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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Undeniably The Best

You may not like where he's from- "Southern California is for wigged out movie stars and surfer dudes" some lament. You may not care for his demeanor- his cool comes off to some as either smug or bland. You may detest his employer- yours truly is beginning to think Mr. Hendrick's first name is "Felon." For years, detractors have tried to wrinkle their noses at his accomplishments, but Sunday's race at Texas bears it out..... Jimmie Johnson is undeniably the best racer in NASCAR today. Whe ...

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AAA Texas 500: Win, Lose or Draw

Every fan of NASCAR should take a few seconds and recognize the historic greatness they saw Sunday when Jimmie Johnson owned the AAA Texas 500. The dominant win change the way fans will watch the final two races of the 2013 Sprint Cup season, enough so to merit a breakdown, Bert Convy style (more...) ...

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Martinsville: Win, Lose or Draw

Martinsville was supposed to be the race that separated the field. All it did was bunch things up in a way Sprint Cup fans haven't seen in years. There's no better way to look ahead than taking a look back....Bert Convy style (more...) ...

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Goody’s Headache Relief 500 Odds

Jimmie Johnson just did something this writer has never seen. And As a result, maybe the Chase isn't as close fans all thought. (more...) ...

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Advantage: Jimmie Johnson

In a perfect world, every chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship would go down like it did in 2011. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards were tied, with the advantage going to Smoke, because he had more wins. Who could argue that? Alas, it's not a perfect world, and the five-time champion Jimmie Johnson- whom some would liken to Darth Vader- has thundered past Matt Kenseth took the points lead, albeit by a razor thin margin of four, and appears also to have an advantage down the home stretch. ...

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