Top 15 NASCAR Stories Of 2015- Part I

From where this observer sits, there's no such thing as a "good" year or a "bad" year; there are just years. Each year brings its share of events- some we would describe as good, some we would characterize as bad, and in some cases, what I might call good, you may think otherwise. One fan's triumph is another fan's travesty. Regardless- 2015 brought its share of things that had never happened before. A NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was crowned that had missed almost a third of the season's s ...

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The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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Clint Bowyer: Big Fish Released Into Free Agent Pond

Clint Bowyer will be a free man at season's end, making him arguably the biggest catch available in NASCAR's free agent pond for 2016. To hear them tell it at the rumor mill, there are options a plenty for the 37-year old Kansan. The good news for Bowyer? He's proven. Clint Bowyer has 8 NSCS career victories in 348 races- that won't get you in the conversation with the all-time greats, but that's not chopped liver either. The former dirt tracker has also finished in the top 10 at season's ...

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Sometimes It’s Not The Race, But Who Wins It

I walked away from Sunday's race at Pocono feeling good. Was it because of the scintillating, spine-tingling, edge of your seat action? Not really. The racing was o.k., but I've seen better. What really made this race was the race winner. Sometimes it's not the race, but who wins it that makes it good. Though he was a winner of back-to-back championships in what we now call the Xfinity Series, wins have not come in abundance for Martin Truex Jr. Some thought that after he picked up his fi ...

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NASCAR Recap: Auto Club 400

[caption id="attachment_685723" align="aligncenter" width="438"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/MissSprintCup[/caption] The madness wasn't only on a basketball floor this past weekend. The normally reserved Auto Club Speedway was chaotic, with late cautions, bold passes and tough strategy playing its way to an exciting Auto Club 400. Here's a breakdown of winners and losers in this NASCAR recap. (more…) ...

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