Why Isn’t Jimmie Johnson More Popular Than Dale Jr.?

Kevin Harvick sure lifted the lid off a box with remarks about the growth of NASCAR and how Dale Earnhardt Jr. affected it. In a twisted sort of way, it seems like a swipe at Junior Nation. What you can take away from his remarks is that Earnhardt's lackluster resume has "stunted" NASCAR's growth, and he appeared to wonder out loud the seven-time champion Johnson was not. It's a fair question. You'd think fans would flock to an 83 race winner and multiple time champion the same way NBA fa ...

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You Can Call Kyle Larson “Mr. Michigan”

Kyle Larson is a 21st century Mr. Michigan. Win at a track once, and that's nice. Win twice in a row, and maybe you've got a knack for racing at a venue. Three wins in a row? You have a mastery of that track. Kyle Larson has mastered Michigan. The funny part is, this was not a race where he seemed all that dominant. At first, it sure looked like Brad Keselowski would get that win that's eluded him in his own backyard. Of course, Martin Truex Jr. is tough everywhere, and it even looked lik ...

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Where Is The End Of The Line For Kasey Kahne?

The other shoe has dropped at Hendrick Motorsports, and Kasey Kahne will move on in 2018, in favor of William Byron. Open seats are opening up right and left, and yet just as quickly, they're filling up. In most cases, the fannies filling those seats have less mileage on them. In looking over the free agent market, Kasey Kahne is an interesting case. While he didn't set the world on fire racing for Rick Hendrick, he was far from horrible. Hey, this is the most recent winner of the Brickya ...

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Seeing Martin Truex Jr In A New Light

You know, Martin Truex Jr might just win this thing. This observer has said this concerning more than a couple of races over the last few seasons. For a time, the 2004 and 2005 Busch Series champion would be much like a Jamie McMurray: good enough to contend, but not quite a closer. Then he started winning. Nine of the Marietta, New Jersey native's 11 career Cup wins have come since the onset of the 2015 season. OK, so winning a couple of races is one thing, but a championship contender? ...

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NASCAR Putting The Screws to Buschwhacking

A long overdue change is being made by NASCAR. Starting next season, further restrictions will be placed on the practice of "Buschwhacking" by established Cup drivers. Finally. For the uninitiated, Buschwhacking harkens back to the days of when the Xfinity was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and its Busch brand. Over the years, notable Cup drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano have continued to drive with regularity. Sure, you can't blame them for ...

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