NASCAR Recap: Tony Stewart Out of Daytona 500

If Tony Stewart couldn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any at all. Stewart already ran his final Daytona 500 and didn't even know it. A burst fracture in Stewart's back will keep him out of the Daytona 500 and an unknown chunk of the 2016 Sprint Cup season. The move is crushing for Stewart; here's a look at who else is impacted in this NASCAR recap. (more...) ...

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Top Five Surprising NASCAR Winless Streaks

It’s amazing how an old fashioned Excel file can change the way you think about NASACR. Jayski recently ran a list of Sprint Cup drivers and how many races they have gone without a win. You can look at all the drivers here, but five are of note for varying reasons. (more...) ...

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The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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Toyota: No Longer A NASCAR Punchline

  What if I told you a Toyota has won 10 of the last 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races? What if I told you that Toyota trails Chevrolet by just 63 points in the season's manufacturer standings (by the way, Ford is just four points further back of Toyota.) Today, it might be believable, but imagine if I were looking into the future from 2007 and predicting this. It wasn't that many years ago, Toyota's hopes in the NSCS hinged on Michael Waltrip Racing, Bill Davis Racing and Team Re ...

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Clint Bowyer: Big Fish Released Into Free Agent Pond

Clint Bowyer will be a free man at season's end, making him arguably the biggest catch available in NASCAR's free agent pond for 2016. To hear them tell it at the rumor mill, there are options a plenty for the 37-year old Kansan. The good news for Bowyer? He's proven. Clint Bowyer has 8 NSCS career victories in 348 races- that won't get you in the conversation with the all-time greats, but that's not chopped liver either. The former dirt tracker has also finished in the top 10 at season's ...

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