The Marriage Of A NASCAR Hatfield & A NASCAR McCoy

Has Hell frozen over? If we could go back in time a la Marty McFly to the 80s to tell NASCAR fans back in the day that an Elliott would be racing for an Earnhardt, what do you think their reaction would have been? More than likely that fan would have said that a certain region south of us had gone Arctic. Hmm, perhaps Beelzebub is sporting a new pair of long johns. Chase Elloitt- son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott- has aligned himself with the progeny of one of "Million Dollar Bill's" chi ...

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NASCAR And Frozen: In Perspective

  Any NASCAR fan with a child under 10 has either chosen to or been forced to see "Frozen." With nothing happening at Daytona for the next month and music from the soundtrack entrenched in my soul for the next week, here's a quick spoiler-free way to put the movie in perspective. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Snowstorm

  More than 100 million people will soon deal with a massive snowstorm. With many of us staying inside for a few days, it seems appropriate to think about the three biggest blizzards in NASAR. (more...) ...

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Five Drivers I’m Watching This Season

Happy New Year! With the 2014 season just around the corner, it's not too early to start looking ahead. For a variety of reasons, here are five drivers I will be watching with heightened interest..... Denny Hamlin- After a season filled with calamity, Hambone finished the 2013 campaign with a win, signaling hope for the 11 team. Was it an omen? He's been a winner throughout his career, here's betting Hamlin will be right back in the mix of things this season. Kyle Larson- It's been som ...

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Top 13 NASCAR Stories of 2013

For better or for worse, 2013 was an eventful season for NASCAR. While there are plenty more headlines beyond these on this list, this is what this observer is going with as the top 13 of 2013. Arriving at a final order was challenging to be sure, but at this moment, this is my story and I'm sticking to it: 13. RCR announces return of iconic race car number- Some fans say it is time, others still aren't ready. The number '3,' last used by the beloved Dale Earnhardt, will return to usage i ...

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NASCAR Year End: Win, Lose or Draw

  2013 is almost over. This is the time when everyone writes a New Year's Resolution column with random points about the upcoming 2014 Sprint Cup season. Instead, here's a breakdown of the breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Christmas: Win, Lose or Draw

  A brown sweater, gift card and iPad. Finding the win, lose and draw here is pretty simple. Like us, NASCAR received some holiday gifts this week. Unlike many, NASCAR doesn't have the luxury of a return policy. Here's a breakdown of what Santa left Team France, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Mark Martin: A Champion In So Many Other Ways Than Titles

Some champions don't always win championships. Dan Marino, one of the NFL greats at quarterback, never won a championship. Karl Malone and John Stockton, one of the NBA's greatest one-two punches, never won a championship. One of NASCAR's great drivers also rides off into the sunset with neither a Sprint Cup or a Nationwide Series title to this credit. With over 96 wins spread over NASCAR's top three series (40 Cup, 49 Naionwide and 7 truck races,) Mark Martin has rightfully earned the title ...

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NASCAR’s Five Biggest Winners of 2013

Good, bad or indifferent, 2013 had its fill of memorable moments. Sprinkled among Spingate, the big brouhaha at Auto Club and the tragic death of Jason Leffler (you live on in our hearts Left Turn) are stories of triumph. Today we celebrate those triumphs..... Kurt Busch- Quite often, a driver who leaves a team like Busch did Penske ends up going the way of Great Northern Spotted Owl. While he didn't win a race in 2013, what Busch accomplished little Denver-based Furniture Row Racing ...

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Last Minute NASCAR Holiday Gifts

Should we have started shopping by now? Not even the best shipping deal can save you at this point. So if you haven't gotten that loved one or person you don't like but have to buy gifts for anyway because someone is making your, here are some nice things you can package together to make the 2014 Sprint Cup season that much better. (more...) ...

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