned his car became known as "Petty Blue." Over the ...

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 Win, Lose or Draw

Carl Edwards won a road race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. almost won a road race. Those two sentences alone made for quite a nice Sunday in wine country. Here's a breakdown of those who left happy and hung over. (more...) ...

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Toyota Save Mart 350 Odds

Nascar in wine country might make some Sprint Cup drivers whine with frustration this weekend. Certain drivers plain don't like road racing. After looking at the odds for Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, there may be added reason for those drivers to dislike road racing after Sunday. (more...) ...

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