Sonoma Offers A Wild Card Opportunity

Picture this: former V8 Super Car superstud Marcos Ambrose employs his road racing skills to win this Sunday at Sonoma, propelling himself into Chase contention. Under the old points system- any of NASCAR's prior points systems- running 23rd in the season's standings firmly ensconces you for also-ran status. Welcome to the brave new world of NASCAR, where more weight is given to winning over consistency. They used to talk about Talladega as being a wild card race; road courses such as So ...

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Where Does He Go Now?

Cue the music from The Clash, "Should I stay, or should I go?" This is the question before the star of NASCAR's 2014 "Silly Season," Carl Edwards. For a decade, the photogenic, genial Missourian has been the face of Roush Fenway Racing, which for so many seasons has been the flagship team for Ford. Times has changed, leading to speculation Edwards will be changing addresses. Just recently, we learned two things: the 2011 runner-up to Tony Stewart spurned an offer to race for Richard Child ...

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Quicken Loans 400: Win, Lose or Draw

How fitting that on Father's Day, Nascar's Godfather ruled the roost at the Quicken Loans 400. No, we're not talking about Jimmie Johnson, who became the first drive to win three times in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. It's his boss who really was the big winner of the weekend. (more...) ...

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Quicken Loans 400 Odds

"Don't call it a comeback." LL Cool J's words from more than 20 year ago can make Nascar fans feel a few different ways. We all can feel really old that "Mama Said Knock You Out" is 24 years old. Seriously, I know. We can also use those words to predict what might happen in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. (more...) ...

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How Long Can NASCAR’s “Odd Couple” Co-Exist?

Concerning team conflict, the legendary NFL coach-turned-commentator John Madden once said, "Winning is a great deodorant." He explained that those things that might bother you about your team aren't such a big deal when you're winning; it's losing that "brings the stink out." I always think of this story when I think of Kyle Busch, and a lot of other NASCAR drivers for that matter. New Kyle Busch? You remember that talk when Busch started behaving himself a few seasons back? Yeah, he wa ...

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Team 88: Something Proven

To be numbered among the best, the critics said they had a lot to prove. The driver, the progeny of a seven-time champion, was derided as one born on third base, but cheered as though he had hit a triple. He's been called a choker, gun shy, lazy and all manner of things in an effort to explain why he had not achieved his father's proficiency. The crew chief once took the reins from the master pit boss for a four-time champion. In a play off of his name, he was called "Pop Tart." Memes gra ...

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Pocono 400: Win, Lose or Draw

The triangle tricked some of Nascar's biggest names Sunday, with the sport's favorite driver and his legion of fans leaving Pocono thrilled. On a day filled with action on and off the track, here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown of the other winners and losers. (more...) ...

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That Girl Needs A Ride!

An examination of the Johanna Long story reminds us it takes more than just talent to race at NASCAR's highest level. If it were all just about talent, she would be a fixture. The just turned 22 year old is seeking sponsorships in an effort to get back into a NASCAR ride. In the meanwhile, the Pensacola, Florida native is getting seat time racing at Five Flags Speedway. Late Model racing at the local track is a long ways removed from the big time, but that what's available as she continue ...

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Pocono 400 Odds

The tricky triangle is one of Nascar’s biggest challenges for drivers. Three distinct turns with three distinct degrees of banking offer opportunities for passing and sustained speed. While familiar faces lead the pack, surprising names might make a run Sunday. (more...) ...

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Silly Season Talk Is Centering Around The Roush Stable

That awkward moment when your big brother pulls the curtain open and there you stand like a deer in the headlights. Did you catch that little exchange between DW and Mikey during a FOX pre-race discussion about Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing? It's not every day you see Michael Waltrip flustered as he backs away from any notion that Biffle may be headed for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2015. The next Waltrip family barbecue may find Darrell with a little mustard, make that a lot of mustard o ...

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