The Clock Strikes “12” For Trevor Bayne

It seems like a million years ago now. Trevor Bayne burst into prominence with his unlikely victory in the 2011 Daytona 500. Right at about the time of Tebowmania and Linsanity, the Tennessean became another sports figure vocal about their faith rising to fame. The win also marked a return to relevance for the Wood Bros. race team, a throwback to NASCAR's early days. Then, almost as quickly as he came to fame, Trevor Bayne faded away. Since then, he made headlines for being diagnosed with ...

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Kyle Busch: Master Of The Re-Start

[caption id="attachment_688427" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Love him or hate him, Kyle Busch is a winner. Even when his car isn't the greatest, he finds a way. At Pocono, we were reminded once again that Kyle Busch is the master of the re-start. Sure, that last re-start wasn't his best as the 18 tussled with the 19 of teammate Daniel Suarez, but that was an aberration.[/caption] Year after year, the 2015 champion demonstrates an ability to get out of the chutes well on re-start. Not ever ...

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2018 Team Preview: The Kids Are Alright At Joe Gibbs Racing

[caption id="attachment_686814" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/SRIPerformance[/caption] There seems to be a recurring theme as we gear up for the 2018 campaign for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Youth is being served. Such is also the case at Joe Gibbs Racing. In the 20 car, Erik Jones takes over for Matt Kenseth. In spite of his status as a former champion, it's really hard to argue the move. Sponsors love young drivers in pursuit of that millen ...

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Denny Hamlin Is In, How About The Rest of JGR?

Rumors of JGR's demise have been somewhat exaggerated. I think most of us who follow NASCAR closely knew it was only a matter of time before they would get that long-overdue first win of 2017. What about the other three in Coach Gibbs' stable? Who gets in? Who misses the playoff cut? Wouldn't it be a surprise of Denny Hamlin were the only JGR driver to make the playoffs? In spite of his age and currently unsettled status, Matt Kenseth is far from washed up. Kyle Busch is, well, Kyle Busch ...

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Diversity Has Arrived In NASCAR

The face of NASCAR is changing. The skin tones are darker, and in some cases, the hair is getting longer, and the faces prettier. No, Kyle Larson isn't sporting a man bun. Diversity is coming to NASCAR, and it's a good thing. Please don't misunderstand me; you can count me among those that believe advancement should be based on merit and not on fulfilling a quota. But check it out: Daniel Suarez- a native of Mexico- just won an Xfinity Series race at Michigan. Besides the win, he has 29 t ...

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