Joe Gibbs Racing: Picking Up Where They Left Off

1993: Bill Clinton had just moved into the White House, email was technology's shiny new toy, and Jeff Gordon was a Winston Cup rookie. That same year, Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing (if you have a few minutes, here are the final laps on youtube). JGR hadn't had a Dayton 500 winning car since: not Bobby Labonte, not Tony Stewart, not Kyle Busch. Denny Hamlin changed that Sunday. Whatever the Great American Race lacked in drama up to that point was more than ...

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Can-Am Duels: Tales Of Two Races

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At Thursday's Can-Am Duels, it was sweet victory for NASCAR's favorite son and the defending Sprint Cup champion; it was the worst of times for two of their teammates. Fifteen years to the day after Dale Earnhardt crossed life's finish line at the 2001 running of the Daytona 500, his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. picks up an impressive win in the first of the Can-Am Duels. You can be luck and win at a resctrictor plate track. Hang around long ...

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NASCAR Recap: Daytona Weekend

[caption id="attachment_686814" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/SRIPerformance[/caption]   So much for easing into the 2016 Sprint Cup season. Big wrecks and big surprises on the pole at Daytona made for an eventful 48 hours. Here's a look at quick winners and losers in this NASCAR recap. (more…) ...

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2016 Sprint Cup Predictions

So it's the final column of NASCAR'S offseason. With the Sprint Unlimited coming up this weekend, it's time to make predictions sure to fail: predicting the 2016 Sprint Cup champion and the three other drivings who will race for a title at Homestead.  Last year's picks didn't go so well; so, apologies in advance if I pick your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more…) ...

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NASCAR Odds: Way Too Early Daytona 500 Numbers

We can start dreaming. The 2016 Daytona 500 is more than a month away. Teams haven't even started testing there yet. That hasn't stopped the Westgate Las Vegas from updating its odds for the 2016 Daytona 500. The numbers suggest a small but might pack of contenders for NASCAR's biggest individual prize: the title of Daytona 500 champion. (more…) ...

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