NASCAR Media Metrics

Media moves the NASCAR meter. We all know that. Now there’s a new way to quantify one of the most important metrics in the sport. A public relations agency released how much media exposure drivers generated in 2013.  To the surprise of some, Jimmie Johnson led the charge. To the surprise of none, Danica Patrick finished second.  The entire list is here, and the takeaways are numbers for your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Weekend: Win, Lose or Draw

  The season never ends. While teams bunker down with preparations for Daytona,  the management upstairs is getting its final financial ducks in order to run teams in 2014. several events off the track shaped the way you will watch the races in 2014. Here's a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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C-c-changes Everywhere

The winds of change are blowing through NASCAR. We're not talking a gentle breeze here, so much as we're talking about gale force winds....   That's just the beginning. NASCAR's penalty system has been spelled out. While wins won't be stripped away from violators, nonetheless the governing body believes they have laid out what teams and fans can expect if chicanery has been uncovered, not the least of which a structure for addressing repeat offenders. While there's a list of infractio ...

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Teen Sensation Kwasniewski Taking Next Big Step

He's blazing more trails than Daniel Boone. Dylan Kwasniewski, the Las Vegas teenager who turned heads by winning both the K&N Pro East and West Series titles, and starred in the AOL online series Flat Out will now race full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Winning both the East and West series is something that had never been done before. This last season, Dylan grabbed the brass ring in the East Series- the same path on which the likes of Ricky Craven and Darrell Wallace ...

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Three Things NASCAR Needs To Do This Week

  It's Monday. For many, that means a second, third or fourth cup of coffee. It also means a lengthy lists of things to do during what should be a busy winter week. NASCAR officials just wrapped up the media tour and might thinks it's time to rest a bit before Daytona. But before refilling their collective mugs, there are three things NASCAR needs to add to their weekly to do list.  (more...) ...

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Early Daytona 500 Odds

  Early Daytona 500 odds are out, which means we can start talking about the 2014 Sprint Cup season instead of previewing what might happen in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. While the numbers will change, the early predictors offer some interesting trends that might change how you think about the biggest race in motor sports. (more...) ...

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Is Carl Edwards The Voice Of Reason?

"I think the thing we have to focus on as a sport is making sure the cars can race one another." Ladies and Gentleman, we present the "Voice of Reason," Carl Edwards. It's the cars, NASCAR! If you fix the cars so that the racing is good, the rest really doesn't matter. If the fan can walk away from a Sunday afternoon or a Saturday evening feeling like they've watched a good battle for a win, you can give the guys 10 points, you can give them a hundred. Thank goodness someone grabbed the ...

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Stewart-Haas Racing: “Four Alpha Drivers”

Hard Knocks has nothing on this. If you ask me, the potential for some of the best reality TV ever to hit the small screen exists within NASCAR, inside the competitive camp of Stewart-Haas Racing. Joining three-time Cup champion owner/driver Tony "Smoke" Stewart and Indy Car star-turned-NASCAR-neophyte Danica Patrick are two more electric personalities: 2004 Cup champion Kurt Busch and perennial powerhouse Kevin Harvick, who has finished third in the standings three times, on top of two Busc ...

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NASCAR Cold Streaks

Winter stinks. As most of the country sits in some of the coldest weather of the decade, Daytona looms less than a month away. So while most of the Unites States freezes, let's think about three NASCAR cold streaks and if they might come to an end in 2014. (more...) ...

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Three Biggest Winners Leading Into NASCAR Media Week

The blitz is about to begin. The 2014 NASCAR Media Tour takes place next week, though there really is no tour. Everything will take place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. News leading into the week always tends to be positive, hence no need to talk about people who lose or draw. Still, there are different degrees of winners from the week, enough to merit the following countdown. (more...) ...

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