Kid Joey’s Sitting At The Adult Table Now

Sometimes charming, sometimes annoyingly overeager, Joey Logano has been the quintessential NASCAR younger brother since his arrival on the Cup scene at the end of 2008. Perhaps thrust into the spotlight too soon, Logano has been like that little kid who strapped on boots just a little too big and stumbled all over them. The greatest thing since sliced bread? The way things started, the Connecticut Kid appeared to be only half baked. Logano found himself with the high heat turned on, with ...

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Rivalries Vs. Feuds

The one year anniversary of the infamous Denny Hamlin- Joey Logano crash in Fontana raises questions of feuds and rivalries. In the mind of this observer, there's a difference. One is good for NASCAR. The other is a public relations black eye. Great rivalries are the stuff of NASCAR legend. The King (Richard Petty) vs. The Silver Fox (David Pearson) may have been the greatest in motorsports. Bobby Allison versus Darrell Waltrip was a great rivalry. For a time, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart ...

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NASCAR In Las Vegas: Win, Lose or Draw

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Penske Boys Make Some Noise

Numbers three and four, Keselowski and Logano were knockin' on the door and dang near kicked it down at Phoenix International Raceway; a nice follow up to solid work by both drivers at Daytona. While two races does not a season make, there are less desirable ways to start your season. While their post-race comments indicate a lacking of fulfillment over their top five finishes (a good sign for Team Penske fans), be sure that it indicates that the Penske team and Ford are out to run with ...

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Time To Toss Out The Plates?

Business is picking up again in metal recycling. Wednesday's practice at Daytona International Speedway saw more stuff get wadded up than a novelist with writer's block. Can you imagine the fist pounding back at the shop? As of right now, it appears one of the victims, Dave Blaney, will be packing it in, and another Daytona favorite, Trevor Bayne, may have his chances of making the show jeopardized by the mayhem triggered when Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth nudged each other. This is racing ...

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Teen Sensation Kwasniewski Taking Next Big Step

He's blazing more trails than Daniel Boone. Dylan Kwasniewski, the Las Vegas teenager who turned heads by winning both the K&N Pro East and West Series titles, and starred in the AOL online series Flat Out will now race full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Winning both the East and West series is something that had never been done before. This last season, Dylan grabbed the brass ring in the East Series- the same path on which the likes of Ricky Craven and Darrell Wallace ...

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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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Have Cheaters Done Frustrated Fans A Favor?

  Well, well, well- look what we have here, another scandal revolving around teams trying to gain track positions (equaling points) to make the Chase. If Ty Norris’ convo with Brian Vickers was enough to condemn Michael Waltrip Racing, then there’s little doubt the hammer is about to fall hard on the likes of Frank Kerr, Travis Geisler and the other players involved at Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing. If Martin Truex Jr. gets docked points as a beneficiary of the chicanery, th ...

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TOM LOGANO NEEDS TO STEP BACK

When Joey Logano exited his car after Sunday’s Pocono Cup race he wanted to confront Kevin Harvick. Their on-track incident moments before angered Logano. The scene quickly filled with Richard Childress Racing crewmembers, a Joe Gibbs crewmember, the media, and Tom Logano.Guess which one didn’t belong? Now before I go any further let me state that I am a father. I understand fully a parent’s instinct to protect his children. Any Dad worth his salt realizes that his top prior ...

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TEMPERS BOILED AT POCONO

“His wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him what to do. It’s probably not his fault,” said Joey Logano about Kevin Harvick.“I hardly talk to A.J. anyway. I don’t think I’ll talk to him about this,” said Kasey Kahne about A.J. Allmendinger.Logano and Kahne were two angry drivers over what happened in the final stages of Pocono’s NASCAR Cup Series race. A spin by Logano with slightly over a lap remaining set up a green-white-checkered ...

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