Aric Almirola Emerges As Feel Good Story of 2018 Playoffs

He's in! Aric Almirola is in NASCAR's "elite eight" with his win at Talladega. While perhaps the beneficiary of questionable calls or non-calls, it does not matter. This NASCAR everyman is going through to the next round. Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart gets validation for his belief in Almirola. Though he's been around for roughly a decade, the Floridian has just two wins to his credit in the Cup series. There's always been a belief in his talents by those who know, but there j ...

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The Curious Case of Kasey Kahne

Sometimes you just don't get that Hollywood ending. No victory laps, no farewell tours, it just ends. For every Jeff Gordon, there is a Kasey Kahne. Health problems pertaining to dehydration have abruptly ended the career of the 38-year old from Enumclaw, Washington. He says he's perfectly fine outside of the conditions of a race car, but something goes terribly wrong in the cockpit of a closed-up NASCAR race car. It's like the poor man has a busted thermostat. It's weird. Kahne is oth ...

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Elliott Didn’t Spend Long “Chasing” Second Win

Chase Elliott won't go down in history as a one-hit wonder. The son of the legendary "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliott follows his victory at Watkins Glen with an encore at Dover. Most importantly, it stamps his passport to the next round of NASCAR's playoff series. Secondly, it establishes the 22-year old as a bona fide winner. Don't believe for a moment this will be Chase Elliott's last celebration of the spoils of victory. Except for those elusive wins, Elliott has been a consist ...

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Hemric, Preece Bring Something Back To NASCAR

Ever since he arrived on the NASCAR Cup scene in 1992, team owners have been looking frantically for the "next Jeff Gordon." The last three decades have seen scores of teenage drivers to the sport- including Joey Logano and William Byron. As the silly season dominoes continue to fall, the 2019 rookie class begins to fall into place. Ryan Preece will pilot the 47 car for JTG Daugherty once occupied by AJ Allmendinger. Daniel Hemric will ply his trade for RCR in the 31 car being vacated by ...

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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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