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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So Dale Earnhardt Jr Is A Broadcaster Now?

A few years ago, this veteran broadcaster would have been skeptical. Dale Earnhardt Jr. a broadcaster? Some of his post-race and post-wreck interviews would have been cause for skepticism. He talked 100 miles an hour, his eye contact was poor, and his vocabulary lacking. Frankly, this observer figured NASCAR's favorite son would go the way of Tony Stewart. At one point, being more of a motorsports businessman- with a big assist from his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller- seemed more logical. ...

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2018 Cup Teams Preview: Hendrick Motorsports Gets Younger

For the next few days, we will offer a team-by-team, driver-by-driver preview of the 2018 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Who ever thought we'd see the day? Jimmie Johnson is now the old man at Hendrick Motorsports. Just a few short years ago, the seven-time champ was the resident kid at HMS with the likes of Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in tow. Times have changed. With his impressive resume, Johnson has been the standard bearer at Hendrick Motorsports f ...

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I Just Want A Race…Like They Have at Martinsville

I suppose I have to give NASCAR credit for trying. They've tweaked the rules and they've tweaked the rules nine ways to Sunday, all in the name of putting on a good event. There are those who have followed the series longer than this fan, but even in the decade that yours truly has been producing his thoughts for public consumption, there has been a dizzying array of changes. It doesn't seem from here, all the changes have produced a desirable effect. For me, it's real simple. I just want ...

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Is It Really Any Mystery Who Will Take Over The 88?

They call it the Coke Zero 400. Hard core fans still call it the Firecracker 400. It's the summer race at Daytona International Speedway. A name synonymous with Daytona is Earnhardt, and this year marks Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final go round at DIS as a full-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series contestant in the 88 car. The occasion causes one to consider who "gets next." Some logical names get tossed in such as Alex Bowman, and then there's some slightly more far-fetched possibilities as R ...

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