Martin Truex Jr.: The Stealth Contender

  Sports fans love an underdog. In this year's Chase, among a field that includes a reigning champion, former champions and perennial champions stands a Rocky Balboa. His name? Martin Truex Jr. On so many levels, his success driving for Furniture Row Racing is potentially THE feel good story for 2015- save for a possible swan song championship run by Jeff Gordon. After nearly a decade of bearing the "solid journeyman" level, how many really thought the Marietta, New Jersey native ...

//more

Wasn’t Winning Supposed To Matter More?

Really, winning doesn't matter all that much. If it did, Joey Logano would be leading the way; Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth would be in the mix, and so would Kyle Busch. Instead, two of the top four drivers in the final four have one lone victory on the year, and then you have Kevin Harvick- who has mixed wins and consistency, and Kyle Busch- whose four victories are especially impressive, because they came with 11 fewer opportunities. As far as I'm concerned, you can this piece "Why t ...

//more

Thrilling Or Not, Talladega Does NOT Belong In The Chase

OK, it's Uncle Jimmy's story time, otherwise known as confessions of a fan who has a convoluted view of Talladega. If I may let the fan in my out, I was rooting big time for Mark Martin in 2009. He had taken a big swig from the Fountain Of Youth, and the (at that time) five-time championship runner-up was making a spirited run at Jimmie Johnson's "four-peat." It was a feel good story in the making. This was during that era when Johnson was darn near indestructible. You had to have your "A ...

//more

NASCAR Recap: AAA 400

[caption id="attachment_686394" align="aligncenter" width="520"] https://twitter.com/NASCARonNBC[/caption] Talk about a Monster Mile. The AAA 400 devoured one of the biggest names in the sport and might mark a massive shift in the rest of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Here's a breakdown of winners and losers from a surreal weekend at Dover. (more...) ...

//more

Who Misses The Cut To The Next Round of the 2015 Chase?

Who will miss the cut to the next round of the 2015 Chase? There's some pretty big names hovering over and under the cut line, leaving little doubt that one or two drivers that had big championship aspirations (is there any such thing as little aspirations?) will see their dreams go up in a vapor. What may surprise some is the belief of this observer that Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch- two drivers below the cut line- advance. It's not going too far out on a limb to say Busch goes through; ...

//more
1 2 3 4 56