Just How Lucky Was Ryan Blaney?

[caption id="attachment_688518" align="aligncenter" width="520"] during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 30, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.[/caption] Ryan Blaney got lucky. That's what Clint Bowyer says, even Blaney was a bit sheepish in taking the trophy. After all, the 12 cruised to the checkered flag after Jimmie Johnson crashed into Martin Truex Jr., taking both of the front runners out. One could understand the se ...

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With Newman & Allmendinger, More Silly Season Dominoes Fall

The dominoes keep falling in the 2018 silly season. Ryan Newman is headed for a new home at Roush Fenway Racing, succeeding the driver combo of Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. Now word comes out that AJ Allmendinger won't return to JTG Daugherty in 2019. The scuttlebutt has it Allmendinger will be pursuing opportunities outside of NASCAR. Back in the day, Allmendinger cut his teeth in the open wheel ranks. His lone Cup victory coming at Watkins Glen, he's shown himself skillful at road cou ...

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The Big 3? How About Kevin Harvick As The Big 1?

  Make it seven, as in seven wins for Kevin Harvick this season. You have to go back a ways for a season where a driver hit double digits in wins. You'd have to go back to 2007, when Jimmie Johnson won the second of his seven championships. Harvick could pull it off. They talk about the "Big Three." Yeah, I know a lot of you hate it, but the point made is undeniable. I mean is there really any other serious contender for a championship than Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex J ...

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Cole Pearn Is NASCAR’s New Resident Genius

That call to pit? Forget it, we're staying out. Cole Pearn- the crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. and the 78 car- helped deliver the win for his team. The call enabled Truex to obliterate the field at the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Sunday by ten seconds! Wham! How many times has Cole Pearn been a factor in a 78 win? I don't have an exact figure, but the number continues to climb higher. Not to dismiss the talents of Truex, but remember that 16 of his 18 victories have come since 2015. L ...

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Dominance In NASCAR Is A Good Thing

No, no stuttering here. Dominance in NASCAR is a good thing....once in a while. Am I sure about that? Yes, and here's why. Though he's still among the greats, the mustard is off of Jimmie Johnson's hot dog. He's not through being a quality competitor, but it's no given he'll get that record-breaking eighth championship. He and Hendrick Motorsports have looked pretty mortal this season. That leaves something of a void. So, follow along here, the dominance in NASCAR of Kevin Harvick, Mar ...

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