Just How Lucky Was Ryan Blaney?

[caption id="attachment_688518" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption] Ryan Blaney got lucky. That's what Clint Bowyer says, even Blaney was a bit sheepish in taking the trophy. After all, the 12 cruised to the checkered flag after Jimmie Johnson crashed into Martin Truex Jr., taking both of the front runners out. One could understand the se ...

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With Newman & Allmendinger, More Silly Season Dominoes Fall

The dominoes keep falling in the 2018 silly season. Ryan Newman is headed for a new home at Roush Fenway Racing, succeeding the driver combo of Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. Now word comes out that AJ Allmendinger won't return to JTG Daugherty in 2019. The scuttlebutt has it Allmendinger will be pursuing opportunities outside of NASCAR. Back in the day, Allmendinger cut his teeth in the open wheel ranks. His lone Cup victory coming at Watkins Glen, he's shown himself skillful at road cou ...

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Ryan Newman Leaving Richard Childress Racing

Sometimes, you just need a change. Ryan Newman isn't making headlines like he once did, but there's no reason to think he's washed up either. 2019 will find the Rocketman somewhere else as he's announced he's leaving Richard Childress Racing, the team he's been with since 2014. One can only guess where things go from here with the 31 car at RCR, who will occupy it, and what happens with Ryan Newman. At 40, he's no kid, but is there any reason to think he won't land somewhere else? When ...

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Brad Keselowski Changes The Playoff Narrative

[caption id="attachment_688501" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Brad Keselowski wins the SouthPoint 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[/caption] Remember the "Big Three?" Brad Keselowski has wadded up that story line and thrown it in the trash can. No, we're not forecasting a second championship for "Bad Brad," but his recent success serves to remind us how quickly racing fortunes can change. It's all because of three wins in a row. That's impressive enough. Check it out where he did it. Da ...

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The Clock Strikes “12” For Trevor Bayne

It seems like a million years ago now. Trevor Bayne burst into prominence with his unlikely victory in the 2011 Daytona 500. Right at about the time of Tebowmania and Linsanity, the Tennessean became another sports figure vocal about their faith rising to fame. The win also marked a return to relevance for the Wood Bros. race team, a throwback to NASCAR's early days. Then, almost as quickly as he came to fame, Trevor Bayne faded away. Since then, he made headlines for being diagnosed with ...

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