Add “NASCAR Ambassador” To Jimmie’s Resume

His appearances at the White House have become so frequent, the President has suggested Jimmie Johnson get his own parking space. Barack Obama did add two stipulations: the six-time champion can't steal the Commander-In-Chief's parking space, and no burn outs allowed on the portico. As Johnson was honored Wednesday at the White House, Obama referred to the Californian as the "Michael Jordan of NASCAR." It's a fitting title. Love him or loathe him, there's no denying Jordan transcended bas ...

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Why Winners Win

"Teams that play together beat those teams with superior players who play more as individuals."- NBA coaching legend Jack Ramsay In a play on a "Foxworthyism"- if you go a dozen races without a win and they call it a slump, you might be a champion. Ha! There would be about 40 other drivers who would to have the kind of "slump" Jimmie Johnson just had. Were you like me, and when you saw that the 48 won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, you thought "Here we go- it looks like Johnson will ...

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NASCAR’s Answer To Hank Aaron

"As far as I'm concerned, (Hank) Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last 15 years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due." - Mickey Mantle in Baseball Digest (June 1970) Sometimes greatness is achieved not by doing one spectacular deed, but by doing several things well over an extended period of time. Though he never hit 50 home runs in a season, Hank Aaron was for 33 years baseball’s home run king. Over the span of his 22 ...

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KAHNE & FRANCIS: NASCAR’S MOST UNDERRATED DUO?

 I can imagine the response now. “Really?” “Isn’t that like picking a dark horsein fantasy football? Doesn’t he have to be some kind of unknown?” Somepeople may consider Kahne overrated, given all the popularity, all thesponsorships, all the demand- given what he has (or hasn’t) accomplished. The point is well taken. There’s hauler full of NASCAR drivers who have bigtime talent, but languish in relative anonymity because of the quality of thei ...

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NASCAR’s Car Challenge Runs Deeper Than COT

 Not a week goes by in NASCAR nation when there isn’t a discussion about downward trends in track attendance and TV ratings, and there’s as many opinions out there as there are fans. And just as sure as there are a variety of complaint offered, there as many attempted fixes by NASCAR to try to address it, the latest being tweaks to the side skirts with the aim of creating less down force and greater ground clearance,by another inch. At the end of the day, the desired end i ...

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HAIL TO THE CREW CHIEF, DARIAN GRUBB

Could you imagine continuing to work in a place where you were told you wouldn’t be coming back? Imagine learning this right in the middle of trying to attain the pinnacle. Could you keep soldiering on, or would you tell the boss to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine? To do the latter is understandable; to do the former is noble.Championship crew chief Darian Grubb is a prince of a man for his professionalism at Stewart Haas Racing. Getting word at Charlotte that he would not be re ...

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NO. 48 TEAM REEKED OF DESPERATION

Is the 48 team's drive for five fraying fraying at the seams? Title contenders don't normally pull their entire over-the-wall pit crews, which is exactly what crew chief Chad Knaus did on Sunday. Advantage: Denny Hamlin. 5 things we learned at Texas (SI.com) ...

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LOL RACE PICS: MMMM-HMMMM

 This pretty much confirms every comment I have ever read under every NASCAR story posted on the Internet. Fab job, LOL Race Pics. Related links:How 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 CheeriosRun, Danica, RunThe PledgeBlame GordonJimmie's golden horseshoe and Jeff's recklessness win the dayJimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's ...

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LOL RACE PICS: US TIME

This one probably hits a little close to home.Thanks, LOL Race Pics. Related links:Too sexy for his shirtNever start and parkElvis CheeriosRun, Danica, RunThe PledgeBlame GordonJimmie's golden horseshoe and Jeff's recklessness win the dayJimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley WorldI'm Tony Stewart ... Ting!Kyle is the new BobD ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON CAR FALLS

 I am sure this is fake, given Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus's poor acting and the fact that the car fell on a Kobalt tool box and Kobalt just happens to be the sponsor of this week's race. And I think laser beams would have shot out of crew chief Knaus's eyes if this actually happened to one of his cars. Still, you have to think this is the type of thing Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch daydream about. Tim Tebow 'steals' Darrell Waltrip's car (Orlando Sentinel)And this is why you don't tell you ...

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