5 DRIVERS I’M WATCHING IN 2011

There’s a reason everyone loves a new year. For those who experienced adversity or failure in the year prior, they get fresh start; a clean slate fresh for writing a new chapter to the story. For the young, it’s an opportunity to further build on the foundation that’s been set; perhaps a rite of passage to maturity is in store.NASCAR drivers are no different. For Jimmie Johnson, 2010 further built his legacy. For Denny Hamlin, it was a breakout year. Jamie McMurray experienced ...

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NASCAR NEEDS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

If you’re much over the age of 25, you’ll recall baseball’s lost season of 1994, when player and owners reached an impasse. Some called the battle of “the millionaires versus the billionaires,” but fans felt they came out the real losers. When play resumed in 1995, the fans let the sport hear about it with attendance off by some 20 percent, and those showing up being none to quiet about their disdain for what baseball had become. Not missing a game in near ...

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LOL RACE PICS: CARL EDWARDS GETS PWNED

Via LOL Race Pics. Related links:Gas and goKyle Busch flips the birdWhat Miss Sprint Cup does when she's not on cameraKyle gets mockedJunior and HendrickMmmm-hmmmmHow Kyle thinksNo dramaHow Kyle Busch drivesTony and Darian hug it outI wish this was realFor the son of MontoyaEasiest punchline everKyle gets that lookUs timeToo sexy for his shirtNever start and parkElvis Cheerios ...

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‘HAVE AT IT’ BUSTS ‘PLASTIC DRIVER’ MYTH

Atlanta, March, 2010 - A brewing feud between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boils over when contact from the Ford of Edwards sends the Dodge of Keselowski airborne at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Long Pond, June, 2010 - In the season’s first race at Pocono, Joey Logano wrecks after contact with Kevin Harvick. The 20-year-old Logano warns he’s going to “(freakin’) kill” Harvick for the incident, and the young driver’s father enters the fray. Ironically, this ...

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CARL EDWARDS AND NASCAR’S COLOGNE KINGS

While Carl Edwards might have waited until the end of the season to get in gear, he's wasted no time this off-season to become a cologne king. Edwards is launching his own fragrance called Turn 4XT that captures "the spirit of competition and the thrill of the chase." Edwards isn't the only driver who will soon be releasing a fragrance, although Carl is the only driver to get the endorsement of NASCAR fan John Cena.  Here's a preview of five new colognes N ...

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CARL EDWARDS LOOKS LIKE 2011 TITLE CONTENDER

The best Chase in history wraps up next weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about 2011. One guy who looks ready to challenge for a title -- finally -- is Phoenix winner Carl Edwards. Five things we learned at Phoenix (SI.com) ...

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FUEL MILEAGE RACE BRINGS CHASE CLOSER THAN EVER

Entering the day with a 33-point lead in the standings, Denny Hamlin dominated Sunday’s race at the Phoenix International Raceway. However, when his No. 11 FedEx Toyota ran short on gas he not only lost the race, but lost his comfortable cushion in the Chase headed into the season finale next weekend in Homestead. While Carl Edwards was celebrating his first Sprint Cup Series win since 2008, Hamlin was busy punching his dashboard and throwing a water bottle in frustration, Jimmie Johnson w ...

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WHO IS TO BLAME FOR NASCAR’S DECLINE?

CONCORD, N.C. _ These days it seems everyone in NASCAR is trying to figure out the reasoning for a decline in attendance and major drop television ratings. Empty seats and poor ratings have dominated the conversation as of late, instead of one of the most competitive Chases. Most agree the economy has played a major role, some blame the Chase for the Sprint Cup, many argue it is ESPN and others point to the dominance of Jimmie Johnson.  In the last week alone, television ratings dropped 30% ...

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IS BIFFLE’S VICTORY AT KANSAS A GAME CHANGER?

Going into Kansas last weekend, Greg Biffle needed a big finish. He came in dragging a string of disappointing finishes dating all the way back to Atlanta. One more Sunday finishing among the back markers, and Biffle’s run at a historic NASCAR triple crown (he’s also a past champion in CWTS and NNS competitions) would be over for 2010. Thanks to his victory at Kansas, “The Biff” gets more than just a morale boost.Sunday’s victory also did a nice ...

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NEW NASCAR THEMED GREETING CARDS

NASCAR has partnered with Hallmark to create a line of NASCAR-inspired greeting cards. Several prominent drivers are participating in the venture, writing their own cards for the series. These cards are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or saying you're sorry after a flying kick fight.For anyone wondering what to get Jeff Gordon for his birthday, now there is the perfect card. Here is a sampling from Hallmark's fall collection of cards written by NASCAR drivers.Happy Valentine's Day by Carl E ...

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