NASCAR Recap: Sylvania 300

[caption id="attachment_686369" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JoeGibbsRacing[/caption] What was the point? It’s a fair question to ask of the first 26 races this 2015 Sprint Cup season. After Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all the work it took to get to the track seems moot for some Sprint Cup teams at the moment. Here’s a breakdown of winners and losers from Loudon. Win: Ryan Newman Newman barely received attention during Sund ...

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Why Kevin Harvick Will Survive First Round

  Much has been made of Kevin Harvick's disastrous day at Chicagoland Speedway and its effect on his hopes of repeating as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Have no fear "Happy" fans, your driver's chances of surviving this little bit of adversity are excellent. No driver has more top fives and top tens this season than Kevin Harvick. During his years at Richard Childress Racing there were periods of inconsistency, but that has not been the case for Harvick at Stewart-Haas. Basically, t ...

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NASCAR Recap: myAFibRisk.com 400

[caption id="attachment_686342" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JoeGibbsRacing[/caption] NASCAR's playoff dagger sure is sharp. After 26 weeks of jockeying for position, 400 miles at Chicagoland Speedway threw the sport on its ears. Here's a quick look at winners and losers from a wild ride in the Windy City. Win: Joe Gibbs Racing Hamlin earns the free pass, which is nice. But JGR cars own the top four spots in the Sprint Cup standings. Each also has ro ...

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NASCAR Chase? A Brawl Might Be More Like It

"“I wouldn’t consider us behind the Gibbs cars. I think we’re going to pound them into the ground. That’s what I think. Hopefully they can beat themselves." - Kevin Harvick.  Did you catch that little quote in the NBC Sports piece by Dustin Long? Does anybody doubt "Happy" means it? Let's just say that if he can't wheel the 4 car past his competition, he won't hesitate to make use of the "chrome horn" to get the job done. Looking over this highly combustible mix of characters that comprises ...

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In The Chase, There’s One Thing You Can Be Sure Of

"In baseball, you don't know nuthin'." Yogi Berra's observation of America's pastime is also true of NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." Just when you think a driver can't be beat, he goes into a nosedive. Just when you think a driver can't find his fanny with both hands, he goes on a tear. It's tempting to think that one of the drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing has it won. Who would blame for betting that way? Matt Kenseth is the flavor of the week just after his win at Richmond. Teammate ...

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