Five Drivers I’m Watching This Season

Happy New Year! With the 2014 season just around the corner, it's not too early to start looking ahead. For a variety of reasons, here are five drivers I will be watching with heightened interest..... Denny Hamlin- After a season filled with calamity, Hambone finished the 2013 campaign with a win, signaling hope for the 11 team. Was it an omen? He's been a winner throughout his career, here's betting Hamlin will be right back in the mix of things this season. Kyle Larson- It's been som ...

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Top 13 NASCAR Stories of 2013

For better or for worse, 2013 was an eventful season for NASCAR. While there are plenty more headlines beyond these on this list, this is what this observer is going with as the top 13 of 2013. Arriving at a final order was challenging to be sure, but at this moment, this is my story and I'm sticking to it: 13. RCR announces return of iconic race car number- Some fans say it is time, others still aren't ready. The number '3,' last used by the beloved Dale Earnhardt, will return to usage i ...

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NASCAR Year End: Win, Lose or Draw

  2013 is almost over. This is the time when everyone writes a New Year's Resolution column with random points about the upcoming 2014 Sprint Cup season. Instead, here's a breakdown of the breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s Five Biggest Winners of 2013

Good, bad or indifferent, 2013 had its fill of memorable moments. Sprinkled among Spingate, the big brouhaha at Auto Club and the tragic death of Jason Leffler (you live on in our hearts Left Turn) are stories of triumph. Today we celebrate those triumphs..... Kurt Busch- Quite often, a driver who leaves a team like Busch did Penske ends up going the way of Great Northern Spotted Owl. While he didn't win a race in 2013, what Busch accomplished little Denver-based Furniture Row Racing ...

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Die-Cast Car Sales: In Perspective

  The die-cast car. It is a staple of many holiday gift lists for those who love, like or are forced to buy gifts for NASCAR fans. Recently, a list of top die-cast car sales for 2013 came out. The results show a lot of about the state of NASCAR as we end 2013. (more...) ...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s A Fire

2014 can't get here fast enough. NASCAR's missing man of the hour, Tony "Smoke" Stewart is promising a return with a vengeance come Daytona. The talking heads can talk all they want about the sport's need for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Danica Patrick to be successful. What NASCAR really needs is a return to the track and a return to excellence by the man who is racing personified. Look up "racer" in the dictionary, and all you will need is a photo of the three-time champion. Fans want a driver ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s 10 Best Drivers Of Today

What makes the best,well, the best? Are championships paramount? Is it sustained performance over a period of time? Is it the ability to compete at a high level at a variety of different tracks types? It makes for an interesting discussion, so to start the conversation, with opinions that are strictly my own, I present you..... THE 10 BEST NASCAR DRIVERS OF TODAY 10. Kasey Kahne- Tossed to and fro throughout much of his career, the Enumclaw, Washington native has always found a way to ...

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Ford EcoBoost 400: Win, Lose or Draw

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup. One of the first questions Johnson heard was what it would take to win a seventh title. So much for the celebration. So let's take a look back at the last race of 2013 to see who might be in the best place to challenge Jimmie Johnson in 2014...Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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AdvoCare 500 Odds

There are only two more races in the 2013 Sprint Cup season. While fans let that sink in, there are still several unanswered questions for fans, teams and drivers. Judging by what oddsmakers think, we may not get many answers this weekend. (more...) ...

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